Bethlehem Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

Elizabeth J. Pavlish, registered nurse

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth J. Pavlish, 88, of Bethlehem, died May 12, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Walter Kuhns and Margaret (Edwards) Tomlinson.

She was a 1946 graduate of Fountain Hill High School. She was a 1952 graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia.

She was a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital for 35 years before she retired.

She was a member of Fritz Memorial United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Bethlehem Senior Center.

Robert L. Kern Sr., Ebeneezer Church member

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert L. Kern Sr., 78, of Bethlehem Township, died May 9, 2017, in his home. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Raymond F. Kern and late Cula Annamae (Fehr) Kern. He was the husband of Mary Ann Kern (Horvath) for 58 years.

He was a 1956 graduate of Liberty HS.

He was in the United States Navy.

He was a painter and welder at Mack Trucks.

He was a member of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church.

Peter Allen Melly, of Moravian House 1

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Peter Allen Melly, 73, of Moravian House 1, Bethlehem, died May 9, 2017, in Old Orchard Health Care Center, Palmer Township. Born in Paterson, N.J., he was a son of the late Peter and Ethel (Allen) Melly.

He was in the U. S. Army during the Cuban missile crisis.

He was an electrician in the communications field for many years until he took retirement.

He was raised in the Catholic faith.

He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Melly of California; a sister, Elizabeth Klein of Bethlehem; a grandson, Gregory; and two nephews, Kenneth Grundstein and Shane Melly.

Marion “Miny” L. Lenner, Advent Moravian member

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Marion “Miny” L. Lenner, 79, of Bethlehem, died May 3, 2017, in her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Abner and Marion (Allam) Still. She was the wife of the late Vincent “Reds” J. Lenner for 58 years.

She worked in the billing department of and was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.

She was a member of Advent Moravian Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a brother, Abner Jr. and his wife Lucia Still; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great nieces; and great-great nephews.

Elizabeth Zapotocki, known as ‘Mom Zap’

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” “Mom Zap” Zapotocki, 84, of Bethlehem, died May 14, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of Elizabeth (Kaminsky) and John Aleba. She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Zapotocki.

She is survived by four children, Liz of Hummelstown, Stanley II and his wife Nancy of Hellertown, Kathie and her husband Timothy Reilly of Zionsville and Nancy and her husband Matt Graves of Shepherdstown, W.V.; four grandchildren, Beth, Jennifer, Becky and Michele; and three great-grandchildren, Liam, Oliver and Liza.

She was predeceased by seven brothers.

Catherine A. Weaver, Christ Church U.C.C. member

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catherine A. Weaver, 93, of Bethlehem, died May 4, 2017, at Westminster Village. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stanley O. and Anna M. (DeLong) Solt. She was the wife of the late Carlton S. Weaver.

She was a member of Christ Church U.C.C., where she sang with the choir under the director and organist (her late husband).

She was a peanut maker at the church.

She is survived by four nieces and nephews, Rick Steely, Barbara Powell and Debra and Tim Steely.

Sally Brewster Lynch, customer service representative

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sally Brewster Lynch, of Whitehall and formerly of Cranford, N.J., died on May 7, 2017. She was a daughter of Richard Wyatt Brewster and a stepdaughter of Dory Brewster. She was the wife of the late Donald Michael Lynch.

She attended Cranford HS and graduated from Stockton State College.

She worked in the insurance industry and then was a customer service representative for Just Born, Inc.

Mae Jonathan Lopez, St. Paul’s R.C. Church member

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Jonathan Morales Lopez, 19, of Bethlehem, died due to injuries from an automobile accident on May 10, 2017. Born in Guatemala, he was a son of Noe and Marcela (Lopez) Morales of Bethlehem.

He was a 2016 graduate of Freedom HS. He had planned to attend Northampton Community College this coming fall.

He was a server at Tuscana Pizza.

He was a member of St. Paul’s R. C. Church, Allentown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Leslie, Jasmine and Jayden Morales; uncles; aunts; and cousins.

Burial will be in Guatemala.