Lewis J. Lengyel, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 5, 2017, at his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Lena (Bokan) Lengyel. He was the husband of Dolores (Flandorffer) Lengyel for 60 years.
He was a 1952 graduate of Hellertown HS and went to Pennsylvania State University.
He was in the United States Army as a 102nd ENG CO.
He worked for Ritter and Smith Lumber Company for 52 years in the sales and estimating department.
He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
Kathryn Prospero, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 4, 2017, while in the care of Holy Family Manor. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Sarah LaFavre. She was the wife of the late Richard Prospero for 42 years.
She operated The Ice Cream Store at North and Linden Sts., Bethlehem, for many years until she retired.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Nancy J. Souders, 87, of Stroudsburg, died July 13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mabel (Walk) Schoenberger. She was the wife of the late Milton R. Souders Sr.
She worked at Shop-Rite, Bethlehem, for 25 years until she retired.
She is survived by two sons, Milton Jr. and his wife Barbara of Stroudsburg and Thomas and his wife Sharon of Hershey; two daughters, Nancy Richardson of Parryville and Linda and her husband Tony Alverson of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Leslie of Allentown; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.
She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.
Stanley Majewski Sr., 87, of Bethlehem, died July 7, 2017. Born in Dickson City, he was a son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Pryzhocki) Majewski. He was the husband of Lucille (Roseman) Majewski for 62 years.
He was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He worked in the beam yards for Bethlehem Steel.
He coached a variety of youth sports.
Helen G. Barbarics, 95, of Bethlehem died July 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Gubish and Magdalena Lazar Gubish. She was the wife of the late Ernest Barbarics.
She worked for the Bethlehem Steel, the U.S. Navy (in California) and for Hellertown Manufacturing until she took retirement, after which she worked part time at Rich Mar Florist and Muhlenberg Hospital.
She was an altar coordinator and was on the church council and the music and worship committee at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for 22 years.
Agnes Gilly, 93, of Fountain Hill, died July 8, 2017, in Westminster Village. She was the wife of the late Samuel Gilly for for 66 years. Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Teofil and Angela (Kosic) Korich.
She was a seamstress for many years until she retired.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne and her husband David Fair of Center Valley; two brothers, Frank and Stephen; two sisters, Jennie Wessier and Josephine Utsch; two granddaughters, Julie Milia and Megan Fair; and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Olivia Milia.
Patricia A. (Baksa) Alfonso, 68, of Bethlehem, died July 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter to the late William G. Baksa Sr. and Caroline A. (Urban) Baksa. She was the wife of the late James A. Alfonso.
She was a 1967 graduate of Notre Dame High School.
She worked for a number of years with the Bethlehem Heath Bureau.
She was a member of St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was in many church activities.
She was involved with the Salvation Army.
Bruce A. McIlhaney, of Bethlehem, died June 29, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Bruce and Doris McIlhaney. He was the husband of Christina (Carroll) McIlhaney for 41 years.
He was a Dieruff High School graduate. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
He was a war photographer for the Stars and Stripes in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Silver Star.
He worked at the Bethlehem Steel and later as a registered nurse.
The Reverend Dr. Arvids Ziedonis Jr., 86, formerly of Bethlehem and Fountain Hill, of Paradise Township, died June 26, 2017, at St. Clare’ Hospital, Dover, N.J. Born in Daugavpils, Latvia, he was a son of the late Arvids Ziedonis Sr. and Maria (Kostakavich). He was the husband of the late Zigrida M. (Vurlicer) Ziedonis.
He was a 1955 graduate of Muhlenberg College. He was, in1958, ordained as a Lutheran minister from the Philadelphia Theological Seminary. He earned, in 1968, a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Pennsylvania.