Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Peter Wengryn, St. Josaphat's Church member

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Peter Wengryn, 90, of East Allen Township, died June 12, 2013, at his residence. Born in Alden, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna Wengryn. He was the husband of Helen (Waypa) Wengryn for 64 years.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 717th Tank Battalion of the 79th Infantry Division.

He worked for Western Electric as a tool and dye inspector and machinist and retired in 1978 after 35 years of service.

He was a parishioner at and a volunteer of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite, Bethlehem.

Steven Anthony Siderias, Navy special warfare crew

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Steven Anthony Siderias, 47, formerly of Bethlehem, died May 26, 2013. He was a son of Frances (Walakovits) Siderias of Bethlehem and the grandson of the late Charles A. and Helen E. Walakovits.

He was a 1983 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy for 13 years as radioman on the U.S.S. Nassau and as a special warfare combat crewman with the special boat warfare group, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va. He was the owner, CEO and president of Extreme Outfitters Inc. tactical gear store.

Franzeska Maioriello, born in Augsburg

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Franzeska Maioriello, 86, died June 10, 2013, in Gracedale. Born in Augsburg, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Josef and Maria (Stoll) Berkmann. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Maioriello.

She was trained as a fashion designer in Germany. She was a seamstress at Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Annex, from which she reitred, and had helped run the family catering business.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Mary J. Soffera, N.D. of Bethlehem Catholic Church

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary J. Soffera, 86, of Bethlehem, died June 2, 2013. Born Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Korpics) Repnyek. She was the wife of the late Francis A. Soffera.

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

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Fogle and Christine and her husband Sean Bullinger, all of Northampton; a son, William A. and his wife Lynne Bedics of Emmaus; andfive grandchildren, James, Joseph, William, Mary Lynne and Robert.

Harold John Paul Michael, owned printing company

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Harold John Paul Michael, 90, of Bethlehem, died June 6, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Alex and Anna (Grady) Michael.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked for Eagle Printing Company, Allentown, for more than 40 years. After retiring, he started H. Michael Printing, which he ran for twenty years.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church in Bethlehem.

William Howard Hansell Jr., former Lehigh County executive

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013, of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell. He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell for 51 years.

He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Master of Governmental Administration from the Fels Institute).

Louis Mollo, involved in D-Day

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Louis Mollo, 93, of Bethlehem, died June 1, 2013, at the Hospice House of St. Luke's. Born in Roseto; he was a son of the late Anthony and Anna (Realo) Mollo. Hew as the husband of Madelyn (Colletta) Mollo.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and was involved in the D-Day Invasion on the beaches of Normandy.

He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp as a section foreman of PBNE Railroad after 23 years of service.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, where he was a member of the OLPH Senior group.

James R. Reinhart, mold checker, chainman

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

James R. Reinhart, 75, of Bethlehem, died June 6, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Anderson Campus, Bethlehem. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Henry J. and Edna (Favire) Reinhart. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Blatnik) Reinhart for 50 years.

After graduating from Wilson High School in 1955, he served on the U.S.S. Hawkins in the U. S Navy.

He was a mold checker and chainman in the Ingot Mold Department, Bethlehem Steel Company, for 32 years until he retired in 1995.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bethlehem Township.

Michael R. Baron, prisoner of war

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Michael R. Baron, 94, of Bethlehem, died May 31, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Bartos) Baron. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Demko) Baron and of the late Kathryn (Goida) Baron.

He was in the U.S. Army for five years. He was in the infantry in the South Pacific, where he was a prisoner of war for three years.

He retired in 1979 from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation after 33 years of service.

He was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, Bethlehem.

Elvira Eva Mingora , floor lady

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Elvira Eva Mingora, 82, of Bethlehem, died May 31, 2013, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Julia (Aguilar) Amelio. She was the wife of the late Edward Mingora.

She was a floor lady for South Manufacturing.

She was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish.

She is survived by a son, Thomas and his wife Marie of Bethlehem; a brother, Robert R. Amelio; three sisters, Julia Kuruc, Aurora Kundrik and Angela Stralo; and four grandchildren, Nicholas and Lucas Panick and Christina and Matthew Mingora.