Bethlehem Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Doris M. Hartzell, Notre Dame Church member

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Doris M. Hartzell, 92, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 11, 2018, at Weston Senior Living, Emmaus. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy (King) and Albert Fritzinger.

She was the wife of the late William Hartzell for 48 years.

She was a member of Notre Dame Church.

She was a member of the 55 Plus Club and the Senior Club at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanne B. Schuler; a son, David J. and his wife Betsy; former son-in-law, Frederick Schuler; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Grace K. Fella, co-owned Fella Studios

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace K. Fella, 94, of Katy, Texas, and formerly of Bethlehem, died Oct. 24, 2018, while in the care of The Grace Care Center of Katy. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (Kline) Kelly. She was the wife of the late Edward S. Fella for 48 years.

She was a 1942 Hellertown High School graduate.

She was in the U. S. Army during World War II.

She was a bookkeeper at Fella Studios; she and her husband purchased, from his brother, the Calvin and Fella Studio, Allentown. She worked there until she retired.

Pauline Elizabeth Beinema, 101 years old

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Pauline Elizabeth Beinema, 101, of Bethlehem, died in her home on Oct. 8, 2018. Born in Worcester, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Esther (Carlson) Anderson. She was the wife of the late Marvin Beinema.

She graduated from high school and business school.

She was a secretary for several years at the New England Conservatory of Music. She was later the director of the Bath Senior Center and the voice of the Weather Service, sponsored by the former Union Bank and Trust, both for many years.

Elisangie Feliciano Castillo, special education teacher

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Elisangie Feliciano Castillo, 40, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 26, 2018, after a long illness in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of Jesus Feliciano and Carmen Castillo of Arecibo.

She was a graduate of The American University in Puerto Rico.

She was a special education teacher for several years in Puerto Rico.

She was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Marlene Feliciano Castillo, in Puerto Rico; and many relatives and friends here in the United States and in Puerto Rico.

Frank J. Melanson Jr., typesetter

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Frank J. Melanson Jr., of Bethlehem, and formerly of Passaic County, NJ, died Oct. 6, 2018, in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. Born in Warwick Township, Bucks County, he was a son of the late Frank J. Sr. and Frances (Johnson) Melanson. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Schrouder) Melanson.

He was in the U. S. Army during the occupation of Okinawa.

He was a typesetter for Hawthorne Press for many years before retiring.

He was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church, Wyckoff, N.J.

Mary A. Vidonya, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church member

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary A. Vidonya, 88, of Bethlehem, died Nov.1, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Swedesburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Sophia (Niznik) Yenca. She was the wife of the late Stephen L. Vidonya for 52 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was active in the Women’s Guild, St. Joseph’s Society and several other church groups.

Isabel (Matthews) Sersen, French and English teacher

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Isabel (Matthews) Sersen, 93, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 3, 2018, while in the care of Country Meadows, Bethlehem. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Marie (McLaughlin). She was the wife of the late Jack Petro and Anthony Sersen.

She was a 1942 graduate of Easton High School and a 1958 graduate of Moravian College.

She was a French and English teacher at Easton High School for 24 years.

She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a current member of St Anne’s Catholic Church, both in Bethlehem.

Ronald Nylander, tool and dye maker

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald Nylander, 83, of Bethlehem and Swiftwater, died Sept. 29, 2018, in Bethlehem Manor Assisted Living, Bethlehem. Born in Latvia, he was a son of the late Paul and Erika (Kohl) Nylander.

He was a tool and dye maker for Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, Sciota, N.Y., for many years until he retired.

He is survived by a cousin, Horst and his wife Judith Kohl of Peekskill, N.Y.; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by James Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.