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Alverta Anna Woodring

July 20 2017

Alverta Anna Woodring

Alverta Anna Woodring, 86 of Mt. Bethel, PA died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Annandale, NJ. Born November 11, 1930 in Drakestown, NJ she was a daughter of the late Elmer T. and Leonora Anna (Dilley) Kilts. A 1948 graduate of Hackettstown High School she was employed by Lehigh Cordage in Allentown before retiring.  She was also a Girl Scout Leader in Allentown  and PUMP food pantry volunteer in Mt. Bethel.

She is survived by her daughter: Denise Schoch and her husband Keith; brother: Elmer David Kilts; sisters: Elizabeth O’Connor, Louise Simoniz, Bernice Fisher, Charlotte Snyder, Irene Smith; and 2 grandsons: Kyle and Joshua Schoch. She was predeceased by her husband James E. in 1984 and son Wayne E. in 1960.

Services are 10:30 AM Tuesday (July 25) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton with visitation 6 PM to 7:30 PM Monday in the funeral home. Interment is in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals, March of Dimes, Boys Town of Omaha or the Hunterdon Hospice.

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Edwin T. Drake

July 17 2017

Edwin T. Drake

Edwin T. Drake, 85 of Palmer Twp., PA died Monday, July 17, 2017 at home. Born December 15, 1931 in Easton, PA he was a son of the late Herbert R. and Laura (Price) Drake. A 1950 graduate of Wilson High School he had been employed by Atlantic States for many years before retiring. He was a Past Master of Easton Lodge F. & A. M.,#152; Past High Priest Easton Royal Arch, Chap. #173; Past Thrice Illustrious Master Pomp Council #20; Past Commander Hugh de Payens Commandery #19; and member of Knight York Rite Cross of Honor.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years: Marjorie (Finken) Drake; son: Edwin V. “Skip” Drake (wife Karen), Saylorsburg, PA; daughter: Dr. Kerr Drake Young, Drumore, PA; step-daughters: Tina Ehret, Dewart, PA, Jennifer Alercia, Easton, Toni Ellis (husband Will), Newport News, VA; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 3 brothers: Leonard, Herbert and John Drake.

Services are 10:30 AM Thursday (July 20) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton; visitation 6 PM to 7:30 PM Wednesday with Masonic service at 7:15 PM. Interment  in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easton Lodge F. & A. M. #152, 22 So. 3rd St., Easton, PA 18042 or Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Elizabeth M. “Betty” McIntyre

July 11 2017

elizabeth M. "Betty" McIntyre

Elizabeth M. “Betty” McIntyre, 84 of Palmer Twp., PA died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Gracedale. Born March 7, 1933 in Bethlehem, PA she was a daughter of the late Edward and Sadie (Miller) McBriar. She had been employed by Mary MacIntosh, Schafer Bologna and was a part-owner of Abels Express over the years. Betty was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Palmer Twp. and a founding member of the former Easton High School Varsity Mothers.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years: Clyde P. McIntyre; 3 children: Edward McIntyre and his wife Debra of Palmer Twp., Debra Henry and her husband Leo of Wilson Borough, Sharyn Pysher and her husband Russell of Punta Gorda, FL; 6 grandchildren: Lyssa McLaine, Maureen Rinda and her husband Brian, Stephanie Smith and her husband Jeremy, Ryan Breckon, Shennon Bush and her husband Jesse, Chad Pysher and 11 great-grandchildren: Tyler, Molly, Brooke, Halle, Briar, Audrey, Karli, Abby, Carson, Peyton and Erin.

Services are 11 AM Monday (July 17) in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton with visitation 6:30 PM to 8 PM Sunday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton and 10:30 to 11 AM Monday in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org or to the church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton, PA 18045.

Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Kathryn A. Earles

July 11 2017

Kathryn A. Earles, 95, of Easton, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Whitehall Manor.

Born March 19, 1922 in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Magdalena (Hartman) Travers.  Her first husband, Clayton O. Laubach died in 1960 and her second husband, Harry J. Earles died in 1998.

Kathryn was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church.  She graduated from St. Philip and St. James High School in 1938 and was an active member of the Reunion Committee.  She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Easton Hospital and a member of the Senior Circle.  She was a charter member of Stones Crossing Swim Club and enjoyed attending and organizing musical events.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Laubach) Odlum and her husband, Jerome and Marcia (Earles) Brown and her husband, Jim; two sons, Jeffrey Laubach and Garry Earles; six grandchildren, Jason, Alexyss, Krista, Ashley, Christopher and Allison and five great grandchildren.  Her brother, John “Jack” Travers died earlier.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 14, 2017 in St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 4049 Hartley Ave., Palmer Township.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time on Friday in the church.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Meuser Memorial Library, 1803 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042.

Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Katherine E. Picone

July 7 2017

Katherine E. Picone, 91, of Easton, died Friday, July 7, 2017 in Gracedale.

Born July 2, 1926 in Wilson Borough, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Schlough) Brown.  He husband, Joseph W. Picone died in 1994.

Katherine was a housekeeper at Gracedale from 1975 to 1988.

Surviving are two sons, Terry L. Picone and his wife, Donna of Easton and Daniel K. Picone and his wife, Sherri of Harrington, DE; two daughters, Karen P. Grim and her husband, Tom of Allentown and Jacqueline M. Rubenstein and her husband, Michael of Uniontown, PA; a brother, Carl Brown; a sister, Christina Sonn; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  Her brothers, Fred Brown and Charles Brown and her sisters, Doris Washburn and Audrey Steible died earlier.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday in the funeral home.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 968 Postal Rd., Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109, www.heart.org.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Joan A. Harley

July 7 2017

Joan Adrienne Harley, 82 of Easton, PA died Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus. Born October 13, 1934 in Easton she was a daughter of the late Harry and Lauretta (Fortner) Stewart. She was employed by the Moose Lodge, #45 , Easton for 22 years. Prior to that she was a secretary and member of the former Christ Lutheran Church, Easton where she also served on Altar Guild. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Palmer Twp. Joan loved playing bingo, going to craft shows and the casino, and time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years: Ted Harley; daughters: Renee Cavanaugh (Brian) in Ohio, Cyndi Olson (Tim) in Iowa, Kelly Woolley (John) of Nazareth, PA, Chrisann Lewert (Byron Fimiano) of Easton; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Melody Harley.

Services  are 11 AM Thursday (July 13) in St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 3900 Freemansburg Ave., Easton with visitation 10 to 11 AM in the church; interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to family c/o the funeral home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

 

Catherine A. Kemmerer

July 6 2017

Catherine A. Kemmerer, 94, of Country Meadows, formerly of Easton, died Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Easton Hospital.

Born June 1, 1923 in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Weiss) Emley.  Her husband, E. James Kemmerer died in 2011.

Catherine was a member of Mountainview Moravian Church, Hellertown and a graduate of Churchman Business School, Easton.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan E. Kemmerer of Point Pleasant, NJ; two sons, David J. Kemmerer and his wife, Jane of Signal Mountain, TN and John R. Kemmerer and his wife, Jennie of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, Richard Emley and John Emley; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Easton Heights Cemetery, N. 10th St., Easton.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

Jean E. Kinney

July 5 2017

Jean E. Kinney, 81, of Easton, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Easton Hospital.

Born January 1, 1936 in Kearney, NJ, she was a daughter of the late George and Jean (Vanhouton) Wiedman, Sr.  Her husband, George Kinney died earlier.

Jean was a graduate of Belvidere High School.

Surviving are her sons, John, Bruce, Robert and William Colabaugh; a brother, George Wiedman, Jr. 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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