Obituaries June 19, 2013

Dwayne G. Beller                                                                

Dwayne G. Beller, 64, of Bath died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Vickie (Fries) Beller.

            He was the proprietor of Beller’s Amoco in Bethlehem for many years.

            Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Willard and Georgene (Hubbard) Beller.

            He was a member f New Life Evan. Lutheran Church, New Triploi and was a little league baseball coach in Northampton.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by daughters, Tammy Van Parys of New Tripoli, Wendy Raub of Northampton, Georgiana Hoffman of Catasauqua, and Karen Gonzalez of Barto; son, Duane Beller of Reading; a sister, Georgiana Sell of Allentown; and 15 grandchildren.

            Preceding him in death were a son, Dwayne, and a grandson, Brandon.

            Services were held on Monday morning in the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown, followed by interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.

Contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley Chapter, 34th & Civic Center Blvd., Phila., PA 19104.

Richard C. Brinker

Dec. 25, 1943  – June 1, 2013

Richard C. Brinker of Northampton died on Saturday, June 1. He was the husband of Carolyn (Krause) Brinker.

            He worked for Royal Mfg. of Allentown and Jack Dankel Chevrolet of Allentown, but most of his life as a store manager for these auto parts stores: Two Guys from Harrison, Penn Jersey Auto, and A & A Auto Parts, from which he retired in 2007.

            Born Dec. 25, 1943 in Allentown, he was a son of the late William C and Bertha M. (Gaumer) Brinker.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Keith of Palmerton, Brenda Dech of Seemsville, Karen Frack of Northampton, Cheryl Hudicka of Palmerton, and Diane Romankow of Shoemakersville; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Mrs. Marilyn Schmidt, of Allentown.

            Preceding him in death was a sister, Shirley Kressler.

            Services were held on Thursday in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 22nd & Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

EDWIN W. CROUT, JR.

Edwin W. Crout, Jr., 66 of Bushkill Township, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Muhlenberg Campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of June E. (Guth) Crout with whom he shared 36 years of marriage last December 17th.  Born in Wilson Borough on April 06, 1947, he was the son of the late Edwin W. Sr. and Hilda (Sterner) Crout.  Edwin was employed by PennDOT as an equipment operator for 30 years before retiring in 2003.  He enjoyed attending flea markets and collecting pheasant items.  Survivors: in addition to his loving wife, June he is survived by his son, David P. Crout and his wife, Crystal of Northampton; step-son, Richard Ramer and his wife, Joan of Allentown; step-daughter, Jayne Ramer of Ormrod; grandchildren, Logan and Courtney; step-granddaughter, Jessica; along with two (2) nieces and a nephew.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Serfass and Ruth Kratzer.  Services: will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014.  Friends and relatives are invited to all on Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.  Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Edwin to the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

Agnes A. Kositz

Aug. 11, 1924  – June 4, 2013

Agnes A. Kositz, 88, of Northampton died Tuesday, June 4 at home. She was the wife of the late John “Moatz” Kositz, who died Aug. 26, 2011.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Lehigh Frocks, Nazareth, and was a member of the ILGWU.

Born August 11, 1924 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ida (Dragovitz) Frisch.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth, and its Altar & Rosary Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise Repsher and Estelle Gimbar, both of Nazareth; four grandchildren; a brother, Frank Frisch.

Preceding her in death were brothers Josef and Carl Frisch.

Services were held Monday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church and interment in the parish cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Church, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Michael J. Kunkle

Michael J. Kunkle, 54, of Northampton died Friday, June 7, 2013. He was the husband of Carol A. (Creyer) Kunkle.

A 1976 graduate of Northampton High School, he worked for Sysco Foods for eight years.  Born in Allentown, he was a son of Russell W. and Margaret (Roos) Kunkle.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by sons Christopher J. and Ryan G., both of Schnecksville; step-daughter, Ashley Loikits, of Allentown; step-son Jason Creyer, of Allentown; grandson Hunter Wise; sisters, Anna Marie Trate of Fogelsville and Patricia Ann Everett of Bethlehem; two nieces, two nephews, and two great-nephews.

A calling time will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4102 S. Church St., Whitehall. Arrangements by Kohut Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

 

 

Barbara Caroline (Stocker) Luckenback

Barbara Caroline (Stocker) Luckenbach, 88, wife of the late Howard S. Luckenbach, of Pottstown, PA, died on June 15, 2013.

Born in Bath, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Armina (Shook) Stocker.

She graduated from Penn State University in 1946 with a degree in Home Economics. She was a sister in the Phi Mu sorority. She received her Masters and Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from Monmouth College (now University) in West Long Branch, NJ in 1965.

