Robert C. Gundrum, 78, of Bethlehem, died July 23, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Albert and Madolin (Bryson) Gundrum.
He was a graduate of Liberty HS class of 1952 and Lehigh University class of 1956.
He was in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of SP4.
He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation and New Jersey Zinc Company. He then worked for Preston Trucking Company, retiring after 20 years of service.
He volunteered at several local animal shelters.
Holy Infancy: New principal named
Holy Infancy's new principal, Virgilio Ogando, has dual masters degrees in bilingual education and building leadership from Mercy College in the Bronx, N.Y. Before coming to Holy Infancy, he was the principal of a Holy Spirit School in the Bronx. His first meeting with the parents of Holy Infancy students is scheduled for Aug. 22.
Daniel W. Boyer Jr., 48, of Bethlehem, died July 21, 2012, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Daniel W. Boyer Sr. of East Greenville and Jean E. (Toy) Boyer of Bethlehem. He was the husband of Mary ( Nonnemake) Boyer for 14 years.
He was a 1982 graduate of Liberty HS, where he was a member of the Grenadier band.
He was a radiation therapist at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, until his illness.
Edward W. Richards, 84, of Bethlehem, died July 18, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William T. and Alma C. (Bloomstrom) Richards. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Shepard) Richards for 61 years.
He was in the military police in the U.S. Army.
He was a bricklayer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 39 years.
Helen K. (Kuzmics) Kavas, 87, of Bethlehem, died July 24, 2012, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mary (Cserpnyak) and Joseph Kuzmics. She was the wife of the late Michael S. Kavas.
She was a sewing machine operator in Trumbauersville. She later worked for Just Born Inc., retiring in 1991. She worked for Hickory Farms, Westgate Mall.
She was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem, and was a lifetime member at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Dorothy L. Huston , 86, of Bethlehem, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at Old Orchard Health Center, Bethlehem Township. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Irene (Gross) Laslo.
She was the wife of Raymond F. Huston for 62 years.
She was a 1944 graduate of Liberty HS, where she was a clarinetist in the band.
She was employed by the Laros Silk Mill and Western Electric.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
Benedict T. Castriota, 72 of Bethlehem, died July 24, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Thomas and Anna (Fichera) Castriota. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Gunning) Castriota for 13 years and of the late Rose Marie (Matteo) Castriota.
He was in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict. He was in the U.S. Army in active and reserve duty for 29 years, retiring as a chief warrant officer 3.
He was a police officer with the New York Police Department (N.Y.P.D.) in the Helicopter and Highway Patrol Division for 23 years, retiring in 1989.
The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and City of Bethlehem are giving a sneak peek of the new Bethlehem Visitor Center at SteelStacks during Musikfest, through Aug. 12.
The interactive visitor center, which will be open for guided and self-guided tours, is featuring several exhibits that highlight the region's arts and cultural attractions, history, industrial heritage and recreational opportunities.
ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).
Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in the six appetizer categories.