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Caroline "Poppy" Willis Richardson Mead

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

ad sales; on-air personality

Caroline "Poppy" Willis Richardson Mead, 67, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 4, 2012, at Muhlenberg Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Passaic, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Wallace James and Caroline (Willis) Richardson.

She graduated from Moravian Preparatory School, Bethlehem, and earned a bachelor's degree in design from Drexel University.

Robert W. Panick

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

B Braun employee

Robert W. Panick, 55, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 1, 2012. He was a son of Donald and Julia (Menio) Panick of Hellertown. He was the husband of the late Donna (Mingora) Panick for 23 years.

He was employed at B Braun Medical Inc. for 30 years, and most recently was the director of marketing channels.

He is survived by two sons, Nicholas and Lucas; two sisters, Julia and her husband Walter Garvin and Donna and her husband James Hartman, all of Bethlehem; and a brother, James and his wife Sandy Panick of Hellertown.

Nancy B. Riddle

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher

Nancy B. Riddle, 70, of Lititz, died Sept. 18, 2012, at her residence, after enduring a terminal disease for the past six years. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen J. and Helen (Nemeth) Boligitz. She was the wife of James B. Riddle for 48 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty HS. She was a 1963 graduate of Millersville University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.

She taught first grade for 27 years at the Nathan Schaeffer ES, Lancaster. She had taught in Bethlehem.

She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

Antoinette A. Stankovic

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

hairdresser

Antoinette A. Stankovic, 90, died Sept. 24, 2012, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1922, in Ashfield, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Clementine (Augusta) Beirao. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Stankovic.

She was a graduate of Palmerton HS. She continued her education in cosmetology school.

Antoinette was a hairdresser for more than 40 years at the Americus Beauty Salon. She was also employed at Leh's Dept. Store.

Michael Anthony Ruggiero

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

trucking, excavating officer

Michael Anthony Ruggiero, 58, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence. He was a son of the late Pasquale D. and Sophie B. (Holva) Ruggiero. He was the husband of Kandy L. (Kemmerer) Ruggiero.

He worked with his father at Ruggiero Trucking since the age of 16. In 2006, he became the vice president of Ruggiero Excavators. He was the vice president of MDGP LLC.

Gary K. Wert

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Easton

Gary K. Wert, 55, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Robert and Betty (Fritz) Wert.

He is survived by a son, Joshua and his fiancé Seun Lawal; a brother, Robert and his wife Ann Wert; and a sister, Joanne and her husband Denny Vernon.

Contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, P.O. Box 97180, Washington D.C. 20090-7180 or the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Joseph J. Fink

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

millwright; guitarist

Joseph J. Fink, 58, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 21, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Arthur Fink and Maryrose (Bartley) Fink of Bethlehem.

He was a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS.

He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he was a millwright in the #2 machine shop.

He was a guitar player who played with various local bands.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Thomas and his wife Margaret of Michigan City, Ind., Bruce and his wife Susan and Leo and his wife Diane, all of Bethlehem; nieces; and nephews.

Donald R. Byington Sr.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace Lutheran Church member

Donald R. Byington Sr., 88, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 28, 2012, at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Rollin and Elizabeth J. (Knipe) Byington. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Brobst.

He was a 1943 Liberty HS graduate.

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

He worked for Lehigh University in the bookstore clothing department, retiring after 27 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Linden Street Esso Service Center and Ference Cheese Shop.

Kimberly Ann Beatty

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager

Kimberly Ann Beatty, 47, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 14, 2012, while in the care of the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia. She was born in Missouri. She was the companion of Steve deMello.

She earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

She worked for the Electric Power Research Institute and then for Neuco Inc. software development company where she was the national sales manager.

She was of the Lutheran faith.