Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Margaret L. Rinsland

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

operated the American Mail Auction

Margaret “Peggy” L. Rinsland, 91, of Allentown, died April 10, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late George Maxey Rinsland for 63 years.

Born in Forty Fort, she was a daughter of the late George and Ruth (Reabuck) Spishock.

She was a secretary for 15 years for Lehigh Portland Cement Company. She then, with her husband, operated the American Mail Auction for 22 years.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown.

Robert J. Kerin

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

hospital electrician

Robert “Bob” J. Kerin, 69, of Allentown, died April 14, 2018, in his home.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late John F. and Jeannette (Painter) Kerin.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was active in the reserves.

He was a graduate of Shippensburg University.

He was an electrician for Abington Hospital for many years before he retired.

He had two dogs, Fred and Ethel, who will be going to Furry Feet Rescue as a result of his passing.

Virginia R. Gardner

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Virginia R. Gardner, 98, of Whitehall, died April 15, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Axel Gardner for 77 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Russel and Fiana (Bowman) Heydt.

She was a seamstress for the former Scotty’s Fashions for 10 years before she retired in the 1970s.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys.

Charlain A. Bartholomew

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Avon representative

Charlain A. Bartho- lomew, 80, of Allentown, died April 12, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Henry Bartholomew.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Marie (Sensenderfer) Guldner.

She was a former Avon representative for 15 years. She was a homemaker and crafter and attended the Lehigh Senior Center.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer L. and her husband William Bechtel of Catasauqua; a grandson, Brandyn and his wife Kayla Bechtel of Northampton; and a granddaughter, Kadie Bechtel of Catasauqua.

William H. Walker

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Senior Master Sgt. William H. Walker, 74, of Northampton, died April 18, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Joyce M. (Phillips) Walker for 40 years.

Born in Honesdale, he was a son of the late Lester and Merilla (Daniels) Walker.

He was a jet engine mechanic and quality control inspector in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years until he retired in 1986. He was then a public housing manager for 18 years with the Allentown Housing Authority.

Alexander Vincent Humanick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Alexander Vincent Humanick, 25, of Coplay, died April 9, 2018, from complications related to his heart at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

He was a son of Robert J. and the late Brenda L. (Newhard) Humanick. He lived with his companion, Jenna Bruder.

He was a 2011 graduate of Whitehall High School where he played golf and tennis and was in the chorale and drama departments.

He was a tire salesman for Service Tire Truck Center, Bethlehem.

Kathleen L. Mitchell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kathleen L. Mitchell, 59, of Catasauqua, died April 9, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Mel Fritz for many years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. and Alice B. (Steitz) Snyder.

She earned an associate degree in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She was a nurse at various locations for many years before staying home to raise her children.

Helen R. Herr

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Helen R. Herr, 93, of Northampton, died April 7, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Frank Herr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Brietfeller) Walakovits.

She worked at the former Universal Pants Factory for over 45 years before she retired.

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

Doris Skubik

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hanover Township

Doris Skubik, 88, of Hanover Township and formerly of Northampton, died April 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Skubik.

Born in Allentown and raised in Hokendauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Myrl (Miller) Prong.

She was a reserve person for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, for 25 years until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She was a former member of the Coplay Saengerbund.