The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 26, 1981 · 20
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The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania · 20

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Friday, June 26, 1981
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SECOND B6 THE MORNING CALL, ALLENTOWN, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1961 DEATHS Berna Hoben, teacher for 39 years Berna Hoben of 926 Parkway House, Glen Ridge, N.J., died Thursday in the Bloomfield Nursing Home, N.J. i A graduate of West Chester Teacher's College, she was a teacher in the Coaldale School District for 39 years. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late David and Mary (Mc-Ardle) Hoben. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Robert McElory, with whom she resided. Services at 9 a.m. Monday in the Griffith Funeral Home, 53 E. Phillip St., Coaldale, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Coaldale. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Charles M. Wilke Charles M. "Hank" Wilke, 87, of Rickertsville, Lehighton R.5, formerly of Jim Thorpe, died Thursday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Arlene (Weaver) Wilke and the late Lillian (Beers) Wilke. He retired in 1962 after 50 years of service with the former Central Railroad of .New Jersey, last working as a conductor out of Jim Thorpe. Born in Jim Thorpe, he was a son of the late Henry and Annie (Gallagher) Wilke. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton. Surviving are a son, Michael W. , and a daughter Connie, wife of Robert Marzen, both of Jim Thorpe; a sister, Madelyn Dermott of Allentown; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services at 9 a.m. Monday in the J.J. Mayes Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St., Weissport, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in the church. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Wilbur E. Stocker Wilbur E. Stocker, 64, of 1601 Marshall St. SW, Allentown, died Thursday in the Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center. He was the husband of Grace E. (Snyder) Stocker. He was an asbestos worker for the John Mansfield Co., Philadelphia, in the Allentown area for many years before retiring in 1978. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harry and Amelia (Lehr) Stocker. His widow is the only immediate survivor. Services will be at 1 :30 p.m. Mon-. day in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. A calling hour will precede the services. Evans survivors Among the survivors of Arthur J. Evans, 48, of 804 Wilshire Blvd., Metairie, La., formerly of Allentown, who died Sunday in Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Jefferson, La., are his mother, Mrs. Mildred (Quinn) Evans, a sister, Jane Wiley, and two brothers, James and William, all of Bath. Stephanie Bennick Brader Mrs. Stephanie Bennick Brader, 84, of 539 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, died Thursday in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Raymond Brader and Stephen Bennick. She was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. during World War II and previously owned and operated a South Bethlehem ice cream parlor with her husband in the 1930s. She also worked in silk mills in Allentown. Born in Graz, Germany, she was a daughter of the late George and Pauline Reitbauer. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem. Surviving are four sons, Henry Bennick of Fountain Hill, Joseph Bennick of Bethlehem, Edward Bennick of Salisbury Township and Stephen Benick of Hillsboro, Ore. ; two daughters, Maryanne, wife of Ernest Friend of Bethlehem, and Theresa, wife of Raymond Clements, of Philip, S.D. ; 39 grandchildren, 34 greatgrandchildren and a great-greatgrandchild. Services at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Connell Funeral Home, 427 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in the church. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Kobal services Services for Mrs. Dolores R. Kobal, 48, of Lehighton R.5, who died Wednesday in Palmerton Hospital, not Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton, as previously listed, will be at 2 p m. Sunday in the Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, 4th and Iron streets, Lehighton. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday. JR5 Joseph C. Robinson Joseph C. Robinson, 48, of 2865 Mountainview Drive, Klecknersville died Thursday in the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Joyce M. (Silvius) Robinson. He had been a mechanic at the Merf garage of Bethlehem, Steel Corp. for 26 years until 1980. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he was a son of Carl Robinson of Hilton, Bucks County, and the late Ruth (Repsher) Robinson. He was a graduate of Northampton county Area community College and Moravian College. He was a member of Emmanuels Lutheran Church, Bath R.2. Robinson was a past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles 283, Beth lehem, and a vice president of the Clubman's Association. He served with the Army during the Korean War. Surviving with his widow and father are a son Carl; a stepson, Timothy C. Deemer of Bath; a step daughter, Cindy L. Deemer, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Croasdale of Hilton and Mrs. Barbara Bachman of Easton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. A calling hour will precede services in the church. The. Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Laura Anna Shup Mrs. Laura Anna Shup, 79, of Mill Road, Quakertown, died Thursday in her home. She was the widow of Harvey B. Shup. Born in Milford Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ida (Meek) Oberholtzer. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Trumbauersville, where she was a past president of the Lutheran Church Women. Mrs. Shup was a past president of the Trumbauersville chapter of the Grand View Hospital Auxiliary, Sell-ersville. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Mower, at home; a son Homer of Trumbauersville; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the church. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday in the C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown, and 1-2 p.m. Monday in the church. Mrs. Helen C. Epting Mrs. Helen C. Epting, 72, of Wescosville R.2 died Wednesday in her home. She was the widow of John H. Epting. She was a shoe repairman for the Kutztown Shoe Factory for 15 years before retiring in 1975. Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late James and Rosa (Kern) Rahn. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Kutztown. Surviving are a son, Donald C. of Walnutport; a daughter Joan, wife of Dr. Frederick Fister of Wescosville R.2; two sisfers, Mrs. Anna Warm-kessel of Topton and Mrs. Mildred Mertz of Lyons, and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the church. A calling hour will precede services in the church. The Gilbert F. Keller & Son Funeral Home, 20 N. Church St., Fogelsville, is in charge of arrangements. Charles A. Palagonia Charles A. Palagonia, 74, of 3441 S. 3rd St., Hokendauqua, died Thursday in Allentown Hospital. He was the husband of Pauline M. (Wagner) Palagonia. He owned and operated the Palagonia Bakery in Elment, Long Island, N.Y., for 40 years before retiring in 1967. He was employed part-time by the Colonial Parking Lot, Allentown, and was a maintenance worker for the George Washington Motor Lodge, Whitehall Township, since retiring. Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Joseph and Ninfa (Prestia) Palagonia. 1 He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay. Palagonia was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving with his widow are three sons, Joseph J. Palagonia, at home, and Gerard F. Palagonia and Charles W. Wagner, both of Whitehall; a daughter Evelyn, wife of Joseph Herman, with whom he resided; three brothers, Joseph of Elmont, Anthony of Miami and William E. of Northport, Long Island, and four grandchildren. Services at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, 4th and Chestnut streets, Coplay, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in the church. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Burger services Services for Mrs. Maude E. Jones Burger, 78, of 529 Orchard Circle, Fullerton, who died Wednesday in the Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave.. Northampton. Call- I ing hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday ERICH SCHLOSSER MEMORIA TA COLLE & SCHMIDT No Obligation Free Istimatu. NO SALESMEN Quality Worii ... InhmU, Priced 301 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, Pa. Daily 8-5; Sat. 9-2; Phone 433-70121 l Nancy A. Messina Nancy A. Messina, 10-year-old daughter of Frank J. and Sally A. (O'Neil) Messina of 1022 N. 10th St... Whitehall Township, died Wednesday in 01. josepn s center, acranton, at ter a lengthy illness. She was born in Allentown Hospi tal. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown. Surviving with her parents are a brother, Christopher J., and a sister Mary Beth, both at home; a step sister, Patty A. of Allentown, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary B u iNeii oi muiipsburg. Services at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 High land at., Allentown, will be followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 10 in the church. There will be no calling hours. Sister Regia Sister Regia, 70, of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Patua, New Guinea, died Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital, Vunapope, Patua. Sister Regia entered the convent in 1934. She was a nurse in various hospitals, including Sacred Heart, Al lentown, Sacred Heart, Nornstown, and St. Mary's, Athens, Ga., before leaving for service in Patua in 1950. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (McShae) Steckel. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. E.J. Murtaugh of Allentown. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Convent, Hyde Park, Read mg. Bernard Frazer, 85; Reagan's drama coach DIXON, 111. (AP) - Bernard J. Frazer, the high school drama coach who urged President Reagan to leave his hometown and seek a career in radio, died Thursday at the age of 85 Frazer, who retired as principal of Dixon High School in 1954 after 30 years as a teacher and administrator worked with the young Reagan in a number of school plays. He advised the youth not to follow in the footsteps oi his lather, a local shoe salesman Following Frazer's advice, Reagan went to WOC in Davenport, Iowa, then to Des Moines and on to Hollywood before entering politics. Louise M. Warren. author and screenwriter RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (AP) Services are planned Saturday for author Louise Maxwell Warren, who wrote more than 100 short stories and screenplays. She died in her home June 18 at the age of 72. Two of her books, "Party Line" and "SniDS and Snails." were made into the motion picture "Her 12 Men" starring ureer uarson. An art collector and civic leader, Mrs. Warren was a deleeate to the White House Conference on Childhood and Youth and a member of the National Advisory Council on Vocational Rehabilitation. t At the age of 8, she lost a leg in a bicycle accident. Survivors include her husband, retired Navy Cmdr. Philip W. Warren, and a sister. Lola Lane, actress, dies at 75 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Actress Lola Lane, 75, died Monday in her Santa Barbara home, leaving Priscilla Lane, as the only survivor of the actress Lane sisters. Lola Lane was the first of the sisters to become famous in Holly wood. Rosemary Lane died in 1974, and a fourth sister Leota, a singer, died in 1963. Another sister Martha, who did not choose a show business career, also preceded Lola in death. Born Dorothy Mulligan, the eldest daughter of an Indianola, Iowa, den tist, Lola sang professionally with her sister Leota in their home state. She wrote to songwriter Gus Edwards asking for an audition, and he launched her on a career as a follies performer and actress with the name Lola Lane. The first of her 37 films was "Speakeasy" in 1929. She starred in a series of films with her sisters from 1938 to 1940. She was married five times, to actor Lew Ayres, director Alexander Hall, yacht broker Henry Dunham, Roland West, and the man to whom she was married at her death, Robert Hanlon, a retired aircraft executive. A convert to Catholicism, she was honored by Cardinal Timothy Manning with a Pope Pius X medal in 1967 for her work with religious training for the retarded. FILL IN THOSE BARE SPOTS!!! 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