New programs announced for winter term
Registration is open for the winter term, Jan. 2 through 11, 2013. The courses for current students only, include "What do I say to avoid offense?"; working with people with disabilities; business writing; program music; crime fiction and fact in Navajoland; globalization and global social movements; and music, memory and language.
Cecelia L. McGavin, 89, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Pinckneyville, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Magdalen (Ruppert) Mann. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. McGavin Jr.
She was a retired accounts receivable manager.
She was a member of Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
She is survived by a son, Joe McGavin; two daughters, Marie Thaler and Mary Behun; two sisters, Dr. Jacinta Mann and Julia Ann DeYoung; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Kathryn R. Dittemore, 67, of Bethlehem, died Sept.16, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Sylvan and Kathryn (Saemmer) Serban.
She was a 1963 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School. She was a graduate of Mt. Aloysius College.
She was an administrative assistant for Bethlehem Steel for 30 years and was employed by Access Services for 10 years.
Shen was a member of New Covenant Christian Community Church.
John W. Marini, 90, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 25, 2012, at his residence. Born in Passaic, N.J., he was a son of the late Dr. Dominic and Myra (Goddard) Marini. He was the husband of the late Mary (Royko) Marini.
He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering physics from Lehigh University and a Ph D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.
He was a scientist for the U.S. government. He retired in 1982 from the Goddard Space Flight Center 17 after 34 years of service.
Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.
Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.
The doors of the Southside branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library will close Jan. 2 to prepare for privately-funded renovations to the cherished landmark that serves as the social, cultural and educational center for the Southside community.
Library services have changed significantly since the Southside branch, 400 Webster Street, was built in 1929, but the interior features most of the original shelving and furniture, even as technology and the collection have changed.
Mary Kovacs, 93, of Allentown died Nov. 13, 2012, at St. Lukes Hospice House, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Skubenich) Skrip. She was the wife of the late Louis Kovacs for 60 years.
She worked for Warner/Laros Company, Bethlehem, office for many years.
She was a former member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Thomas Tracy O'Haire, 81, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 18, 2012, at Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill Nursing Home. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Leo and Mary (Tracy) O'Haire. He was the husband of the late Marie M. O'Haire
He was a U.S. Army, 11th Airborne division, veteran of the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
He was an assembler at U.S. Gauge, Sellersville, until retiring.
He was a driver for Muhlenberg Hospital. He played minor league baseball in the 1950s and coached children's baseball, basketball and softball teams.
Wilbur C. Haas, 89, of Bethlehem, died Dec.18, 2012, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late George M. and Olive (Good) Haas. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Mumma) Haas.
He was a cold saw operator at the beam yard of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, from which he retired after 44 years.
He volunteered at the Burnside Plantation.
He is survived by a sister, Eloise Kovalovsky of Bethlehem Township; and a brother George R. Haas of Saylorsburg.
He was predeceased by a son, Dale C. Haas; and a sister, Geraldine V. Thomas.