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Coxe, Alfred E.
Coxe, Alfred E.
Class of 1972
Passed Mar 24, 2000
Alfred E. Coxe, 47, of Whitehall Township, formerly of Nazareth, died Friday, March 24* in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Since 1981 he worked as a foreman and millwright at Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co. Born Sept 2, 1952, in Easton, he was a son of the late Earl G and Frances Zink Coxe. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hecktown. He was a 1972 graduate of Easton Area High School. He was a member of the St. John’s dart baseball team in Bath and an avid fisherman. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He and his wife, the former Pamela Longenbach, observed their 21st wedding anniversary in August. In addition to his wife, a son, Jeremy, at home, a brother Louis of Forks Township, and nieces and nephews survive him. Military services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth. The family requests memorials to the church memorial fund in the care of the funeral home. Published Express Times 3/25/2000 B-4 ~The Warren County medical examiner Saturday ruled `accidental` in the death of a Whitehall Township man run over by a forklift Friday morning at Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co. in Phillipsburg.~ March 26, 2000*
Dallas T. Poff
Dallas T. Poff
Class of 2011
Passed Dec 28, 2015
Dallas T. Poff, 23, of Easton, died Monday, December 28, 2015.
Born November 10, 1992 in Easton, he was a son of Lisa (Conover) Poff and Garner Poff.
Dallas graduated from Easton Area High School in 2011 and was a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute.  He worked for Rapp Bros. Pallet Service, Easton and was a member of AMVETS Post 17, Easton.
Surviving with his parents are his wife, Jennifer L. (Everitt) Poff; his children, Damian and Annalise Poff; his brothers, Stephen and Justin Poff; and his grandparents, Margaret Knecht and James Conover.
Services will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, January 4, 2016 in Church of God by Faith, 665 Walnut St., Easton.  Interment will be in Forks Cemetery.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.  Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.
Deborah A. Nunes
Deborah A. Nunes
Class of 1974
Passed Oct 04, 2018
Deborah A. Nunes, 62, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in St. Luke's Hospital.
Deb was born in Easton, PA, a daughter of Joseph M. Nunes, and the late Eleanor (Lomonski) Nunes.
Deb was the Health Choices administrator for Northampton County, where she worked for over 30 years.
A 1974 graduate of Easton High School, Deb held the state record for the most RBI's in softball, and was a member of Easton's first female track team and Easton's women's basketball and field hockey teams. She continued playing sports at Lock Haven University and coached for local teams for many years thereafter.
She received her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University.
Deborah loved to go to Sands Casino; enjoyed gardening, cats, and making people laugh. She loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Deborah is much loved and will be greatly missed by her father, sister Nina Nunes-McCarthy of Bethlehem; brother Joseph A. Nunes and wife Mary Ellen of Easton, PA; nephew Ryan McCarthy and niece Kathryn Nunes.
Deemer, Richard W.
Deemer, Richard W.
Class of 1968
Passed Oct 31, 1982
Richard W. Deemer (1950 - 1982)
Richard Deemer was born on September 26, 1950. He died in October 31, 1982 at age 32. We know that Richard Deemer had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
BIRTH 26 Sep 1950
DEATH 31 Oct 1982 (aged 32)
BURIAL Northampton Memorial Shrine
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
PLOT Section N
MEMORIAL ID 168227881
Defrancesco, Frank S.
DeFrancesco, Frank S.
Class of 1972
Passed Jan 19, 2005
Frank Santo DeFrancesco, Jr., 50, of Easton, Pa., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 in Easton Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born: On October 11, 1954, in Easton, Pa., he was a son of Nancy DeFrancesco of Easton, and the late Frank S. DeFrancesco, Sr. Personal: Frank and his wife, the former Terry A. Grube, were married for 28 years. Frank has lived in Easton all of his life. Frank worked for the Elizabethtown Gas Co. in New Village, NJ for the last 18 years. Prior to that, he worked at the Family Liquor Store, the Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Phillipsburg, Easton Area School District, A & D Tile and Paint Up Co., and Pips Distributors, all of Easton. He graduated from Easton High School, Class of 1972.
Destefano, Tony
DeStefano, Tony
Class of 1972
Passed May 25, 2001
Tony DeStefano, 47, of Allentown, died Friday, May 25, 2001 in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Carol (Beam) DeStefano. They were married for 14 years last August. He worked for the former J.G. Furniture, Quakertown, for more than 19 years. Born in Wilson, * he was a son of Arky J. DeStefano Sr. of Bethlehem Township and the late Ann M. (Rizzo) DeStefano and a stepson of Betty (Crivellaro) DeStefano. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife; father and stepmother; sons, Michael, Joseph, and Anthony Jr., all of Bethlehem, William and daughter, Antonina both at home; brother, Arky J. Jr. of Forks Township; sister, Tina Stahley of Easton; a granddaughter. Services at 9 a.m. Thursday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson. Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Easton. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Contributions: To the family c/o the funeral home. Published The Morning Call May 28, 2001 * February 8, 1954
Dianne Dibbilio Bunting
Dianne DiBbilio Bunting
Class of 1960
Passed Oct 19, 2017
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Dieter, Gregory T.
