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Henrietta June Devereaux

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

Henrietta June Devereaux, 99, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 15, 2019, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late William J. Devereaux.

She was a daughter of the late George and Helen (Fronckewicz) Vandergrift.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church and of the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church of North Catasauqua, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Christopher “Kip” Michael Ernst

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD maintenance worker

Christopher “Kip” Michael Ernst, 51, of Coplay, died Nov. 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Christine T. (Matuczinski) Ernst for 28 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Walter R. and the late Carol A. (Szilezy) Ernst of Cementon.

He was a maintenance worker for Whitehall-Coplay School District for 20 years. He worked previously for Stahley’s Landscaping and Plantique for many years.

Margaret Matika

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Margaret Matika, 87, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John M. Matika.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Holuko) Novak.

She was the proprietor of a ceramics business for many years until she retired.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

Edward H. Randolph

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Edward H. Randolph, 81, of Whitehall, died Nov. 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Lorraine A. (Mason) Randolph for 58 years.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Artinger) Randolph.

He was in the National Guard.

He worked in production at Mack Trucks for more than 30 years before retiring. Before that, he worked a variety of jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for many years.

The Rev. Michael J. Bodnyk Sr.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor

The Rev. Michael J. Bodnyk Sr., 68, of Orefield, died peacefully Nov. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Sandra L. (Smith) Bodnyk, were married 44 years on Feb. 8.

Born Dec. 5, 1950, in Allentown, Pastor Mike, as he was known, was the son of the late Dorothy I. (Shankweiler) Bodnyk and the late Lt. Col. Metro Bodnyk, U.S.A.F., retired.

Francis J. Kucherich

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

local baseball coach

Francis J. Kucherich, 92, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Somishka) Kucherich.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Rochen) Kucherich.

He was a 1945 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an electrician for Mack Trucks for many years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles.

He coached Stiles AA and Coplay Connie Mack baseball. His team won the 1974 state championship.

David ‘Zeke’ Lyster Lahr

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

earned juris doctorate degree

David “Zeke” Lyster Lahr, 68, died Nov. 2, 2019, in Allentown.

He was a son of the late David Truman and Dorothy Lyster Lahr.

He was a 1969 Kutztown Area High School graduate. He attended William and Mary College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Kutztown University in 1975. He earned a juris doctorate degree at West Virginia University in 1981. He passed the Pennsylvania bar exam immediately after.

James J. Eline

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hickory Grove Greenhouses owner

James J. Eline, 66, of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Jann M. (Harakal) Eline for 40 years.

He was a son of the late Paul H. Sr. and Mildred A. (Barrett) Eline.

He was a 1971 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was the owner and president of Hickory Grove Greenhouses, North Catasauqua.

Sandra M. German

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Moore Township

Sandra M. German, 74, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 4, 2019, in her home.

Born in Moore Township, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mabel (Hawk) German.

She was an assembler at Allen Organ Company, Macungie, for 50 years before retiring in 2013.

She was a life member of Central Grange 1650, Germansville, and a member of Community Fire Company No. 1, Schnecksville.