Bethlehem Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hilda S. Schlener, university, hotel housekeeper

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hilda S. Schlener, 91, formerly of Bethlehem, died April 2, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Damhosel) Pieller. She was the wife of the late Alfred Schlener.

She was a house keeper for Lehigh University and for the Hotel Bethlehem.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Sharon Ann Graver, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Sharon Ann Graver, 66, of Northampton, died March 30, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Inpatient Unit. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Norwood and Geraldine (Fehnel) Mann. She was the wife of Norman Graver Jr. for 46 years.

She was a 1970 graduate of Northampton Senior High School.

She worked at Majestic, Mary Fashions and Tama Manufacturing for many years.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville.

John Robert Novack, beam yard foreman

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

John Robert Novack, 86, of Bethlehem, died March 16, 2019. He was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Chato) Novack. He was the husband of Sally (Heist) Novack for 62 years.

He was a U.S. Navy submarine sailor and deep sea diver during the Korean War. He used the G.I. Bill to earn a pilot’s license and then flew search and rescue for Civil Air Patrol.

He was a foreman in the Bethlehem Steel Corp. beam yard for 30 years until he retired.

Fritz Warminsky, estimator/project manager

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fritz Warminsky, 84, of Bethlehem Township, died March 18, 2019, at Saint Luke’s Anderson Campus. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Kolleogy) Warminsky. He was the husband of Patricia (Sutch) Warminsky for 60 years.

He was a 1953 graduate of Bethlehem Vocational Technical School.

He was an estimator/project manager for Lehigh Engineering, Washington Mechanical Company, and other HVAC companies. After he retired, he worked at Lehigh University.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

Richard D. Ackerman, owned Ackerman Advertising

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard D. Ackerman, 81, of Northampton, died March 19, 2019, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. Born in Weaversville, he was a son of the late Roy H. Ackerman and the late Myrtle P. (Yong) Ackerman. He was the husband of Judith A.(Amadore) Ackerman for 41 years.

He was a 1954 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. He earned a technical degree from the GM Institute of Technology of Michigan in 1958.

He was, for eight years, a sergeant and a1st Gunner in Battery C Gun Battalion in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Hilda Lahr, Lutheran church secretary

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hilda Lahr, 92, of Nazareth and. formerly of Lower Nazareth Township, died a March 21, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Chester C. Lahr.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Warren W. Siegfried and the late Esther Mae (Fisher) Siegfried.

She was a member and a 10 year treasurer and, for 12 years, a church secretary for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church-Hecktown before retiring in 1992.

She was a member and a past membership director of the Hecktown Volunteer Fire Company Women’s Auxiliary.

Elizabeth L. (Horvath) DelGrosso, floor manager

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Horvath) DelGrosso, 91, of Bethlehem, died March 22, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Bukovski) Horvath. She was the wife of the late Daniel A. DelGrosso for 70 years.

She was a Liberty High School graduate.

She was a floor manager and buyer for Bradlees, Montgomery Ward and Almart.

She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Francis W. Vresics, structural draftsman

Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Francis “Frank” W. Vresics, 85, of Bethlehem, died March 17, 2019. He was the husband of Margaret Ann “Peggy” Vresics for 64 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Cserpnyak) Vrecsics.

He was a graduate of the Bethlehem Vo-Tech.

He worked in the engineering department of the City of Bethlehem for one year. He then was a structural draftsman in the engineering department of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 33 years.

Thomas M. Herceg, worked for Lucent

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Thomas M. Herceg, 85, of Bethlehem, died February 25, 2019, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Stephen and Eva (Chendo) Herceg. He was the husband of Patricia (Kukoda) Herceg for married 52 years.

He was in the U. S. Airforce during the Korean conflict.

He worked for Lucent (formerly Western Electric and AT&T) for 37 years and retired in 1994.

He was a parishioner of the former St. John Capistrano R. C. Church, Bethlehem.