Bethlehem Press

Monday, January 22, 2018

Trevor Logan Massey, 2013 LHS wrestler, soccer player

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Trevor Logan Massey, 23, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 24, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of C. David and Michele (Kehley) Massey.

He was a 2013 graduate of Liberty High School where he was a member of the wrestling and soccer team. He attended Penn State Lehigh Valley.

He w as a material handler for XPO Logistics.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

He was an athlete at Midway Manor, having played soccer, kickball and baseball. He played football for the Bethlehem Steelers.

Dan T. Yochum, born in Fountain Hill

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dan T. Yochum, 57, of Lehighton, died at home on Dec. 25, 2017. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Betty (Riebman) Yochum of Bethlehem and the late Richard Yochum.

He was a Lincoln Tech graduate.

He worked for a number of companies; most recently for Lineage Logistics, Allentown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Jayleen and her husband Derek Solt, Alyssa and her husband John Fisher and Joshua, all of Lehighton; and seven grandchildren, Emma, August, Isabella, Tret, Brok, Rylee and Logan.

He was predeceased by a brother, Ted.

Philomena O. Ackerman, 50-year Bach Choir member

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Philomena O. Ackerman, 98, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 25, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Angeline (Ronca) Oricko. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Ackerman.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem Business College.

She was a bookkeeper for various businesses.

She was a member of the Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem.

She sang in the Bach Choir of Bethlehem for more than 50 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi international sorority.

James Bujcs Jr., UGI repairman

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

James “Uncle Gadget” Bujcs Jr., 89, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 28, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late James Vincent Bujcs Sr. and the late Krizstina (Zrinski) Bujcs.

He was a repairman for UGI for 34 years prior to his retirement.

In his early years, he was on a bowling league and coached a local roller hockey team. He played the drums and formed a band with his brother John who played the accordion. He was a life member of the 540 Democratic Club. A an avid golfer, he won tournaments until the age of 88.

Ann A. Diehl, College Hill Moravian Church member

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ann A. Diehl, 90, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 30, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Esther (Wisser) Arnold. She was the wife of Robert H. Diehl Jr. for 69 years.

She belonged to College Hill Moravian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda D. Magee of Marlton, N.J.; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Stephanie of Marlton, N.J.; and a sister, Dorothy Schleicher.

Contributions may be made to the church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

H. Ralph Koch Jr., office manager

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

H. Ralph Koch Jr., 76, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 26, 2017, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Howard R. Sr. and Dorothy M. (Abbott) Koch. He was the husband of Theresa “Terri” (Heller) Koch for 55 years.

He was a 1960 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was a motor inspector for 31 years for the Bethlehem Steel until he retired. He later worked for Bethlehem Forge.

He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, was on the board of trustees for many years, was a member of the building committee and ran the soundboard.

Boris Stoiancheff, steel engineer

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Boris Stoiancheff, 88, of Allentown, died Dec. 28, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Steelton, he was a son of the late George and Constance (Taleff) Stoiancheff. He was the husband of Vera (Stojkovska) Stoiancheff for 57 years.

He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University with a master’s degree in structural engineering.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Stephen M. Ezar, Incarnation of Our Lord Parish

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Stephen M. Ezar, 86, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 24, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Josephine (Vlasko) Ezar.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War from 1952-54 for 16 months in Pusan, Korea.

He worked in the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Plant for 42 years.

He was a member of the Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, formerly Ss. Cyril and Methodius R.C. Church.

He polka danced for 30 years of dancing at the Ukrainian Club, Allentown.

Mary Louise Meixell - Moyer, waitress

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Louise Meixell-Moyer, 62, of Allentown, died Dec. 22, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Rosemarie (Belgrasch) Meixell of Bethlehem Township and the late Charles Meixell Sr.

She was a waitress for several restaurants throughout the Lehigh Valley.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Serenity “Reni” and her husband Michael Andrew of Trexlertown; a sister, Rosemarie Meixell-Neith of Pocono Lake.