Northampton Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Dolores J. Herman

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Dolores “Doby” J. Herman, 84, of Allentown, died March 30, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Richard “Dick” Herman for 51 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Howard P. and Mabel D. (Oswald) Newhard.

She was a 1953 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

She was a payroll tax supervisor for Finance America, formerly GAC, for 39 years before retiring.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She volunteered for the Lions Club.

Elaine E. Bonner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Elaine E. Bonner, 98, of Allentown, died March 26, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Bonner.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Eva (Dech) Lewis.

She retired from Luther Crest Senior Living, Allentown, in 1987.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda and her husband David J. King and Brenda and her husband Joseph M. Kondravy; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Alfred “Fritz” Ignatz Sauerzopf

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Alfred “Fritz” Ignatz Sauerzopf, 86, formerly of Whitehall, died March 9, 2019, at the Lakeview Community, Bloomingdale, Ill. He was the husband of the late Angela M. Sauerzopf.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ignatz and Anna (Billowitz) Sauerzopf.

He was a William Allen High School graduate.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1953 in Fort Belvoir, Va.

The Rev. Daniel E. Lundmark

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Assembly of God pastor

The Rev. Daniel E. Lundmark, 75, of Northampton, died March 31, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Klase) Lundmark for 54 years.

Born in Harvey, Ill., he was a son of the late Alfred and Lucille (Foreman) Lundmark.

He was ordained in 1974 as an Assemblies of God minister. He was an assistant pastor for the Miracle Revival Church, Lykens, for four years. He then joined the Assemblies of God. He began pastoring Northampton Assembly of God in 1968 and has been the senior pastor for the past 50 years.

Samuel G.F. Gaugler

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Manor resident

Samuel G.F. Gaugler, 97, formerly of Allentown, died March 21, 2019, in his residence at Whitehall Manor.

Born in Coopersburg, he was a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Moll) Gaugler.

He was in the 214 Infantry in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a laborer for the Lehigh Dye and Package Company until he took retirement.

He is survived by his children; a daughter-in-law; a granddaughter; great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth and Judy.

He was predeceased by a son; brothers; and sisters.

Hilda Lahr

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Nazareth

Hilda Lahr, 92, of Nazareth and formerly of Lower Nazareth, died March 21, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Chester C. Lahr.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Warren W. and Esther Mae (Fisher) Siegfried.

She was church secretary for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, for 12 years before retiring in 1992. A longtime member of the church, she also served as a past treasurer for 10 years.

She was a member and a past membership director of the Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company women’s auxiliary.

Betty L. Pierce

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Stone United Church of Christ member

Betty L. Pierce, 98, died March 18, 2019. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Pierce.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stanley C. and Carrie A. Smith.

She was a 1938 graduate of Northampton High School and was the class salutatorian. She graduated from Drexel University in 1942 as a trained nutritionist.

She was a seventh generation member of Zion Stone United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Dallas E. Spengler

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Dallas E. Spengler, 93, of Bath, died March 17, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn (Arndt) Spengler for 68 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Howard and Florence (Huber) Spengler.

He was a 1943 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a farmer for 35 years before retiring in 1975.

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

Rose J. Filipovits

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Rose J. Filipovits, 91, of Northampton, died March 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest Hospice. She was the wife of the late William “Herby” Filipovits for 47 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Sipos) Gratzel.

She worked at the former Cross Country Clothes for over 25 years until she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.