Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Larry D. Mensinger

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Larry D. Mensinger, 62, of Moore Township, died Aug. 6, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Lisa (Willever) Mensinger for 28 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lester and Mae (Schall) Mensinger.

He was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a machinist with AB Precision Grinding, Forks Township.

He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.

Cheryl L. Lerch

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Cheryl L. Lerch, 74, of Whitehall, died May 30, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles P. Lerch.

She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Theresa (Mehallick) Keiser.

She was a cashier for Top Star Express for 10 years until she retired.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruth A. and her husband Ronald Keschl and Patricia A. and her husband Vernon Mann.

She was predeceased by a brother, Richard G.M. Keiser.

Contributions may be made to Northampton Wrestling Club, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Margaret I. Kostenbader

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Margaret I. Kostenbader, 89, of Nazareth, died Aug. 6, 2019, at Moravian Hall Square Retirement Community, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Walter E. Kostenbader Jr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Maude (Heller) Ruloff.

She was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth.

She is survived by a son, Kurt W. and his wife Diane of Bayonne, N.J.; a daughter, Kay M. and her husband Phillip Joseph of Sussex, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Emma and Marc Kostenbader.

Lorraine K. Miller

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Schnecksville

Lorraine K. Miller, 84, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 6, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Myles A. Miller Jr. for 42 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Herman Kresge and Mary Jane (Davis) Kresge Rothrock.

She retired in 1994 from Lucent Technologies, formerly Western Electric, after 35 years.

A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, South Whitehall, she participated in weekly Bible study and volunteered at the Allentown soup kitchen.

Additionally, she was a member of the Upper Lehigh Lioness Club for more than 20 years.

Anthony Makris

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion member

Anthony “Tony” Makris, 90, of Easton, died July 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia (Rush) Makris for 23 years and of the late Harriet Dexter (Ballweg) Makris.

Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a son of the late Alex and Angela (Hartacolis) Makris.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a disabled American veteran.

Marianna B. Trout

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Marianna B. Trout, 95, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2019, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Kermit H. Trout.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Hodge) Tognoli.

She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She owned and operated a hair salon for many years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Ronald W. Lokay

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

Ronald W. Lokay, 77, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2019, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patti (Miko) Lokay for 56 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Susan A. (Nederostek) Lokay.

He was an airman second class in the U.S. Air Force Security Services — the Silent Warriors.

He was a computer operator at Mack Trucks, from which he retired after 33 years, and where he was a union steward. He then worked part-time for H&R Block. He was a videographer and operated Ron Lokay Productions.

Betty T. Moll

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Betty T. Moll, 90, formerly of Fullerton, died Aug. 3, 2019, at Fellowship Community. She was the wife of the late William A. Moll for 61 years.

She was an Avon representative and was an election official at the poll at the Jefferson Street Playground.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, where she served on the consistory, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was a quilter.

Paul E. Herrmann

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

master cabinetmaker

Paul E. Herrmann, 81, died recently. He was the husband of Elisabeth Herrmann.

He was a master cabinetmaker for Ace Hotel and Bar Supply, Allentown, and was retired from Ritter and Smith Lumber Company, Allentown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Barbara with Michael, Heidi and Wendy with Curt; four grandchildren, Kyle, Marcus, Alex and Liesel; and a brother, Hans.

He was predeceased by a sister, Joanna Nikles; and a son-in-law, Jeffrey.

His life celebration will be celebrated privately.

Donald C. Rex

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Slatington

Donald C. Rex, 76, of Slatington, died Aug. 5, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Benner) Rex for 57 years.

Born in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Stella B. (Muth) Rex.

A mechanic at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 43 years, he retired in 2007. While at Mack Trucks, he served as fire chief of the fire brigade.

He was past president of the Slatington Jaycees and a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.