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Scott R. Hess

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Dream Come True recipient

Scott R. Hess, 26, formerly of Bath and a resident of Good Shepherd LTC Unit, Bethlehem, died Oct. 26, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Robert C. and Diane M. (Roth) Hess of Bath.

He was a student at Northampton Area School District Intermediate Unit. He later attended the Easton HS FOCUS Program.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.

He was a Dream Come True recipient.

Judith Ann (Gifford) Neunzig

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

phys ed teacher

Judith Ann (Gifford) Neunzig, 74, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 3, 2012. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Kathleen (Priest) Gifford. She was the wife of Richard Clark Neunzig for 45 years.

She was a graduate of Springfield College.

She was a physical education teacher.

She was a member of Northampton Racquet Ball Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club. She was a treasurer of the Eastern PA U.S. Tennis Club for many years.

Sofia V. Divianina-Kohler

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Sofia V. Divianina-Kohler, 22, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 3, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Russia, Kyrghyzstan, she was a daughter of Dr. Alena Luzianina-Kohler and Dr. Reza Hakami, with whom she resided.

She graduated from Bethlehem Catholic HS and Cyber Charter Academy with an associate degree and honors. She was inducted into the National Honor Society. She was a biotechnology major at East Stroudsburg University, where she was named to the dean's list.

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

Gertrude C. Knouse

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

100 years of age

Gertrude C. Knouse, 100, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 22, 2012, in ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Knouse for 22 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Miller) Heidecker.

She earned a licensed practical nurse certificate after her husband died.

She was employed at Good Shepherd Home for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the University Parish of Holy Ghost, Bethlehem.

Andrew J. Vetrosky

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

B.O.F. worker

Andrew J. Vetrosky, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 27, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Andrew and Suzanna (Bandzura) Vetrosky. He was the husband of Gale T. (Derkits) Vetrosky for 56 years.

He was in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, 62nd Engineer Construction Battalion, during the Korean War.

He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation where he worked in the Basic Oxygen Furnace division for 43 years.

He was a member of the Steelworkers Local 2598. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic Sokols.

Stephen "McBean" M. Skomitz Jr.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired city worker

Stephen "McBean" M. Skomitz Jr., 59, of Macungie, died Nov. 27, 2012, of brain cancer. He was a son of Clare (Bellew) Skomitz of Bethlehem and the late Stephen M. Skomitz Sr. He was the husband of Barbara D. (Diehl) Skomitz for 33 years.

He was a 1971 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS. He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Corry during the Vietnam War.

He worked many years for the City of Bethlehem until retiring due to his illness.

Edward J. Benz Sr.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Luke's physician, leader

Dr. Edward J. Benz Sr., 89, died in Acton, Mass., Oct. 26, 2012. He was the husband of the late Verna Marie (Cuddyre) Benz for 64 years.

He was born in Pittsburgh.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a resident in pathology at the Mayo Clinic, where he earned a master of science degree from the University of Minnesota.

He was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Barbara J. Sykes

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Christ Church - U.C.C. member

Barbara J. Sykes, 59, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 6, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty (Durn) Peters of Allentown and the late Earl E. Peters. She was the wife of the late Sidney Sykes.

She was a member of Christ Church - U.C.C., Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by two daughters; grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the church, 75 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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