East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Phyllis J. Traupman

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Phyllis J. Traupman, 89, of Allentown, died June 6, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. Born in Geryville, Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence M. and Miriam (Loux) Kurtz.

She worked for Mack Trucks for 25 years, retiring in 1987.

She is survived by a son, Edwin J. Jr. and his wife Karen; daughter, Cynthia Coyle; sister, Nancy Coyle; grandchildren, Josey, Lauren and Zachary; two step-grandchildren, Kellie and Patrick; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Brown in 2000 and former husband, Edwin J. Sr. in 2012.

Daniel Sean Carik

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Reston, Va.

Daniel “Bucky” Carik, 33, of Reston, Va., died peacefully Jan. 13, 2018, in the arms of his beloved wife Deanna Keil, originally of Allentown, after a two-year courageous battle with cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Henry “Hank” Carik and Susan (Bennett) Carik.

Even after relocating to Washington, D.C., he remained an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He had a lifelong passion for the game of soccer. The soccer field was where he met his wife and their mutual love of the sport became the spark that lit the path of their relationship.

Geraldine E. Terfinko

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of East Texas

Geraldine E. Terfinko, 74, of East Texas, died June 22, 2018, in Valley Manor Nursing Home, Coopersburg. She was the wife of David D. Terfinko. They would have been married 34 years July 4.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arlan A. and Eleanor M. (Berkemeyer) Hinkle. She worked as a shipping supervisor for Day-Timer before retiring in 2004 after 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Randy Kern; sister, Romaine Reichenbach; three grandsons.

Cheryl L. Hoffert

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Cheryl L. Hoffert, 69, of Salisbury Township, died June 19, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. She and her husband, Robert C. “Gus” Hoffert, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Jean E. (Walper) Miller. She was a 1966 graduate of Dieruff High School, Allentown. She worked as a secretary for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, WAEB radio station and KidsPeace.

She was a member of Grace UCC Church, Allentown, where she also served as secretary. She loved to read and crochet.

Abigail Susan Hoats

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Abigail Susan Hoats, died June 11, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Thomas R. and Kaye E. Hoats.

She grew up in Emmaus and graduated from Emmaus High School in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at Penn State, and her Master of Science degree in environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Moyer) Sober

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Sober, 92, of Macungie, died June 18, 2018, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Clare L. Sober. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Lillian (Heller) Moyer.

A graduate of Allentown High School, she attended Grove City College and Cedar Crest College. She worked as a secretary in the financial field.

Charles C. “Pappy” Hauze

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

SYA coach

Charles C. “Pappy” Hauze, 84, of Allentown died June 17, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Dolores “Dee” Hauze for over 50 years. Pappy was born Sept. 14, 1933 to Geraldine Hauze. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the head shop steward at Bethlehem Steel for 37 years and retired from Bethlehem Steel after 41 years.

Pappy was a coach for 35 years for Salisbury Youth Association.

He loved his extended family and his wife Dee.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were made by the Sell-Herron Funeral Home, Allentown.

Richard D. Oswald

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Longswamp Township

Richard D. “Ozz” Oswald, 84, of Longswamp Township, died June 9, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He married the love of his life, Nancy A. (Worrell) Oswald on July 30, 1955. He was a son of the late Warren J. and Helen (Geist) Oswald.

Richard retired in 1992 as an elevator mechanic for Schindler-Haughton Elevator Company, Allentown. Prior, he worked for Otis Elevator Company, Lehigh Valley Dairy and Caloric Corporation.

He was a member of the TRF Car Club, British Car Club of the Lehigh Valley and the Longswamp Township Historical Society.