Northwestern Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Charles W. Watkins

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

Charles W. Watkins, 69, of Slatington, died July 14, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mary R. (Regnier) Watkins.

Born July 15, 1948, in Harrisburg, Ill., he was the son of the late Eliham and Bulah (Tison) Watkins.

He was a truck driver at Creat Logistics, Harrisburg, before retiring.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.

Robert L. Folk

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

car salesman

Robert L. Folk, 78, formerly of Macungie, died July 15, 2018, at Gardens for Memory Care at Easton.

He and his wife Annamae J. (Daniels) Folk were married 59 years in May.

Born in Buena Vista, Berks County, he was a son of the late Clarence S. and Helen (Meals) Folk.

A car salesman in the Lehigh Valley for many years, he worked for Becker Subaru, Outten Chevrolet and Scott Chevrolet.

Before that, he worked in the printing industry for 20 years in Lehigh County.

He was also a barber in Berks County for many years.

Margaret E. Jessup

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered technician

Margaret E. Jessup, 75, of Slatington, died July 16, 2018, in her home.

She and her husband Howard E. Jessup Jr. were married 55 years.

Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Mary E. (Cantwell) Scott.

A registered technician, she was the director of the neurophysiology lab at Lehigh Valley Health Network for 35 years before retiring in 2013.

Alfred J. Chaputer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Alfred J. Chaputer, 87 of Coplay, North Whitehall Township, died July 8, 2018.

Born May 20, 1931, in Meyersville, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Stefancik) Chaputer.

A farmer all of his life, he was a member of St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

His survivors include nieces Barbara A. Supp and Carol K., wife of David Rabenold; sister-in-law Janet Chaputer and cousins.

He was predeceased by brother, Edward, and sisters Helen Toth and Marilyn Supp.

Condolences may be made to the family at schislerfuneralhomes.com.

John W. Moser

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Allentown West Rotary

John W. Moser, 90, formerly of Allentown and New Tripoli, died July 11, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He and his wife Shirley R. (Reichard) Moser were married 49 years.

Born in Palmer Township, he was the son of the late John W. Sr. and Helen (Remaly) Moser.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

A control foreman for the former Bell of PA in Allentown for 38 years, he retired in 1983.

He was a former member of the Allentown West Rotary Club.

Myron Hanselman

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Wolfe’s Store

Myron “Tunner” Hanselman died July 11, 2018, surrounded by his family at Whitehall Manor, Allentown.

He formerly resided in Centre Hall.

He and his wife Doris (Young) Hanselman were married 65 years.

Born in Wolfe’s Store, he was the son of the late Irwin Blaine and Nora (Bowersox) Hanselman.

A 1952 graduate of East Penns Valley High School, in 1951 he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

Leon L. Grim

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Leon L. Grim, 83, of Fellowship Community, formerly of Schnecksville, died July 14, 2018, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

He and his wife Althea A. (Bachman) Grim were married 62 years.

Born May 14, 1935, in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Mabel (Kocher) Grim.

He was a representative of Thrivent Financial for 22 years before retiring.

A member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, he served multiple terms on the church council.

Bruce William Bodnyk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

great passion for Pysanky

Bruce William Bodnyk, 65, of Harrisburg, died July 5, 2018, in his home.

Born in Ft. Bragg, N.C., he was the son of the late Metro and Dorothy (Shankweiler) Bodnyk.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he worked as a software consultant first for AMP and recently for 3 HTi, where he taught CAD classes and worked with 3D printers.

A member of the Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, he sang with the choir and volunteered with the Grace Church Helping Hands Ministry.

He was also a member of the American Legion Post 998, having served in the Air Force.

Gordon T. Snyder

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1948 graduate of Lehighton High School

Gordon T. (Tom) Snyder, 87, of Lancaster, formerly of Lehighton, died July 5, 2018, in Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster.

He and his wife Emma E. (Wertman) Snyder shared 62 years of marriage.

Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Andreas, he was the son of the late Guy H. and Margaret U. (Kemmerer) Snyder.

A 1948 graduate of Lehighton High School, he worked in the telephone industry for 33 years.

He was certified in fleet management by the Wharton School, Philadelphia, and later retired from Contel (Continental Telephone Company) in 1991.

Helen M. Kovacs

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Helen M. Kovacs, 90, formerly of Coplay, died June 29, 2018, in Renaissance Home, Northampton.

She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. “Rudy” Kovacs.

Born June 28, 1928, in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Esther I. (Butz) Masenheimer.

She was an Epi operator at the former Western Electric, AT&T, Allentown for 32 years before retiring in 1980.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station, she formerly served on the Evangelism and Growth Committee.