Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

David A. Newhard

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

David A. Newhard, 74, of Whitehall, died April 16, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Linda R. (Lifland) Newhard for 46 years.

Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Edwin M. and Dorothy K. (Trankley) Newhard.

He was a draftsman for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, David II of Whitehall and Christopher of New York City;and a daughter, Jamie of St. Louis, Mo.

He was predeceased by two brothers, George and James Newhard.

Julia J. Yost

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Saengerbund member

Julia J. Yost, 93, formerly of Coplay, died April 17, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Rudolph F. Yost.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Julia (Hadl) Meyer.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Universal Pants Company, Northampton.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, and of its Altar and Rosary Society.

She was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Mildred A. Morgan

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

eldest church member

Mildred "Millie" A. Morgan, 97, of Catasauqua, died April 17, 2013, in her son's home, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late John L. Morgan.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George R. and Ellen G. (Kosman) Silfies.

She was the oldest member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.

She is survived by a son, Ken and his wife Bernadette of Whitehall; two daughters, Barbara and her husband Clyde Schadler of Catasauqua and Cathy her husband Paul Reiter of Catasauqua; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Walter F. Meyers

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Walter F. Meyers, 84, of Northampton, died April 20, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of the late Agnes (Schloffer) Klipple Meyers.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Laura (Frisch) Meyers.

He was a 1946 graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of the 1945 state champion basketball team.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He retired in 1989 from the Lehigh Structural Steel in Allentown after 40 years of service.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Dorothy A. Chayka

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former assembler

Dorothy A. Chayka, 64, of Northampton, died April 17, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Marian G. (Tychy) Chayka.

She was an assembler for the former Western Electric Company, Allentown.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, Northampton.

She is survived by a brother, Walter G. Tychy, with whom she resided; and cousins.

Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.

Peter A. Gownaris

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Catasauqua

Peter A. Gownaris, 78, of North Catasauqua, died April 17, 2013, at home.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Kazimer) Gownaris.

He was an Army Airborne veteran and was in the Korean War.

He was a loom repairman for the former International Webbing, Allentown. He was retired from the former Raxon, Allentown.

He is survived by a son, Peter A. and his wife Stephanie; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers and sisters.

Hilda C. Failer

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Western Electric retiree

Hilda C. Failer, 94, of Whitehall and formerly of Hokendauqua, died April 8, 2013, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Failer.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Feiertag and Theresa (Gilley) Feiertag Yost.

She worked at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 26 years until she retired in 1981.

She was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown.

Virginia W. Pursell

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

waitress

Virginia W. Pursell, 93, of Catasauqua, died April 12, 2013, at Northampton Village.

She was a daughter of the late Blanche (Houser) and Leonard Tedesco and the granddaughter of the late Robert and Anna Houser.

She was a waitress at various restaurants.

She is survived by a son, Robert and his wife Diane of Catasauqua; two daughters, Sylvia of Northampton and Marjorie and her husband Bill Gillespie of Crofton, Md.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Helen B. Muha

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

rectory housekeeper

Helen B. Muha, 93, of Schnecks-ville, died April 8, 2013, at her daughter's home.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Kolumber) Nederostek.

She was a seamstress at Romano Dress Factory.

She was a a member of and a housekeeper at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

She was a member and a former president of the Cementon Playground Association.