Josephine Ann Long, 92, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 20, 2013, in Media. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Maculesky. She was the wife of the late Victor Paul Long.
She was a seamstress and tailor.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was active for many years in the annual charity bazaar workshop.
Carmen D. Barletta, 89, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Lower Saucon. Born in Atlas, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Fabrizio) Barletta. He was the husband of Bernice (Shuck) Barletta for 64 years.
He was veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was in World War II and took part in the invasion of Normandy.
He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel where he was a crane operator in the beam yard.
He was a parishioner of the Assumption BVM Church, Colesville.
Vilma E. Molnar, 83, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Ropsky) Paller. She was married to the late Joseph Molnar for 59 years.
She was a graduate of Liberty High School.
She was a secretary in the manifest department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
She was a former parishioner of St. John Capistrano Catholic Church and was a member of the sodality. She was recently a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
George "Buck" K. Wysong Jr., 87, of Bethlehem and formerly of Miami, Fla., died Feb. 9, 2013. Born in Charles Town, W.V., he was a son of the late George Kearsley, Sr and Judith Ball Thomas Wysong. He was the husband of Marianne Dozer Wysong for 53 years.
He was educated at West Virginia University and American University, where he studied Journalism and Business Administration. He held a private pilot license.
Dorothy M. Lester, 96, formerly of Bethlehem, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Whitehall Manor, Whitehall. Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Gertrude (Acker) Faust. She was the wife of the late Meredith D. Lester.
She was a 1935 graduate of Girardville High School and a graduate of McCann School of Business.
She worked for the Jedo-Highland Coal Company for several years. She later worked for Fashion Flair, Bethlehem, until her retirement.
Mildred E. Wright, 102, of Bethlehem, died Jan.19, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Jennie (Lagleter) Quier. She was the wife of the late Philip H. Wright.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where she sang with the choir for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Meldrum of Bethlehem and Judith Burke of Titusville, Fla.; three grandsons, Keith, James and Brian; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Christopher.
Althea B. Stauffer, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 2, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Earl V. Stauffer.
Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Emma (Mobers) Barick.
She was an employee of Boise Cascade and Made-Well envelopes for 26 years.
She is survived by a daughter, LeAnna Haas, in Fla.; and companion, Arthur R. Snyder Jr.
She was predeceased by a son, Stephen Yagielski.
Arrangements were made by Pearson Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Raymond Steager, 93, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 14, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William and Gertie Steager. He was the husband of the late Marjorie (Oberly) Steager for 58 years.
He was a 1937 graduate of Bethlehem (now Liberty) High School. He attended Bethlehem Business School and Penn State extension where he pursued an accounting degree.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was an accountant for Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Raymond "Ray" Franklin Ahlum, of Bethlehem, died recently in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Edwin and Maude (Merkam) Ahlum.
He was a 1955 graduate of Liberty High School.
He was in the U.S. Armed Forces, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles), during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
He was recruited by the CIA as an advisor. He later drove tractor trailer for Keystone Portland Cement, Bath.
He was a competitive bowler with the ABC league and in tournaments.
Marjorie A. Stefanik, 85, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 5, 2013, in Easton. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Abner and Marion (Allam) Still. She was the wife of the late Thomas Stefanik for 43 years.
She is survived by a son, Thomas Jr. and his wife Janice, her daughters, Diane Seip and Donna Stefanik, all of Bethlehem; three grandsons, Thomas and Anthony Stefanik and David Seip; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Charles and A.J.; a brother, Abner Still Jr.; and a sister, Marion Lenner.
She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Still.