Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

John J. Mayers

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Bath Lions Club member

John J. Mayers, 83, of Northampton, died Dec. 15, 2019, at the Gardens for Memory Care, Easton. He was the husband of the late Helen Ann Mayers.

He was a son of the late Charles and Sarah (Heffelfinger) Mayers.

He was a laborer for 27 years for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until he retired in 2001.

He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bath.

He was a longtime member of Bath Lion’s Club and was one of the founding members of Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Bath.

Claire E. Legath

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Claire E. (Koetting) Legath, 88, of Whitehall, died Dec. 23, 2019. She was the wife of John F. Legath for 66 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a 1950 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was a seamstress at Phoenix Clothes for more than 33 years until retiring.

She enjoyed spending time at the Coplay Saengerbund.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John Jr. and his wife Nancy; two grandsons, Steve and Tom; nieces; nephews; and extended family.

Harold W. Hahn

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club member

Harold “Harry” W. Hahn, 69, of Allentown, died Dec. 19, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice-Cedar Crest. He was the former husband of Sharon Hahn.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Russel and Virginia Hahn.

He was in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam era.

He was a press forge operator for many years for Bonney Forge before retiring. He worked for the former Rodale Company distribution center.

He was a member of Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, Northampton, and of the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post 576, Allentown.

Nadine E. Yankowy

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Nadine E. Yankowy, 42, of Northampton, died Dec. 21, 2019. She was the wife of Jerome J. Yankowy Jr. for eight years.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of George and Ann (Bonner) Nalesnik of Nesquehoning.

She was a 1995 graduate of Panther Valley High School. She graduated from Lycoming College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

She worked as a patient safety nurse for St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem.

Gerald S. Hutterer

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Catasauqua

Gerald S. Hutterer, 72, formerly of Catasauqua and Richmond, Va., died Dec. 21, 2019, at Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli. He was the husband of Dianna R. (Lynn) Hutterer for 34 years.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Joseph G. and Evelyn M. (Snyder) Hutterer.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era, earning the rank of Sp4.

Hildegard A. Bothner

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Nomad Travel Services

Hildegard A. Bothner, 89, died Dec. 19, 2019, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill.

Born in Germany, she moved to Pennsylvania as a young woman.

She was the owner and operator of the former Nomad Travel Services, Whitehall, for many years before retiring.

She is survived by a goddaughter and many friends.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.

Joseph A. Alban III

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall fire department assistant chief

Joseph A. Alban III, 64, of Whitehall, died Dec. 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Susan (Schlogl) Alban for 20 years.

Born in Rutland, Vt., he was a son of Joseph and the late Frances I. Alban.

He was a construction manager for 40 years.

He was an assistant chief and training officer for Whitehall Township Fire Department.

Betty L. Wuchter

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion’s Stone UCC member

Betty L. Wuchter, 89, of Whitehall and formerly of Northampton, died Dec. 19, 2019. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Wuchter.

Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Emily R. (Focht) Danner.

She was a member of Zion’s Stone United Church of Christ, Northampton.

She is survived by three children, Karen A. Miranda and her husband Robert, with whom she resided, Glenn A. Wuchter and his wife Tobi of Maine and Keith A. Wuchter and his wife Sheila of Ohio; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Jeffrey H. Russ

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Fossil’s Last Stand

Jeffrey H. Russ, 77, of Allentown and formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., died Dec. 9, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Janice (Ahart) Russ for 54 years.

Born in Bridgeton, N.J., he was a son of the late Erwin and Gladys (Miller) Russ.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a bartender and owned E. Goepp Street Saloon, Bethlehem, and Fossil’s Last Stand, Catasauqua.

He was a member of Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, Phillipsburg, N.J.

Charles B. May

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Valley View Baptist Church member

Charles B. May, 98, of Northampton, died Dec. 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Mary (Black) Schmidt-May for 24 years.

Born in Corry, he was a son of the late Orville and Daisy (Bell) May.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He was a system analyst for IBM for more than 45 years. He was a security officer at Daytona Speedway for many years.

He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church, Northampton, where he volunteered for many functions.