Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Margaret A. (Lutz) Jacobson, soup kitchen volunteer

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret A. (Lutz) Jacobson, 90, of Bethlehem, died July 28, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Edna (Kistler) Lutz. She was the wife of the late Walter A. Jacobson.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and attended monthly book group meetings.

She volunteered at the Trinity Episcopal soup kitchen for more than 20 years.

Anthony F. August Sr., former assistant fire chief

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Anthony F. August Sr., 91, of Bethlehem, died July 29, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Jack and Conceicao (Nyguyen) August. He was the husband of Lois A. (Hinkel) August for 71 years.

He began working at age of 15 with Bethlehem Steel. He later started his own business which included a Texaco service station and a paving-hauling and landscaping business.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Mary Anne Werpehowski, secretary, realtor

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Anne Werpehowski, 87, of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully July 24, 2019, in her home where she resided for 55 years. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Philip and Anna Ronca. She was the wife of William “Bill” Werpehowski for 38 years.

She attended Fountain Hill HS class of 1950 and then attended Penn State and Millersville College.

She was a secretary at Western Electric and for the Lab of Clinical Pathology. She later became a licensed realtor.

Dorothy I. Tanczos, church founding member

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy I. Tanczos, 94, of Bethlehem, died at Galilee House, Moravian Hall Square, after a brief illness. Born at the Chubbsville House, Point Phillips, she was a daughter of the late Quilles and Hannah (Remaly) Silfies. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Tanczos.

She attended a one room schoolhouse in Point Phillips and in 1943 graduated from Nazareth High School.

She worked at the Bath Post Office; and in the offices of Vultee Aircraft, Mack Trucks, and the Mason-Dixon trucking company, all in Allentown.

Anthony Makris, IBEW / WE negotiator

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Anthony “Tony” Makris, 90, of Easton, died July 28, 2019, at Lehgh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Alex and Angela (Hartacolis) Makris. He was the husband of Patricia (Rush) Makris for 23 years and of the late Harriet Dexter (Ballweg) Makris.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a disabled American veteran.

Edwin G. Novak, builder and developer

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Edwin G. Novak, 76, of Upper Saucon Township, died July 31, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Victor and Gizella (Hari) Novak. He was the husband of Kathryn (Hoch) Novak for 56 years.

He was a 1961graduate of Fountain Hill High School and, in 1965 of Rider University, and played basketball for both schools.

He was a self employed land developer and builder.

He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

Joanna D. Martz, Hope UCC member

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Joanna “Jennie” D. Martz, 96, of Emmaus, died on July 26, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella (Wozniak) Zoski. She was the wife of the late Dennis Martz.

She was a member of the former Hope U.C.C. Church, Allentown, where she sang in the choir.

She was a bowler and bowled until she was 91 years old.

She is survived by a step granddaughter; a sister, Gloria Zoski; nieces; and nephews.

June E. Cope, seamstress

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

June E. Cope, 89, of Bethlehem, died July 23, 2019. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Ludwig and Naomi (Weil) Breidenbach. She was the wife of George R. Cope for 66 years.

She was a as a seamstress in various mills in the area for over 32 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise Cope of Bethlehem; eight sisters, Jane Fischer, Lucille Ratarsky, Shirley Strokelitus, Jean Radford, Maryann Stahler, Linda Budzyn, Diane Garland and Ann Anthony; and three brothers, Donald, Thomas, and Richard.

Candida Rodriguez, Hijas de Maria member

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Candida Rodriguez, 83, of Bethlehem, died July 27, 2019. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Felipe Rodriguez and Angela Muñoz. She was the wife of Jose Grajales.

She was a devoted parishioner of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

She was a member of Hijas de Maria and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

She won a Mother of the Year award in Puerto Rico.

Lori A. Wilson, Lowe’s manager

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Lori A. Wilson, 56, of Harmony Township, New Jersey, died July 29, 2019, at her father’s home. Born in Cherryville, New Jersey, she was a daughter of Donald Peterson of Bethlehem. She was the wife of Allen J. Wilson for 33 years.

She was a manager at Lowe’s in Bethlehem Township.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a son, Erik; and a daughter, Katelyn.

Arrangements were by the John F. Herron Funeral Home and Crematory, Bethlehem