Northwestern Press

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lavern M. Lippincott

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

airline stewardess

Lavern M. Lippincott, 100, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 6, 2018, in Abington Manor Memory Care Village, Easton.

She was the widow of Harold Marshall Lippincott.

Born in Sayreville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Meyer) Clark.

A graduate of the former Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey, she was the first female cheerleader as well as the first female lifeguard in Middlesex, N.J.

Ruth Emma Klase

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Ruth Emma Klase, 90, of Slatington died Nov. 11, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She and her late husband, Richard Samuel Klase, were married 63 years.

Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Russell E. and Mabel M. (Newhart) Haines.

She was a 1945 graduate of Slatington High School and was a registered nurse, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedar Crest College and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing.

Goldie M. Ritter

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Faith Evangelical Free Church

Goldie M. Ritter, 85, of Lehigh Center, Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Carl R. Ritter.

Born in 1933 on the family farm in Seipstown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Verna (Sechler) Rupp.

She graduated from the former South Whitehall High School and then from Joyce Art Beauty School.

She worked in the Wegmans Floral Department for six years.

Thomas H. Leiser

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1962 graduate of Slatington High School

Thomas H. Leiser, 74, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 10, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife, Donna L. (Oates) Leiser were married 51 years and sweethearts for 56 years.

Born April 19, 1944, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold J.A. and Anna (Mertz) Leiser.

A 1962 graduate of Slatington High School, and a 1966 graduate of Kutztown State College, he was a mathematics teacher in Southern Lehigh Middle School for 26 years before retiring in 1993.

Kris Teena Winch

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Parkland High School

Kris Teena Winch, 30, died Nov. 4, 2018.

Born July 16, 1988, she struggled with the disease of addiction for many years. She is now at peace in heaven.

She attended Parkland High School.

Her survivors include her daughter Isabella Emerley Casner; her mother Debra Hoffmann; her father Warren Winch and his wife, Mary; brother Ryan; stepbrother Sean Reynolds; stepsisters Jennifer Frank, Diana Hoffmann and Theresa Hoffmann; maternal grandmother Elsie Yocco; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Howard W. Host

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1943 graduate of Liberty High School

Howard W. Host, 93, of Allentown, died on Nov. 9, 2018, in Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg.

He and his wife Miriam (Bower) Host would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on Dec. 24.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Howard H. and Helen (Kromer) Host.

He was a 1943 graduate of Liberty High School.

He honorably served with the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet during World War II.

An electrician for the former Kraft Foods manufacturing plant until his retirement, he previously was a sports broadcaster for WSAN, Allentown, for many years.

Michael J. Weaver

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High school graduate

Michael J. Weaver, 39, of North York, died Nov. 8, 2018, in his home.

Born March 13, 1979, in Allentown, he was the son of Magdalene (Katchur) Wentz of Allentown.

He was graduate of Parkland High School.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by an uncle, Michael Katchur and his wife, Margot, of Dillsburg; and an aunt, Michelle J. Lamar of Allentown.

Private graveside services will be held at Grandview Cemetery, South Whitehall.

There will be no calling hours.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

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.