Obituaries May 29, 2013

Robert E. Correll, Jr.
Nov. 21, 1928 – May 20, 2013
Robert E. Correll, Jr., 84, of Lower Nazareth Township, formerly of Bushkill Township, died Monday, May 20 in St. Luke’s Hospital –Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. He was the husband of Geraldine S. “Jerry” (Kemmerer) Correll.
He was employed by Essroc Cement, Nazareth, for 22 years before retiring in 1982 as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed antique cars and was especially fond of Model T Fords.
Born Nov. 21, 1928 in Bushkill Township, he was a son of the late Robert E., Sr. and Mae (Snyder) Correll.
He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Nazareth congregation.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Robert E. Correll III and David S. Correll, both of Bushkill Township, and Glen A. Correll of Whitehall; six grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, Nancy Ann; three brothers, George, John and William Correll, and a sister, Elizabeth Frable.
Services were held on Friday morning in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, followed by interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown.
Contributions may be made in memory of Robert to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Nazareth Congregation, 2372 Yost Rd., Bath, PA 18014 and/or Schoeneck Moravian Church, 316 N. Broad St. Extension, Nazareth, PA 18064.

 

Duane R. Dech
Duane R. Dech, 77, of Upper Nazareth Township died Friday, May 24 at Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Gavin) Dech.
He worked as a dairy department manager for Acme Markets, Allentown, for 43 years, retiring in 1993. Later, he worked part-time as a crossing guard for the Nazareth Are School District.
Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Florence A. (Lehr) Dech.
He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church, Nazareth, and East Lawn Vol. Fire Co., and enjoyed bowling at the Jacksonian Club in Nazareth. An artist, he liked to paint and create ceramic projects.
Besides his wife, he is survived by daughters, Diane L. Pacovich and Karen R. Itterly, both of Pen Argyl, and Joanne E. Masterpaul of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Frederick, of Pen Argyl; and three nieces.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Constance Henshue.
Services were held on Wednesday afternoon in the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by interment in Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DaVita Dialysis Center, 30 Community Dr., Easton, PA 18045.

 

John Michael Dooley, Jr.
December 8, 1963 – May 24, 2013
John Michael Dooley, Jr., 49 of Kunkletown, died Friday, May 24, 2013 in Kunkletown.
He was the husband of Jennifer M. (Donello) Dooley. They observed 10 years of marriage November 15th.
John was born on December 8, 1963 in Jersey City, NJ son of Joan (Sateary) and Joseph Mainiero of Hellertown and the late John Michael Dooley Sr.
He was employed as a painter for Winterdon Painting, Northampton. John was also a self-employed carpenter.
In addition to his wife Jennifer, mother Joan, and step-father Joseph he leaves behind son Ethan John, daughter Jessica Ann, step-son Brett Brown Donello, brother Kevin, sister Denise Dooley, and a nephew Wyatt.
Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., with a friends and family visitation from 5:00to 7:00 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday, May 30 in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive,Route 946, Village of Moorestown, Bath, PA 18014. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o the funeral home.

 

Paul E. Epser
Nov. 29, 1941 – May 22, 2013
Paul E. Epser, Sr., 71, of Nazareth died Wednesday, May 22 in Manorcare, Allentown.
Hr had worked at Mack Trucks, Inc. as a mechanic and also was a self-employed mechanic working on cars and motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidsons.
Born Nov. 29, 1941 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles, Sr. and Anna (Burkhardt) Epser.
Surviving are his children, daughters Sue, Pam, Candice, Nicole, and Danielle,; son, Paul, Jr.; grandchildren; a brother, Bernard, and a sister, Christine.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Charles, Jr.
A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

 

Sharon M. Locher McGarr
Sharon M. (Locher) McGee, 43, of Nazareth died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at home. She was the wife of Michael J. McGarr.
She was employed by Copiers, Inc. in Nazareth.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Adolph Locher, Jr. and the late Barbara (D’Agostino) Locher.
She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moorestown.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Kayla McGarr, at home; a sister, Carisa Locher, of Bethlehem; and a brother, Mark Locher, of Whitehall.
Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, followed by interment in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Arrangements were by the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, Nazareth.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kayla’s college fund, c/o the funeral home at 211 E. Center St., Nazareth, PA 18064.

 

Sarah Jane Ratzell
Sarah Jane “Sue” Ratzell, 71, of Lower Nazareth Township died Tuesday, May 21 at home. She was the wife of Lynn Ratzell.
A graduate of Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital with a certificate in nursing, she worked at Miller Memorial Blood Center for many years before retiring.
Born in Quakertown, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Frances (Reed) Myers.
She was an active member of Christ Church UCC in Bethlehem, where she taught Sunday school for many years and volunteered for many congregational groups and events including the soup kitchen.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Michelle McDermott, of Newtown; a son, Thomas Ratzell, of Blandon; two brothers, Robert Myers of Quakertown and Richard Myers of Graham, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Friday morning in Christ UCC Church, Bethlehem. Arrangements were made by the James Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bethlehem.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ UCC Church, 75 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

Rose Stubits
April 17, 1918 – May 25, 2013
Rose Stubits, 95, of Northampton died Saturday, May 25 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Joseph Stubits, who died in 1971.
She was a devoted homemaker.
Born April 17, 1918 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Theresa (Gratzel) Lang.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
Surviving are two daughters, Stella McCann of South Windsor, Conn., and Donna Bealer of Northampton; three sons, Joseph Stubits of Whitehall, Frederick Stubits of Northampton, and Michael Stubits of North Carolina; two sisters, Angela Groller of Allentown and Anna Zareczky of Northampton; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a grandson, Kevin McCann; a sister, Theresa Milisits, and a brother, Stephen Lang.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the church, c/o the Reichel Funeral Hoe, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067

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