The Morning Call (Sunday) : 2021-01-10

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30 The Morning Call | Sunday, January 10, 2021 Obituaries The Morning Call extends condolence­s to the families and loved ones of those who have passed. 610-820-6565 TODAY’S OBITUARY INDEX Robert (Undy) P. Arndt Jose A. Caban, Jr. ABRAHAM, Samuel Robert (Undy) P. Arndt, 82, of Topton, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Mary E. (Gambler) Arndt. Born in Wanamakers, the son of the late Nevin R.P. and Dorothy (Hemmerly) Arndt. Robert attended Kutztown High School class of 1957. He worked for Caloric and later became an Internatio­nal Union Representa­tive for the IMAWU and retired after 30 years. Robert enjoyed his street rod, hunting, weekly trips to PA and NJ Legions, and running for parts for the Kreitz Oval Track Parts in his retirement. Well known for his jokes and stories, he always had people laughing and in tears. Undy was a caring and giving person, always helping others, but most of all he enjoyed his family. In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by son Scott A. (Louise); grandchild­ren Brett (Kasey Jo), Jesse (Jamie); great grandchild­ren, Brent, Courtny, Delaney and Kanaan; sister Arlene (Royce Haag); many nieces and nephews. He was predecease­d by son Robert V. and brother Nevin R. Jr. As per his request a Celebratio­n of Life will be held this summer. Arrangemen­ts entrusted to the Edward J. Hildenbran­d Funeral Home Inc. Kutztown. In lieu of flowers contributi­ons can be made to Whitehouse American Legion at 1 Ridge Road Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. Jose A. Caban, Jr., 51, of Allentown died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown. Born in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of Jose A Caban, Sr., and the late Basilia (Gomez) Caban. He was the devoted husband to Cynthia (Barbarics) Caban with whom he would've celebrated their 10th anniversar­y this coming October 11th. Jose worked for Darling Ingredient­s in Newark, NJ, where he held many different positions. J ose was known to have a heart of gold and was always the life of the party and will be missed by everyone that knew him. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Cynthia, father, Jose, Sr., children, Heather, Jay, and Anthony Caban, granddaugh­ters, Sophia Estelle Garcia and Genesis Athena Caban-Rivera, step granddaugh­ters, Siana and Adyson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Caban. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 14 at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 from 5-8 PM. Due to the pandemic numbers will be limited and masks will be required upon entry. Online condolence­s may be made at www.connellfun­ Memorial contributi­ons may be made in Jose's name to the American Kidney Fund, ARNDT, Robert (Undy) BAUER, JR., Oscar BROSIOUS, John CABAN, JR., Jose CASSIANO, Karen CENGERI, Evelyn CLARRY, John ECKHART, Michael FEINOUR, Dale FENSTERMAK­ER, Robert GEHRINGER, Mildred GORMAN, JR., John GUINTA, SR., Nicholas HAAS, Roma HILBERT, Betty HOLSCHWAND­ER, TIMOTHY HUSTON, Eleanor KEINERT, Anne Marie LAUCHNOR, Paul LEVAN, SR., Larry LUDWIG, Leonard MADTES, LaMar Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ MANSOUR, Ramez MASON, Theresa Oscar R. Bauer, Jr. MERKEL, Leon Oscar R. Bauer, Jr., 88, of Richland Township died January 6, 2021 in his home. He was the husband of the late Frieda P. (Hoffman) Bauer. Born in Haycock Township, he was the son of the late Oscar, Sr. & Anna (Striba) Bauer. He retired several years ago from Shelly's Lumber Company in Perkasie after sixty plus years of service. Oscar was a lifelong member of the Great Swamp Fish & Game. His greatest outdoor joys were hunting & fishing, often with his loving Frieda. Almost equally enjoyable were his Caribbean Cruises with family & friends & his snowmobile & motorcycle adventures again with his wife Frieda. Back home in the comfort of his self-constructe­d den, he was thoroughly engrossed in NFL & MLB games & could rapidly recall key statistics going back to the 1950s. He is survived by a daughter Susan Datesman (Wilson), son Michael, brother Lester (Nancy). Three grandchild­ren, eight great grandchild­ren, one great great grandchild. He was predecease­d by seven siblings. Services will be held at the convenienc­e of the family. Arrangemen­ts are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www. Quakertown. MILLER, Robert MILLER, William Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ MILLER, JR., Ralph NICHOLS, Stephen PAPPALARDO, Mary Karen L. Cassiano PERSON, Betty Karen L. Cassiano, 78, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 while in the care of Holy Family Manor. She was the devoted wife of Damiano Cassiano with whom she shared over 55 years of loving marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude Vera Johnson. Karen graduated high school at the age of 16. She loved pets and always aspired to be a veterinari­an. Karen enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. SURVIVORS: In addition to her loving husband Damiano; sons Damon Cassiano of Long Beach, LI, Michael Cassiano and wife Jennifer of Bethlehem and Joseph Cassiano of Long Beach, LI and her loving granddaugh­ter Arianna Cassiano. SERVICES: A Funeral Service will be held at 3 P.M. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 where the family will receive relatives and friends from 1 P.M. until time of the service. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, 500 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050. Due to current restrictio­ns, we ask you to follow social distancing protocols and a facial covering must be worn. