Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017

Celtic Classic advance tickets available

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be offering a 10 percent discount for the advance purchase of Sept. 22 through 24, 2017, Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and S. Main streets.

Tickets may be purchased at: http://bit.ly/2017CCTix until Aug. 25, 2017. For more information, visit www.celticfest.org; Twitter, @CelticClassic; and at facebook.com/CelticClassic.

Jacqueline M. Kollar, Notre Dame Church worker

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Kollar, 69, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2017, at Gracedale, Nazareth. She was the wife of Joseph J. Kollar for 48 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward “Dicka” and Theresa “Resie” (Steltzman) Ifkovits.

She was a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame High School.

She was a member of Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem, where she worked at the elementary school and in the rectory for more than 20 years.

Lewis J. Lengyel, St. John’s Windish Church member

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lewis J. Lengyel, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 5, 2017, at his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Lena (Bokan) Lengyel. He was the husband of Dolores (Flandorffer) Lengyel for 60 years.

He was a 1952 graduate of Hellertown HS and went to Pennsylvania State University.

He was in the United States Army as a 102nd ENG CO.

He worked for Ritter and Smith Lumber Company for 52 years in the sales and estimating department.

He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

Kathryn Prospero, operated The Ice Cream Store

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Kathryn Prospero, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 4, 2017, while in the care of Holy Family Manor. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Sarah LaFavre. She was the wife of the late Richard Prospero for 42 years.

She operated The Ice Cream Store at North and Linden Sts., Bethlehem, for many years until she retired.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Nancy J. Souders, worked at Shop Rite

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Nancy J. Souders, 87, of Stroudsburg, died July 13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mabel (Walk) Schoenberger. She was the wife of the late Milton R. Souders Sr.

She worked at Shop-Rite, Bethlehem, for 25 years until she retired.

She is survived by two sons, Milton Jr. and his wife Barbara of Stroudsburg and Thomas and his wife Sharon of Hershey; two daughters, Nancy Richardson of Parryville and Linda and her husband Tony Alverson of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Leslie of Allentown; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Steeples and Steel tour dates announced

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

This year’s Steeples & Steel Tour presents new locations that reflect the lives of immigrants on the Southside of Bethlehem. The two-hour tour shares the history and experiences of those who left their homelands in search of a better life in America. Settling in Bethlehem to become steelworkers, their cultures and faiths enriched the town where they worked.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SOutHSide Homelessness, first aid at BAPL

There will be two separate homelessness and First Aid programs at Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Southside branch, 400 Webster St.

Fighting Hunger and Homelessness, with Katie Cohen of New Bethlehem Ministries, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on July 27. There will be an opportunity to assemble toiletry kits for those in need.

Hands-only CPR, with paramedic Jessica Edwards, will be held at 1 p.m. on July 29. The workshop will also include basic first aid techniques and how the ambulance system really works.

Margaret H. Smith, of Bethlehem

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.

She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.