Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Francis V. Werner

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

PNC Bank vice president

Francis V. Werner, 87, of Whitehall, died May 24, 2020. He was the husband of Shirley L. (Spangler) Werner for 68 years.

Born and raised in York, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Anna E. Werner.

He was a supervisor for Seaboard Financial Services and a vice president with Cement National Bank, Northeastern National Bank and PNC Bank in Northampton. After he retired, he was an optician at Walnutport Family Eye Care, where he worked with his son.

Curtis J. Frantz

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM member

Curtis J. Frantz, 88, of Elizabethtown and Whitehall, died May 25, 2020. He was the husband of Elaine (Kuhns) Frantz for 64 years.

Born in Rising Sun, he was a son of the late Jay and Carrie (Peters) Frantz.

He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1950 and later from Bethlehem Business School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a corporal and spent 18 months stationed in Tokyo, Japan, and was subsequently awarded the Korean Service Medal.

Carl A. Kilhefner

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary parishioner

Carl A. Kilhefner, 82, formerly of Whitehall, died May 14, 2020, at home in Fletcher, Okla. He was the husband of the late June E. (Remaly) Kilhefner for 46 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Elias A. and Helen M. (Dammrich) Kilhefner.

He was a 1958 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962.

He retired from the county of Lehigh in 2000.

He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he was an Eucharistic minister and was active in Cursillo.

Frank Schad

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

government designer, engineer

Frank Schad, 87, of Northampton, died May 28, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Peter N. and Anna K. (Seifert) Schad.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a designer and engineer for the U.S. government in the munitions field at both the Frankford Arsenal and the Picatinny Arsenal for 35 years before he retired in 1988.

Muriel A. Kloiber

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

Muriel A. Kloiber, 98, died May 28, 2020, at her home in Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Kloiber.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Ellen Howells.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Whitehall.

She is survived by a daughter, Joan McLhaney; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be private.

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

Carl J. Rieker Jr.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

Carl J. Rieker Jr., 85, of North Catasauqua, died May 27, 2020, at ManorCare, Allentown. He was the husband of Yvonne M. (Cunningham) Rieker for 66 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Carl J. Sr. and Claire (Lennon) Rieker.

He was a 1952 Catasauqua High School graduate where he played football and baseball.

He was a carpenter and rigger for more than 40 years for Bethlehem Steel Company. He also worked for two years for Ingot Mold.

Pearl M. Bruder

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Pearl M. Bruder, 93, of Northampton, died May 26, 2020, in her home. She was the wife of the late George Bruder.

Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late William and Elsie (Bartholomew) Edelman.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis and his wife Freda and George and his wife Sharon; three daughters, Sandra Smith, Sharon Raysley and Yvonne and her husband David Arey; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Edelman; nieces; and nephews.

Josephine Druckenmiller

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Josephine Druckenmiller, 93, of Allentown and formerly of Catasauqua, died May 18, 2020, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Raymond Druckenmiller.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Bessie (Smoyer) Lerch.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix Chapter 235, Catasauqua. She was a volunteer in the Phoebe Home gift shop for more than 25 years.