Northwestern Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sandra Swan Smith

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Sandra Swan Smith, 75, of Slatington, died peacefully Nov. 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Harold M. and Pauline B. (Hews) Swan.

A 1961 graduate of South Portland High School, she was an administrative assistant at Guardian Life, Bethlehem, for many years until retiring.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington, where she sang with the choir.

Harriett H. Munson

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

church organist

Harriett H. Munson of Canton, N.Y., died on Nov. 3, 2018, in Phoebe nursing home, Allentown.

Born July 27, 1918, in Avon, Ill., she was a daughter of Edna (Case) and Madison Reece Hunter.

She attended grade school and high school in Avon.

A graduate of Knox College Conservatory of Music, Galesburg, Ill., she was a member of the music and drama fraternity, Phi Beta, and the sorority Pi Beta Phi.

Joseph Richard Kucharik

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Allentown High School graduate

Joseph Richard Kucharik, 97, of Whitehall, died peacefully Oct. 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.

He was the devoted husband of Catherine M. “Bonnie” (Bonenberger) Kucharik for 65 years at the time of her death on May 7, 2009, and loving father of nine children, 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was a son of the late John and Mary (Katerinec) Kucharik.

Robert C. Diehl

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Precision Roll Grinders

Robert C. Diehl, 84, of Macungie, died Oct. 27, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Edna G. (Peters) Diehl were married 64 years.

Born Oct. 3, 1934, in Hancock, Berks County, he was the son of the late Clarence I. and Elsie (Gracely) Diehl.

He was employed in the shipping and receiving department of Precision Roll Grinders, Chapmans, for 14 years before retiring in 1995.

Before that. he worked for the former Schoeneck Farms, Macungie, for 31 years.

Talon K. Scriptunas

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

everyone’s Little Hero

Talon K. Scriptunas, 13, of Breinigsville, died Nov. 2, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in York, he was the son of Gohan B. and Gwen J. (Comella) Scriptunas.

A foodie, he enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a very strong boy, a gentle soul, kind, honest and was everyone’s Little Hero. He was an inspiration to all.

Martha R. Bizousky

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

avid gardener

Martha R. Bizousky, 93, of Schnecksville, formerly of Palmerton, died Nov. 1, 2018, in the home of her daughter, Debra.

She was the wife of the late Stanley C. Bizousky.

Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Helena (Hudec) Duyka.

She was a sewing machine operator in the Palmerton area for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Palmerton.

Having a love of nature and the outdoors, she was an avid gardener.

Vicki Ann Snyder

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Lady Lillie Best Rebekah Lodge

Vicki Ann Snyder, 47, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 31, 2018, in her home.

Born Oct. 6, 1971, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Diane R. (Shook) Fries with whom she resided and the late Dwight H. Snyder, who died Oct. 21.

She was a day care aide before the long illness she endured.

She was a member of Lady Lillie Best Rebekah Lodge 222, Schnecksville and a member and former volunteer of Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.

Richard A. Bowman

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

incorporator of Forgotten Felines and Fidos

Richard A. Bowman, 76, of Pen Argyl, died tragically in a vehicle accident on Route 248 in Walnutport, on the morning of Nov. 2, 2018.

He and his wife Susan A. (Jarrett) Bowman celebrated 46 years of marriage in July.

Born April 8 1942, in Sandusky, Ohio, he was a son of the late Arlington and Patricia (O’Reilly) Bowman.

A 1960 graduate of Parkland High School, he later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg State College.