Dieter, Gregory T.
Class of 1973
Passed Aug 04, 1999
Dieter, Gregory T.
17 May 1955-04 Aug 1999
Express Times 8/7/1999 B-4
Divietro, Ann Marie
DiVietro, Ann Marie
Class of 1972
Passed Mar 28, 2013
DiVietro, Anna Marie, “Ann”, 58, of Coral Springs, passed away at The Cleveland Clinic on March 28, 2013. She was born in Easton, Pa. on June 3, 1954. Ann Graduated Easton High School in 1972. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother who embraced life with a passion. Ann frequently hosted events and celebrations for decades, spreading joy and happiness with her family and friends. Ann is survived by her loving husband Lawrence Webb, two daughters Marie Gecse and Amanda Gecse, two sons Michael Gecse and Joshua Webb U.S. Army Intel. and step children Jeezy Webb, Angel Webb and Alena Webb. Along with three grandchildren Dominic, Toni Ann and Gina, parents Mary and Mario DiVietro, her brother Anthony, and her sister-in-law Donna.
Donna Lee Darby
Donna Lee Darby
Class of 1981
Passed Aug 19, 2021
Donna is my big sister. First born of Robert J Darby and Ann D Darby. Sister of Job R Darby and Dorothy A Darby Malson. Donna has a 40 yr old daughter Candice Lee Darby. Donna is a Aunt to Kristin. Terriann And Dillon Darby. And to my two children Vanessa L Malson and Robert O Malson. Sister n law to Carlos L Malson. Three Great Neices. Lea R Darby. Mimi Dumont. And Brindley DILTS. And to Pasley. Donna was born March 3 1962 and Passed Aug 19 2021. 16 yrs 1 week after our father.
Donna leaves behind her Husband Jim
Easterly, Jeanne E.
Easterly, Jeanne E.
Class of 1972
Passed Jan 22, 2013
Jeanne E. Easterly, 58, of Forks Township, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born: April 2, 1954 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Ethel M. Pittenger Easterly. Personal: Jeanne had been employed by L.L. Bean, Saucon Valley, for eight years. Previously she worked for the former Strawbridge & Clothier and the former Clover. She was a 1972 graduate of Easton High School. Jeanne enjoyed baking and gardening. Survivors: Two brothers, Robert and his wife Sue, of Lehigh Acres, FL, and William and his wife Kathy, of Pen Argyl, PA; a nephew, Edward Easterly, of Easton, PA; a niece, Lauren Adair, of Pipersville, PA; a great-nephew, Tyler Adair; a great-niece, Madison Adair; and a lifelong friend, Barry Fritchman, of Allentown, PA. Services: A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Call Thursday 1 to 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Greenwich Presbyterian Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com. Memorials: May be made to the Children's Home of Easton, 2000 S. 25th Street, Easton, PA 18042-6031. Published Express Times 1/23/13 B4
Eck, Debra L. (thurston)
Eck, Debra L. (Thurston)
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 31, 2009
THURSTON, Debra Lee, crossed over into the hands of the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Debbie was born on January 23, 1951 and was raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. She spent the majority of her adult life as a registered nurse in Tucson, Arizona, until her recent move to Cortez, Colorado. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Betty Eck of Tucson; her son, Bobby Verenna; daughter, Tara Verenna and her husband, Justin O'Connor. She was a doting Nana to her grandson, Sean Patrick O'Connor. She leaves behind her always loving sisters, Donna Englese, Diana Steckel and Danna Eck; her nieces, Sarah Englese, Tracey Crews, Erica Elliot and nephew, Jack Elliot. Deb will always be remembered for her generosity of spirit and her warm inviting smile. There will be a Memorial Service held in Tucson at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel located at 8090 N. Northern Avenue. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009. For more information please call ADAIR at (520) 742-7901. In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.
Published in Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 3, 2009.
Eck, Larry F.
Eck, Larry F.
