Bethlehem Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ann M. Laubert, ManorCare resident

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ann M. Laubert, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2019, at her residence at ManorCare. She was born in Turkey Run. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Laubert.

She was a former member of St. Mary’s, Church of the Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary, Catasauqua.

She is survived by a daughter Valerie Laubert; a sister, Patsy Gaynor; nieces, and nephews.

She was predeceased by one brother; and one sister.

Contributions may be made to the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem, 18018.

Helen L. (Magera) Clement, Western Electric retiree

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen L. (Magera) Clement, 95, formerly of Bethlehem and a resident of Emmanuel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Danville, died March 2, 2019. Born in Mocanaqua, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Matusek) Magera. She was the wife of the late Edward Clement of Bethlehem.

She graduated from Shickshinny HS. She earned a degree in cosmetology from Hollywood School of Beauty Culture, where she was a hairstylist.

She worked at Western Electric, Bethlehem, from 1952 until her retirement in 1981.

Charles Edward Lang, shipping clerk

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles Edward Lang, 74, of Bethlehem, died March 8, 2019, in the care of his family and St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Orban) Lang. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (Bauer) Lang for 47 years.

He was in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam.

He was a shipping clerk for Bethlehem Steel for 18 years. He later worked at Cigna Insurance Company for 13 years until he retired in 2010.

He was a member of Sts. Simon and Jude R. C. Church, Bethlehem.

Gloria Danielson, administrative assistant

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Gloria Danielson, 89 of Bethlehem, formerly of Northport, Maine, died in her home on February 22, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Clarance ad Gratia (Messinger) Kimminour. She was the wife of the late Robert Danielson.

She was an administrative assistant for a brokerage firm for many years before retiring.

She is survived by three children, Dirk W. of Vermont, Eric J. (Shawn) of Shirley, New York and Dorsey of Texas; two sisters, Louise Dunlap of Bethlehem and Muriel Gennett of Florida; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Eleanor LeSueur Cook, worked at book shop

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Eleanor LeSueur “Elle” Cook, 85, of Bethlehem, died at home Feb. 25, 2019. She was the wife of the late John “Jack” Miller Cook.

Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Wilmar and Juliet (Smith) LeSueur.

She graduated from the Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Hollins College, Roanoke, Va. She studied piano at the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, as a child.

She made her debut at the Baltimore Bachelors’ Cotillion.

She worked at the Moravian Bookshop for many years until she retired in 2006.

Irene (Altemose) Hartman, registered nurse

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Irene “Reenie” (Altemose) Hartman, 76, of York, died Feb. 26, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Elek) Altemose. She was the wife of William R. Hartman for 43 years.

She graduated from Liberty HS and earned a nursing degree from Northampton Community College. She was a phlebotomist, floor nurse and medical audit analyst for Lehigh Valley hospitals.

In addition her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert M. and James A.; and a brother, William C. and his wife Jean Altemose.

Geraldine N. DiGiacinto, worked at AT&T

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Geraldine N. DiGiacinto, 92, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 22, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Farris) Nemchik. She was the wife of the late Attilio “Fats” DiGiacinto for 56 years.

She worked at AT&T for 38 years until she retired in 1986.

She was a parishioner of the former Our Lady of Pompeii of the Most Holy Rosary Church.

Elizabeth “Betty” May Girou, Hellertown

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” May Girou, 93, of Hellertown, died Feb. 10, 2019. Born in Philadelphia; she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Helen (Trampé) Holmes. She was the wife of the late Harry D. Girou for 73 years.

She sewed Army and Navy uniforms during the war. She also sewed professional baseballs , after which she worked as a seamstress in the Lehigh Valley for many years before retiring to care for her family.

She was a member of East Hills Moravian Church, Bethlehem.

Alan D. Raber - sportscaster; court crier

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Alan D. Raber, 93, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 2, 2019, in the Phoebe Home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Van Buren H. and Mary (Geiser) Raber. He was the husband of the late Edith Jane (Morgan) Raber for 47 years.

He was a 1943 graduate of Allentown HS and longtime class reunion committee member. He attended Union College, where he majored in electrical engineering and was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

A veteran of World War II, he was an aviation electronics mate with a carrier aircraft service unit of the Atlantic Fleet in the U.S. Navy.