Bethlehem Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Eric Llewellyn Bergman, DoPW retiree, teacher’s aide

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Eric Llewellyn Bergman, formerly of Bethlehem, died May 16, 2019. He had Parkinson’s Disease and was diagnosed in 2011. He was the husband of Sylvia Sue Bergman for 52 years.

Born in Bloomington, Illinois, he was a son of the late Kathleen and Allen Bergman and was raised in Champaign, Illinois.

He graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee and earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Tennessee.

Edward R. Weaver, Steel product specialist

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward R. Weaver, 76, of Bethlehem, died May 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Raymond and Marie (Nicholas) Weaver. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Blood) Weaver for 52 years.

He was a 1960 Allentown High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Air Force until 1965.

He was a product specialist in the sales department of the Structural Steel division of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation until he retired. He then worked for 13 years as a shuttle driver for Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Mary A. Bauer, former St. Joseph’s R.C. Church member

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary A. Bauer, 95, of Bethlehem, died at home on May 17, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Sumer) Szvetecz. She was the wife of the late John J. Bauer Sr. for 69 years.

She was a long-time member of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was active with the Sodality and Women’s Guild. She was a current member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, promoted keeping Catholic and Slovenian traditions and customs.

Claudia M. Evans, artist

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Claudia M. Evans, 56, of Bethlehem, died April 24, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of Twila (Scholl) Evans of Bethlehem and the late Robert Evans.

She earned an associate’s degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

She was an artist.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Eric and David Evans.

Cecelia C. Hamil, Ss. Simon and Jude parishoner

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Cecelia C. Hamil, 96, of Bethlehem, died April 25, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor Marchetto and Mamie (Ganci) Bealer. She was the wife of the late Durward H. Hamil.

She was a 1940 graduate of Phillipsburg High School.

She was a homemaker and a former aide at Head Start of the Lehigh Valley.

She was a parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

Earl E. Stein, U.S. Navy career man

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Earl E. Stein Jr., 92, of Allentown, died April 14, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Earl E. Sr. and Ellen (Ebert) Stein. He was the husband of the late Irene (Butz) Stein.

He was an United States Navy career man during World War II and the Korean conflict. He participated in the atomic test at Johnston Island in 1962 and the Cuban blockade.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Ronald J. Helmuth, IBM engineer, IT director

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald J. Helmuth, 67, of Bethlehem, died, April 14, 2019, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, he was a son of the late Elvon and Bertha (Yoder) Helmuth.

He was the husband of Ellen “Elena” M. (Horst) Helmuth for 42 years.

He was educated at New College of Sarasota Florida and earned a MBA from Vanderbilt University.

He was a system engineer for IBM. He was the information technology director at Eastern Mennonite University and later for Moravian College. He owned and operated United Check Cashing, Stefko Boulevard, Bethlehem.

Kay A. Altemus, special needs caregiver

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Kay A. Altemus, 83, formerly of Lutheran Manor, died April 2, 2019, while in the care of Cedarbrook Fountain Hill. Born in Sweet Valley, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Smith) Shaw.

She devoted most of her life to the care of adults and children with special needs. She opened her home to many through a life sharing program, worked for 2 group homes and also worked as an Intermediate Instructor at Colonial Intermediate Unit 20.