Class of 1972
Passed Aug 01, 1977
17 Dec 1954 - Aug 1977
Larry Frances Eck, 22, Wilson, died on August 22, 1977 at Easton Hospital of injuries suffered August 12 in a car crash on Sullivan Trail in Forks Township, in which three persons were hurt. Eck was a passenger in a car that went out of control after passing another vehicle. The car struck a guardrail and flipped over. Born in Williamsport, PA on Dec 17, 1954, he was a son of Paul J and Dorothy Fotmer Eck, now of Spartanburg, SC. A 1972 graduate of Easton High School, he was a student at Eastern Northampton County Vocational Technical School, and was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother Thomas, and two sisters. The funeral will be held at 10 am Wednesday in the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard’s Church. Inter will be in Gethsemane Cemetery Published Express Times-8/22/1977
Eletto, Vince
Eletto, Vince
Class of 1972
Passed Jan 05, 2021
March 31, 1953 ~ January 5, 2021
Vincenzo “Vince” ELETTO, age 67, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 5th. Vincenzo was a proud family man and was always available to help any of his family anytime they needed him. He was born in Sommatino, Sicily to the late Salvatore and Maria Eletto. He moved to Easton, Pennsylvania at the age of 5 and went on to marry the love of his life Christine Curto in 1975. They moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey where they had two wonderful children Giuseppe and Antonio. Vincenzo bought a jitney and drove it for many years. After he sold the jitney he would move into construction and started his own business. He is survived by his son Giuseppe (wife Alicia) and three grandchildren Dakota, Cristina and Angelo. His sisters Maria DiBella (deceased-Salvatore) Carmelina DiBella (Antonio) and Angela Gonzalez (Ruben) and his brother Calogero, and the numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and coworkers that will miss him dearly. He is predeceased by Christine Eletto, his son Antonio Eletto, his parents Salvatore and Maria Eletto, his brother Salvatore Jr. Eletto, and his sister Vincenza Eletto. Family will receive friends 6:00 P.M. – 8:00P.M. Friday, January 8,2021 at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL, with rosary at 7:00 P.M.
Elizabeth Ann Kelly
Elizabeth Ann Kelly
Class of 1978
Passed Jul 20, 2008
My sister Elizabeth Kelly passed away on Sunday, July 20th 2008. Peace be with her always.
Evans, David Lee
Evans, David Lee
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 12, 2007
David Lee Evans, 57, of Northampton, passed away peacefully at home into the glory of the Lord on Monday, November 12, 2007. Supported by the strength of his family and friends, Dave had been battling cancer for the last year and a half. Born September 4, 1950, in Easton, he was the son of the late Raymond and Olive Searfoss Evans. Dave grew up in Riegelsville. He was confirmed at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riegelsville where services will be held to celebrate his life. Most recently, Dave had been attending services at Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville. After graduating from Easton High School in 1968, Dave worked 37 years for FiberMark, formerly Riegel Paper Company, in Warren Glen, N.J. in the finishing room and maintenance department. He also worked as a policeman for the borough of Riegelsville after graduating from Temple University’s Municipal Police Officers Training Academy in 1980. Dave was a third generation member of the Riegelsville Fire Company and a former member of the Riegelsville Emergency Squad. Dave enjoyed coaching the Silver Creek Midget Football team. He loved being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Dave will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to make people feel comfortable. He could tackle any job with the determination to see it through to completion. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. The essence of his life was time spent with his family and friends. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Survivors: Wife, Pam, of thirteen years; two daughters, Cortney Evans-Cooper, Palmer Township, Ashley L. Evans, Lehighton. Grandchildren, Kelsie, Shane and Evan David, were the joy of his life. He was a loving step-father to Beth and Jeff Guldin; two brothers, Terry of Riegelsville, Tracy of Pipersville; one niece, Lauren Lee. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riegelsville, PA. Pastor Kevin Fetterhoff, pastor of Bethany Wesleyan, will officiate Dave’s services. Interment will be in the Riegelsville Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, at the church and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Contributions: Bethany Wesleyan Church, Box 999, Cherryville, PA 18035 for the building fund, or St. Lukes Hospice, 2455 Black River Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Arrangements by The Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville, PA.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 15, 2007
Fisher, Viola P. (rutkowski)
Fisher, Viola P. (Rutkowski)
Class of 1972
Passed Feb 11, 2010
Viola “Vi” P. Rutkowski, 55, of North Whitehall Twp., passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp surrounded by her loving husband and son. On June 20, 1998 in Las Vegas, with her parents by her side, she married her dear husband, George Rutkowski. The couple enjoyed spending time with their loving Lollipop. Born* in Betts Hospital in Easton, she was the daughter of Elwood and Ella (Knecht) Fisher of Easton. She was a graduate of Easton High School, **Class of 1971. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a hairdresser and shop manager for more than 20 years with Holiday Hair. Vi loved arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and gardening. She spent countless hours making gifts for family and friends. Survivors: Loving husband; parents; son, Kevin Kantz and his fiancée, Nichole Balliet of Allentown; brother, Elwood Fisher of Wilson; and nieces, Michelle Williams of Florida, Kristy Rutkowski of Dixon City, PA, Emaly and Sarah Fisher of Wilson. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Call 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Published Express Times 2/14/2010 B-6
* Aug 26, 1954 - **EAHS Class 1972
Foulk, Terry S.
