Northampton Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bernadine M. Busch

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Bernadine M. Busch, 77, of Whitehall, died Oct. 17, 2018. She was the wife of Joseph C. Busch Sr. for 54 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Hilda (Leitgeb) Keppel.

She was a 1959 graduate of Coplay High School.

She worked for the Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union, Allentown, for 20 years, and retired as the payroll administrator in 2004.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.

Martha Berger

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Kreidersville

Martha Berger, 93, formerly of Kreidersville, died Oct. 21, 2018, at Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Berger for 45 years.

Born in Packerton, she was a daughter of the late August and Mary Stegura.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning.

She is survived by a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Mary, both of Palmerton.

She was predeceased by three siblings, August Jr. of Allentown, Nicholas of Lititz and Mary and her husband Wasil Roscoe of Jim Thorpe.

Jacob M. Gartner

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Jacob “Jake” M. Gartner, 91, of Whitehall, died Oct. 17, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Margaret E. (Selady) Gartner for 65 years.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherine (Etchberger) Gartner.

He was a 1945 graduate of Coplay High School and attended the United States Army Financial Management School.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and continued his service with a 42-year career. He earned the rank of command sergeant major. He last served at the former Wilson Kramer Reserve Center, Bethlehem.

Shirley A. Haberstroh

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany United Methodist Church member

Shirley A. Haberstroh, 83, of Whitehall, died Oct. 16, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Carl J. Haberstroh.

Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Esther F. (Weiskerger) Bray.

She worked at the Hess’s/Bon-Ton distribution center for 20 years until she retired in 1998.

She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in both Catasauqua and Wescosville.

She was a member of the Catasauqua YMCA, the Whitehall seniors group and A.A.R.P.

Anna C. Hicks

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Anna C. Hicks, 81, of Danielsville, died Oct. 19, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Luther M. Hicks.

Born in Cortland, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Frances (Convertina) Contento.

She worked in the mortgage department of Cortland Savings Bank and worked at Durkee Foods for many years.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

Theresa Hutnick

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of BVM Church member

Theresa “Terri” Hutnick, 88, of Neffs, died Oct. 17, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Paul S. Hutnick.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Gisela (Bauer) Pail.

She was a 1948 graduate of Northampton High School where, in her senior year, she was selected to participate in a math competition in which she placed second.

She was a legal secretary for Attorney Milton Lowy for many years. She co-owned Neffs Valley Park with her husband.

Rose Demko

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Rose Demko, 97, of Whitehall, died Oct. 21, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles Demko.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Paraska (Porchik) Supp.

She was employed in the garment industry for many years before retiring.

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

She is survived by two sisters, Helen Voice of Whitehall and Mary Yurconic of Rockdale; nieces; and nephews.

Dolores M. Heffelfinger

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned former Hillside Drive In

Dolores M. Heffelfinger, 81, of Northampton, died Oct. 15, 2018, at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. She was the wife of the late Nelson W. Heffelfinger.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Vojtasek) Pfeiffer.

She and her husband owned and operated the former Hillside Drive In and Golf Course, Northampton.