Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Eugene Raymond Demjan

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Cementon

Eugene Raymond Demjan, 74, of Cementon, died May 3, 2020. He was the husband of Mary Kathryn (Fetchko) Demjan for 48 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Bendus) Demjan.

He attended Sts. Cyril and Methodius School and graduated in 1963 from Bethlehem Catholic High School. He attended Bethlehem Business School.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was a radio telephone operator and a pistol and rifle expert and served in Vietnam.

He worked for P.J. Stofanak Custom Cabinetry for 40 years, from which he retired.

Louise Hoch Scott Sullivan

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

1980 Whitehall High School graduate

Louise “Weazy” Hoch Scott Sullivan, 57, of Savannah, Ga., died May 7, 2020, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. She was the wife of Tom Sullivan.

Born in Allentown and raised in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Louise (Derby) Hoch.

She was a 1980 graduate of Whitehall High School, where she was a member of the marching band color guard.

Lester F. Koch

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Lester F. Koch, 78, of Catasauqua, died at home May 3, 2020. He was the husband of Debra A. (Matthias) Koch for 15 years.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Carl and Claire (Mills) Koch.

He was a 1959 graduate of Tamaqua High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a truck driver for Penske Trucking, Allentown, until he retired.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson, Joshua Shive, at home; two stepdaughters, Nicole Fritz of Fayetteville, N.C., and Andrea Shive of Allentown; and five grandchildren.

Anna Skrapits

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Anna Skrapits, 86, of Northampton, died May 1, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late John Skrapits for 63 years.

Born in Szentpeterfa (Petrovo Selo), Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Istvan and Johanna (Kurcz) Skrapits.

She and her husband left Hungary in 1956 and, in February 1957, arrived at Camp Kilmer, Piscataway, N.J. through Operation Safe Haven.

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

She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Society, Northampton.

Lorraine Stengel

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Church member

Lorraine Stengel, 94, of Whitehall, died May 8, 2020. She was the wife of the late Robert Stengel.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Maryann (Thomas) Biegley.

She was a purchaser at Hilbert’s Pharmacy.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Catasauqua.

She was a member of Lady of the Moose.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph and his wife Jean and Leroy and his wife Jane; a stepdaughter, Sandy; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Paul P. Roman

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Paul P. Roman, 93, of Nazareth and formerly of Northampton, died April 30, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson campus, Easton. He was the husband of the late Vilma A. (Kranitz) Roman.

Born in Egypt, Whitehall, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Jumba) Roman.

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

Joseph Francis Mark

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

2015 Whitehall High School graduate

Joseph Francis Mark, 23, of Whitehall, died unexpectedly April 5, 2020.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Michael J. and Jo Dean (Hanna) Mark, of Whitehall.

He graduated from Whitehall High School in 2015, where he played on the football team.

He played football for Fullerton Ramblers through middle school.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a paternal grandmother, Marie Mark of Catasauqua; a brother, Andrew D. of Palm Springs, Calif.; aunts and uncles; cousins; and countless friends.

Dorothy C. Schuster

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Dorothy C. Schuster, 80, of Whitehall, died March 26, 2020. She was the wife of the late John J. Schuster.

Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Medlar) Hoffman.

She was a hairdresser for most of her life and last worked at Milo.

She is survived by four sons, John with Patricia, Mark, Brian and William with Bonnie; and a granddaughter, Brianna Schuster.

She was predeceased by her siblings.

Services were private.

Contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, 18252.

Catherine T. Rosenberg

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Catherine T. Rosenberg, 79, of Oxford and formerly of West Chester, died March 29, 2020. She was the wife of Charles Rosenberg for 53 years.

Born and raised in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Katharina (Busolits) Walakovits.

She was a 1959 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and a 1961 graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and an area manager for the American International Division of Health & Rehabilitation Services.