Foulk, Terry S.
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 02, 2018
Terry S. Foulk, 68, of Forks Township, PA, passed away peacefully Monday, July 2, 2018 in St. Luke's Hospice House, surrounded by family and friends. Born May 24, 1950 in Wilson Borough, PA, he was a son of the late Morgan "Duke" Foulk and Lois (Scott) Foulk, and step-son of the late Betty Lee Foulk. He and his wife, Nancy J. (Crouse) Foulk, celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6, 2017.

Terry was a 1968 graduate of Easton Area High School and served with the Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1988 he received an associate's degree in Applied Science in Fire Technology from Northampton Community College. He retired in December 2005 as deputy chief from the City of Easton Fire Department, where he worked for 31 years, rising in the ranks from firefighter to lieutenant in 1989 and captain in 1992. After retirement, he worked for the City of Easton Codes Office as the fire inspector for 10 years. In 1982 the Easton Area Jaycees named Terry "Outstanding Young Firefighter." In 1984 Terry and another firefighter rescued a man, for which he received local and national recognition. Terry was named "Fire Fighter of the Year" in 1988. He received the Alfred H. Redles Award from the Burn Prevention Foundation in 1996.

Terry loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going out to dinner with friends, tinkering in his workshop, doing yard work and sitting on the porch during his annual trips to Cape May. Terry worked on the fire safety team at Nazareth Speedway. He enjoyed watching the Phillies, Penn State and racing. He was also a Civil War buff. He was a life member of the Easton Emergency Squad. Terry was a member of Safety First Volunteer Fire Company, Wilson Boro Republican Club, Third Class City Fire Chiefs Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Arson Investigators and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 713.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Nancy, are a son, Daniel S. Foulk and his wife, Melissa, of Phillipsburg, NJ; a daughter, Lindsey J. Foulk and her partner, Bobby Cahill, of Forks Township; a brother, Brian R. Foulk and his wife, Robin, of Bushkill Township, PA; two grandchildren, Miles and Norah Foulk; a nephew, Kristopher Foulk and his wife, Beth; and a niece, Heather Young and her husband, Evan.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Published in The Express Times from July 5 to July 6, 2018
BIRTerry S. Foulk
BIRTH 24 May 1950
DEATH 2 Jul 2018 (aged 68)
BURIAL Northampton Memorial Shrine
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
MEMORIAL ID 191134988 ·
Frances  Scalzo Auston
Frances Scalzo Auston
Class of 1967
Passed Nov 18, 2008
Frances A. Austin, 59, of Forks Township, Pa, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in Easton Hospital, Wilson Borough, Pa. Born: On August 22, 1949 in Easton, Pa, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Sadie Drago Scalzo. Personal: Frances and her husband, Robert T. Austin, celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in June. She was employed as a floor worker for Bardot Plastics in Palmer Township, Pa. She was a graduate of Easton High School, Class of 1967. Memberships: Frances was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton. Survivors: In addition to her husband, Robert, Frances is survived by her daughter, Rachel Austin of Forks Township; a sister, Lucy Esler of Cleveland, Georgia; a brother Dominick Scalzo of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a grandson, Hunter Austin of Forks Township. Her son, Robert Austin, died earlier. Services: Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service in the Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas Street, Palmer Township. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Williams Township. Online condolences may be offered at www.morellofuneralhome.com. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017, in memory of Frances.
Published in The Express Times on 11/20/2008
Frenchko, John "chuck" M.
Frenchko, John "Chuck" M.
Class of 1972
Passed Mar 11, 2004
John M. "Chuck" FRENCHKO, 50, of Easton, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Easton Hospital. Born: March 2, 1954, in Easton, He was married to Patricia (Conover) Frenchko for 12 years. He was owner and operator of Frenchko Automotive, Easton, since 1972. Born in Easton, he was a son of John C. and Myrtle (Inscho) Frenchko of Forks Township. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton. He was a member of the Pomfret Club and Concordia Maennerchor, both in Easton, a former Easton midget football coach, and former LeTip member. A private pilot, he was a past president of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a Young Eagles Flights volunteer, and member of the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association. Survivors: Wife; parents; son, Jason J. Frenchko of Easton; stepsons, Christopher Miller and Timothy Miller, both of Nazareth; a grandson. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton. Published in Morning Call on Mar. 13, 2004

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