She was a professional dietitian and educator, having founded the Twin Gables Nursery School in North Coventry, where she taught for many years.

Barbara was a long time member of and active participant at Shenkel United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir and served on Consistory and various Search Committees.

During World War II, Barbara was a member of the Ground Observer Corps. She was a Girl Scout leader in the 1960s.

Upon moving to Pottstown in 1969, Barbara became a valuable member of the community. She volunteered for or was a member of the Meals on Wheels program for over 30 years, the Pottstown Interfaith Emergency Service, the YWCA Board of Directors, the Pottstown Literacy Council, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, Head Start, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the American Association of University Women, and the Boyertown Area Choral Association.

In addition, Barbara and her husband worked for H & R Block and were stalwarts of the Rosicrucian Order in Allentown, PA for many years.

Barbara is survived by sister Mary Elizabeth Jones, wife of William Jones of Scottsdale, AZ. Barbara was a loving mother to Keith Luckenbach and wife Carol of Madison, CT, Ellen Moomaw and husband David of East Aurora, NY, Jeffrey Luckenbach of Douglassville, PA, and Beth Luckenbach of Cambridge, MA. Barbara is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and eleven nieces and nephews and their progeny.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service, which will be held at Shenkel United Church of Christ, 1580 Shenkel Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 at 2 P.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, Rev. Bonnie L. Moore will officiate. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shenkel United Church of Christ or the Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

 

Joseph P. Mondak

Joseph P. Mondak, 69 of Northampton. died on Saturday, June 15. He was the husband of Charlene K. (Tingley).

He was an Electrician for Alpo Foods, Whitehall for 20 years before retiring in 2003. He was a member of both the American Legion Post#16, Slatington, and Tri–Boro Sportsmans Club. He served his country in the National Guard Reserves.

Born in Somerville, NJ., he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Link) Mondak.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son Brett Mondak of Philadelphia, daughter; Stacy Herman-Benninger of Slatington, a grandson Jarett Herman, sister Joann DePerte of New Jersey, brother John Mondak of North Carolina.

Memorial Service was held Wednesday at the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Rev. Jami Possinger officiated the services.

 

David J. Plata

March 16, 1941 – June 4, 2013

David J. Plata, 72, of Northampton died Tuesday, June 4 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

 After serving as a prison guard at Lehigh County Prison, he was employed at the former Cross Country Clothes and Tama Mfg.

Born March 16, 1941 in Cementon, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Biss) Plata.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the Hungarian Club in Northampton.

Surviving are daughters, AnnMarie Ross of Palmerton, Cecelia Plata of McAdoo, and Elizabeth Luft of Reading; a son, Michael Plata, of Slatington; five grandchildren; sisters, RuthAnn Grieshammer of Bethlehem, Mary Plata of Bethlehem, Annmarie Plavinsky of Bethlehem, and Monica Plata of Northampton, a brother, Robert Plata, of Coplay.

Preceding him in death were brothers Edward and Michael, and a sister Virginia.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Wednesday morning in Assumption B.V.M. Church, followed by interment in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, c/o the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067.

 East Allen Township died on Tuesday, May 28 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

 

Alvin A. Danner, Jr., 80, of Atlas Road, Northampton, Allen Twp, died early Sunday morning, June 9, 2013, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehab Ctr, Westgate, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn E. (Borger) Danner since Jan 19, 1957. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Alvin A., Sr. and Carrie (Ervin) Shutters.

Alvin was owner/operator of Alvin’s Oil Burner Service, Northampton for many yrs retiring in 1999. Previously, he worked for the Town and Country Oil Burner Co., Cementon, Whitehall Twp. He was a member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kreidersville, Allen Twp. Alvin was a US Air Force Veteran, serving in the Pacific, achieving rank of A2/c.

Survivors: wife. daughter, Ann M. wife of Rockie Scarl of Whitehall. sons, Thomas C. Danner and wife Victoria Huggan of Allentown, Jerry A. of Camp Hill. 4 grandchildren, Cindy, Thos Jr., Rockie Jr., and April. 5 great grandchildren.

Services: 11:00AM Thursday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. Call, Wednesday 7-8:30PM and Thursday 10-11:00AM in funeral home. Interment W/ Military Honors, Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Lorraine M. Bonfiglio

May 9, 1954 – June 10, 2013                                                               

Lorraine M. Bonfiglio, 59, of East Allen Township, formerly of Moore Township and Long Island, N.Y., died Monday, June 10 at home. She was the wife of James A. Bonfiglio.

A 1972 graduate of Uniondale High School, she later earned a degree in nursing from the Flushing Nursing Academy in New York City.

