Bethlehem Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

MaryLou Hart Tallarico, garden center employee

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

MaryLou Hart Tallarico, 62, of Bethlehem, died March 27, 2013. She was born in Ritchie County, W.V.

She earned a master's degree from Marshall University.

She was an assistant professor of Business Education at Parkersburg Community College. She later was an employee of Lehigh Valley Lawn and Garden Center, Hanover Township.

She is survived by by a daughter, Jennifer Hart Tallarico of Bethlehem; a son, Vincent James Jr., U.S. Air Force; a sister, Patty Hart Daggett of Parkersburg, W.V.; a brother, Paul Hart of Valdosta, Ga.; and the Tallarico fmily of Bethlehem.

Awilda Rivera, St. Paul's R.C. Church member

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Awilda Rivera, 73, of Allentown, died March 26, 2013. Born in Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Cesario and Cruzita Rivera.

She was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters. Felicita Morales and Madeline and her husband Luis Vargas; two sons, Rene and his wife Wanda Morales and Xavier and his wife Maira Morales; a brother, Domingo Rivera; two sisters Cecilia Rivera, Carmen Cora; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by four brothers Cesario Jr., Carmen, Andre and Eduardo.

Edith B. Frantz, Christ Church U.C.C. member

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Edith B. Frantz, 95, formerly of Hellertown, died March 29, 2013, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Minnie (Luckenbill) Baer. She was the wife of the late Ralston E. Frantz.

She was a 1934 graduate of Liberty High School.

She worked for Bell Telephone of PA and Zollinger-Harned Department Store, Allentown, until she took retirement in 1979.

She was a member of Christ Church U.C.C.

She was active in the Saucon Valley Community Center.

Irene M. Chladni, Grace Lutheran Church member

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Irene M. Chladni, 86, of Bethlehem, died March 25, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Victor Chladni.

She worked in food service at both the Hotel Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Club.

She was a member of the former Grace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a companion, Richard Cogorno; two sons, Victor and Peter Chladni; a daughter, Rosie Berger; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, John; two daughters Anna Gross and Margaret Carlest; and two sisters, Helen Rudolph and Marion Klotz.

William Ocasio Figueroa, property manager

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

William Ocasio Figueroa, 58, of Bethlehem, died March 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. He was the son of the late Bartolo Figueroa Silva and Santos Ocasio Figueroa. He was the husband of Lynette E. (Novak) Figueroa.

He was a Freedom High School graduate. He earned an associates degree in Business Management from Northampton Community College.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for National Church Residence as a property manager at Clymer Village, Phillipsburg, N.J. He was previously employed by the Reading, Allentown and Bethlehem Housing Authorities.

Robert R. Brennan, accountant

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert R. Brennan, 91, of Bethlehem, died March 22, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Martin and Mary (Carlson) Brennan. He was the l husband of the late Marie (Deamer) Brennan.

He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served on the U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts DE413 in the Battle of Layte Gulf.

He was an accountant for 46 years for Abbott's Dairies.

He was a parishioner of the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.

John Prestosh, owned Hoffich's Hotel

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

John Prestosh, 94, of Bethlehem, died March 20, 2013. Born in Gouldsboro, he was a son of the late Onufer and Fannie (Danylo) Prestosh. He was the husband of Irene (Hoffich) Prestosh for 64 years.

He and his late wife owned and operated Hoffich's Hotel. He was a maintenance engineer for Bethlehem Steel and retired in 1982.

He was a parishioner of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Eugene J. Boland, Davis Beverage executive

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Eugene J. Boland, 85, formerly of Bethlehem Township, died of natural causes March 16, 2013. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late George A. and Mary L. (McDermott) Boland. He was the husband of the late Ann Marie Boland for 46 years.

He was the vice president of sales at Davis Beverage and Canada Dry Bottling Company. He was an accomplished boxer and ranked in the top ten middleweights during his career.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years.

Maryann Stuard, of Bethlehem Township

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Maryann Stuard, 68, of Bethlehem Township, died March 17, 2013. Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Swedor) Halupa. She was the wife of Ernest R. Stuard for 44 years.

She is survived by two sons, David G. and his wife Christine of Bethlehem Township and Michael J. and his wife Yvette of Allentown; a grandson, Donovan; and two sisters, Carol Elliot of Philadelphia and Jean Juzwiak of Nags Head, N.C.

Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1817 First St., Bethlehem, PA 18020.

Willard "Nip" C. Sigley Sr., former Wood Tires employee

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Willard "Nip" C. Sigley Sr., 78, of Bath, died March 17, 2013, in his son's home in Albrightsville. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William and Cula (Sterner) Sigley Sr. He was the husband of the late Anna Sigley for 51 years.

He attended Bethlehem High School where he was a member of the tumbling team.

He worked for Paul B. Wood Tires for many years.

He was a member of Trinity U.C.C. church where he was also a member of the dart team.