Bethlehem Press

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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Downey

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Downey died May 24, 2013. She was the wife of Robert Downey.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Laurie, Mary Kate and her husband Frank Schweizer, Regina Farage and her husband Ric Dauria and Elizabeth Downey-Burdo; and four grandchildren, Michael Burdo Jr., and Frank, Katie and Sean Schweizer.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Downey.

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

Joyce M. Humma, registered nurse

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Joyce M. Humma, 80, of Bethlehem, died May 29, 2013, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in East Orange, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Stanley Phelix and Catherine Marie (Beers) Miller.

She was a 1951 graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School and Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse in local nursing homes.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Humma of Pottstown; two sons, Stephen of Bethlehem and Michael of Oregon; nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Robert "Bob" James Donaldson Jr., L.V. Harmonizers member

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert "Bob" James Donaldson Jr., 87, of Bethlehem, died May 21, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Robert James and Mildred Miles Donaldson. He was the husband of Dorothy "Mickey" S. Donaldson of Bethlehem.

He joined the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet while still in high school in 1943. He entered active service the next year.

He earned a degree in Zoology from the College of Arts and Sciences, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

He worked for Burmah-Castrol, from which he retired in 1989 as technical department manager.

William Yawney, war remains returned for burial

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

William Yawney, 23, a private in Company D, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, died July 7, 1944, during a Japanese attack on U.S. forces on Saipan Island, Mariana Islands. His remains, recently discovered on the Island of Saipan and identified through DNA technology in Hawaii, have been returned to Pennsylvania for full military burial.

He grew up and attended school in Freemansburg.

He was awarded posthumously the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He worked at Laraus Silk Mill and then the Bethlehem Steel before joining the Army.

Jean E. Haas, Durham Lutheran Church member

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Jean E. Haas, 90, died May 18, 2013, at Country Meadows, Retirement Community, Bethlehem Township. Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Sarah (Grube) Krueger. She was the wife of the late Lawrence D. Haas.

She worked for Weller Electric for many years.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Durham.

She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 185, Easton. She was a member of the Jollyette Card Club and of the Autumn Club of Bethlehem Township.

Elmer A. Diehl, formerly of Bethlehem

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Elmer A. Diehl, 92, formerly of Bethlehem, died May 17, 2013, in United Hospice, Raleigh, N.C. He was the husband of the late Marian (Parker) Diehl.

He is survived by a daughter, Cathy and her husband Michael Slivka of Raleigh; a son, David and his wife Darla of Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by James Funeral Home & Cremation Service P.C., Bethlehem.

Caitlin Noelle Dickey, fourth grade student

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Caitlin Noelle Dickey, 9, of Center Valley, died May 17, 2013, after a five-year battle with brain cancer. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of James R. and Meredith L. (Lucas) Dickey.

She was a fourth-grade student at the Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School of Southern Lehigh School District.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem.

She was a Girl Scout with Troop 6205 and played baseball in the Miracle League.

Helen A. Zavecz, St. Ursula Catholic Church member

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen A. Zavecz, 89, of Bethlehem, died May 15, 2013, at Blough Healthcare. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Clara Fabian Szarka Nagy. She was the wife of the late William Zavecz for 50 years.

She was a parishioner of the former St. John Capistrano and was a current member of St. Ursula Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, William "Billy".

She was predeceased by three sisters, Rose Pcihoda, Mary Youngkin and Clara Derrico; a step sister, Irma Weider; and a brother, Joseph Sarko.