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Friday, June 5, 2020

Bruce H. Hill

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

active in the life of his community

Bruce H. Hill, 87, of Luther Acres, Lititz, formerly of Heidelberg Township, died May 1, 2020, at Luther Acres.

He and his wife, Diana J. (Hausman) Hill, were married 62 years.

Born June 21, 1932, in Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Wilmer M. and Lillian L. (Handwerk) Hill.

He was the director of Social Services for the Allentown Housing Authority from 1974-95.

Jean M. Cydis

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Jean M. Cydis, 79, of Macungie, died on April 27, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Merle E. Cydis, were married 61 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Maurice S. and Katherine (Lytle) Ryan.

A 1959 graduate of Sunbury High School, she continued her education at Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing.

She started her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse at Sunbury Community Hospital and then was a private duty nurse with Nursefinders Healthcare and Medical Personnel Pool in the Lehigh Valley.

John R. Wursta III

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

earned various degrees

John R. Wursta III, 72, aka Butchie Boy, the Big Dog, really Spartacus, died peacefully May 2, 2020.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John “Blackie” Wursta and Helen (Mehales) Wursta.

He is survived by his wife of more than 25 years, Melanie A. (Follweiler) Wursta.

A very educated man, he attended five colleges and earned various degrees, but his greatest accomplishments came from what he taught himself … studying three languages, traveling extensively, constantly reading, and wearing many hats, figuratively and literally.

Lisa M. Sanchez

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Trinity Lutheran Church

Lisa M. Sanchez, 51, of Cape Coral, Fla., died April 30, 2020, in Hope Hospice, Cape Coral.

She was the wife of Bonifacio Sanchez.

Born March 16, 1969, in Trenton, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hahn Jr. and Grace S. (Muthard) Hahn.

She was a purchasing manager in the home building industry.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Coral.

Hilda R. Nagel

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Hilda R. Nagel, 99, formerly of Orefield, died April 27, 2020, from COVID-19 in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Kermit R. Nagel who died in 2002.

Born Oct. 23, 1920, in Ironton, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Rosina (Oswald) Paul, both Austrian immigrants.

She was a longtime member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, where she was a volunteer with Helping Hands.

She regularly volunteered as a cook for the Tri-Clover Fire Company, Orefield, for more than 50 years.

Lewis J. Hauze

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

avid outdoorsman

Lewis J. Hauze, 70, of Whitehall, died April 19, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Kathleen A. (Williams) Hauze.

Born Jan. 20, 1950, in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Lewis E. and Kathryn E. (Shebest) Hauze.

A graduate of Kutztown University, he was a machinist for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for approximately 25 years before retiring in 1997.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed reading, history, birds and fishing.

Kirk J. Watson

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

1976 Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Kirk J. Watson, 61, of New Tripoli, died May 1, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Sept. 12, 1958, in Abington, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Donna (Hurd) Watson Sr.

A 1976 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he later worked as a painter and carpenter for his family’s business, AJW Inc., New Tripoli, for many years.

He enjoyed collecting antiques and Indian artifacts.

Emily Juchnik

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

centenarian

Emily Juchnik, 100, of Allentown, died April 29, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late John W. Juchnik.

Born Sept. 27, 1919, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Julia (Jaroszak) Fornal.

She was a member of Our Lord’s Ascension Polish National Church, Bethlehem.

Her survivors include sons David J. Juchnik and his wife, Barbara, of Schnecksville, Richard D. Juchnik of Allentown; and nieces Sandra E.V. Kistler of Northampton and Deborah Donovan of Florida.

Richard D. Held

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Richard D. Held, 94, of New Tripoli, died on May 1, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his late wife, Gladys J. Held, were married more than 66 years, until her death on April 1, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Alvin J. and Ettamay (LaBarre) Held.

A WWII veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46.

He was a truck driver for Consolidated Freight Ways, Mt. Pocono, until retiring in 1996.

Sally Louann Cline

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury Methodist Church

Sally Louann Cline, 79, of Upper Macungie Township, died April 24, 2020, at home.

Her death was unrelated to coronavirus.

Born Jan. 29, 1941, in Mark Center Township, Ohio, she was the first of seven children of the late Louis W. Bryan and Ann Bryan (Nagy).

She preferred to be called Louann, a union of her parents’ first names.

A graduate of Farmer High School in Northwest, Ohio, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Defiance College in 1964, the same graduation day as her husband, William A. Cline.