Prior to her illness, she served for many years as the food services director at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish in Bath. Previously, she was employed as a surgical I.C.U. nurse for 14 years at the Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.

Born May 9, 1954 in Uniondale, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Clifford J. and Margaret E. (Bauer) Polo.  She was an active member and volunteer at the Sacred Heart Church, Bath, and was a member of the Band Parent Association of Bethlehem Catholic High School where she served as the former treasurer and field trip nurse.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lauren A. and Sarah L. Bonfiglio, both of East Allen Township; two brothers, Jim Polo of Seaford, N.Y., and Richard Polo of Wantagh, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Jennings of Bedford, Texas, and Peggy Loercher of Oceanside, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Cliff Polo, in 2005.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday morning in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bath. Interment will be private. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 210 E. Northampton St., Bath, PA 18014.

                                 

Alvin A. Danner

 Alvin A. Danner, Jr., 80, of Allen Township died Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Manor Care Nursing & Rehab Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn E. (Borger) Danner.

He was the owner/operator of Alvin’s Oil Burner Service, Northampton, for many years. Previously he worked for the Town & Country Oil Burner Co., Cementon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Alvin A., Sr. and Carrie (Ervin) Shutters.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ann M. Scarl, of Whitehall; sons Thomas C., Danner of Allentown and Jerry A. Danner of Camp Hill; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Thursday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by interment with military honors in Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

 

Tracy Fritzinger

Tracy Fritzinger, 45, of Whitehall died Tuesday, June 11, 2015 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

She graduated from Whitehall High School in 1984.

Born in Allentown, Tracy was the youngest daughter of Alfred H. Fritzinger and Mary (Kumernitsky) Fritzinger. She was an identical twin, born three minute after her sister, Stacy.

Although her adult life had daily challenges and struggles, Tracy’s exuberant spirit and generous nature were unwavering.. Tracy selflessly gave herself to the Gift of Life donor program.

In addition to her parents and twin sister, she is survived by three brothers, Douglas Fritzinger of Treichlers, Alfred Fritzinger of Bethlehem, and Todd Fritzinger of Danielsville; three nieces; four nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins..

Preceding her in death was a brother, Kevin.

Memorial services and interment are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

Frank Geosits

June 6, 1927 – June 13, 2013

Frank (Hans) J. Geosits of Northampton died at home on Thursday, June 13. He was the husband of Dorothy (Matsco) Geosits.  He attended Northampton High School and then served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 44 years of service.

Born June 6, 1927 in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Reinish) Geosits.

Frank was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and its Young At Heart group. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers Union and Ss. Peter & Paul Sick & Beneficial Society.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sharon M. Geosits and Carol R. Miletics, both of Northampton; a son, Frank, of Northampton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Pagni. Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Lauren, and a brother, John.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning in Assumption B.V.M. Church, followed by entombment with military honors in the B.V.M. Mausoleum. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

Memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA 18101.

 

Alfred S. Gilly

Sept. 20, 1929 – June 14, 2013

Alfred S. Gilly, 83, of Northampton, died Friday, June 14 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Rheta A. (Roth) Gilly.

He retired in 1999 from Bonney Forge Corp. in Allentown as the Vice President of Operations. Presently, he was serving as a consultant and was very dedicated to the company for more than 66 years. He had served in the U.S. Army.

Born Sept 20, 1929 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Samuel and Anna (Lackner) Gilly.

He was a member of Zion U.C.C. Church, Kreidersville, sang on the church choir and was a church elder. He was on the board of directors for the Wiley House, and was a member of the Allentown Lions Club, the Manufacturers Stabilization Society, Shriners, and the Free & Accepted Masons.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randall K. Gilly and Jed A. Gilly, both of Northampton; a brother, Rudolph F. Gilly, of North Carolina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in Zion U.C.C. Church, with The Rev. Glenn S. Rice officiating there and at interment with military honors in Zion Stone Church Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion U.C.C. Church, 51 Church Rd., Northampton, PA 18067.

 

Diane M. Hoffman

Feb. 15, 1943  – June 14, 2013

Diane M. Hoffman, 70, of Northampton died on Friday, June 14 in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert H. “Mike” Hoffman, Jr.

She was a secretary for the American Cancer Society for 18 years and later was church secretary at Emmanuel U.C.C. for eight years.

Born Feb. 15, 1943 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Carson and Dorothy (Hilbert) Kressley.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown where she was chairman of the music and worship committee, member of church council, the Altar Guild, and sang on the choir.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael R. Hoffman, of Whitehall; a sister, Sharon Kuzma, of Kuhnsville; a brother, Scott Kressley, of Alburtis; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Hoffman, in August 1987.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Grace Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements were by the Sell-Herron Funeral Home, Allentown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 729 St. John St., Allentown, PA 18104.

