Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Alfred G. Guzara

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Alfred G. Guzara, 85, of Northampton, died April 22, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Antoni and Anna (Brzowska) Guzara.

He was a Northampton High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Atlas and Dragon cement companies until he took retirement.

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

He was a member of Northampton Pigeon Racing Club.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Christoff; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen M. Strobl

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Helen M. Strobl, 86, of Whitehall, died May 12, 2020, at home. She was the wife of William Strobl for 67 years.

Born in Heiligenkreuz, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Rudolf and Mary Wagner.

She moved to New York City at age 16 and moved to Whitehall with her husband in 1986.

She was a supervisor for Purolator Courier.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Jendreski; a son, Ron and his wife Kerry; a granddaughter, Chelsea Hooker and her husband Tommy; a sister, Marie Schmidt; relatives; and friends.

Joseph Hayes Kearns

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Joseph Hayes Kearns, 89, of Northampton, died May 11, 2020, at home. He was the husband of Itala (Aviles) Kearns for 52 years.

Born in Leeds, England, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude (Hayes) Kearns.

He owned a publishing business for many years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, and was formerly a church and choir member of St. Christopher’s Church, New York. At both churches, he was a volunteer pastoral minister and lector.

He was a volunteer in the gift shop at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Lydia Sandrock-Smith

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Lydia Sandrock- Smith, of Allentown, died May 10, 2020. She was the wife of the late James C. Sandrock Sr. and the late Paul Smith.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry and Suzette Moser.

She is survived by a son, James C. Sandrock Jr. and his wife Mary Ann (Young); two granddaughters, Jamie Sandrock of Florida and Laura Peters and her husband Christopher of North Catasauqua; a great-granddaughter, Brinley; a sister, Esther Carroll and her husband Andrew; and two nieces, Suzette Carroll and Judy Breaux.

Services will be private.

George M. Condash

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

George M. Condash, 93, of Whitehall, died May 6, 2020, at The Gardens at Easton Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Rosalie D. (Phillipovich) Condash for 56 years.

He was the son of the late George and Mary (Pesta) Kondash.

He was a graduate of West Hazelton High School.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He worked for Air Products & Chemicals for more than 38 years.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Robert M. Molnar

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Robert M. Molnar, 72, of Northampton, died May 6, 2020, in his home. He was the husband of the late Rita Molnar.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Sedlock) Molnar.

He was in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was a production technician for Mack Trucks Inc. until his retirement.

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

He is survived by two sons, Ryan and his wife Tania and Justin; and a brother, Michael.

He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen; and a brother, Stephen.

Services are private.

Glenn B. Gackenbach

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ member

Glenn B. Gackenbach, 80, of Northampton, died May 12, 2020, in his home. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline B. (Knauss) Gackenbach for 54 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Stanley and Gladys Gackenbach.

He was a graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was a reservist in the U.S. Army.

He was a sales manager at Class Janitor Supply Company and later was a night care worker at Kidspeace, where he retired after 20 years of service.

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

Clarence E. Sutliff Jr.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Assembly of God member

Clarence E. Sutliff Jr., 79, of Whitehall, died May 12, 2020, in his home. He was the husband of BettyLou (Seeley) Sutliff for 59 years.

Born in Cohecton, N.Y., he was a son of the late Clarence E. Sr. and Arvilla (Peck) Sutliff.

He was a painter for the former J.L. Drywall, Allentown, until he retired in 1988. Before that, he was a truck driver for the former M.T.S. and Matlack Trucking companies, Northampton, for many years.

He was a member of the Northampton Assembly of God, where he was in maintenance, caring for the grass and the outside appearance of the church.