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Obituaries

Angel Luis Colon

November 20 2017

Angel Luis Colon, 55 of Easton, PA died Friday, November 17, 2017 at home. Born January 4, 1962 in Puerto Rico he was a son of the late Baldomero and Martina Colon.

He is survived by 3 daughters; 2 brothers; 5 sisters; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 9 AM to 10 AM Wednesday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton Street, Easton followed by a graveside service at 10:30 AM in Hays Cemetery.

Memorial contributions  may be made to the family c/o the funeral home. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Sylvia Carle

November 14 2017

Sylvia Carle

Sylvia Carle, 102, of Canton, MA died Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born Oct. 16, 1915 in Alpha, NJ she was a daughter of the late Minna (Sara) and Jacob Nussman. She grew up in Alpha and Phillipsburg, graduated from Lesley College and married Herbert Carle.  They lived in Phillipsburg until sons Larry and Jeffry graduated High School at which time they moved to Easton.

Sylvia ran a preschool daycare center, owned a stationary store with Herb and ultimately retired as a services worker for the state of PA. She did volunteer work for the National Cancer Society and Hadassah.  Her volunteer work for the Orchard Cove Library gave her the opportunity to share her love of reading with other residents, as well as provide numerous recommendations to family and friends.

She was Mom, Nana, Great Nana Sylvia, Aunti Syl to her much loved family and Sylvia to those that were fortunate enough to know her.  She was always interested in the lives of her family and friends and throughout her incredibly long life, her memory of every detail made those around her always feel special. Despite tragic events in her life, Sylvia was always positive and lived a life of dignity, poise and class.  She was the family Matriarch and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her sister: Soni; grandsons: David, Jonathan, Michael and Eric; great grandsons: Max, Leo, Henry, Grant, Jack, Sam and Jacob; nieces: Judy, Carol, Janie, Lisa, Debbie, Kathi and Andrea; and nephews: Jon and Jerry. She was predeceased by husbands: Herbert Carle and Robert Shapiro; her sons: Larry and Jeffry Carle; her sister: Irene Cohn; brothers: Mitchel Nussman and Herbert Nussman: nephews: Randy Cohn and Michael Schindler; and niece: Susan Bilder

Services are 10:30 AM Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Temple Covenant of Peace, 1451 Northampton St., Easton. Interment is in Easton Cemetery. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orchard Cove Library, One Del Pond Drive, Canton MA 02201, for books dedicated in her name.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

 

 

 

Kathryn V. “Kitty” Jewett

November 13 2017

Kathryn V. “Kitty” Jewett, 96, of Seeley Lake, Montana, formerly of Palmer Township and New York City, died Monday, November 13, 2017 in Montana.

Born June 9, 1921 in Quakertown, she was a daughter of the late William and Minnie Clemmer.  Her husband of 65 years, Walter Jewett, Sr., died in 2003.

Kitty was a 50 year member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilson Borough and a member of the Senior Center in Seeley Lake.

Surviving are her son, Walter “Bud” Jewett, Jr. and his wife, Chris, of Seeley Lake and two grandchildren, Nancy Jewett of Easton and Michael Jewett of Easton.  Her brothers, Walter Clemmer and Harold Clemmer and her sisters, Marion Schafer and Anna Levy died earlier.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton.  A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until service time on Tuesday in the funeral home.  Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Dolores L. Wenger

November 12 2017

Dolores L. Wenger, 86, of Wilson Borough, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Easton Hospital.

Born November 24, 1930 in Bronx, NY, she was a daughter of the late George and Leona (Beck) Klatt.  Her husband, Richard, died in 2004.

Dolores was a baker at Waldorf, Bronx, NY.

Surviving are her children, Tara Wenger of Wilson Borough, Gail Reichert of Thornhurst, PA, Dawn Murphy of Highland Park, NJ, and Richard Wenger of Easton; a sister, Lorraine Gioseffi; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Her son, John Murphy and her daughter, Leona Kellett died earlier.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com

John M. Sipos

November 11 2017

John M. Sipos, 92, formerly of Bethlehem Township, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Oak Crest, Parkville, MD.

