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Helen M. Fogarty of Bethlehem

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen M. Fogarty, 97, of Bethlehem, died July 28, 2013, in St. Lukes Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Reagan) Van Wie. She was the wife of the late William M. Fogarty.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia and her husband Kenneth B. Irvine Jr. of Bethlehem; three grandchildren, Ryan Fogarty, Kimi Lynn Gorman and Kristin Irvine Pisano; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew and Sophia Pisano and William Gorman.

She was predeceased by a son, William; and a grandson, Shawn.

Kenneth O. Schoch, city retiree

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Kenneth O. Schoch, 81, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 1, 2013, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was raised in Carbon County and was a son of the late Clinton and Isabella (Keiper) Schoch. He was the husband of Dianne K. (Hinkle) Schoch for 38 years.

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

He was retired from the City of Bethlehem Sewer Maintenance Department.

Rev. Dr. Mary Matz, First female Moravian to be ordained

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Dr. Mary Matz died July 31, 2013, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem, after being ill for eight months. She was the wife of the Reverend Dr. William "Bill" W. Matz Sr. of Bethlehem.

Raised a Lutheran, she grew up in Havertown.

She was a graduate of from Grove City College where she earned a bachelor's degree. She later attended seminary and earned a Master of Divinity degree. She held a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University Graduate School of Religion.

Robert J. Kislow III, Purple Heart recipient

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert J. Kislow III, 27, of Danielsville, died July 30, 2013, at his home. He was the son of Robert Jr. and his wife Kathy Kislow of Northampton and Brenda (Custis) Kosik of Oro Valley, Ariz.

He was a 2004 graduate of Northampton HS. After serving in the military, he continued his education at Northampton Community College and earned an associate degree in automotive technology.

He served his country in the Army 82nd Airborne as a specialist in the Iraq War Operation Enduring Freedom VI in Afghanistan, being wounded and earning a Purple Heart.

Joseph J. Luther, NE Raiders coach

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph J. Luther, 58, of Bethlehem, died July 22, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Balog) Luther.

He was employed by Just Born for 25 years.

He was a long time coach for the North East Bethlehem Raiders Youth Football Association.

He is survived by two sons, Joe and his wife Andrea, and Dan; two daughters, Samantha and Brandy and her husband Matt Mortimer; three sisters, Joan Sydlowski, Helen Hausman and Nancy Luther; and a granddaughter, Riley.

He was predeceased by a sister, Maryann Stahler.

Donald W. Zansitis, First Baptist Church member

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Donald W. Zansitis, 60, of Bethlehem, died July 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Victor and Arlene (Weaver) Zansitis. He was the husband of the late Gayle (Rudderow) Zansitis for 26 years.

He graduated from Easton High School.

He was a manager for Weis Markets for more than 20 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bethlehem.

He coached Little League at City Line field.

He is survived by two children, Donald Jr. and Bonnee; his mother-in-law, Bunnie Ryan; a grandson; and other relatives.

Donald "Ducky" Bauder, crane repairman

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Donald "Ducky" Bauder, 79, of Old Orchard and formerly of South Bethlehem, died June 19, 2013, at St. Luke's Anderson Campus. Born in Coopersburg, he was the son of the late Robert and Esther (Miller) Bauder. He was the husband of the late Lois (Frey) for 40 years.

He was an electrical crane repairman at Bethlehem Steel for 40 years until he retired.

He was a life member of the Raccoon Club and various other clubs

Isaac J. Elias, World War I veteran

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Isaac J. Elias, 98, of Bethlehem, died July 23, 2013, in his home. Born in Amar, Syria, he was a son of the late Ayoub and Hasibe (Charles) Elias. He was the husband of Sayde (Mourani) Elias for 50 years and of the late Mary (Domenic) Elias.

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

He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company for 33 years until he retired in 1977.

He was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

Clarence D. Vigus, electrician

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Clarence D. Vigus, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 22, 2013. Born New York City, he was the son of the late Clarence and Alice (Costello) Vigus. He was the husband of the late Mabel (Smith) Vigus.

He was in the U.S Army 980th Field Artillery during World War II.

He was an electrician for the Bethlehem Steel Company for 33 years before retiring in 1980.

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

Peggy L. Brown, school transportation

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Peggy L. Brown, 72, of Bethlehem, died July 21, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Lucille (Shelly) Kemp. She was the wife of Nelson B. Brown of Bath.

She was a 1959 graduate of Liberty High School.

She worked in the transportation divisions of several school districts in the Lehigh Valley. She worked for the Morning Call.

She was of the Lutheran faith.