Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 24, 2017

Arthur R. Donohue Sr.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

distribution manager

Arthur R. Donohue Sr., 82, of Bethlehem Township, died March 1, 2017, at his home. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of James J. and Gertrude (Kearney) Donahue. He was the husband of Marion A. (Armstrong) Donohue for 58 years.

He was a distribution manager for Binney and Smith Inc. for 32 years. Prior to that, he worked for S.H. Kress Company, New York City, for 10 years.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he was an usher and an eucharistic minister.

Eloi Rodrigues

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Infancy Catholic Church member

Eloi Rodrigues, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 2, 2017. Born in Portugal, he was a son of the late Alexandre and Ana (DeJesus) Rodrigues. He was the husband of Raquel (Fontura) Rodrigues for 63 years.

He was a mason in the CSL department of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

He was a retired member of the Portugese Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 10 children and their spouses; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister; and a brother.

Dylan R. Kovacs

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

owned lawn service

Dylan R. Kovacs, 22, of Bethlehem, died March 1, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Kristine (parent) and Bruce A. Kovacs Sr.

He was the owner of Kovacs Lawn and Landscape.

He was a Gift of Life participant.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Bruce Jr. and Matt; grandfather, Nelson Brown; relatives; and friends.

He was predeceased by grandparents Peggy Brown, John Kovacs Sr. and Betty Kovacs.

Contributions may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

William W. Wolfe Sr., born in Freemansburg

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

William W. Wolfe Sr., 80, died Feb. 20, 2017, at Lehigh Valley-Muhlenberg Hospital. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Harry and Marion (Searfoss) Wolfe. He was the husband of the late Nancylee M. (Hahn) Wolfe for 25 years.

He was a paratrooper in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by two sons, William Jr. and Daniel; four daughters, Sondralee and April Wolfe, Rachel Rasley and Darlene Shannon; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, David Wolfe.

Karey A. Roberts, box office manager

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Karey A. Roberts, 62, of Bethlehem and formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 26, 2017. Born in Hershey, she was a daughter of the late Joseph V. and Nedra L. (Sponaugle) Fry.

She was a box office manager at the State Theatre. She was previously a PPL customer service supervisor.

She is survived by two daughters, Arden Leyden and her husband Justin Frankenfield and Teal Payonk and her husband Andrew; two grandsons, Shane and Ryder; four siblings, Vaughn R. Fry, Mitchell R. Fry, Melissa L. Tiefenbach and Kyle K. Fry; and her friend, Deborah Thiel.

Aldo Braido, supply company past president

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Aldo Braido, 91, of Bethlehem, died Feb.23, 2017, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. He was a son of the late Augusta (Moretti) and Anthony Braido. He was the husband of the late Jeanne (Kuhns) Braido and the late Susan (Hunter) Braido.

He was a graduate of Pen Argyl High School and was the class president.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

He was retired from General Supply Company, Bethlehem, where he worked from 1956 to 1991 and of which he was a president and a past board member. He worked previously with Duggan and Marcon.

Barbara A. Herman, registered nurse

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Barbara A. Herman, 77, of Upper Saucon Township, died February 28, 2017. Born in Dingman’s Ferry, she was a daughter of the late John Leonard and Ruth (VanSant) Snyder. She was the wife of the late Roman K. Herman, M.D. for 38 years.

She graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse.

She was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Renae Joy Behrens, Central Moravian Church member

Monday, February 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Renae Joy Behrens, 70, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 16, 2017, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Henry “Hank” Kudzik of Catasauqua and the late Jacqueline (Boemio) Kudzik. She was the wife of Dr. Peter J. Behrens for 22 years.

She was a Fountain Hill HS graduate. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Moravian College and a master’s degree from Lehigh University. She was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing.