Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Frank Trinkle

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary/treasurer for Allen Township

Frank Trinkle, 84, died Aug. 21, 2018, after surviving many years of lung cancer and associated illness. He was the husband of Terri (Szupper) Trinkle for 57 years.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kornfeind) Trinkle. He grew up in Kreidersville on a farm, not far from where he lived most recently.

He graduated from Northampton High School and subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Muhlenberg College.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Alice I. Potteiger

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

ladies auxiliary life member

Alice I. Potteiger, 83, of South Whitehall Township and formerly of Slatington, died Aug. 19, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, inpatient unit, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Theodore R. Potteiger Jr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late George and Lillian (Nagle) Chimich.

She attended the former Egypt United Church of Christ, Whitehall.

She was a life member of the VFW ladies auxiliary in Walnutport.

Norma A. Schrey

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

hostess at former Dockside Inn

Norma A. Schrey, 97, of Whitehall, died Aug. 24, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Schrey Jr. for 39 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arturo and Mary (Rubertelli) Favotto.

She was a 1938 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was a hostess at the former Dockside Inn, North Catasauqua, until she retired in 2006. She had been previously a crossing guard and a private seamstress.

She created costumes for the Theatre in the Round at Dorney Park.

She was a 65-year member of her ongoing high school canasta club.

Peggie J. Wechsler

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Coplay Sports Association

Peggie J. Wechsler, 73, of Coplay, died Aug. 12, 2018. She was the wife of Dolph Wechsler for 47 years.

Born in Farmville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (Knox) Lewis.

She worked for 30 years in the hotel hospitality industry as an executive housekeeper. She worked for many locations, including the Holiday Inn Express, Dorneyville.

She was very active with the Coplay Sports Association.

Rose M. Federanich

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Kreidersville

Rose M. Federanich, 91, of Norristown, formerly of Plymouth Meeting, died Aug. 16, 2018, at Towne Manor West Center in Norristown. She was the wife of the late John Federanich.

Born in Kreidersville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Samu) Stubits.

She was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Norristown.

She is survived by two sisters, Anna Sorinsky and Theresa Stubits, both of Whitehall; and many nieces and nephews.

Frank A. Gombotsh

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Frank A. Gombotsh, 86, of Coplay, died Aug. 21, 2018, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Betty (Bogarosh) Gombotsh for 44 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Louis and Rose (Gerbavsits) Gombotsh.

He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1953. He was a Korean War veteran.

He was a truck mechanic for the former Lehigh Valley Dairy for 33 years until he retired in 1979.

He was of Catholic faith.

Albert John Neupauer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

last original church member of Holy Trinity

Albert “Al” John Neupauer, 96, of Whitehall, died Aug. 21, 2018, at Fellowship Manor.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Samuel E. and Sophie A. (Makosky) Neupauer.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a supervisor and lead analyst programmer for systems development for the former Stuyvesant/Finance America (Bank of America) until he retired in 1984.

Virginia A. Ruch

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Assembly of God member

Virginia A. Ruch, 79, of Sla- tington, died Aug. 15, 2018, in her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alton C.H. Algard and of Richard Ruch.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Foulke) Utsch.

She was a graduate of Parkland High School.

She was a member of Northampton Assembly of God and the facilitator for the church’s Good News Club.

Craig L. Holben

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Kutztown

Craig L. Holben, 47, of Kutztown, died unexpectedly Aug. 17, 2018, in Palmer Township. He was the fiance of Janet Ross.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Herman S. and Karen M. (Pradel) Holben.

He was a 1988 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School.

He was a driver for Glenn Moyer Trucking, New Tripoli, and later drove trucks for Mesko, Allentown.