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Geza W. Leposa, St. John's Windish Church member

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Geza W. Leposa, 87, formerly of Bethlehem, died July 4, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Miklus and Fannie (Kucsan) Leposa. He was the husband of the late Madeline (O'Donnell) Leposa for 43 years.

He was a 1951 graduate of Muhlenberg College and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Dade in the Pacific Theatre.

He was an accountant for the former Hellertown Manufacturing Company Champion Spark Plug.

Anthony Phillip Lucas, city tax department

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Anthony Phillip Lucas, 81, of Bethlehem, died July 5, 2013. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Phillip and Grace (Lawler) Lucas.

He was in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He retired from the City of Bethlehem where he worked in the tax department. He acted in multiple plays on Broadway including South Pacific, Oklahoma and Annie Get Your Gun. He was a model for clothing and print ads, including Coca-Cola, Marlboro and Budwiser.

He is survived by a niece, Phyllis Palos; two nephews, David and Scott Shiner; extended family; and friends.

Richard H. Stauffenberg, PennDOT engineering office

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard H. Stauffenberg, 79, of Bethlehem, died June 12, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Jean (Ernwood) Stauffenberg for 59 years.

Born in Mahanoy City, he was a son of the late John H. and Helen (Pietruszewski) Stauffenberg.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He was employed in the engineering office of PennDOT, Allentown, before retiring.

He was a member of St. Thomas U.C.C. Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the Mora Club. He was a life member of the Heights A.A.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Robert J. of Durham, N.C.

Mary T. Zabrecky, formerly of Bethlehem

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary T. Zabrecky, 91, of Emmaus Village and formerly of Bethlehem, died June 9, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Toth. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Zabrecky.

She worked for the chemical lab at the Bethlehem Steel during World War II. She worked at various silk mills and at Just Born, Durkee's Food and Schoenen's Market.

She was a member of the Edgeboro Women's Democratic League, where she assisted at the polls.

Edward C. Wisser, production mfg.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward C. Wisser, 99, of Bethlehem, died June 8, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of the late Anna N. (Nemeth) Wisser for 59 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Mathias and Anna (Repasch) Wisser.

He retired in 1977 as assistant superintendent of the production manufacturing division of the Bethlehem Steel after 44 years of employment.

He was a long time member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bethlehem.

Harold John Paul Michael, owned printing company

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Harold John Paul Michael, 90, of Bethlehem, died June 6, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Alex and Anna (Grady) Michael.

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

He worked for Eagle Printing Company, Allentown, for more than 40 years. After retiring, he started H. Michael Printing, which he ran for twenty years.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church in Bethlehem.

Peter Wengryn, St. Josaphat's Church member

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Peter Wengryn, 90, of East Allen Township, died June 12, 2013, at his residence. Born in Alden, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna Wengryn. He was the husband of Helen (Waypa) Wengryn for 64 years.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 717th Tank Battalion of the 79th Infantry Division.

He worked for Western Electric as a tool and dye inspector and machinist and retired in 1978 after 35 years of service.

He was a parishioner at and a volunteer of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite, Bethlehem.

Steven Anthony Siderias, Navy special warfare crew

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Steven Anthony Siderias, 47, formerly of Bethlehem, died May 26, 2013. He was a son of Frances (Walakovits) Siderias of Bethlehem and the grandson of the late Charles A. and Helen E. Walakovits.

He was a 1983 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy for 13 years as radioman on the U.S.S. Nassau and as a special warfare combat crewman with the special boat warfare group, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va. He was the owner, CEO and president of Extreme Outfitters Inc. tactical gear store.

Franzeska Maioriello, born in Augsburg

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Franzeska Maioriello, 86, died June 10, 2013, in Gracedale. Born in Augsburg, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Josef and Maria (Stoll) Berkmann. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Maioriello.

She was trained as a fashion designer in Germany. She was a seamstress at Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Annex, from which she reitred, and had helped run the family catering business.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Mary J. Soffera, N.D. of Bethlehem Catholic Church

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary J. Soffera, 86, of Bethlehem, died June 2, 2013. Born Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Korpics) Repnyek. She was the wife of the late Francis A. Soffera.

She was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Fogle and Christine and her husband Sean Bullinger, all of Northampton; a son, William A. and his wife Lynne Bedics of Emmaus; andfive grandchildren, James, Joseph, William, Mary Lynne and Robert.