Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Helen A. Munshaur, retired from Rite Aid

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen A. Munshaur, 78, of Bethlehem, died April 2, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Sabo) and John Bazaka Sr. She was the wife of the late Irving Munshaur Jr. for 51 years.

She worked and retired from Rite Aid, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise and her husband Jon Young; and a granddaughter, Bethenny.

She was predeceased by two brothers, John P. Bazeka Jr. and Joseph Bazeka.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Louise Dolores Rybak, late State Representative’s widow

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Louise Dolores Rybak, 89, of Bethlehem, died March 31, 2018, at her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kotlick) Golab. She was the wife of the late William C. Rybak, Esquire, for 48 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a nurse anesthetist at St. Luke’s Hospital earlier in her life.

She was a longtime member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, where she was active with the Ladies Auxiliary.

volunteers

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

CEDARBROOK NURSING HOME, Fountain Hill, is looking for volunteers to help residents play Pinochle: deal cards, keep score and help residents play the game. Contact Kerry Magliane, 610-336-5684, kerrymagliane@lehighcounty.org.

Francis “Fritz” J. Toner Jr., high school, college basketball coach

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francis “Fritz” J. Toner Jr., 86, of Bethlehem, died April 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis and Sophia (Prorok) Toner. He was the husband of the late Dolores Ianotti.

He was a three sport athlete at Liberty High School, and a standout basketball player at Moravian College, where, along Northampton Community College, he coached basketball.

He was a caseworker for Lehigh County for many years.

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, April 11

Northampton Co. Industrial Development Authority meeting, 4 p.m. 669 Washington St., Easton.

Lehigh Co. Board of Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, April 12

Bethlehem Authority, 3:30 p.m. Room B-504, City Hall. 10 E. Church St.

Saturday, April 14

Bethlehem Township meet the commissioners. Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road. Call 610-814-6400 or visit www.bethlehemtownship.org.

Monday, April 16

Ruth Addie Kunsman, pediatric nurse

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ruth Addie Kunsman, 86, of Bethlehem Township, died in her home on April 6, 2018. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Semple and Evelyn (Messinger) Rush. She was the wife of George M. Kunsman for 66 years.

She was a 1952 graduate of Easton Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and was a pediatric nurse at Easton Hospital for several years and later at Warren Hospital, New Jersey.

She was a former member of Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville, N.J.

Mary P. Baily, BASD head cook

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary P. Baily, 94, of Bethlehem, died April 1, 2018, at Westminster Village, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Elizabeth (Knappenberger) Klaugh. She was the wife of the late Harold Baily.

She worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and the Laros Silk Mill, and then for many years in food service for the Bethlehem Area School District until she retired as a head cook.

LeRoy C. Bickert Jr., former township supervisor

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

LeRoy C. Bickert Jr., 68, of Lower Nazareth, died April 2, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Clara J. (Pierfedeici) and LeRoy C. Bickert. He was the husband of to Kathleen (Gaydos) Bickert for 41 years.

He was a Phillipsburg Catholic High School graduate.

He worked for Hoffman-LaRoche and DSM, from which he retired after 43 years.

He was a Lower Nazareth Township supervisor and was on the township’s Parks and Recreation Board and the Planning Commission.

Joseph J. Kupis, shipping yards foreman

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph J. Kupis, 88, died March 30, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Kupis and Jenny (Yastrzebski) Kupis. He was the husband of Kathleen (Pratka) Kupis of Saucon Valley.

He was a 1946 graduate of Bethlehem HS.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948 in Japan. He was a member of the Pa. National Guard and was on active duty during the Korean War, and earned the rank of sergeant first class.

He was a crew leader and foreman in the Saucon Shipping Yards of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 44 years until he retired in 1992.

Around Town

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda: Tom Maxfield: digital prints, “Dreams and Visions”; to April 16. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Rotunda,10 E. Church St. Visit http://bfac-lv.org/.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610-867-7852 (south side); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ.