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Pauline I. Rausch

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Employed by former Scottys Fashions

Pauline I. Rausch, 81, of Slatington, died Aug. 6, 2013, in Lehighton.

She was the widow of the late Marvin J. Rausch Sr., who died in 2004.

Born Jan. 8, 1932, in Jim Thorpe; she was a daughter of the late Eugene Sr. and Mabel (Walck) Hardy.

Employed by the former Scottys Fashions, Palmerton, and Paris Neckwear, Walnutport, as a trimmer, seamstress and bagger, until retiring, she also was employed by the former Keystone Lamp Factory, Slatington.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She enjoyed crafts, flowers, holiday wreaths and decorations.

Rowland G. Schlauch Jr.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg UCC

Rowland G. Schlauch, Jr., 87, of Slatington, died Aug. 9, 2013, in his home.

He and his wife Dorothy J. (Gottshall) Schlauch celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last Aug. 20.

Born March 7, 1926, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Rowland G. Sr. and Marion (Miller) Schlauch.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, class of 1950, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He remained in the military with a rank of first lieutenant in the National Guard.

Richard J. Castagnera

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

kidney transplant recipient

Richard J. Castagnera, 61, of Allentown, died July 31, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Margaret M. (Cassel) Castagnera celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on June 22.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Ann (Zawediuk) Castagnera of El Cajon, Calif., and the late Irvin Castagnera.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by brothers, John and his wife Karen of La Mesa, Calif.; Lamont and his wife Elizabeth of El Cajon; nieces Kimberly, Kerrie, Louann Steward, Roxanne Nieves and Samantha Steward.

David A. Borger Sr.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

an avid bowler

David A. Borger Sr., 57, of Whitehall, died peacefully July 22, 2013, at home.

He was a son of the late Merritt and Eleanor "Dollie" (Schultz) Borger.

A 1973 graduate of Whitehall High School, he was a pre-stressed concrete inspector for Penn-DOT.

An avid bowler at The Rose Bowl, he was a junior bowling coach for many years and member of the ABC Tour.

His survivors include sons David A. Jr. of Orefield and Ryan M. of Whitehall; brother Donald; and faithful companion Lucky.

He was predeceased by infant sister, Dawn.

John B. Freeman, Jr.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury Methodist Church

John B. Freeman Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Fullerton, Whitehall Township, died peacefully Aug. 1, 2013.

He and his wife Mary L. (Hooks) Freeman were married 55 years at the time of her death Oct. 24, 2010.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the only child of John B. and Helen (Margerum ) Freeman Sr.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall.

A 1938 graduate of Abington High School, he attained his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State in 1942, and remained an avid and loyal supporter of the university.

Lee B. Hunsicker

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Old Time Plow Boys

Lee B. Hunsicker, 70, of Walnutport, died Aug. 3, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

He and his wife Joann E. (Helfrich) Hunsicker celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary June 23.

Born April 23, 1943, in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Fred J. and Althea M. (Wanamaker) Hunsicker.

He was a lifelong farmer in Lehigh Township.

A member of Grundsaw Lodges in Emerald and Ashfield, he was a member of the Old Time Plow Boys and an avid hunter.

Ronald H. Weaver

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Bethel Church

Ronald H. Weaver, 74, of Kempton, died July 30, 2013, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, W. Reading.

He and his wife Helen O. (Snyder) Weaver celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in July.

Born in Albany Township, he was a son of Blanche M. (Bailey) Weaver of Kempton, and the late Harold D. Weaver.

A 1956 graduate of Kutztown Area High School, he was a 1961 graduate of Indiana Tech, Ft. Wayne, Ind., from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and later obtained his Pennsylvania professional engineering license.

John W. Frey

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

driver, salesman for Roadway Express

John W. "Skip" Frey, 76, of Orefield, died on July 31, 2013, at home.

He and his wife Rosemarie D. (Wanitsky) Frey were married 54 years last September.

He was a son of the late William and Margaret (Furst) Frey.

A driver and salesman for Roadway Express for many years, he retired in 1963.

He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Marie, of Glendale, Calif.; three brothers, four sisters; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother.

Kathryn L. Heiser

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse in Lehigh Valley

Kathryn L. (Haas) Heiser, 85, of Whitehall, died on Aug. 2, 2013, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the wife of Forrest E. Heiser for 63 years last October.

Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Erma (Fritzinger) Haas.

She was a graduate of Allentown High School and the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse in the Lehigh Valley for 35 years and a life member of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Lucille R. Held

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Telephone Pioneers

Lucille R. Held, 90, of Allentown, died Aug. 3, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was the widow of Norman L. Held Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Romig) Reinhard.

She was a telephone operator for the former Bell Telephone for 31 years before retiring in 1985.

She was an active of member Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Care Team, and office helper for many years.

She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and volunteered for the former ABVI.