Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Granville Hilt

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Community resident

Granville Hilt, 86, formerly of Coopersburg, died Jan. 11, 2019, at Fellowship Community. He was the longtime companion of Joan T. (Pitta) Arner of Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Janet Hilt.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Granville and Kathryn H. (Gilbert) Hilt Hertzog.

He served with the 24th Division in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

He worked at General Electric, Allentown, and retired from quality control. He was a private instructor on drums and played keyboards, harmonica and steel guitar.

Carl D. Snyder

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Carl D. Snyder, 89, of Whitehall, died Jan. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Margaret J. (Gollatz) Snyder for 47 years.

Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Claude and Elsie (Zellner) Snyder.

He was in the U.S. Army in Panama during the Korean conflict.

He was a forklift operator for more than 46 years for the James River Corporation, formerly Dixie, until he retired in 1991.

Hilda Thomas

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Hilda Thomas, 95, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Rose (Seier) Thomas.

She was a seamstress, nanny and landlady throughout the Lehigh Valley for many years.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Shedmock Yandrasitz.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.

Teresa E. Galm

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Teresa E. Galm, 92, of Whitehall, died Jan. 11, 2019, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John A. Sr. and Catherine (Kennedy) Galm.

She was a legal secretary before she retired.

She was a longtime member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she was a member of the cleaning committee.

She volunteered with the Sacred Heart Hospital auxiliary and gift shop and at Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

William M. Franko

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William M. Franko, 86, of Whitehall, died Jan. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Audrey C. (Falco) Franko for 59 years.

Born in Chestnut Ridge (Royal), he was a son of the late John J. and Margaret (Meosky) Franko.

He was a Redstone High School and West Virginia University graduate.

He was an officer in the U.S. Army.

He worked in sales and marketing in the U.S. cement industry for more than five decades.

Donald R. Roth

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

VFW Post 7293 member

Donald R. Roth, 68, of Slatington, died unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Visitacion “Bess” (Orayan) Roth for 47 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Ralph J. Roth and the late Marilyn E. (Peters) Roth.

He was a Parkland High School graduate.

He was an Engineman Third Class in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He worked in assembly at Mack Trucks, Allentown, then was a cabinet maker for the former American Kitchens and Morris Black, both of Allentown.

Randall P. Onufer Sr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Danielsville

Randall P. Onufer Sr., 67, of Danielsville, died Jan. 1, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Helen M. (Longenbach) Onufer for 47 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul J. Onufer and the late Mildred A. (Stangl) Onufer.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a screen printer most of his life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Randall P. Jr., Matthew L. and Steven J., all of Danielsville; a brother, Gary of Whitehall; and a sister, Cheryl and her husband George Bazylak of Bath.

Paul P. Krempasky

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catholic War Veterans Post 454 member

Paul P. Krempasky, 82, of Whitehall, died Dec. 28, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Barna) Krempasky for 43 years.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late John and Susanna (Oberla) Krempasky.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He retired from Mack Trucks with 45 years of service.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown.

He was a lifetime member of Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.

Howard V. Sweeney

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Howard V. Sweeney, 94, of Fullerton, died Jan. 5, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Maria G. (Biondi) Sweeney for 69 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Helen (McClennan) Sweeney.

He was in the U.S. Army and earned the rank of sergeant. He was a quartermaster for two tours of duty during World War II in the European and Pacific (Korean) theaters.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel after many years of service.

Augustine J. Kappes Jr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NASA Teacher in Space finalist

Augustine “Gus” J. Kappes Jr., 79, formerly of Catasauqua, died Dec. 30, 2018, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. He was the husband of Roseann (Konye) Kappes for 56 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Augustine J. Sr. and Angela Mary (Heigl) Kappes.

He was an art and design teacher in the Easton Area School District for 39 years before his retirement.

He was a finalist in the NASA Teacher in Space program and was awarded the Outstanding Educators of America Award.