Born December 10, 1924 in Palmer Township, he was a son of the late Andrew and Theresa (Kovach) Sipos.  His wife, Frances L. (Nagle) Sipos died in 2012.

John worked for Dixie Cup, Wilson Borough, Sheridan Machine, Palmer Township, Air Products, Allentown and SI Handling, Forks Township.  He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII and flew on B-29 Superfortresses in the Pacific Theatre.

He is survived by his son, Jon C. Sipos of Jarrettsville, MD.  His brother, Andrew Sipos died earlier.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in the Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Irene C. Stotz

November 6 2017

Irene C. Stotz, 93, of Easton, died Monday, November 6, 2017 in Country Meadows.

Born September 17, 1924 in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Ruth (Weiss) Dankle.  Her husband, Thomas B. Stotz died in 1991.

Irene was a nurse at Allentown General Hospital and Allentown State Hospital.  She graduated from Allentown High School in 1942 and Allentown General Hospital School of Nursing in 1947.  She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Easton and the former Grace United Church of Christ, Easton where she taught Sunday school, served on Consistory and sang in the choir.  She was a member of Church Women United of Easton, the Matilda Butz Chidsey Circle of the Kings Daughters and Sons and she participated in the Nurses Health Study.

Surviving are her daughters, Martha I. Street and her husband, John, of Vienna, OH;  Carolyn S. Brehm and her husband, Fred, of Lawrenceville, NJ; Mary E. Hall and her husband, Russell, of Masury, OH and Molly S. Parry of Tatamy; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.   Her daughter, Jennifer A. Lynn died in 2003.

Services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in First United Church of Christ, Easton.  A visitation will be held from 9:00 am until service time on Saturday in the church.  Interment in Easton Heights Cemetery.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ, 27 N. 3rd St., Easton, PA 18042.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Hyacinth L. “Heidi” Eckhardt

November 4 2017

Hyacinth L. “Heidi” Eckhardt, 97, formerly of Morris Park, Phillipsburg, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Born June 25, 1920 in Annandale, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Wilhelmina “Louise” (Sprauer) Bolmer.

Heidi was an X-Ray clerk at Warren Hospital and retired in 1990.  She was a former member of Fellowship Church, Phillipsburg.  As a single mother, she worked hard to keep a roof over her family’s heads and she instilled that work ethic in her children.

Surviving are her beloved sons, Clifton C. Eckhardt and his wife, Mary, of Bath; Wayne H. Eckhardt and his wife, Virginia, of Anderson, SC; and Bruce A. Eckhardt and his wife, Nancy, of Nazareth; a brother, Howard Bolmer; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.  Her twin sister, Violet Sutton died earlier.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time on Thursday in the funeral home.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at Maranatha Family Christian Fellowship Church, 450 Jacobsburg Rd., Nazareth, PA 18064.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Erik Smestad

November 3 2017

Erik Smestad

Erik Smestad, 56 of Forks Twp., PA died Friday, November 3, 2017 at Easton Hospital. Born August 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, NY he was a son of Anna (Thoresen) and Hans Smestad of Forks Twp.  He was a New York City Dock Builder with Local 1556 for many years before retiring. Erik was an active member of Arndt’s Lutheran Church, Forks Twp., active in scouting, especially Cub Scout Pack 29 and he had been a Forks Twp. Volunteer Firefighter. He was proud of his Norwegian heritage and lived by the motto “always do the right thing”.  Erik lived for his sons and was devoted to his parents. A hard worker with a well-developed sense of humor, he was selfless and generous in everything he did.

He is survived by his parents, Hans and Anna; his sons: Kristian and John and their mother Diane; brothers: John (wife Kim) of Forks Twp. and Kristian (wife Jerelyn) of Westerly, RI; sisters: Linda Ramse (husband Eivind) of Tovdal, Norway, Judy Nunn (husband Rich) of Brick Twp., NJ, and Astri Myhre (husband Sigbjorn) of Cranford, NJ; his companion: Susan Oelschlegel; and his many nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held 6 PM to 9 PM Wednesday (Nov. 8) in Arndt’s Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Rd., Easton. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 AM Saturday (Nov. 11) in the church (please bring your pictures and funny stories). The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arndt’s Lutheran, 1851 Arndt Rd., Easton, PA 18040. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.