Ashton Funeral Home

Obituaries

Charleen S. Kline

August 16 2017

Charleen S. Kline, 77 of East Bangor, PA died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at home. Born July 19, 1940 in Easton, PA she was a daughter of the late Anne (Dibilio) and Henry Kline, Sr. She was a 1948 graduate of Wilson High School and employed by Easton Hospital for many years before retiring.

She is survived by a brother: Bart Kline of Springtown, PA and sisters:  Gerry Strouse of Palmer Twp., PA and Phyllis Kline in Texas. A brother Henry Kline, Jr. died earlier.

Services are private. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Andrew Nicholas Langoussis

August 13 2017

Andrew Nicholas Langoussis, 62, of Bethlehem, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 in New Eastwood Healthcare Center.

Born September 22, 1954 in Khartoum, Sudan, he was a son of the late Nicholas A. and Theodora (Mavrofredes) Langoussis.  He and his wife, Teresa (Katranakis) Langoussis were married 27 years.

He was an instructor in the engineering laboratories at Lafayette College for 20 years and a member of N.A.S.M.E.

Surviving with his wife, Teresa, is his son, Nicholas Langoussis.

Services will be private.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Evelyn D. Cawley

August 12 2017

Evelyn D. Cawley, 88 formerly of West Easton, PA died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Gracedale. Born February 9, 1929 in Williams Twp., PA she was a daughter of the late Annie (Hoover) and Victor Kichline. She had been employed by the former Shapiro and Avanti factories for several years and volunteered at the Easton Senior Center. Her husband William J. “Jake” Cawley died in 2009.

She is survived by a son: Douglas Cawley and his wife Linda of Stockertown, PA; three grandchildren: Michael, Brandi and Dania and two great-grandsons: Evan and Eli. She was predeceased by her husband Jake and her son Jeffrey who died in 2015.

Services are 10:30 AM Wednesday (Aug. 16)  in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton with visitation 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Elizabeth P. Head

August 9 2017

Elizabeth P. Head, 74 formerly of Palmer Twp., PA died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Altamonte Springs, FL. Born April 10, 1943 in Memphis, TN she was a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Robinson) and Charles S. Peete, Sr. She and her husband The Reverend William C. Head would have been married 52 years in December.  She was a member and choir member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church, Winter Park, FL and the former Olivet Presbyterian Church, Easton, PA.  She had been employed by The Easton Home in Easton for 30 years before retiring.

She is survived by: her husband Bill and her daughter: Mary E. “Missy” Kempf of Gaithersburg, MD. A daughter Marjorie Ann Head died in 1997.

Services will be announced by the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, AFTD Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, PA 19087  (www.theaftd.org).

Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

 

JoAnn E. Raub-Bechtel

August 6 2017

JoAnn E. Raub-Bechtel, 76 of Wilson Borough, PA passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home. Born February 22, 1941 in Pen Argyl, PA she was one of 15 children of the late Marian (Breen) and Frank Compton. She attended Easton High School and was employed by Easton Hospital for 27 years before retiring. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Williams Twp. and an avid Bingo player. JoAnn also loved her trips to Connecticut, listening to Elvis Presley and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years: Charles Bechtel; 5 daughters: Robin Neumeyer of Apollo, PA, Irene Stocker (husband Bill) of Wilson, Laurie Ehlman (husband Greg) of Easton, PA, Dot Bartley (husband Ken) of Moyock, NC, Lurene Raisner (husband Ron, Jr.) of Wilson; a son: John Raub (wife Beth) of Allentown, PA; step-daughter: Melissa Smith (husband Leonard) of Easton; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Services are 10 AM Wednesday (Aug. 9) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton; with visitation 6 PM to 8 PM Tuesday.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

 

Frances L. Hunt

August 3 2017

Frances L. Hunt, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, with loved ones with her.  She and her husband, Al (Bill) shared their home in Forks Township for 66 years until Thursday morning, when each experienced a separate old-age incident, leading to both passing quickly that day.

Born on Dec. 10, 1922, in Clinton, Maine, Frances was a daughter of the late William and Grace (Walls) Lambertson. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Winston and her husband, James, of Stroudsburg, PA and Nancy Coleman and her husband, Michael, of Blackwood, NJ; a son, Larry Hunt, of Bethlehem, PA; an identical twin sister, Phyllis Coffin, of N. Windham, Maine; and three grandchildren, Heather, Sean, and Drew.

An avid tennis player and fan, Frances was a long-term team captain and area coordinator for the USTA.  Her Northwood Racquet Club team earned multiple titles and two appearances at the national title championships.  A graduate of Westbrook Junior College, Westbrook, Maine, she was bookkeeper for several businesses, including her husband’s insurance agency.  Married 71 years, she and Bill met through a shared interest in roller skating.  She and her twin, Phyllis, performed in shows for the servicemen, of which he was one, during the days of WWII at Old Orchard Beach.  Fran and Bill also shared passions for water skiing and snow skiing, and their children, grandchildren, and pets.

A memorial service for both will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 12, at the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA.  A visitation will be held from 2 PM until the service time on Saturday in the funeral home.  Offer online condolences at ashtonfuneralhome.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to the USTA Foundation at ustafoundation.com.

Albert “Bill” E. Hunt, Jr.

August 3 2017

Albert “Bill” E. Hunt Jr., 92, died peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Easton Hospital.  He and his wife, Fran, shared their home in Forks Township for 66 years until Thursday morning, when each experienced a separate old-age incident, leading to both passing quickly that day.

Born on Dec. 21, 1924, in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Albert E. Hunt Sr., and Mary (Bassett) Hunt.  Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Winston and her husband, James, of Stroudsburg, PA and Nancy Coleman and her husband, Michael, of Blackwood, NJ; a son, Larry Hunt, of Bethlehem, PA; a sister, Bettie Banghart of Washington, NJ; and three grandchildren, Heather, Sean, and Drew.

An avid hunter and local politician, Bill served as a Forks Township supervisor for 12 years, moving the township forward with construction of the first municipal building. For years, he enjoyed his hobby of restoring Corvairs, finishing assembly of a refurbished motor just this past Wednesday.  Bill served in the Navy during World War II and had a long career as a Nationwide insurance agent.   He was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons in Easton.  Married 71 years, Bill and Fran met through a shared interest in roller skating.  Fran and her twin, Phyllis, performed in shows for the servicemen, of which he was one, during the days of WWII at Old Orchard Beach.  They also shared passions for water skiing and snow skiing, and their children, grandchildren, and pets.

A memorial service for both will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 12, at the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA.  A visitation will be held from 2 PM until the service time on Saturday in the funeral home.  Offer online condolences at ashtonfuneralhome.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pets for Vets, www.petsforvets.com/donate.

Adele W. Kies

August 3 2017

Adele W. Kies

Adele W. Kies, 85 of Nazareth, PA passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Easton Hospital with her loving husband by her side. Born June 13, 1932 in Easton she was the daughter of the late Bertha (Guzzo) and Harold Quick. She and her husband John F. Kies were married 65 years. She was a majorette at Easton High School before graduating in 1950 and was employed by the former Dixie Cup Co. for several years. She had also been a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, John; a son: Harold Kies and his wife Susan of Bangor, PA; daughter: Sandra Muschock and her husband Barry of Portland, PA; 4 grandchildren, including Jennifer Werkheiser and her husband Marvin and their son Ian who resided with her; and 3 great-grandchildren. A son John Kies, III died in 1978.

Services are 10 AM Tuesday (Aug. 8) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton with visitation 5 PM to 6:30 PM Monday in the funeral home.  Interment is in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.