Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dorothy I. Tanczos, church founding member

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy I. Tanczos, 94, of Bethlehem, died at Galilee House, Moravian Hall Square, after a brief illness. Born at the Chubbsville House, Point Phillips, she was a daughter of the late Quilles and Hannah (Remaly) Silfies. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Tanczos.

She attended a one room schoolhouse in Point Phillips and in 1943 graduated from Nazareth High School.

She worked at the Bath Post Office; and in the offices of Vultee Aircraft, Mack Trucks, and the Mason-Dixon trucking company, all in Allentown.

June E. Cope, seamstress

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

June E. Cope, 89, of Bethlehem, died July 23, 2019. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Ludwig and Naomi (Weil) Breidenbach. She was the wife of George R. Cope for 66 years.

She was a as a seamstress in various mills in the area for over 32 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise Cope of Bethlehem; eight sisters, Jane Fischer, Lucille Ratarsky, Shirley Strokelitus, Jean Radford, Maryann Stahler, Linda Budzyn, Diane Garland and Ann Anthony; and three brothers, Donald, Thomas, and Richard.

Candida Rodriguez, Hijas de Maria member

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Candida Rodriguez, 83, of Bethlehem, died July 27, 2019. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico,she was a daughter of the late Felipe Rodriguez and Angela Muñoz. She was the wife of Jose Grajales.

She was a devoted parishioner of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

She was a member of Hijas de Maria and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

She won a Mother of the Year award in Puerto Rico.

Mary Anne Werpehowski, secretary, realtor

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Anne Werpehowski, 87, of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019 in her home where she resided for 55 years. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Philip and Anna Ronca. She was the wife of William “Bill” Werpehowski for 38 years.

She attended Fountain Hill High School class of 1950 and then attended Penn State and Millersville College.

She was a secretary at Western Electric and for the Lab of Clinical Pathology. She later became a licensed realtor.

Charmian L. Best, food service worker

Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Charmian L. Best, 65, of Warrington and formerly of Bethlehem, died July 17, 2019, at Fox Subacute, Warrington. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Donald E. and Florence M. (Hartman) Best.

She was a food service worker at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest for several years.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by a sister, Karen L. Fiumara and her husband Richard of Greensboro, North Carolina; a nephew, Andrew D. Fiumara of Greensboro, North Carolina; and a niece, Theresa E. O’Connell of Erie.

Antonia Maysonet, of Allentown

Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Antonia Maysonet, 82, of Allentown, died on July 13, 2019, at home. Born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Librado Ramos and Francisca Quinones. She was the wife of the late Jose Maysonet.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Maria Maysonet and her husband Mon Rodriguez, Sonia Collazo, Elizabeth Santana and Wilda Maysonet; a brother, Israel Ramos and his wife Lidia; two sisters, Gloria Ortiz and Milagros Ramos; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Catherine M. Donchez, Bethlehem Club manager

Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catherine M. Donchez, 75, of Bethlehem, died on July 15, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Mildred (Krill) Yaworsky. She was the wife of Frank J. Donchez for 16 years.

She was the manager of the former Bethlehem Club.

She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Roman Catholic Church.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Nicholas J. Giambilis, restaurant, diner owner

Nicholas J. Giambilis, 72, of Newville, died July 6, 2019. He was the husband of Amy (Coletti) Giambilis for 47 years.

Born in Kambia, Chios, Greece, he was a son of the late Demetrios and Kaliope (Karsos) Giambilis.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Camp Hill.

He was the owner of Little John’s (Momma Spriggs), Carlisle Diner, and The Valley, all in Carlisle; the Middlesex Diner; and The Hearth and the Family Restaurant, both in Lebanon.

Alfredo E. Chavez Sr., Central Assembly of God minister

Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Alfredo E. Chavez Sr., 82, of Bethlehem, died July 2, 2019, in his home. Born in Huayaucito, Peru, he was the son of the late Gustavo and Lorenza (Escalante) Chavez. He was the husband of Dorcas (Ayling) Chavez for 52 years.

He was the Spanish minister of the Central Assembly of God Church, Bethlehem, for 28 years until he retired.