John W. Kasten

John W. Kasten
John W. Kasten, 63, of Palmerton passed away Thursday Dec. 26. 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Salisbury Township. John and his wife Karin A. (Korutz) Kasten would have celebrated 41 years of marriage on Jan. 7, 2014.
John was born Oct. 28, 1950 in Jim Thorpe and he was the son of Wayne H. Kasten, of Lehigh County and the late Rose D. (Molnar) Kasten.
John served as the borough manager in Bangor from 2008 to present, he was the manager, secretary and treasurer of the Borough of Slatington from 2000 to 2008 and various other positions in previous years.
In 1997 John was named the Business Development Manager for Grand Central Sanitation, after serving as director of sales and resource development manager.
John also served as borough manager, secretary and treasurer of the borough of Palmerton from 1981 to 1989.
John was also project coordinator for Lehigh County Authority.
He was a graduate of Whitehall High School and received his bachelor of science degree in physics from Moravian College graduating Cum Laude. His memberships consist of past president of the Board of Directors of the Palmerton Library, member of the Bangor Business Association, past president of the Palmerton Civil Service Commission, member of the Slate Belt COG, and a member of the Leadership Committee of the Main Street Coalition.
John was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.
Survivors: his wife, Karin and his father, Wayne; brother-in-law, Andrew Korutz and his wife, Barbara, of East Allen Township; two nieces, one nephew and one great-nephew.
Services: A memorial service will be Monday 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St. Northampton. Family and friends may gather from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: memorials may be presented to the Holiday Lighting Committee, 410 Delaware Ave. Palmerton, Pa.18071.

Funeral Home

REICHEL FUNERAL/NORTHAMPTON
326 E 21ST ST Northampton, PA 18067-1206

Published in Times News on Dec. 30, 2013