The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on December 28, 2003 · 22
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B6 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2003 OBITUARIES THE MORNING CALL TODAY Brown, Harry Bugarewicz, Frank Bundy Jr, Arthur Csrnko, John Cunningham, Mildred Dean, Richard Earley, Mary Engler, Nelson Fazio, Salvatore Hafner, John Hager, Joseph Huber, Arlene Kilburn, Rev. Emory Knauss, Louise Lagler, Lewis Lanore, Teresa Lanot, Albert Leibenguth, Joseph Lombardo, Thomas Long Sr., Richard Marcinko, Mary Mohler, Mary Moser, Harry Moyer, Althea Ortiz, Carmen Pavelko, George ' Pfancook Jr., James Saltzer, Betty Sell, Caroline Silfies, Anne Smakula, Michael Smith, Clyde Smith, Henry Stahley, Jean Super, William Tavianini, James Tricoli, Mildred Uhlig, Olga Wagner, Gary Walbert, Elsie Ware, Joseph Wedo, Frank CAROLINE D. SELL Caroline D. Sell, 93, of Al-lentown, died Dec. 26 in Moss-er Nursing Home, Trexler-town. She was the wife of the late Fred C. Sell. She was a sewing machine operator for various clothing manufacturers in Allentown before retiring. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edwin J. and Emma C. (Schwoyer) Deily. She was a member of St. Joseph's Evangelical Church, Allentown. Survivors: Daughters, Arlene E. Henry of Allentown, with whom she formerly resided, Dorothea E. of Hialeah, Fla., Connie N. Boger of Allentown; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Call 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Contributions: Mosser Nursing Home Recreation, Trexler-town, or Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. BUICK TM6 SmiT OF AMmiCAN KTVt-B 2003 Buick LEFTOVER SEDLOOWN SCOTT JONES REBATES up ro6000 FINANCING wwas 0.0 610-691-3911 sutvrc 325 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA BUY SELL RENT THE MORNING CALL cla sifieda At this festive and When the holly berries May we learn to keep That will enrich our lives Warm Holiday Greetings and a Special Thanks to all of you who donated hooks, crayons & puzzles to he given to the Sixth St. Shelter & The Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank. - The Stephens Funeral Home Family Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. Stanley S. Stephens Matthew S. Stephens Our Family Serving Your Family In Their Time of Need Prearrangement Specialists Since 1941 1335-37 Linden St, Allentown, PA f 610-434-6304 MARY A. EARLEY Mary A. Earley, 76, of Allentown, died Dec. 24 in her home. She was married to Thomas Earley for 54 years last February. She was a secretary for Cathedral School of St Catharine of Siena, Allentown, for 28 years before retiring in 1999. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Ball) Tighe. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, and a past member of the parish council and a past secretary of the Women's Alliance. She was a volunteer for the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, and Meals on Wheels. Survivors: Husband; sons, Michael J., Thomas J. and Kevin J., all of Allentown, John J. of Marietta, Ga.; daughters, Kate of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Patricia Earley-Ward and Maureen Keenan, both of Allentown, Mary Ellen Massi of Baltimore, Md., Jane of Lancaster, Peggy Earley-Stein of Marietta; sisters, Catherine Connolly of Baltimore, Jeanne Moran of Lavalette, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; nieces, nephews. Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the cathedral. Call 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Contributions: Mary Earley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cathedral School of St. Catharine of Siena or Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. FRANK BUGAREWICZ Frank "Bogie" Bugarewicz, 66, of Lehighton, died Dec. 27 in Gnaden Hutten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was married to Eileen M. (Marcheski) Bugarewicz for 42 years in August. He was an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration in Morocco, Philadelphia, Avoca, Allen-town-Bethlehem-Easton and Clearwater airports before retiring in 1990. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Edward and Helen (Murlo) Bugarewicz. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving as an air controller, and a member of American Legion Post 170, Coaldale. Survivors: Wife; son, Stephen E. of Lehighton, daughters, Marie L. Rusnak of Lehighton, Christine S. of Bath; two grandsons. He was predeceased by a son, Michael. Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 6-8 p.m. Monday and 8:30-930 a.m. Tuesday, Andrew P. . Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton. FOR THE RECORD John F. Csrnko, 85, of Ma-cungie, who died Dec. 25, was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant. His military service was omitted in his obituary Saturday. holy time of the year glisten and shine bright a quietness of mind and lead us to peace. CARMEN M. ORTIZ Carmen Maria Ortiz, 62, of Allentown, died Dec. 24 in her home. Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Crispulo and Bernalda (Colon) Ortiz. She was a member of La Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal La Vida Verdadera, Allentown. Survivors: Sons, Ignacio Franco, Eric Martinez and Sandro Martinez, all of Newark, N.J., Miguel Rivera, Edwin Martinez and Mariano Franco, all of Allentown, Jose Martinez of Cambridge, Mass., Ivan Franco of Charlestown, Mass.; brothers, Roberto in Puerto Rico, Emilio of Allentown, Pedro J. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters, Rosa Vazquez-Colon of Springfield, Mass., Luz-Maria Velazquez of Allen town, Nilda-Margarita Ortiz of Bronx, N.Y., Maria A. Ortiz and Maria De Los Angeles-Ortiz, both of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, great-grandchil-drea Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sell-Herron Funeral Home, 1145 Lehigh St., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. JAMES L PFANCOOK JR. James E. Pfancook Jr., 73, of Kunkletown, died Saturday in Palmerton Hospital He was married to Joyce M. (Barry) Pfancook. He was a bartender for American Legion Post 927, Gilbert, and before that worked for Wild Creek Reservoir. Previously, he was a polisher and plater for Ron-son, Delaware Water Gap, for 16 years and before that, worked for High Quality Pol ish and Platmg, Old Zionsvule, for eight years. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late James E. Sr. and Dorothy E. (Serfass) Pfancook. He was of the Reformed faith. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post 927, where he was the steward for many years. Survivors: Wife; sons, Norman of Morrisville, Bucks County, James E. Ill and Chris, both of Kunkletown; daughters, Bonnie Snyder of Kunkletown, Yvonne Peters of Slatington, Brenda Gouger of Palmerton; sisters, LaRau Charon of Bartonsville, Pauline O'Toole in New Jersey; 15 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Trachsville. Call noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville. Contributions: Palmerton Dialysis, co Dr. Cheryl Lip-son, Palmerton. HAFNER SURVIVORS John Hafner, 77, of Orefield, who died Dec. 26 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, was married to Marian T. (Danouski) Volak Hafner for 21 years last December and is survived by four grandchildren. The hospital name was misspelled, his wife's previous marriage name was omitted and his grandchildren were not included in his obituary Saturday. 18 Forethought funeral planning Do it today, not tomorrow. Together, not alone. KV.KNOPP FUNERAL HOME, INC taieMKiopp, $T 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown, PA1 8 103 610-797-3031 FUNDED THROUGH POLICIES FROM FORETHOUGHT UFE INSURANCE COMPANY NELSON C ENGLER Nelson C. Engler, 78, of Moore Township, died Dec 26 m St Luke s Hospital, Fountain HilL He was married to Arlene M. (Werner) Engler for 30 years last July. He owned and operated Engler's Bar, Saylorsburg, for eight years. Before that, he was a supervisor for C.F. Martin Guitar Co., Nazareth, for 31 years before retiring. Born in Hecktown, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Mary Alice (Neuman) Engler. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War IL A former American Legion baseball commissioner for Northampton, Monroe, Carbon and Lehigh counties, he was a Pennsylvania Interscho-lastic Athletic Association baseball official. He was a former umpire assigner for the Bushkill Intermediate Baseball League and a former commissioner and Little League baseball coach. A former manager of the Hecktown Church Softball Team, he formerly was secretarytreasurer of the Blue Ridge Church Softball Team. A past president of the Nazareth Pals, he was treasur er of the Moore Township Lions Club and a former chairman of the Nazareth Halloween Parade Committee. