Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Kathryn H. Shankweiler

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Coplay Garden Club

Kathryn H. Shankweiler, 66, of Nazareth, died May 14, 2020, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Helen (Kochenash) Schenk.

She was a 1971 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. She earned an associate degree in early childhood education from Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y., and a medical office management diploma from Allentown Business School.

Dudley L. Dickert

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

computer programmer

Dudley L. Dickert, 88, of Saint Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of Lower Saucon Township, died May 13, 2020, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Saint Petersburg. He was the husband of the late Josephine L. (McCollum) Dickert.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl N. and Edith N. (Guth) Dickert.

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

He was a computer programmer for IMS Health, Ambler and Plymouth Meeting for many years before retiring. Before that, he worked at the Franklin Mint.

Stephen J. Miller

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Stephen J. Miller, 70, of North Catasauqua, died May 14, 2020, in the inpatient hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown. He was the companion of Gail Decker.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen J. Kuronya and Janet (Dunkle) Miller.

He was employed in the security department of Lehigh Valley Health Network for the past eight years. He was previously employed at Sears for 42 years.

He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter 2994, Harley Owners group.

Bertha A. Miranda

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Manor resident

Bertha A. Miranda, 90, formerly of Nesquehoning, died May 21, 2020, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Joseph Miranda.

She was born in Lansford.

She was a school crossing guard for several years.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Snyder with Howard and Joanne Miranda with Melissa; two granddaughters, Teresa and Nicole with David; and two great-grandchildren, Paige and Evan.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Dennis J. Bobita

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Dennis J. Bobita, 74, of Lehigh Township, died May 25, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Rosalie A. (Luksa) Bobita for 51 years.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Kitt) Bobita.

He was a Palmerton High School and Bloomsburg University graduate.

He was vice president of product development for Fresh Pet Kitchens, Bethlehem. He worked previously for Alpo-Purina Corporation, Allentown. He was an officer of the Pet Food Institute.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Mary J. and Barry G. Miller

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church members

Mary J. Miller, 78, of Whitehall, died March 18, 2020. She was the wife of Barry G. Miller, 78, who died May 23, 2020. They were married for 56 years.

Born in Egypt, Mary was the daughter of the late Samuel and Luella (Fox) Gogel. Born in Allentown, Barry was born to Percy and Iva (Smith) Miller.

Mary and Barry both graduated from Whitehall High School in 1959. Barry then graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in horticulture.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Barbara A. Balla

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Barbara A. Balla, 84, of Hanover Township, Bethlehem, died May 21, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Paul A. Balla for 61 years.

Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Leshko) Makosky.

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

She was a volunteer solicitor with the American Red Cross in the Lehigh Valley.

Joyce A. Ladick

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Salem United Church of Christ member

Joyce A. Ladick, 78, of Catasauqua, died May 18, 2020, as a result of an automobile accident. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Ladick Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Gladys (Heimbach) Breisch.

She was a seamstress for many years for the former Tama Manufacturing Company Inc.

She was a lifetime member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.

Louise E. Kelleher

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Louise E. Kelleher, 83, of Whitehall, died May 25, 2020. She was the wife of the late Patrick J. Kelleher for 56 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Thelma (Reeves) Stocker.

She worked at Sears, from which she retired in 1998.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Ernestine M. Gerancher

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Ernestine M. Gerancher, of Whitehall and formerly of Northampton, died May 22, 2020, at home. She was the wife of the late John J. Gerancher.

She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Wolfel) Grossbauer.

She was employed for 32 years at the former Tama Manufacturing Company before she retired in 1994.

She was a lifelong member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and its ladies guild.