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifu­ CONTRIBUTI­ONS: In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons may be made to the Lehigh County Humane Society, 640 Dixon Street, Allentown, PA 18103. ROBSON, Eugenia SELBY, Jacqueline SHAW, Kathryn " Kitty" SMITH, Ruth SMULL, Thomas STEAGER, Mary STEWART, Ernest SUKADELSKI, Edward TAGG, Anthony TITUS, Sandra VALLERA JR., Anthony Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ VILLA, Gerald WEAVER, Barbara John A. Brosious WOHLBACH, Harry 94 years of age and resident of Allentown, formerly of Whitehall, died peacefully on January 2, 2021. John was born in East Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, PA to the late Herman and Laura Brosious. A highly respected teacher, counselor, coach and referee, John's career spanned more than 40 years in three school districts, most notably Northampto­n Area School District. John was a proud veteran of the Greatest Generation, who served in the US Army during WW II. While in the ser vice, John's athletic talents shone as a member of the Armed Forces PAC Tournament baseball team, playing in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees in Korea. He returned home and became of lifelong member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367 in Whitehall. John was a four-sport athlete at East Stroudsbur­g State College and an elected honorable mention All American for Soccer, later earning his master's degree in counseling at Lehigh University. His athleticis­m was recognized in 2001 when John was inducted into the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame and later to the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame. Upon retirement from his teaching career, John enjoyed many years as a court crier in the Lehigh County Courthouse and later as a board member of the Whitehall Township Water Authority. John's greatest pleasure was his cherished family. John was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (McFadden), to whom he was married for 66 years. He is survived by his brother James of Fairfax, Va. and his treasured children John and his wife Patricia of Mechanicsb­urg, Pa., Kevin and his wife Joan of Allentown, Maureen Scharnitz and her husband Scott of Northampto­n and Michael and his wife Mindy of Laury's Station. He leaves a legacy of 14 grandchild­ren and five great-grandchild­ren. John was predecease­d by his brother Robert Brosious. John was an active member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Whitehall, long-serving as an usher and Eucharisti­c minister. Due to Covid19 restrictio­ns, his Mass of Christian Burial & interment in Resurrecti­on Cemetery, Allentown are private. Memorial contributi­ons honoring John may be made to Allentown Central Catholic High School, Developmen­t Office, 301 N. 4th St., Allentown, PA 18102 to benefit student scholarshi­ps. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall is honored to handle his arrangemen­ts YANEK, JR., Stephen "Chip" Samuel R. Abraham 97 years of age and longtime resident of Whitehall, entered his final resting place in Heaven on January 6, 2021. Sam was the husband of Naida Charles Abraham, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Joseph and Minnie (Shahda) Abraham. Sam attended Allentown High School, and was a proud veteran of the Greatest Generation, who served in the US Army during WWII. An active, dedicated, life-long member of St. George Orthodox Church, he served on many Boards. Sam's greatest pleasure was his family and he always put his family first. Being employed by Lehigh Structural Steel enabled him to put his two children through college. After he retired, he became an avid golfer and his children always enjoyed a round of golf with their Dad. He was a proud member of the Hole In One Club. Sam was treasured by his children, Joe and his wife Heidi, and Tina and her husband Mark Dalessandr­o. Sam was the very best “Giddu” to his pride and joy, his Grandson Sam. Services and interment will be private. The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall is honored to handle his arrangemen­ts Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ Evelyn C. Cengeri Evelyn C. (Focht) Cengeri, 94, of Bethlehem, passed away January 7, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Stephen A. Cengeri, with whom she would have celebrated her 67th Wedding Anniversar­y this past December 26th. Born in Bath, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Heinz) Focht. She graduated from Northampto­n High School in 1944 and attended Allentown Business College and earned a degree in Study and History of Doll Making. She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church and their Seniors Club. She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary of Northampto­n, the SOKOLS and the SS Cyril and Methodius Slovak Seniors. Survivors: sons- William S. Cengeri of Bethlehem, Thomas J. and wife Jeann Cengeri of Kutztown, Richard J. Cengeri of Colchester, VT; daughter- Kathleen S. Gundy and husband Bruce of Mohnton; 6 grandchild­ren; 11 great grandchild­ren; sisters- Roma Fedor of North Catasauqua, Susan Rutt of Allentown. She was predecease­d by her brother- William J. Focht. Services will be Private for the family and a Memorial Service will be held for the public in the future. Contributi­ons can be made in Evelyn's memory to SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church or to Phoebe Home in Allentown 3-East care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ Paul Lauchnor Paul Lauchnor, 76 yrs. passed away unexpected­ly of lung/ Covid 19 on Monday, Jan 4, 2021 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown. Mr. Lauchnor was married to Olga I. Diaz Lauchnor for 28 yrs. Survivors: his wife Service: private. Call: Monday, January 11 from 5 PM -6:30 PM at the Robert C Weir Funeral Home, 1802 Turner St., Allentown 18104. Donation: The American Lung Assoc. www.Weirfunera­ Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ Stories live on. Tell theirs. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ | 610-820-6565 share your memories Call 610.820.6565 • Brought to you by Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­ ® PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW