Bethlehem Press

Friday, November 17, 2017

Julia Podhayny, Sacred Heart Church member

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Julia Podhayny, 96, of Bethlehem, died Oct.14, 2017, at Moravian Village. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Julia (Makuvek) and John Sedlock. She was the wife of the late Michael Podhayny Sr. for 59 years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Bethlehem, and a former member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church.

She is survived by three children, Michael Jr. and his wife Barbara, Dennis and his wife Barbara Reybitz and Kathleen; and two granddaughters.

She was predeceased by a son, Demetro Podhayny; and two brothers, Ernest and Edward Sedlock.

Carol Emma Eschenbach, born in Allentown

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Carol Emma Eschenbach, 73, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 10, 2017, in her home. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Mabel A. (Flyte) Leminger. She was the wife of Robert W. Eschenbach for 25 years.

She was a 1962 graduate of Pen Argyl High School.

She was employed by Wilson Products for many years and later worked at the Fisherman’s Net Bible book store.

Julia Evancho Marcincin, Calvary Baptist Church member

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Julia Evancho Marcincin, 99, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Marcincin Sr. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Julia (Pastelak) Evancho.

She was a plug tamper for the former Hellertown Manufacturing Company for 27 years until she retired in 1980.

She was a former member of saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Bethlehem; and a parishioner of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Betty M. McKew, born in Baltimore

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Betty M. McKew, 88, of Bethlehem, died Oct.7, 2017. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Earl and Marie (Masel) Fisher. She was the wife of the late Francis J. McKew Jr. for 61 years.

She was a 1941 graduate of Towson (Maryland) High School.

She is survived by four daughters: Deborah A. and her husband Larry Kachmar, Sharon M. and her husband Greg Michael, Mary Kay and her husband John Keefe and Lynn M. and her husband Jack Oakes; five grandchildren, Katie, Kelly, Larry Jr., Sammy and Leslie; and eight great-grandchildren.

Carolyn E. Falasca, 1500 hour volunteer

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Carolyn E. Falasca, 92, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2017. Born in Queens, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Anna (LaSalle) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Amiel C. Falasca for 60 years.

She worked for N.Y. Telephone until she retired.

She volunteered for more than 1500 hours for St. Luke’s Hospital.

She is survived by a son, Gary and his wife Joan; a brother, William; two grandchildren, Geoffrey and Kathryn; and three great-grandchildren, Shae, Sienna and Jackob.

James E. Taylor, maintenance person

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

James E. Taylor, 71, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 4, 2017. He was the husband of Regina Williams with whom he shared his life for over 30 years and married three years ago.

He was employed for many years by Bethlehem Steel. He was later a maintenance person at the Episcopal House, Allentown, until he retired in 2010.

He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Terrell Joseph; a daughter, Dominique Taylor; a granddaughter, Jaliyah; nieces; nephews; relatives; and friends.

Arrangements were made by James Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Mary J. Bruno, bookkeeper

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary J. Bruno, 94, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 3, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Bertha (Baran) Sorokas. She was the wife of the late George F. Bruno.

She was a bookkeeper at Conestoga Company for 20 years until she retired in 1978.

She was a former member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church and was more recently a parishioner of St. Ursula Catholic Church.

She was a member of the National Sokols Wreath 66. She was a past president of the Fountain Hill American Legion Auxiliary.

Helen Vernosky, St. John’s Windish member

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen Vernosky, 95, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 29, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Sever) Persa. She was the wife of the late Michael Alan Vernosky Sr.

She worked earlier in life for Western Electric for 10 years.

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

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Kendall of Macungie; a son, Michael Alan Jr. and his wife Andrea of Valparaiso, Ind.; and a grandson, Ben.

Vincent E. Marinelli Sr., OLPH member

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Vincent E. Marinelli Sr., 62, of Bethlehem died Oct. 6, 2017, at Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late John and Dorothy (Wagner) Marinelli. He was the husband of Deborah L. (Ortwein) Marinelli for 41 years.

He was a 1973 graduate of Phillipsburg High School.

He worked for Hoffmann-LaRoche, Belvidere, N.J. for 32 years; and then worked for Puritan Products, Bethlehem, for four years and Consolidated Chemicals for three years.

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

Rose Marie Turek, FCSLA member

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Rose Marie Turek, 97, a resident of Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, died October 5, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Veronica (Kramer) Arendas. She was the wife of the late Stephen Turek.

She worked for the Shupp Funeral Home, Bethlehem, cleaning and doing various other chores, for 25 years.

She was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, formerly Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, where she sang on the choir.