Bethlehem Press

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Glenn A. Brittenburg, tire service co-owner

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Glenn A. Brittenburg, 63, of Bethlehem, died June 6, 2013, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital- Hospice, Allentown. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George X. and Fawn (Krause) Brittenburg. He was the husband of Gail M. Brittenburg.

He was a 1967 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was co-owner of three locations of Britt's Tire Service in Bethlehem, Hellertown and Emmaus until retiring in 2013.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Sophie (Kapuscak) Chayka, owned corner grocery

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Sophie (Kapuscak) Chayka, 89, of Freemansburg, died June 8, 2013, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine (Ofsanka) Kapuscak. She was the wife of the late William J. Chayka for 63 years.

She worked at Lehigh University in the Classics Department for ten years. She owned and operated a corner grocery store for twenty years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Alice (Portman) Stadelmann, BASD employee

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Alice (Portman) Stadelmann, 85, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. She was born in Bern, Switzerland. She was the wife of the late Kuno J. Stadelmann Sr.

She worked for the Bethlehem Area School District for more than 20 years.

She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the Teamsters Union.

She is survived by a son, Kuno J. Jr. of Bethlehem Township, a daughter, Heidi and her husband Donald Wruble of Bethlehem; a sister, Maria Portman of Switzerland; and three grandchildren.

Richard P. Rohrbach, NCLL coach, manager

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard P. Rohrbach, 82, of Bethlehem, died May 22, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Elizabeth Pollinger. He was the husband of the late Agnes Hydro for 49 years.

He served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army security agency.

He worked for more than 21 years for the former Retail Credit Company. He later worked for PNQ Wholesale.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the former St. John Capistrano Catholic Church.

Lucy A. Babos, Christ Lutheran Church member

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Lucy A. Babos, 85, formerly of Bethlehem,died May 30, 2013, in Valley Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucy (Cope) Getter. She was the wife of the late Joseph Babos for 61 years.

She was employed at Magnetic Winding, Easton, for eight years before retiring.

She belonged to Christ Lutheran Church, Freemansburg.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Babos Jr. of Bethlehem Township; and a grandson, Joseph Paul Babos.

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

Shirley M. Borger, Bethany U.C.C. Church member

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Shirley M. Borger, 88, of Bethlehem, died May 31, 2013. Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Rena (Scheatzle) Renfer. She was the wife of the late Franklin R. Borger Jr.

She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Bethlehem.

She is survived by three daughters, Beverly and her husband James Check of Pleasant Mount, Barbara Maholick of Bethlehem and Nancy and her husband John Holzwarth of Stow, Ohio; a sister, Betty Weiskerger of Williamsport; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Marjorie M. Nemes, Merck researcher

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Marjorie M. Nemes, 91, of Wyndmoor, died May 22, 2013 in her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Evan and Ilona A. John.

She was a 1939 graduate of Liberty HS. She received a diploma in nursing from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, bachelor's degrees from Lebanon Valley College and Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in Biology from Lehigh.

Margaret "Peggy" Butz, office worker

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret "Peggy" Butz, 98, of Bethlehem, died May 20, 2013. Born in Bethlehem,she was a daughter of the late Wendell and Katherine (Nemeth) Unger. She was the wife of the late Harold Butz for 63 years.

She worked for Laros Textiles in the sales office. She worked for Bethlehem Steel during World War II.

She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Catholic Church. She was a former parishioner of St. John Capistrano Hungarian Catholic Church.

Mary Morganello, bank teller

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Morganello, 93, of Bethlehem, died May 20, 2013, at the Hospice House of St. Luke's. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Angela (Ummarino) Morano. She was the wife of the late Matthew Michael Morganello for 60 years.

She was a teller for First National Bank.

She was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Pompeii of the Most Holy Rosary and more recently of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a son, Matthew F.; a daughter, Carla Ross; a sister, Isabelle Service; a grandson, Christopher Downing; nieces; and nephews.

Sarah "Sue" Jane Ratzell, Christ Church U.C.C. member

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Sarah "Sue" Jane Ratzell, 71, of Lower Nazareth Township, died May 21, 2013. Born in Quakertown, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Frances (Reed) Myers. She was the wife of Lynn Ratzell for 49 years.

She was a graduate of Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital with a certificate in nursing.

She worked at Miller Memorial Blood Center for many years before retiring.

She was an member of Christ Church U.C.C., Bethlehem, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

At the church, she volunteered for many congregational groups and events including the soup kitchen.