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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
Ethel Horvath, 74, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Verna (Frankenfield) Vincent. She was the wife of John Horvath for 56 years.
She was an examiner at SureFit Inc. for 40 years.
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 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, 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.