Bethlehem Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Armando Patino, coke works employee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Armando Patino, 93, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 7, 2017, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Sulphur Mine, La., he was a son of the late Lorenzo and Carolina (Gomez) Patino. He was the husband of the late Antonia V. (DeLeon) Patino.

He worked for the Bethlehem Coke Works for 33 years until he retired in 1986.

He was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Steelworkers Union local #2599.

Martha L. Cassano, steel private secretary

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

MMartha A. MacNeal, 90, of Allentown, died Oct. 8, 2017, at Arden Courts, Easton. Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Marion (Phifer) Arbogast. She was the wife of the late Rev. George D. MacNeal.

She was a 1944 graduate of Wilson Borough High School. She attended Temple University and graduated from Churchman’s Business School.

She was a private secretary at Bethlehem Steel Corporation for many years until she took retirement.

Martha L. Cassano, Calvary Baptist Church member

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Martha L. Cassano, 92, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 8, 2017. She was a daughter the late Helen (Hearn) and Frank Koch. She was the wife of the late Clarence N. Bickert and the late Anthony Cassano. She was the companion of Robert Romig.

She was a nurse’s aide for both Allentown State Hospital and Muhlenberg Hospital.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by three children, William and his wife Diane Bickert, Sandra and her husband Joseph Castellucci and Thomas and his wife Carmen Cassano; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret Mary Corrow, worked for AT&T

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret “Margie” Mary Corrow, 74, of Bethlehem, died Oct.9, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Hoffer) Prutko Sr. She was the wife of the late John Philip Krasley.

She worked for South Manufacturing, Western Electric, AT&T and Agere.

She is survived by a son, Larry A. and his wife Maggie of Illinois; two brothers, George Prutko and his companion Donna Lee Salter of Whitehall and Andrew Prutko Jr.; four grandchildren, Ethan, Jarrett, Laura and Steve; nieces; and nephews.

Francesca Elaine Kostalis, OLPH church member

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Francesca Elaine Kostalis, 79, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 8, 2017. Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Gizella (Korpics) Fazio.

She worked for the former Western Electric for 30 years until she retired. She was then a crossing guard at Spring Garden and Linden streets for more than 15 years.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help R. C. Church where she was an usher, attended Bible study group gatherings and was a member of the seniors group.

She was a 35 year volunteer for Musikfest and an original volunteer for Zollner Arts Center.

Julia Podhayny, Sacred Heart Church member

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Julia Podhayny, 96, of Bethlehem, died Oct.14, 2017, at Moravian Village. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Julia (Makuvek) and John Sedlock. She was the wife of the late Michael Podhayny Sr. for 59 years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Bethlehem, and a former member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church.

She is survived by three children, Michael Jr. and his wife Barbara, Dennis and his wife Barbara Reybitz and Kathleen; and two granddaughters.

She was predeceased by a son, Demetro Podhayny; and two brothers, Ernest and Edward Sedlock.

Carol Emma Eschenbach, born in Allentown

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Carol Emma Eschenbach, 73, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 10, 2017, in her home. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Mabel A. (Flyte) Leminger. She was the wife of Robert W. Eschenbach for 25 years.

She was a 1962 graduate of Pen Argyl High School.

She was employed by Wilson Products for many years and later worked at the Fisherman’s Net Bible book store.

Julia Evancho Marcincin, Calvary Baptist Church member

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Julia Evancho Marcincin, 99, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Marcincin Sr. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Julia (Pastelak) Evancho.

She was a plug tamper for the former Hellertown Manufacturing Company for 27 years until she retired in 1980.

She was a former member of saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Bethlehem; and a parishioner of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Betty M. McKew, born in Baltimore

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Betty M. McKew, 88, of Bethlehem, died Oct.7, 2017. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Earl and Marie (Masel) Fisher. She was the wife of the late Francis J. McKew Jr. for 61 years.

She was a 1941 graduate of Towson (Maryland) High School.

She is survived by four daughters: Deborah A. and her husband Larry Kachmar, Sharon M. and her husband Greg Michael, Mary Kay and her husband John Keefe and Lynn M. and her husband Jack Oakes; five grandchildren, Katie, Kelly, Larry Jr., Sammy and Leslie; and eight great-grandchildren.

Carolyn E. Falasca, 1500 hour volunteer

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Carolyn E. Falasca, 92, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2017. Born in Queens, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Anna (LaSalle) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Amiel C. Falasca for 60 years.

She worked for N.Y. Telephone until she retired.

She volunteered for more than 1500 hours for St. Luke’s Hospital.

She is survived by a son, Gary and his wife Joan; a brother, William; two grandchildren, Geoffrey and Kathryn; and three great-grandchildren, Shae, Sienna and Jackob.