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 415, Nazareth, and a former Noble Grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Heck town. Survivors: Wife; sons, Glen N. of Easton, Gale Allen of Bushkill Township; daughter, Susan E. Ritz of Whitehall Township; five grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, 2165 Community Drive, Bath. Call 1-2 p.m. Wednesday. Contributions: American Heart Association, Bethlehem. CUNNINGHAM SURVIVOR Among the survivors of Mildred E. Cunningham, 86, of Wescosville, who died Dec. 24, is a sister, Eleanor Shellard of Phoenix, Ariz. Among her employers was H & M Concessions, Allentown, where she worked for 25 years. Her sister and her employer were omitted from her obituary Thursday. ARTHUR W. BUNDY JR. Arthur W. Bundy Jr., 62, of Walnutport, died Dec. 26 in Palmerton Hospital. He was married to Sandra A. (Paul) Bundy for 40 years in October. He was a plumbing contrac tor for various plumbing companies. Born in Allen Township, he was a son of the late Arthur W. Sr. and Arlene (Frack) Bundy. He was a member of Zion Stone United Church of Christ, Kreidersville. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Lehigh Township American Legion. He was a member of the Northampton Lions Club. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Deanann B. of New Tripoli, Stacey L. Hildebrand of Slatington, Christina L. Wentz of Saylorsburg; sisters, Betty J. Pritko of Nazareth, Bonnie L. Schatz of Coplay; a granddaughter. Services: memorial, 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Bath. Contributions: Visual Impairment and Blindness Servie es of Northampton County, Bethlehem. THE NEW ITEM at ELECTRIC SCOOTERS fwk by Pride w 10 Models to Choose from Sale Priced im $999 rag. $1499 Easy To Transport No Down Payment-Financing Available 17th&Tilghman Sts. located Behind Waljrocns 610-437-3725 Store Hourat 'fv ( Mon.,Thura. Fri. 10-1 V lm.-Wii. 10-J J 8.1. -5. ' .33. vmiiiir it .1 m E "WknTktlaletafcOu m 2e MICHAEL W. SMAKULA Michael W. Smakula, 49, of Maple Avenue, Dublin, was pronounced dead at the scene of an automobile accident Dec. 26 on Sylvan Road, Bed- minster Township, Bucks County. He was married to Barbara (DeLong) Smakula for 29 years last January. He was a machinist for Accusort Systems, Telford, and the former Netconnex Computer Cable Co., Sellers-ville. Born in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, he was a son of Wasley and Margaret (Hagen) Smakula of Bedminster Township. He was a member and coun cilman of Solomon United Church of Christ, Bedminster. Survivors: Wife; parents; sons, Nicholas M. of Telford, Alexander M. at home; broth er, David M. of Sellersville; sisters, Deborah Heatherington of Weatherly, Julia Ryan of Silverdale. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, 20 N. Ambler St., Quak-ertown. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday. BETTY L SALTZER Betty Louise "Salty" Saltzer, 74, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 26 in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was a dispatcher for North Perm Trucking Co., Lansdale, before retiring in 1991 and previously for Mason-Dixon Line Trucking Co. and other trucking companies. She was a Naval Air reserv ist for Willow Grove Naval Air Station, 1968-88, attaining the rank of yeoman chief petty officer and serving with the First Europe and Atlantic Fleet Intelligence Unit. She received the Navy Meritorious Medal with four stars. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, she was a daughter of the late William and Mabel (Mease) Saltzer. She was a member of Avon Zion United Methodist Church, Lebanon. She served in the Women's Army Corps, 1949-55, attaining the rank of sergeant 1st class and serving as a drill and platoon sergeant at Fort Meade, Md., in the judge advocate's office and as a troop information and education instructor. She served in the Army Reserve, 1956-59, and .received the Good Conduct medal six consecutive years. Survivors: Companion, Patricia Rose of Bethlehem; sister, Annamae Sholly of Lebanon; nieces, nephews. Services: memorial, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Old Chapel of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem. Arrangements David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macun-gie. Contributions: Animals in Distress, Coopersburg. PAVELKO SURVIVORS Among the survivors of George L. Pavelko Sr., 76, of Coplay, who died Dec. 25, are sons, James Schaffer of Dunkirk, Md., Robert Schaffer of Sugar Loaf, Luzerne County, and Perry Schaffer of Coplay. He was predeceased by a son, Randolph Schaffer. His sons' surname was misspelled in his obituary Saturday. RICHARD M. DEAN Richard M. Dean, 57, of Palmer Township, formerly of Lilburn, Ga., died Dec. 25 in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was married to Vicky (Oswald) Dean for 27 years in August. