Northampton Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Joseph A. Sandova

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hokendauqua

Joseph A. Sandova, 82, of Hokendauqua, died Dec. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Gertrude (Dougherty) Sandova for 56 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Matis) Sandova.

He was a 1955 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1962 and spent more than half of that time overseas as a cartographer with the 6007th Reconnaissance Group at the Yokota Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan.

Alfred “Fritz” Martin Kroboth

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Stiles

Alfred “Fritz” Martin Kroboth, 93, of Nazareth, died Dec. 12, 2019. He was the husband of the late Katie Kroboth.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Frank and Pauline (Yost) Kroboth.

He worked at Durkee, Lehigh Structural Steel and Hood Chemical.

He was an usher at Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, for more than 30 years.

He is survived by a brother, Martin and his wife Marie; a sister, Pauline Schloffer and her husband Ivy; nieces; nephews; and dear friends, Al and Mitzi Stangl.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, John and Joseph.

Thomas M. Schuyler

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Thomas M. Schuyler, 70, of Northampton, died Dec. 14, 2019, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Marshall R. and Helen (Krchnavi) Schuyler.

He was a 1967 Catasauqua High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army, serving in army intelligence, stationed in Osaka, Japan, and the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

He worked in packaging for Cori Acres Inc. for many years and later for the Packaging Corporation of America until he retired.

Mervin W. Peters Sr.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Egypt

Mervin W. Peters Sr., 87, of Walnutport and formerly of Schnecksville, died Dec. 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Emilie R. (Schoener) Peters for 62 years.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late William J.C. and Naomi I. (Oswald) Peters.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era.

He was a master carpenter for Union Local 167, Allentown, for more than 40 years before he retired.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, and formerly served on the consistory.

Catherine Keeney Pressley

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Catherine Keeney Pressley, 88, formerly of Whitehall and, for the past 26 years, of Seminole, Fla.; died Dec. 2, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late John Van Pressley.

She was an Allentown Central Catholic High School graduate.

She was a telephone operator at Bell Telephone and worked at Sears until her retirement in 1993.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, Fla.

She volunteered at Woodside Nursing Home and did data entry at Pinellas Suncoast Hospice.

Concepcion La Luz

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Concepcion La Luz, 77, of Lehigh Township and formerly Bronx, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Jose M. La Luz Sr. for 51 years.

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Valentin and Lydia (Martinez) Rodriguez.

She was an X-ray technician for 33 years, employed by Bronx Lebanon Hospital until retiring in 1995.

She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Allentown.

Suzanne L. Kiss

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Suzanne L. Kiss, 55, of Walnutport, died Dec. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Daniel D. Kiss for 17 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Judith (Wiggins) Bryant of Bath and the late Ernest Suranofsky.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a stepson, Matthew; a grandson, Gene; a sister, Cindy Christopher; two brothers, Greg Bryant and Mark Bryant and his wife Diane; nieces; and nephews.

Services are private.

Raymond B. Hahn

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Raymond B. Hahn, 76, of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 6, 2019. He was the husband of June Hahn.

He was a son of the late Raymond B. and Ruth M. Hahn.

He worked for Eastern Airlines and most recently drove for A&A Limo Service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerald; a daughter, Sandra Lower and her husband Brian; two brothers, Bernard and his wife Sharon and Ernest and his wife Penny; a sister, Kristen and her husband Buddy Mink; and three grandchildren, Zachary, Brielle and Braeden.

He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Kastelnik.

Richard A. Stoudt

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund bowler

Richard A. Stoudt, 50, of Northampton, died Dec. 2, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Christina (Kobylinski) Stoudt for 23 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Richard M. and the late Rose Ann (Kubinsky) Stoudt.

He was an Allentown Central Catholic High School and Penn State University graduate.

He was a letter carrier for the Allentown Post Office for 25 years. He was the 2018 Letter Carrier of the Year.

He was a lifelong bowler, first at the former St. John’s Club, Allentown, and most recently at the Coplay Saengerbund.