 

Eileen W. Rex

Sept. 30, 1941 – June 13, 2013

Eileen W. Rex, 71, of Bath died Thursday, June 13. She was the wife of Burnell Rex.

She graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Born Sept. 30, 1941 in Bath, she was a daughter of Earl and Elsie (Wagner) Spengler.

She was a member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville (Bath).

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Christopher Rex of Easton and Jonathan Rex of Dixon, Missouri; three daughters, Stephanie Makhoul of Northampton, Andrea Barrios of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Jennifer Smith of Northampton; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Earl and Richard Spengler; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Tuesday morning in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, followed by burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

Donations in Eileen’s name may be made to Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Dr., Bath, PA 18014.

John B. Slack, Jr.

March 31, 1937 – June 13, 2013

John B. Slack, Jr., 76, formerly of Bushkill Township and Phillipsburg, died on Thursday in his home at Northampton. He was the husband of the late Doris A.  (Laudenbach) Slack.

A 1955 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, he served in the U.S. Army. John worked for various military government agencies throughout the United States for many years before retiring in 204.

Born March 31, 1937 in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late John B., Sr. and Marjorie (Teel) Slack.

He was a member of a golfing group in Bethlehem known as the “Grasshoppers”, and over the years scored three holes-in-one.

Surviving are two sons, Bryan Slack of Easton and Richard Slack of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Cherie Mickle of Virginia and Donna Flyte of Bangor; many grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Loretta Grabowitz, of Danielsville; and a niece and two nephews.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family, with no calling hours, as arranged by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home Moorestown.

 

Betty G. Taff

Oct. 5, 1931 – June 12, 2013

Betty G. Taff, 81, of Bushkill Township died Wednesday, June 12 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. She was he wife of Donald M. Taff, Sr.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Auburn University, she was employed as an executive secretary for Nazareth Machine Wo0rks, Inc. for 35 years.

Born October 5, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Elsie (Williams) Gentry.

She was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church in Nazareth.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, D. Marshall Taff, Jr., of Danielsville, N. Steven Taff of Bath, and C. Randall Taff of Bushkill Township; two brothers, Henry B. Gentry of Phenix City, Ala., and Thomas W. Gentry of Smith Station, Ala.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Bill Gentry.

Funeral services were held on Saturday morning in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nazareth, with The Rev. David B. Schaeffer officiating there and at burial in Bethlehem Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements were by the Schmidt Funeral Home, Nazareth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

 

John D. Thorman

 July 4, 1926  – June 10, 2013

John D. Thorman, 86, of Lower Nazareth Township died Monday, June 10 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Mildred M. (Detwiler) Thorman.

He was a 1944 graduate of Bangor High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. He had a 42-year career in the railroad industry, serving as a conductor and brakeman before retiring in 1988 from Conrail.

Born July 4, 1926 in Port Republic, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Mary Thorman.

He was a life member of Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath and the Nazareth VFW. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown.

Surviving are three sons, David J. of Upper Nazareth Township, Stephen N. of Palmer Township, and Alex J. of Kunkletown; three daughters, Lucinda M. Nabavian of Hanover Township, Lisa M. Deschler of Kernersville, N.C., and Rita L. Haslego of Upper Nazareth Township; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services wee held on Friday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by interment with military honors in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 802 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

Phyllis M. Leibord-Zellers

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers, 74, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in ManorCare Health Services II, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late William Leibold, who died in 1993, and Ralph Zellers, Jr.

Prior to retiring in 2000, she was a crossing guard and worked as a dispatcher for the Northampton Police Department for five years.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Wagner) Hetrick.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evan. Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville (Moore Township). She was also a founding member and past president, secretary and chaplain of the Northampton Exchangettes. She was a member of the Board of Senior Ladies, Northampton; a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Post #4714 in Northampton; the Sweet Adelines of Bethlehem; and a former choir member of Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville. She was also an assistant Girl Scout leader in Troop 392 at Emmanuel’s Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Christine Walker of Bath, and Lora L. Alvarez of Bethlehem; a step-daughter, Sandra Zellers, of Northampton; two sons, Richard A. Leibold of Northampton and Robert W. Leibold of Quakertown; a step-son, Ralph Zellers III, of Bethlehem; three brothers, Charles Hetrick and Robert Hetrick, both of Bethlehem, and Kevin Zellers of Pennsville; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a step-daughter, Beverly Hafth, and a nrother, Leon Hetrick.

A memorial service was held on Saturday in Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Moore Township. Interment is private. Arrangements were by the Schisler Funeral Home Northampton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, c/o the unreal home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

 

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