Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Billie Ann Wargo

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for DayTimers

Billie Ann Wargo, 75, formerly of Allentown, died May 20, 2018, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.

Born in Magnolia, Ark., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Stella (Talley) Smith.

She worked for the former DayTimers and then, for five years, at Nestle Waters until she retired.

She is survived by a daughter, Lindsay of Whitehall; a son, Justin of Bethlehem; and a granddaughter, Rhiannon.

There will be a calling hour 6-7 p.m., followed by a memorial service 7 p.m., both May 24 at the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.

Raymond C. Spangler Jr.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Raymond C. Spangler Jr., 90, of Whitehall, died May 8, 2018, at Fellowship Manor. He was the husband of the late Anna (Kostiw) Spangler.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Raymond C. Sr. and Esther (Atherholt) Spangler.

He was in the U.S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean conflict.

He was retired, after 21 years, from Stroh Brewery. He worked previously at Bethlehem Steel and the Lehigh Valley Dairy.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, and was a longtime pierogi volunteer.

Mark A. Gill

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Mark A. Gill, 44, of Northampton, died May 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the fiancé of Tammy Palacios.

Born in Huddersfield, England, he was a son of the late Antony Gill and Diane E. Crossland of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He was a 1992 graduate of Freedom High School.

He was a countertop fabricator for Stofanak Custom Cabinetry, Bethlehem.

Taylor L. Hutnick

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Area High School graduate

Taylor L. Hutnick, 26, of Palmerton, died May 8, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, as a result of a vehicular accident. She was the fiance of Jason M. Orlando, with whom she resided.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Kris R. (Pascoe) and her husband Aaron G. Leibovitz of Whitehall and Daniel S. and his wife Jessica (Conely) Hutnick of Bethlehem.

She was a 2009 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

She was the general manager of the Days Inn on Airport Road, Allentown.

Sylvia J. Chittick

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Bath

Sylvia J. Chittick, 85, of Allentown, and formerly of Bath, died May 13, 2018, at Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the wife of John Chittick for 65 years.

Born in Londonderry City, Northern Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Harry Ming and Mary Ann (Howard) Ming.

She was a secretary for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Belfast, Ireland, for several years before retiring in 1997 and moving to the United States.

Robert G. Fray

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

Robert G. Fray, 78, of Bethlehem, died May 13, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services I, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Margaret “Maggie” R. (Schlamb) Fray for six years.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late George W. and Marjory (Magee) Fray.

He was an accountant for Fluidics Company, Philadelphia, for 15 years before he retired in 2017.

He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, where he assisted with the church work crew.

He was a member of The Fight Club, a Bethlehem cancer support group.

Kenneth S. Getz Jr.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Kenneth S. Getz Jr., 70, of Northampton, died May 12, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Elaine (Handlovic) Getz for 46 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Kenneth S. Getz Sr. and Joan (Bowman) Getz.

He was a truck driver for 43 years with various trucking firms in the Lehigh Valley until he retired in 2015.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin W. and Scott A, both of Northampton.

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

Patricia K. Hertzog

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Patricia K. Hertzog, 79, of Northampton, died May 13, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Durbert Williams.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Rose (Kopfer) Kochan.

She was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She worked at Lucent Technoloigies for 38 years before she retired in 2001.

Catherine Pancoast

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Catherine (Gisler) Pancoast, 91, of Cherryville and formerly of Palmerton, died May 9, 2018, in Lehigh Township. She was the wife of the late Milton R. Pancoast Sr.

Born in Tulare, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Gisler) Gisler.

She worked in the packaging and shipping department of the Rillings Bakery, Trevose,

She attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

She was a past president of the Carpet Workers Union, Southampton. She was a former Cub Scout pack den mother in Trevose.

Barbara J. Kroboth Gagney

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Barbara “Barbie” J. Kroboth Gagney, 60, of Whitehall, died May 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital- Sacred Heart.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Lorraine (Joehl) Kroboth.

She was a Whitehall High School graduate.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.

She was a receptionist for many years for Hannabery HVAC, Allentown.