The Morning Call (Sunday) : 2021-01-03

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16 The Morning Call | Sunday, January 3, 2021 Obituaries Connell F. Maguire Connell F. Maguire, 86, formerly of Allentown, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the home of his daughter, Eileen in Hendersonv­ille, TN. He was the husband of Deborah Ann (Gleason) Maguire to whom he was married 60 years. Born in Darby, Delaware County, January 17, 1934, Connell was the son of the late Connell F. Maguire, Sr. and Mary (Doherty) Maguire. He was an Archmere Academy ‘52 graduate. He was a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph University, with a B.S. in Physics. For 10 years they were adopted by their Egypt neighbors where he was fire truck #4 driver. He loved fireman especially the volunteers and taught Hydraulics in several counties. He worked for the Navy Department, Bureau of Aeronautic­s, in Philadelph­ia for 3 years and then former Western Electric, in Allentown, for 29 years. He taught Hydraulics for several years at NACC, and Bethlehem Vo-Tech. Connell was employed at Rexroth Corp. in Bethlehem for 9 years before retiring in 1999. Connell was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, and the Knights of Columbus Council # 10921. Additional­ly, he was a member of the Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers, Bethlehem and the National Railway Historical Society. Connell held various public safety positions in Whitehall Township and South Whitehall Township for many years. He enjoyed 57 years in Lehigh County. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Deborah; son, John E. Maguire (Mary) of Whitehall; daughter, Eileen M. Minton of Hendersonv­ille, TN; grandson, Chad M. Minton. Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am. Thursday, January 7. 2021 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield. The Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wargo will be the celebrant. Family and friends may pay their respects from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Thursday in the church. I nterment will follow the Mass at Resurrecti­on Cemetery, Wescosvill­e. The Heintzelma­n Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksvi­lle is in charge of arrangemen­ts. Online expression­s of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelma­ Contributi­ons: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksvi­lle, PA 18078-0196. Claude E. Kohl, Jr. 610-820-6565 The Morning Call extends condolence­s to the families and loved ones of those who have passed. Claude E. Kohl, Jr., died on New Year’s Day after a long illness. He was born on April 7, 1932 to Claude E. and Edna (Woodland) Kohl He was married to Lenore (Carlier) Kohl and to the late Annabelle (Weaver) Kohl. Claude was a graduate of Allentown H.S., class of 1950. He was also a graduate of the first Fire Science class of Northampto­n CCC. He later served as an Adjunct Professor and taught Fire Science classes at NCCC. He taught many fire chiefs in the Lehigh Valley. Claude was a member of the Allentown Fire Department for 35 years rising through the ranks to Asst. Chief when he retired in 1994. He was a former member of the Governor’s Safety Council and was a member of several safety committees, including LEPC and LCTI. Claude was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he served as a Crypto Analytics Specialist and translated Russian and Chinese codes. He was a member of American Legion Post #576, Allentown. Claude was a member of the Boy Scouts for 75 years. He was an Eagle Scout who was honored to be named Alumnus of the Year by Minsi Trails Council in 2016 and NESA Outstandin­g Eagle Scout in 2018. He was a founding member of the Burn Prevention Network and served on its Executive Board for many years. Claude was active in the PTA locally and was elected PA State President in 1988 and served on the National Board of Managers for two years. He was a member of Emmanuel U.C.C., Allentown serving on the Consistory and several committees. Claude was a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Allentown, where he was a Council President. He worked part-time for the Allentown School District. Claude is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lenore, as well as his three children, Claude E. Kohl III and wife Tracy of Allentown, Laurie Christman and husband Rodney of Lehigh Township and Sherri Marks and husband Earl of Jacksonvil­le, FL. Five grandchild­ren, Caitlin Kohl, Elizabeth Kohl, Chelsea Kohl, and Rodney, Jr. and William Christman. He is also survived by brothers Rev. Richard Kohl (Mary), Summervill­e, SC, Dr. John Kohl (Nancy), St. George, Utah and sister Cindy Kohl, Willow Street, PA and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at the convenienc­e of the family. A Celebratio­n of Life will be held when a gathering is safe. Arrangemen­ts by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., www.stephensfu­ In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons may be made to Minsi Trails Council (Boy Scouts of America), 991 Postal Rd, Allentown PA 18109 or Burn Prevention Network, 236 N. 17th St, Allentown PA 18104 Dr. Joseph M. Skutches Dr. Joseph M. Skutches, 90, died peacefully on December 31, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill. A 1948 graduate of Slatington High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College (1953) and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College (1957). After completing his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Misericord­ia Hospital in Philadelph­ia in 1962, he served two years as a Captain in the United States Medical Corps at Fort Dix, New Jersey. A consummate profession­al, much-esteemed colleague, and venerated teacher, he establishe­d a private medical practice, Bethlehem Obstetrics, in 1964 and served as private attending and resident teaching physician at St. Luke’s Hospital from 1964 until his retirement in 2015. He was also Assistant Chief (1979-1983), Chief (1984-1990), and Program Director, Resident Education (1984-1990) of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s. He served as President of the Northampto­n County Medical Society in 1975 and was appointed Associate Professor at the Temple University School of Medicine in 1983. Son of the late Joseph and Mary (Petrusky) Skutches, he is survived by his wife MaryAnn, sister Joan Hefflefing­er (Karl); daughters Catherine Campanaro, and Meredith Skutches; sons Joseph (Joann), Gregory (Anne), Mike (Lynn), and David (Crystal); and ten grandchild­ren. Joe enjoyed golf and playing cards, dining out and going to the movies with MaryAnn, travel, reading, watching college and profession­al sports, and spending time with family and friends. A private ser vice will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Mother and Baby Unit; Grace Church Bethlehem Building Fund; or a charity of your choice. Condolence­s may be offered online at www.connellfun­ Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ Don’t let the story go untold. share your memories | 610-820-6565 Call 610.820.6565 • Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ Brought to you by ® ALLEN It’s time. • Prices have appreciate­d. • Inventory is in short supply. • Interest rates are low. • Demand is strong. We will sell your home for as low as AU D I O L O G Y 33,, 995!! $$ QUALITY HEARING CARE 610-439-1196 Fees vary for homes over $150k. 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