Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Anthony C. Sodl

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of West Coplay Maennerchor

Anthony “Tony” C. Sodl, 96, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 8, 2018, at Whitehall Manor.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Wunderler) Sodl.

He was in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

He was an electrician. He managed Jordan Lanes, Whitehall, from 1958 to 1967. He was, for several years, a representative for Brunswick Corporation in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He moved to Florida where he was the proprietor of the T&J Lounge until he took retirement.

David H. Hallman

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Sarco Manufacturing

David H. Hallman, 66, of Allentown, died Sept. 29, 2018, in Allentown.

Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Pierce and Miriam (Erdman) Hallman.

He worked for Sarco Manufacturing, Allentown, for many years until he retired.

He is survived by a son, David E. and his wife Fanny; a grandson, David J. Hallman; and two brothers.

He was predeceased by a brother and a sister.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, or to the Northampton Assembly of God, both c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Marion D. Kulhamer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 member

Marion D. Kulhamer, 89, of Whitehall, died Oct. 10, 2018. She was the wife of the late Vincent P. Kulhamer for 59 years.

Born in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Irene (Wescoe) Lindenmuth.

She was a seamstress at the former Fuller Sportswear.

She was a member of Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 and the Fullerton American Legion Post 367 auxiliaries.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Harriet I. Giaquinto

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Catasauqua

Harriet “Hattie” I. Giaquinto, 82, formerly of Catasauqua, died Oct. 1, 2018, at HCR ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Bill Giaquinto for six years.

Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Dora Fritz.

She worked for various factories in the Lehigh Valley.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Donald Koch; a daughter, Donna Dille; and three granddaughters, Nikki, Kimberly and Dawn Marie.

She was predeceased by a son, Gerald Koch; five sisters; and one brother.

Helen J. DeLong-Masonheimer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Helen J. DeLong-Masonheimer, 89, of Northampton, died Oct. 12, 2018, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Charles L. DeLong and the late William H. Masonheimer.

Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Anna (Palkovits) Zvikovits.

She was a test set maker for Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 13 years before she retired in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia L. Shipwash of Whitehall; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Joyce M. Ruch

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Eastern Star member

Joyce M. Ruch, 82, of Allentown, died Oct. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice inpatient unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Donald E. Ruch for 62.

Born in East Texas, she was a daughter of the late Luther R. and Louise A. E. (Peifley) Shade.

She was a supervisor for the former Day-Timer, East Texas, for 20 years.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High Schol.

She was an active attendee of the South Whitehall Crime Watch, a member of the Eastern Star, Catasauqua Lodge and a member of the Cetronia Senior Citizens.

Mary Ann Kusko

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former editor of Free Press

Mary Ann Kusko, 62, of Center Valley, formerly of Allentown, died at Sacred Heart Assisted Senior Living facility.

She was the daughter of Mary (Hreshko) Kusko and the late Joseph Kusko.

She attended Lafayette College and graduated from Penn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

She served in student government and played intramural team tennis at both colleges.

She was a member of the freshman day organizing committee at Lafayette. She received her master’s degree in telecommunications.

Robert H. Zentz

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Community president/CEO

Robert H. Zentz, 81, president/CEO of Fellowship Community, died Oct. 9, 2018.

Born in Orchard Park, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Emma (Giess) Zentz.

He was the husband of Marilynn (Wolf) Zentz. They were married for 62 years.

A devout Christian, he wants everyone to know he is rejoicing with Jesus and will reunite with his friends and family again some day.