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Leroy L. Smith, earned five Bronze Stars

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Leroy L. Smith, 91, of Bethlehem, died Dec.16, 2012. He was a son of the late James and Edna Smith. He was the husband of the late Marie Smith.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received five Bronze Stars.

He worked for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

He is survived by three sons, Leroy Jr., Harold P. and Ronald and his wife Joann Smith; two daughters, Gail and her husband James Cole and Carolyn Sanderson; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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

Sherwood "Sam" C. Rash, Western Electric supervisor

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Sherwood "Sam" C. Rash, 97, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Victor S. and Mary I. (Clauss) Rash. He was the husband of the late Joyce S. Rash for 67 years.

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

He retired as a production control supervisor in 1979 after 33 years at Western Electric.

He was a member of Christ Church U.C.C., Bethlehem.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband James Biesecker of Bethlehem; and a sister, Mary Ellen Becker of Nazareth.

Rash services

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Friends and family are invited to attend the interment ceremony of Sherwood "Sam" C. and Joyce C. Rash at 11:30 a.m. Jan.11, 2013, at the Bethlehem Memorial Park Mausoleum, 1851 Linden St. The facility is handicapped accessible. The Rev. Jeffrey V. Bauer, pastor of Christ Church U.C.C., Bethlehem, will officiate.

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

Anne J. Gralka, accountant

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Anne J. Gralka, 95, of Bethlehem, died Dec.18, 2012. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Theresa (Mahl) Kauker. She was the wife of the late Gustave A. Gralka.

She was employed for 30 years as an accountant and retired in 1979 from A&P Markets.

She was a member of the former St. John Capistrano Catholic Church and of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Northampton County Senior Citizens Center. She volunteered to walk dogs at animal shelters.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Jose Cruz-Pabon, fabricator laborer

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Jose Cruz-Pabon, 81, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 31, 2012. Born in Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Alberto Cruz and Tomasa Pabon Cruz.

He was a laborer for Bethlehem Fabricators.

He was a parishioner of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Lisa Cruz, Vivian Maldonado and Melinda Cruz; three sons, Manny, Alberto and Joseph Cruz; four sisters, Luz Maria, Evangelina, Carmen and Andrea; two brothers, Juan and Rogelio; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Matias and Natividad.

Jeffrey T. Snyder, LHS graduate

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Jeffrey T. Snyder, 55, of Bethlehem, formerly of Mesa, Ariz., died Dec. 28, 2012. He was the son of Eugene W. and Jacqueline M. (Wuchter) Snyder.

He was a graduate of Liberty HS and Cochise College and studied airframe maintenance.

He was employed for many years at Olsen Car Care, Mesa, as a mechanic before returning to Bethlehem due to illness.

He was a former member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

Melvin A. Dilliard Jr. , part-owner, Beth-Hanover Supply

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Melvin A. Dilliard Jr., 76, of Lower Nazareth Township, died Dec. 2, 2012, in his home at Promised Land. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Melvin A. Dilliard Sr. and Bertha (Sterner) Dilliard. He was the husband of Elaine "Sis" (Buss) Dilliard for 57 years.

He was a graduate of Wilson Area HS.

He worked at the Green Pond Country Club Golf Course. He was a project estimator for C. B. Haney. He was part owner of Beth-Hanover Supply Company until retiring.

He was a member of Dryland U.C.C. Church, Nazareth.

Miguel Trinidad, Victaulic inspector

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Miguel Trinidad, 74, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 14, 2012. Born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Juan and Anicasia Trinidad. He was the husband of Maria Melendez.

He was an inspector for Victaulic, Easton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Denise Trinidad, Maggie and her husband Steven Liadis and Diane and Michelle Trinidad, all of Bethlehem; four sisters; two brothers; four granddaughters, Tanya, Tamara, Amaya and Taliya; and two great-grandchildren, Gianna and Isaiah.

He was predeceased by four sisters; and three brothers.

Gloria A. Reimer, Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church member

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Gloria A. Reimer, 91, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 13, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marian (Dubrowitz) Reichard. She was the wife of the late Eugene M. Reimer.

She retired in 1985 after 43 years as a sewing machine operator in various mills in the Lehigh Valley.

She was a parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

She was a member of the ILGWU, St. Bernard's Ladies Auxiliary and the Golden Hillers.