Northampton Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

June E. Crawford

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

June E. Crawford, 93, died April 21, 2019, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James W. Crawford Sr.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Anna L. (McKeever) Eckensberger.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She was a former member of the Eastern Star.

Helen Potrako

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth Golden Agers member

Helen Potrako, 93, of Whitehall, died April 25, 2019, at Fellowship Community. She was the wife of the late Walter Potrako.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Juliana (Berger) Pesarcik.

She was a circuit board assembly operator for 20 years at the former Western Electric, Allentown, until she retired in 1987. She offered beautician services to friends and family for many years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she was a member of the Golden Agers.

John E. Klobosits

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

John E. Klobosits, 86, of Whitehall, died April 28, 2019, at Country Meadows, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Janet C. (Soroka) Klobosits.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Martin and Mary (Slanovits) Klobosits.

He was a Coplay High School graduate.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War.

He worked at the former Fuller Company, Catasauqua, for 35 years.

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

Daniel F. Schaffer Sr.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club member

Daniel F. Schaffer Sr., 80, of Northampton, died April 26, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Barbara (Regits) Schaffer for 57 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Clarence F. and Irene (Longenberger) Schaffer.

He was in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.

He retired in 1999 after 43 years as a forklift mechanic at Tarkett Inc.

He was a member of Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, Northampton.

John D. Kuhar

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

John D. Kuhar, 79, of Catasauqua, died April 20, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Sandra (Choke) Kuhar.

He was a son of the late John and Mary (Gemmel) Kuhar.

He was retired from Mack Trucks.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael and his wife Kim, Mark and Curtis; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Emma and Erica.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Stephen C. Weiner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Stephen C. Weiner, 86, of Whitehall, died April 25, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Anita (Aranjo) Weiner for 59 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Stephen and Josephine (Bickel) Weiner.

He was a Coplay High School graduate.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War.

He was an appliance repairman for the former Caloric Corporation, Topton, for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, William of Whitehall; and nieces.

Frank J. Spanitz

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth Athletic Association president

Frank J. Spanitz, 88, of Whitehall, died April 14, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Anna (Simon) Spanitz for 64 years.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of Frank P. and Mary (Kutchera) Spanitz.

He was a 1948 graduate of Coplay High School, where he played baseball, basketball and football.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Army post baseball and basketball teams in Europe.

Madeline “Midge” M. Artim

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Madeline “Midge” M. Artim, 88, of Whitehall, died April 19, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joseph Artim for 45 years.

Born in Beaver Meadows, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Mihalik) Petock.

She was a layout operator and had retired from Lucent, formerly Western Electric.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church and was a volunteer receptionist in the rectory for many years. She was a member of the church’s Golden Agers.

She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Ronald “Rocky” B. Sottolano

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Ronald “Rocky” B. Sottolano, 83, of Northampton, died April 16, 2019. He was the husband of Loretta (Braun) Sottolano for 49 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Antonio and Mary (Shatz) Sottolano.

He was a group leader at Knoll Inc., Greenville. He worked previously at General Electric, Allentown, for several years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church.