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Feb 28, 2017

John Weber Northampton, PA, Feb 16, 2017
Theresa Spegel Spring Hill, FL, Feb 13, 2017
Erna Waschitsch Allentown, PA, Jan 31, 2017
Frank Wirth Allentown, PA, Jan 29, 2017
Paula Morris Colorado Springs, CO, Jan 27, 2017
Johanna Mulholland Cahoes, NY, Jan 17, 2017
Theresa Thomas Cabot, PA, Jan 8, 2017

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John Weber

John Weber, 94, of Northampton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Szabina (Rabold) Weber.

Born November 17, 1922 in Vaskeresztes (Grossdorf), Hungary, he was the son of the late Josef and Margareta (Kuzmits) Weber.

John worked at Cross Country Clothes for 30 years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Survivors: son, John Weber; daughters, Rose, wife of Edward Bendekovitz and Mary, wife of Richard Leitold; grandchildren, Monica, Eric and wife Nicole, Kelsea and Rick. He was predeceased by sisters, Catherine and Irma.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 NewportAve., Northampton. Family and friends may call Monday 6 - 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday 9 - 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com.

Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home.

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 19, 2017.


Theresa Spegel

Theresa Spegel, 92, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away February 13, 2017.

Born on August 22, 1924 in Rábafüzes (Raabfidisch), Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Theresia (Schmidt) Weber.

Theresa is survived by her loving husband, Erhard, nephew, Alan Hackstock, 2 nieces, Linda Ilkanic and Rainer Fichtl and loving family.

A Gathering will be held February 16th from 10 to 11 at 280 Mariner Boulevard. Burial will be held on February 16th at 12:30 at Florida National Cemetery.

Published online on February 13, 2017 courtesy of Tributes.com


Erna Waschitsch

Erna Waschitsch 94, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away January 31, 2017.
Erna was the wife of the late Joseph Waschitsch, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Kukmirn, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Anna (Vollmann) Entler.

She was a sales clerk in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

Erna enjoyed traveling and was a member of the former St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served as a volunteer.

Survivors: Nieces and cousins and numerous friends.

Services: Private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County. 4234 Dorney Park Rd. Allentown, PA 18104. www.weberfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 2, 2017.


Frank Wirth


Frank Wirth, 89, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away Jan. 29, 2017 at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.

He was the husband of Martha (Glaessmann) Wirth for 64 years.

Born in Rábafüzes (Raabfidisch), Hungary, he was a son of the late Karl and Maria (Malitsch) Wirth.

He is survived by his wife; son Frank W. Wirth (Beverly Evans) of Slatington; daughter Rita Tolotti of Allentown; sisters Margaret and Hilda; brother Julius Wirth; two grandchildren, Ashley and Abby; nieces and nephews.

Services: viewing starting at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown with funeral service at 11:00 with Rev. Paul Xander officiating. Interment at Grandview Cemetery.

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 31, 2017.


Paula Morris

Mrs. Paula Kogler Morris, age 83, currently of Summerville, GA, formerly of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away at her residence.

Born in Sopron (Ödenburg), Hungary on April 2, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Johann and Maria (Hammel) Kogler.  She and her husband, Donald lived and raised their daughters in Germany.  Once he retired they lived in Columbus, GA and Colorado Springs, CO.  Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Morris and two siblings.

Survivors include her three daughters, Carrol Morris and her husband, Steve Brown, Summerville, Marianne Thompson and her husband, ClydeMoore and Theresia Melter, all of Rome. She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two sisters.

In accordance with Mrs. Morris’ wishes, she will be cremated and a private service will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel makes this announcement for the family.

Published online on January 27, 2017 courtesy of Henderson & Sons - North Chapel.


Johanna Mulholland

Johanna M. Mulholland, 99, a longtime resident of Eddy Village Green in Cohoes, New York, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Born in Urbersdorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Theresia (Leitgeb) Gülli. She immigrated to the United States in 1935 and became a citizen on September 3, 1941.

Johanna worked for Ford Motor Corporation in Green Island. She was aparishioner of the former St. Peter’s Church in Troy. She was avid bird watcher and watching outdoor activities.

Johanna is survived by nieces and nephews in Austria and Canada. Shewas predeceased by her husband William P. Mulholland, he died in 1973.

A calling hour will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm and a prayer service to follow at 3:30 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Published in The Record on Jan. 22, 2017.


Theresa Thomas

Theresa Anna Thomas, 93, of Cabot, Pennsylvania, passed away on January 8, 2017.

Born February 6, 1923 in Grieselstein, Austria, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Gumhold) Thomas.

She worked as a Secretary for Army Corps of Engineers.

She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Cabot, where she was a Christian Mother, the Austrian-American Cultural Society of
Pittsburgh, and Historic Harmony.

She enjoyed crafts, sewing and reading. She collected Teddy Bears for about 25 years and enjoyed traveling stateside and overseas.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Rose Mary Thomas, two brothers, John Thomas and Joseph Thomas.

Friends will be received from Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:00 am at the St. Joseph R. C. Church, with Rev. Mark Pattock, OFM Cap. officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Savior Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave. N.E. Washington, DC 20017, or St. Joseph Church 315 Stoney Hollow Road Cabot, PA 16023.

Published in Butler Eagle on Jan. 10, 2017.