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David P. Borsoi

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

MORA Club member

David P. Borsoi, 87, of Bethlehem, died Oct.18, 2012, in Westminster Village. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late David and Christina (Venzella) Borsoi. He was the husband of Pierina (DaRos) Borsoi for 60 years.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was awarded a Purple Heart for an injury received during the invasion of Normandy.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Delaware Valley College.

He was a commercial agricultural fertilizer salesman and retired in 1988.

Joseph Senick

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Senick Inc. past partner

Joseph Senick, 84, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Anna (Zurko) Senick. He was the husband of Pauline (Keretz) Senick for 56 years.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a past partner of Senick Inc., where he was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic.

Gerald A. Wertman

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

engineer

Colonel Gerald A. Wertman, AUS, Retired, 77, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 20, 2012, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Virginia (Kline) Wertman. He was the husband of Phyllis Dugan Wertman.

He was a 1953 graduate of Allentown HS. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

He was a licensed engineer at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and later at Sungard Pentamation. He served both active and inactive duty in the U.S. Army for 28 years until retiring in 1987.

John Jacob Coken

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned food store

John Jacob Coken, 96, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 26, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Elizabeth (McCoach) Coken for 70 years.

He was in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his valor in the Battle of Sugarloaf Hill, Okinawa, Japan.

He and his sister, Goldie McCandless, co-owned McCandless Food Store, Bethlehem, for 30 years.

He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.

Helen C. Farris

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Anne's Catholic Church member

Helen C. Farris, 93, of Country Meadows, died Oct. 24, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Anna V. (Slafkovsky) Oravec. She was the wife of the late Francis M. Farris for 65 years.

She belonged to St. Anne's Catholic Church and its Sodality group.

She is survived by a son, Francis Jr. and his wife Lynn; a daughter, Nancy and her husband William Tucker; five grandchildren, John, Jonelle and Michael Farris and Leslie and Christopher Tucker; and a great-granddaughter, Sophia Farris.

Harold S. Reemsnyder

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Homer Research scientist

Harold S. Reemsnyder died Oct. 23, 2012, of complications from surgery for a malignant pancreatic lesion. He was the husband of Donna Reemsnyder.

He had earned Ph.D., PE, CEng, FASTM and FTWI degrees.

He was an officer in the 801st Engineer Aviation Battalion during the mid-1950's.

He was an international expert in the fatigue and fracture of structural metals and a principal scientist at Bethlehem Steel's Homer Research Laboratory.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Amy and her husband Gerard Blair; and a grandson, Peter Blair.

Michael Stafiniak

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

mechanical engineer

Michael Stafiniak, 81, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 22, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Herasim and Eva (Chocholak) Stafiniak. He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Uzick) Stafiniak for 46 years.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was an electrical mechanical engineer for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked for 41 years.

He was a member of the American Legion in Coaldale, the Russian Club and the Coaldale Volunteer Fire Department.

Helen Skulteti

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Colonial Bar and Grill

Helen Skulteti, 95, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 17, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Anna (Felker) Huesz. She was the wife of the late John Skulteti.

In the 1960s, she and her husband owned and operated the Colonial Bar and Grill, Bethlehem.

She was a member of St. John's Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, and was on the Altar Society.

She was a steward at the former St. John's Windish Club.