Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

John J. Senchak Jr.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

John J. Senchak Jr., 73, of Whitehall, died Sept. 16, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Gloria J. (Broadhead) Senchak for 32 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John J. Sr. and Helen (Anderko) Senchak.

He was a 1963 graduate of Dieruff High School.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a boatswain’s mate on the USS Telfair.

He was a nurse’s tech for 19 years for Lehigh Valley Hospital before he retired. Before that, he was a printer in the office and plant of Western Union for 20 years.

John W. Binder

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Binnie’s Dog House owner

John W. Binder, 79, of Jim Thorpe and formerly of Coplay, died Sept. 15, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Dianne D. (Frable) Binder for 19 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph Binder and Mary Binder Tomol.

He was the former owner of Binnie’s Dog House, Coplay. Before that, he was a manager for the former Johnson Motor Lines, Allentown, for over 20 years.

Peter J. Focht

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Peter J. Focht, 82, of Walnutport, died Sept. 11, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Nicholas Sr. and Elizabeth (Moosch) Focht.

He was employed by Reichard-Coulston Paint Mill, Bethlehem, as the supervisor of the yellow oxide plant for 30 years, retiring in 1991.

He served as a Shipfitter Petty Officer 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy from 1955 until 1959. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of Howard L. Peter American Legion Post 576, Allentown.

Warren A. Miller, M.D.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Bath

Dr. Warren Alton Miller, 93, died Sept. 12, 2018, at Moravian Village, where he resided. He was the husband of Anna Jane (Schisler) Miller for 70 years.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late William Abraham and Lillian Freeda (Fehnel) Miller.

He attended Bath schools, Northampton High School and Ursinus College. He was a 1947 graduate from Jefferson Medical College.

John D. Ivankovits

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

John “Ivan” D. Ivankovits, 75, of Coplay, died Sept. 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Anita (Milkovits) Ivankovits of Coplay for 39 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late August and Johanna (Petrasovits) Ivankovits.

He was a highway designer for 35 years for PennDOT before he retired in 1995. Most recently, he worked for McTish, Kunkel & Associates, Allentown, for nearly a decade.

Robert C. Hauser

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

Robert “Buck” C. Hauser, 75, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 24, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the companion of Jean Moore and the husband of the late Constance (Kyra) Hauser.

Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Carson C. and Esther M. (Weaver) Hauser.

He was a member of Faith Weslyan Church, Orefield.

He worked for 30 years in the maintenance department of the East Penn School District before retiring.

He was a graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was a U.S. Marine, serving during the Vietnam era.

Gerald H. Hartzell

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gerald “Jerry” H. Hartzell, 71, of Northampton and formerly of Bethlehem, died Sept. 15, 2018, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Harry J. Hartzell and the late Helen I. (Edelman) Hartzell.

He was a 1966 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

He was a machinist for nearly 30 years with Spirax-Sarco Engineering, formerly of Allentown. He later worked for B. Braun Medical, Bethlehem, until he retired in 2009.

Larry A. Stettler

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Kreidersville

Larry A. Stettler, 73, of Montgomery and formerly of Kreidersville, died Sept. 8, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Kreidersville, he was a son of the late Ray Stettler and Ruth (Edelman) Stettler.

He was a forklift operator at the former New Jersey Zinc West Plant, Palmerton, for many years.

He attended First United Methodist Church, Montgomery.

John J. Stashitsky

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. John the Baptist Church

John J. Stashitsky, 87, of Alpharetta, Ga., and formerly of Whitehall, died Sept. 13, 2018. He was the husband of the late Helen (Bodish) Stashitsky for 58 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Hertzog) Stashitsky.

He was a graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a master carpenter and then owner at Acme Counter Top Company, Northampton. He retired from Brader’s Woodcraft, Laurys Station.

He was active at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles.

Walter W. Radon

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay American Legion member

Walter W. Radon, 95, of Whitehall, died Sept. 11, 2018, at his son’s home in Northampton. He was the husband of the late Isabel M. (Dewalt) Radon.

Born in Stiles, he was the son of the late Walter and Pauline (Pellick) Radon.

He was employed by PennDOT as an inspector for 30 years, retiring in 1984.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Coplay American Legion and Coplay Senior Citizens.

He and his late wife were on the pierogi committee at St. Nicholas, Northampton, for 25 years.