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Leonard "Blackie" Martucci

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Martucci's Inn

Leonard "Blackie" "PopPop" Anthony Pasquale Martucci, 85, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital campus. He was the husband of Elsie Rose (Koefer) Martucci.

Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late Innocenzo Anotnio (James) Martucci and Antoinette (Dorothy) Cameron Martucci.

He was a graduate of Lehighton High School.

He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy Seabee. He was a ship's serviceman third class. He was awarded both the Pacific and American Theater Ribbons and the Victory Medal.

Albert P. Gehret

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Easton Buick retiree

Albert P. Gehret, 87, of Nazareth, died Jan.28, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Harvey Sr. and Ellen (Eyer) Gehret.

He was in the U.S Coast Guard during World War II.

He worked for Easton Buick for before retiring. Before that, he worked at the former City Service Station, Nazareth.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.

He was a past post commander of the American Legion Post 353, Northampton. He played in the post's drum and bugle corps.

Mary E. (Leibenguth) Savacool

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired Kraft Foods line worker

Mary E. (Leibenguth) Savacool, 68, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown campus. She was the companion of Kermit F. Miller, with whom she resided.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Ellen J. (Shover) Leibenguth of Nazareth and the late Harold E. Leibenguth.

She was a line worker at Kraft Foods Inc. in Fogelsville for 33 years before retiring in 2008.

Raymond Bottazzi

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Truck retiree

Raymond "Ray" Bottazzi, 88, of Catasauqua, Whitehall Manor and Traditions of Hanover, died Jan. 29, 2013. He was the husband of the late Anna Mae (Hopkins) Bottazzi for 48 years.

Born in Northampton, Mass., he was a son of the late Carmine and Assunta (Pignatello) Bottazzi.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 12th Fighter Squadron in the South Pacific. He was awarded five Bronze Stars for bravery.

He worked for Mack Truck for many years on the line and in the maintenance department of 5C until he retired.

Sean W. Casey

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

2010 Whitehall High School graduate

Sean W. Casey, 20, of Whitehall, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Chester County Hospital, West Chester.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of William and Mary (Chomack) Casey.

He was a 2010 graduate of Whitehall High School. He was a third-year honors student, majoring in music education, at West Chester University.

He worked at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Whitehall.

He was a member of and an altar server at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Mae M. Kichline

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired NCC cafeteria manager

Mae M. Kichline, 92, of Bethlehem and formerly of Bath, died Jan. 29, 2013, at Country Meadows Nursing Center, Bethlehem Township. She was the wife of the late William P. Kichline.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Neva (Oplinger) Michael.

She was a 1938 Nazareth High School graduate.

She was the cafeteria manager for Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, for 10 years before retiring in 1992.

Jack L. E. Welliver

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Egypt Community Church member

Jack L. E. Welliver, 80, of the village of Egypt in Whitehall Township, died Feb. 4, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Loretta M. (Semmel) Welliver for 59 years.

Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Cledis D. and Bernadine R. (Schaffer) Welliver.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War era.

He was a receiver for Hess' distribution center, Whitehall, for 12 years. He then worked for Sears' replenishment department for 12 years until retiring in 2004.

James F. Siegfried

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

school bus driver

James F. Siegfried, 73, of Catasauqua, died January 28, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Bonnie (Dornblaser) Siegfried of Catasauqua.

Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Henry Sr. and Sophie (Migot) Siegfried.

He owned and operated a home delivery bread route for many years. He retired from Drake Bakery after working there for 36 years. He was a bus driver for the Catasauqua Area School District for the past 10 years.

He was a retired Catasauqua volunteer fireman.

Harriet E. Bitterman

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

special education teacher

Harriett E. Bitterman, 86, of Wescosville, died Jan. 18, 2013, in Above and Beyond Assisted Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Bitterman.

Born in Detroit Mich., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Mohrdiek) Ewing.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan.

She was a special education teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District from 1980 until 1992. Befor that, she taught in the Syracuse, N.Y., area for 25 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.