John F. Deprill, 64, of Breinigsville, passed away March 14, 2021. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Mamie Elizabeth “Dolly” (Swoyer) and Charles “Chuck” Deprill. John was a 1974 graduate of Allen High School. He retired from the PA Turnpike and was an honorary member of the Cetronia Ambulance Corp. John was a fan of the Miami Dolphins, wrestling, NASCAR and all types of music, including classic rock. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Christine Deprill; children- Carrie and husband Mark Hurt, John Deprill Jr. and wife Carrie, Calvin Deprill and wife Kimberly, Ryan Deprill; 12 grandchildren; brother- Charles “Chuck” Deprill; sister- Frances Deprill. He was predeceased by his sisters- Elizabeth “Liz” Talkach and Carol Deprill.
A Calling Time will be held on Friday, March 19th 10-11AM with a Memorial Service to follow at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
John’s family would like to invite everyone to join them in paying tribute to John’s love for sports and music by wearing your favorite sport or music apparel on Friday. A Zoom link for the Service can be obtained by contacting Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.
Warren R. Deutsch, 67, of Allentown passed away October 22, 2020. He was the loving husband of 43 years to Theresa E. (Gehris) Deutsch. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Anna (Schultz) Morris. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Warren enjoyed spending his time fishing. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Theresa Deutsch; daughter- Melissa Middleton wife of Paul Jr.; grandchildren- Xander and Zacchaeus; sister- Gloria Grim; numerous nieces and nephews
Services will be Private for the family care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Warren’s memory to the American Cancer Society.
Veronica Ward Detsch, 96, of Allentown, passed away August 28, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Dewey Detsch and previously the late John Ward. Born in McAdoo, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Demchick) Shuhay. Veronica retired from Cedar Brook Nursing Home. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Survivors: daughters- Susan and husband Thomas Costello of Allentown, AnnaMarie and husband Peter Giacapuzzi of Merrimack, NH; grandchildren- Chris (Alex) Giacapuzzi, Kim (Steve) Tiller, Tom Costello, Kelly (Glenn) Van Oss; foster daughter- Weesie Castillo; granddaughter-in-law- Deb Costello; great grandchildren- Becca, Ty, Jacob, Zachary, Ping, Jordan, Hailey, Aubry and Ethan. She was predeceased by her siblings- Mary, Anna, Margaret, Steve, Lizzie, John, Joseph and Helen.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 1st 9:30-10:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Veronica’s memory to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Lynn M. (Strobl) Dubbs, 63, of Bethlehem, passed away August 17, 2020. She was the loving wife of James R. Dubbs for 40 years. She took great joy in being a mother and did everything for her son. Born in Allentown she was the daughter of Louise Strobl and the late Carl Strobl. Lynn worked in accounting for many years. She loved visiting the beach and her favorite pastime was being outside, often while reading a book. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- James; son- Justin; mother- Louise; siblings- Glenn Strobl, Janet Pum, and Brian Strobl.
Services will be private for the family care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lynn’s memory to a local food bank of one’s choice.
Leslie Ariel Duarte, 25, of Easton, passed away June 22, 2020. Born in Plainfield, NJ she was the daughter of Oscar M. and Ada L. (Lopez) Duarte. She had studied International Business and Marketing, worked in Ecuador as a Social Media Writer for a World News Organization and was currently back in our area looking for her dream job. Leslie was a member of Bethel Memorial Baptist Church. She was a shining light amongst her family and friends. Leslie will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her parents; maternal grandmother- Yolanda Castaneda; paternal grandmother- Gladys Deras; sister- Karen Orellana; brother- Oscar R. Duarte; niece- Megan Gomez; nephew- Mateo Orellana; many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
A viewing will be held on Friday, June 26th 2-4PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A Service will be held on Saturday, June 27th at 10AM in Bethel Memorial Baptist Church 715 Chestnut Lane Easton, PA 18045.
Edward J. "Pappy" Derkits, 86, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020. He was the loving husband of the late Margaret R. (Schweitzer) Derkits for 41 years at the time of her passing in 1998. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Karl and Agnes (Klucarsits) Derkits. Edward previously worked at Cross Country Clothing and then retired from Bridsburg Foundry after many years as a welder. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He played fastpitch softball for both the East Penn and church leagues. He was also an avid bowler for most of his life. Ed was a diehard Eagles and Flyers fan. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his 12 grandchildren and attending as many of their events as possible.
Survivors: daughter- Judy and husband Michael Lewis of Allentown; sons- Edward C. and wife Tammy of Bethlehem, Thomas P. and wife Lisa of Emmaus, Joseph J. and wife Janet of Allentown; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters- Rosemarie Pammer of Catasauqua, Agnes Kroboth of Northampton. He was predeceased by his sister- Joanne Recker.
A Calling Time will be held on Monday, January 20th 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Edward’s name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation care of the funeral home.
Reno F. DalMaso, 95, of Whitehall, peacefully passed on to Eternal Life July 4, 2018. He was the husband of Marie C. (Feichtl) DalMaso for almost 67 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Agostino and Amalia (Fochesato) DalMaso. Reno was an Army Air Corp Veteran during WWII serving in the 8th Air Force in England. He served as a P-51 Mustang Pilot and was reassigned to 364th Fighter Granges. He also served during the Korean War. Reno was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #7293 in Egypt. He worked for Lucent Technologies formerly Western Electric of Allentown until retiring in 1988. Reno was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Survivors: wife- Marie DalMaso; son- Gary J. DalMaso of North Whitehall; daughters- Donna M. wife of Joseph Genay of Allentown, Carole L. wife of Robert Poorman of Spring City, JoAnn D. wife of Arthur Murphy of Harleysville; 3 grandchildren- Marc Genay, Evan Genay and Ryan Poorman; sister- Amelia DalMaso. He was predeceased by brothers- Louis, Ilario and sisters- Rose Stupak and Linda Sennetti.
A calling time will be held Tuesday, July10th 9-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 618 Fullerton Ave Whitehall, PA 18052. Burial to follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Whitehall. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Reno’s family would like to thank Holy Family Manor’s McShea Pavilion for the care and compassion over the past 1 ½ years.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Reno’s memory to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Stanislaw “Stanley” Dabrowski, 97, of Allentown, passed away May 27, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 68 years to the late Gladys (Chmura) Dabrowska. Born in Nowy Targ, Poland he was the son of the late Karolina (Szopinska) and Franciszek Dabrowski. Stanley worked previously as a butcher for Zandy’s Steak Shop, then for Phoenix Clothes and then retired from Bethlehem Fabricators. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Polish Catholic Church and their church choir. Stanley was also a member of the Polish American Citizen Society (serving as a past officer and trustee), the Polish National Alliance (serving as a past President of the local lodge), the Polish Highlanders Alliance of N.A. (serving as a past President of the local lodge). Stanley enjoyed spending his free time with his family and gardening.
Survivors: Children- Hedy Werrell and husband Paul of Allentown, Frank Dombrowki and wife Susanne of Litiz, Andrew Dabrowski of Coopersburg, Anne Lippincott and husband Jerry of Allentown; Grandchildren- Jeff, Peter, Katie, Kasia, Daniel, Evalina, Matthew and Celina; 5 Great Grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, June 6th 9-10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM in SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church 1065 Fullerton Ave Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czetochowa Cemetery 654 Ferry Rd. Doylestown, PA.
Contributions can be made in Stanley’s name to The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa memorial fund.