Bethlehem Press

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Roy S. Klenovich, city supervisor

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Roy S. Klenovich, 73, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 9, 2012, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Roy S. and Anna (Kernach) Klenovich. He was the husband of Bernadine A. (Bedics) Klenovich for 50 years.

He was a supervisor of water, sewer and miscellaneous services for the City of Bethlehem before retiring.

He was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish.

Eric D. Schwenk, of Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Eric D. Schwenk, 32, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 11, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Douglas and his wife Linda Schwenk of Coopersburg and Bertha (Solis) Schwenk of Bethlehem.

He was a 1998 graduate of Saucon Valley HS and a 2005 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Phillip; family; and friends.

Contributions may be sent to the family, checks payable to Bertha Schwenk, c/o the funeral home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Robert A. Sigafoos, UGI head mechanic

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert A. Sigafoos, 69, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 29, 2012. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Kenneth B. Sigafoos Sr. and Marie (Davis) Sigafoos of Easton. He was the husband of Beverly (Nichol) Sigafoos of Bethlehem.

He was veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam conflict.

He was the head mechanic for UGI for 35 years, retiring in 2005.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Panthers. He served as a volunteer fireman for many years

James M. Beers, awarded Purple Heart

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

James M. Beers, 94, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 28, 2012. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Edward and Anna (Young) Beers. He was the husband of the late Anna A. Beers.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served with 10th Armored Division in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the Hellertown Legion and the Catholic War Veterans Post 454.

He is survived by two sons, James F. and Stephen F.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Wilbur C. Haas, cold saw operator

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Wilbur C. Haas, 89, of Bethlehem, died Dec.18, 2012, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late George M. and Olive (Good) Haas. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Mumma) Haas.

He was a cold saw operator at the beam yard of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, from which he retired after 44 years.

He volunteered at the Burnside Plantation.

He is survived by a sister, Eloise Kovalovsky of Bethlehem Township; and a brother George R. Haas of Saylorsburg.

He was predeceased by a son, Dale C. Haas; and a sister, Geraldine V. Thomas.

Jaime Joseph Marrero, Holy Infancy Catholic Church member

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Jaime Joseph Marrero, 80, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 21, 2012, at L.V. Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. Born in Baranquitas, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Pedro Jose and Angela (Santini) Marrero. He was the husband of Graciela (Zuniga) Marrero for 10 years.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 37 years.

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

He was a member of the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society and St. Bernard's.

Hilma Louise Stirk Myers, pianist, Bach usher

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Hilma Louise Stirk Myers, 94, of Moravian Village, Bethlehem, died Nov. 27, 2012, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was the wife of the late Dr. Raymond R. Myers for 55 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Preston Clinton and Minnie Maria (Dauber) Stirk.

She was a 1936 graduate of Liberty HS. She graduated from the Bethlehem Conservatory of Music. She attended Moravian College. She began taking harp instruction at age 75.

Loretta J. Clauser , seamstress

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Loretta J. Clauser, 81, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late William and Ida (Klotz) Moll. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Clauser.

She was a seamstress for Lehigh Dress Company for 19 years.

She was a member of the former First U.C.C., Bethlehem, where she was secretary of the Women's Guild, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was an elder. She was a member of Trinity U.C.C., Bethlehem.

Cecelia L. McGavin, Ss. Simon & Jude Church member

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Cecelia L. McGavin, 89, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Pinckneyville, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Magdalen (Ruppert) Mann. She was the wife of the late Arthur E. McGavin Jr.

She was a retired accounts receivable manager.

She was a member of Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a son, Joe McGavin; two daughters, Marie Thaler and Mary Behun; two sisters, Dr. Jacinta Mann and Julia Ann DeYoung; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Kathryn R. Dittemore, administrative assistant

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Kathryn R. Dittemore, 67, of Bethlehem, died Sept.16, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Sylvan and Kathryn (Saemmer) Serban.

She was a 1963 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School. She was a graduate of Mt. Aloysius College.

She was an administrative assistant for Bethlehem Steel for 30 years and was employed by Access Services for 10 years.

Shen was a member of New Covenant Christian Community Church.