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, he worked for Dun & Bradstreet, Bethlehem, for 28 years before retiring in 200L Born in St. Charles, Mo., he was a son of Regina (Heinan) Dean of Longwood, Fla., and the late Harold Dean. He was a Catholic. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he also served in the Army Reserve before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He coached soccer at the Easton Family YMCA and held various offices in' the Georgia Jaycees. Survivors: Wife; mother; sons, Brett R. and Tyler J., both at home; brother, Harold of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Patricia Maeda of Lake May, Fla.; nieces, nephews. Services: services to be announced by Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton streets, Easton. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Contributions: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Philadelphia. f- REV. EMORY N. KILBURN Rev. Emory N. Kilburn, 79, of 306 S. Fourth St, Hamburg, died Dec. 25 in his home. He was married to Ruth H. (Yoder) Shultz Kilburn. A graduate of Thiel College, Greenville, Pa., and a 1954 graduate of Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, he was visitation pastor for St John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg, from 1990 . until retiring. Previously, he was vice pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tremont, Schuylkill County; ministered for Salem (Hetzel's) Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, 1974-89, and for St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Summit Station, Schuylkill County, 1974-86; was pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hawley, Wayne County, 1962-74; was vice pastor for St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Greeley, Pike County, and St. N ohn s Lutheran Church, Honesdale, Wayne County; ministered for Lower Saucon Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hellertown, 1958-62; and was pastor of Unity Lutheran Church, Manor, Pa., 1954-57. He received a master's degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1963. Born in Erie, Erie County, he was a son of the late Niles N. and Gertrude E. (Morrison) Kilburn. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg. : He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a past president of the Hellertown Elementary School FT A, chairman of the advisory board of Wayne County Child Welfare, dean of the Pocono District of Lutheran Churches, and past president of the Pine Grove Council of Churches. Survivors: Wife; sons, Paul Y. Shultz of Rochester, N.Y., Keith E. of West Reading, Berks County; daughter, Margaret Y. (Shultz) Kraehling; six grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg. Call noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg. Arrangements, Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg. FOR THE RECORD Among the survivors of Joseph S. "Bunch" Leibenguth, 62, of Walnutport, who died Dec. 26, aie a son, Jamie J. of New Tripoli, and a sister, Ruth M. Beiler of Gilbertsville. His son's residence and his sister's surname were incorrect in his obituary Saturday. OLGA T. UHLIG ' Olga T. Uhlig, 73, of Perka-sie, died Dec. 24 in her home. She was married to Paul E. Uhlig for 50 years last January. She and her husband owned and operated the former Uhlig's Jewelers for 31 years before retiring in 1996. Born in Santa Lucia, Ecuador, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Dionisia (Castro) Trivino. She was a member of Reformed Baptist Church, Fran-conia, Montgomery County, taught Sunday school for Grace Gospel Chapel, Plum-steadville, and w,as one of the founders of North Ridge Bible Chapel, Sellersville. Survivors: Husband; sons, David A. of Earlysville, Va., Karl E. of Coopersburg; brother, Louis of Perkasie; sisters, Delia Cordoba of New York City, Leopa Enchilada and Telesila Castro, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 grandchildren, a great-grandsoa She was predeceased by a son, Raymond P., in 1996, and an infant daughter. Services: at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie. TERESA M. LANORE Teresa M. Lanore, 83, of East Stroudsburg, died Dec. 26 in Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Frank A. . Lanore Sr. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Guiseppe and Rosina (Valenta) Ruggeri. She was a Catholic. Survivors: Son, Frank A. Jr. of East Stroudsburg; daughter, Rosemary T. of Staten Island, N.Y.; two brothers; two sisters; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews. Services: 7 p.m. today, Lan-terman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg. Call 4-7 p.m. today. f-. .

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