Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Theresa T. Murphy

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD cashier

Theresa T. Murphy, 82, of Whitehall, died Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James J. Murphy.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late James and Mildred (Giglio) Martin.

She was a cashier for the Whitehall-Coplay School District for 25 years.

She was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi, Allentown.

Rowland J. Kratzer

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Rowland “Rollie” J. Kratzer, 71, of Whitehall, died Nov. 17, 2019, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Margaret J. (Hendricks) Kratzer Jr.

He was a 1966 graduate of Louis E. Dieruff High School.

He was a teletype specialist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He was first a clerk, and then in production, for Mack Trucks in Allentown and Macungie where he worked for 30 years until retiring.

He was a life member of the Oakmont Tennis Club, Allentown.

Cecilia I. Salvatore

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. John Fisher Catholic Church

Cecilia I. Salvatore, 93, died Nov. 20, 2019, at ManorCare, Easton. She was the wife of the late Peter E. DiCicco and James Salvatore.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Irene (Capra) Raffaelli.

She earned an associate degree.

She earlier lived in Yonkers; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; and New York City.

She was a beautician and was co-owner of Peter’s Beauty Salon, Yonkers. She worked at Stylette Beauty Salon, South Yonkers.

She attended St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Ruth E. Gogel

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Township Lioness

Ruth E. Gogel, 93, formerly of Walnutport, died Nov. 10, 2019. She was the wife of the late Lawrence A. Gogel and later the companion and caregiver of the late Merritt Bossard.

Born in Lockport, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Grace (Hartley) Green.

She was a 1944 graduate of Slatington High School.

After graduation, she inspected artillery shells at Bethlehem Steel until the end of the World War II. She and her husband ran Gogel’s Auto Parts at various locations until they retired. She was a notary public for many years.

Jeffrey E. Wandler

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church member

Jeffrey E. Wandler, 48, of Moore Township, died Nov. 17, 2019, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Edward Sr. and the late Elizabeth (Suranofsky) Wandler.

He worked at Alpha Packaging, Bethlehem, for many years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Bath.

In addition to his father, he is survived by three children, Brock, Gage and Shelby; three brothers, Edward Jr. and his wife Jill, Michael and his wife Beth and Steven; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

Walter “Tex” Torba Sr.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Phoenix Forging Company

Walter “Tex” Torba Sr., 85, of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2019. He was the husband of Barbara (Mondrick) Torba for 47 years and of the late Marlene (Schultz) Torba.

Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Michael Torba and Mary (Meeko) Torba Yuhas.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Phoenix Forging Company, Catasauqua, for 45 years before retiring in 1998.

He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Naomi Belle Bevier

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Danielsville

Naomi Belle Bevier, 94, formerly of resident of Moravia, N.Y., and recently of Danielsville, died Nov. 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Bevier.

Born in Marcellus, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle (Sevier) Slater Sr.

She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the Groton, N.Y., congregation and of the Northampton congregation.

Lois J. Hahn

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bath

Lois J. Hahn, 62, of Bath, died Nov. 13, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Randolph S. Hahn for 40 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Margaret (Kolb) Eberts.

She was a route organizer for MacIntosh Linen & Uniform, Bethlehem, for 40 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jay S. and his wife Jessica of Bushkill Township; two sisters, Carol Rappe and Louise Lack, both of Bath; two grandchildren, Kellan S. and Everly R.; a mother-in-law, Althea Hahn of Fogelsville; nieces; and nephews.

William J. Procanyn

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

William J. Procanyn, 85, of Northampton, died Nov. 11, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Louise (Balliet) Procanyn.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Ondush) Procanyn.

He was a private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He owned and operated Procanyn TV & Electronic Repair Shop, Northampton, for more than 35 years before he retired in 2000.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.