Helen L. Poplasky, 92, of Bethlehem Township, died March 6, 2013, at her home. Born in Harvey's Lake, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Susan A. (Oney) Wickham. She was the wife of the late Edward "Popeye" B. Poplasky for 61 years.
She was a machine operator at the former Laros for 20 years. She was a waitress at Lehigh University for 15 years prior to retiring in 1974.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hellertown Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.).
Franklin J. Chiles, 90, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2013. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Frank Groman and Madia (Furry) Chiles. He was the husband of Anne (Concilio) Chiles for 64 years.
He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the Army Specialized Training Corps. He was accepted by the Army to attend the Temple University School of Medicine. He earned both a Fine Arts and Civil Engineering degrees from Lehigh University.
Laura Jean Perlow, 88, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2013, at home after a short illness. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Joseph and Ksaweryna (Wadolna) Pakelo. She was the wife of the late Peter P. Perlow for 53 years.
She attended school in the Bethlehem School District.
She worked at the Bethlehem Steel and in the garment industry.
She was a member of Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
Sharon C. Yonak, 65, of Bethlehem, died March 7, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Olva (Peters) Rauber. She was the of the late Nicholas Yonak.
She worked for Allentown State Hospital and various nursing homes in the Lehigh Valley as a licensed practical nurse.
She is survived by a son, Nicholas J.; a daughter, Lori Henninger and her boyfriend Scott Moyer; a brother, Leo (John) Rauber; a sister, Patricia Cicero; and two grandchildren, Zane Henninger and Tyler Moyer.
Tammy L. Giambruno, 51, of Bethlehem, died March 6, 2013 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Mt. Clemens, Mich., she was a daughter of Kenneth W. Blankenship of Friendsville, Tenn., and Nordine J. (Lanza) Postiglione of Hellertown. She was the wife of Anthony Giambruno for 27 years.
She was a Spanish teacher in Delaware and Pennsylvania for many years and taught English as a Second Language, adult classes in Allentown.
She was of the Catholic faith.
William J. Heske, 77, of Hanover Township, died Feb. 26, 2013. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Koffel) Heske.He was the husband of Barbara A. (Black) Heske for 55 years.
He was a 1953 graduate of Liberty High School. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
He was in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a colonel after 26 years of service.
He was a member of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, where he was a sacristan, a former vice chairperson of elders and an usher.
Martha H. Peterson, 88, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 23, 2013, at the Hospice House of St. Luke's. Born in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Milton and Elsie (Phelps) Hendrie. She was the wife of the late Rehn C. Peterson.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem, where she was a deacon and an elder. At the church, she participated in the Koinonia group and the prayer group and was on many committees.
She volunteered at Kirkland Village, St. Luke's Hospital and the Miller Blood Bank.
Helen Rose Trivisano, 97, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 27, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Bokan) Korpics. She was the wife of the late Albert Trivisano.
She was employed by Gamet Manufacturing for 25 years and retired in 1978.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
Margaret M. McKeever, 87, of Bethlehem, died February 26, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Ruth (Topfer) Grube. She was the wife of the late Edward J. McKeever for 67 years.
She worked in the machine shop at the Bethlehem Steel Company during World War II.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.
She is survived by a son, James of Nazareth; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Ruth Ann Smullin;and a son, Patrick.
Anna R. Fenicle, 86, of Freemansburg, died Feb. 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Gutman) Sommer. She was the wife of the late Dean "Diz" F. Fenicle for 55 years.
She retired from the former Durkee Foods, Bethlehem, after 25 years.
She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miller Heights.