Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Launa K. Miller

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmanuel Lutheran Church member

Launa K. Miller, 78, of Moore Township, died May 3, 2018, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Larry L. Miller.

Born in Bowmanstown, she was a daughter of the late Matthew H. and Orba (Rehrig) Nicholas.

She was an optician for 19 years for various optical facilities in Lehigh Valley before she retired in 1998.

She was a sexual abuse counselor at the Northampton County Survivor Center, Easton, for eight years.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath, where she was a former youth group adviser, a greeter and an usher.

Carol Lynn Thompson

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Carol Lynn Thompson, 53, of Coplay, died May 6, 2018, at home. She was the wife of John Thompson for 33 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Mel and Rosemarie (Herzog) Haffner.

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

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Zachary; a brother, Dennis Haffner of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Diane and her husband Angel Silva of Northampton; nieces; and nephews.

Karen G. Danner

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

school bus driver

Karen G. Danner, 66, of Allentown, died April 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert Danner II for 45 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Granville and Loretta (Steigerwalt) George.

She was a 1969 graduate of Dieruff High School.

She was a bus driver for Parkland School District for 26 years until she retired in February 2017.

Mary M. Ringer

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Mary M. (Marcks) Ringer, 90, of Whitehall, died April 28, 2018, at Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township. She was the wife of Alton H.S. Ringer for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Grover P. and Cajus V. (Eisenhard) Marcks.

She was an assembler at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 15 years. She co-owned and assisted her husband with their Whitehall farm operation for 38 years.

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

Joan M. Cressley

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehighton

Joan M. (LaRose) Cressley, 78, of Lehighton, died April 26, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Cressley.

Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence T. and Mary A. (Caffrey) LaRose.

She was a bank teller for more than 25 years for the former Tri-County Bank, Lehighton and Bowmanstown, until she retired in 2002.

She was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Franklin Township.

She was a member and a former treasurer of the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club.

Ruth Willistein

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

101 years old

Ruth Frederick (Hartman) Willistein, 101, died May 1, 2018, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was married for 48 years to Paul August Willistein Sr., who died May 1, 1991, at 85.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Phaon Hartman and Minnie Frederick Hartman, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township.

She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1934.

Ruth was owner-operator of Wayside Flower Shop, Bethlehem; managed Bookman’s Book Store, Allentown, and was a governess in Philadelphia and Ocean City, N.J.

Edward Orak

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Edward Orak, 64, of Walnutport and formerly of Fords, N.J., died March 18, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Christine (LaVista) Orak and the fiance of Jacqueline Lajewski for 16 years.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Anna (Tomas) Orak.

He worked for General Motors Corporation before he retired and previously worked as an independent truck driver.

He was a former member of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Fords, N.J.

David Breisch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

David “Bucky” Breisch, 89, of North Catasauqua, died April 25, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Llewellyn and Mary J. (Strack) Breisch.

He was a Morse code operator in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II

He retired from the Laborers Local Union 1174 after 50 years of service. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

Lois H. Moll

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Lois H. Moll, 80, died April 24, 2018, at her residence in Catasauqua. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Moll Sr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stanley V. Sr. and Lois L. (Jones) Blum.

She was a seamstress in the garment industry and was a nurse for many years before she retired.

She was a member of the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church of North Catasauqua where she was a Girl Scout leader for many years.

She also volunteered with the ambulance corps.