Northampton Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Frederick J. Polgar

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church member

Frederick J. Polgar, 83, of Slatington, died March 22, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Filyac) Polgar.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Edna (Frankenfield) Polgar.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

A truck driver for many years at the former Chemical-Leaman Tank Lines, Nazareth, he twice earned a safe driving award for 1 million miles. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 773, Allentown.

Thomas F. Wisser

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Thomas F. Wisser, 87, of New Tripoli, died March 19, 2019, at Sacred Heart Villa, Reading, Berks County. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Haas) Wisser.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Bechtel) Wisser.

A lifelong farmer in Lower Milford Township and New Tripoli areas for 44 years, he retired in 1997.

He also worked at Kraft Foods, Brown’s Mill and as a courier for New Tripoli Bank.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War earning the rank of corporal.

Anthony F. Colodonato

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Anthony F. Colodonato, 75, of Northampton, died March 23, 2019. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Ford) Colodonato.

He was a son of the late Pantaleon and Olive (Bartholomew) Colodonato.

He was a field service technician for 24 years at Ingersoll Rand and was, most recently, a supervisor at DC Fabricators, from which he retired.

He was a member of H. Stanley Goodwin Bethlehem Lodge 283.

Richard D. Ackerman

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Porter Lodge No. 284 member

Richard D. Ackerman, 81, of Northampton, died March 19, 2019, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Judith A. (Amadore) Ackerman for 41 years.

Born in Weaversville, he was a son of the late Roy H. and Myrtle P. (Yong) Ackerman.

He was a 1954 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. He earned a technical degree from the GM Institute of Technology of Michigan in 1958.

He was, for eight years, a sergeant and 1st Gunner in Battery C Gun Battalion in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Martha L. Rummel

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD substitute teacher

Martha L. Rummel, 75, of Whitehall, died March 14, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Fred G. Rummel for 49 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth (Hahn) Lauser.

She was a 1961 graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a degree from Kutztown State Teachers College and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.

Dorothea Daubert

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Tama Manufacturing garment inspector

Dorothea “Dottie” Daubert, 73, of Summit Hill, died March 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert W. Daubert for 41 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Stednitz) Seier.

She was a garment inspector for the former Tama Manufacturing, Northampton, for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Social Butterflies running group dedicated to raising money for cancer research.

Margaret A. Baker

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Township Public Library volunteer

Margaret A. Baker, 89, of North Whitehall Township, died March 14, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Dale R. Baker for 64 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Pavlik) Regec.

She was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She was a volunteer at Whitehall Township Public Library. She was a member of the Whitehall AARP.

Joanne E. Kuntz

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hope Lutheran Church member

Joanne E. Kuntz, 84, of Northampton, died March 11, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Arnold C. Kuntz for 64 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Kermit Haldeman and Catherine (Berg) Haldeman.

She was a Northampton Area High School graduate.

She was a part-time clerk for the former Northampton Hardware for two years. Before that, she worked at the former Miller’s Department Store for five years and the former Coleman’s Department Store for three years, all in Northampton.

Catherine E.A. Knauss

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Catherine E.A. Knauss, 81, of Bath, died March 12, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of the late Russell W. Knauss.

Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Buskirk Sr. and Kathryn (Wutcher) Buskirk.

She was a garment worker for 20 years at Mary Fashion Manufacturing, Bath, before retiring in 1989. She then worked for eight years in the bakery department of Weis Market, Bethlehem.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton.