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Wallace F. Karp

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

U.S.P.S. teacher

Wallace F. Karp, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 30, 2012, in his residence at Traditions of Hanover. Born in Newark, N.J., he was a son of the late Wallace J. and Mary (Kniffin) Karp. He was the husband of Doris (Collins) Karp for 60 years.

He earned a master's degree in technical education.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radio operator in Newfoundland.

Frank J. Vandergrift Sr.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

investment broker

Frank J. Vandergrift Sr., 79, of Whitehall, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 2, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Marie T. (Yost) Vandergrift for 59 years.

Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Frederick Vandergrift and Julia (Marth) Vandergrift.

A Korean war veteran, he was a corporal in the army medical service.

He was an investment broker for Janney Montgomery Scott, Allentown, retiring in 1997.

Leo R. Rheiner Jr.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

electrician, security person

Leo R. Rheiner Jr., 81, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2012, at his residence. Born in Bethlehem, he was son of the late Leo Sr. and Mary (Henry) Rheiner. He was was the husband of Phyllis (DeLong) Rheiner for 55 years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Damato during the Korean War.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel as an electrician. He later worked in corporate security at both Martin Tower and the Homer Research facilities.

He was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.

Sancho P. Bryant Jr.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Sancho P. Bryant Jr., 65, of Bethlehem, died July 31, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Sancho P. Sr. and Mary Ann (Dunlap) Bryant. He was the husband of Deborah (Posten) Bryant.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Desiree Bryant of Bridgeport; eight nephews; a niece; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Stella Mae Scipio and Louise "Lizzie" Bryant; and a brother, Tyrone Coleman.

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

Mary Bolza Horwath

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

office clerk

Mary Bolza Horwath, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 18, 2012, at Blough Health Care Center, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rocchina (Mastropieri) Bolza. She was the wife of Raymond T. Horwath for 68 years.

She was a 1938 graduate of Liberty HS and a graduate of Bethlehem Business School.

She was an office clerk for Bethlehem Steel, and worked in the main office. She was also the private secretary to Laura Gross.

She was a parishioner of University Parish of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Judith Lee Martin

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Judith Lee Martin, 64, of Bethlehem, died July 30, 2012, in Holy Family Manor. Born in Huntington, N..Y, she was a daughter of the late Wilder and Grace (Crawford) Pray.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra and Wendy Broughton, both in California; two sons, Christopher Broughton and Aaron Martin, both in Massachusetts; two sisters, twin Joyce Hittinger of Bethlehem Township and Joan Hansson of Connecticut; two brothers, Wilder Pray of California and David Pray of Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren.

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

Robert C. Gundrum

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Fountain Hill

Robert C. Gundrum, 78, of Bethlehem, died July 23, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Albert and Madolin (Bryson) Gundrum.

He was a graduate of Liberty HS class of 1952 and Lehigh University class of 1956.

He was in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of SP4.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation and New Jersey Zinc Company. He then worked for Preston Trucking Company, retiring after 20 years of service.

He volunteered at several local animal shelters.

Daniel W. Boyer Jr.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

radiation therapist

Daniel W. Boyer Jr., 48, of Bethlehem, died July 21, 2012, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Daniel W. Boyer Sr. of East Greenville and Jean E. (Toy) Boyer of Bethlehem. He was the husband of Mary ( Nonnemake) Boyer for 14 years.

He was a 1982 graduate of Liberty HS, where he was a member of the Grenadier band.

He was a radiation therapist at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, until his illness.