Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Michael H. Scheerer, Assumtion B.V.M. Catholic Church member

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Michael H. Scheerer, 77, of Center Valley, died Jan. 2, 2019. Born in Baltimore, Md., he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Hayes) Scheerer. He was the husband of Katharine “Kathy” (Oran) Scheerer for 49 years.

He graduated from Frostbrug State University, where he was the founding president of TKE fraternity. He earned a master’s of education from Loyola University and a master’s in business Amdinistration from Mount St. Mary’s College.

Martin J. Hildenberger, FHDC, St. Bernard’s member

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Martin J. Hildenberger, 72, of Fountain Hill, died Jan. 6, 2019, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Catherine C. (Bender) Hildenberger.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He last worked for many years in sales for F. L. Schmidt Co. (formerly Fuller Company) until he retired.

He was of the Catholic faith and most recently belonged to Assumption BVM Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the Fountain Hill Democratic Club and St. Bernard’s.

Norma J. Woodcock, AT&T secretary

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Norma J. Woodcock, 88, of Hanover Township, died Jan. 20, 2019, at home. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late William and Pearl (Schaub) Jackle. She was the wife of the late Raymond Woodcock.

She was a secretary at AT&T Philadelphia for many years until she retired.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy of Hanover Township; a son, Raymond R. of Stockertown; a sister, Betty Hayes of Southampton, N.J.; and one granddaughter, Vita Lyons Woodcock.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Pearl Jones and Marion Hayes.

Roberta Stone Angle, executive secretary

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Roberta Stone Angle, 88, of Bethlehem and formerly of Chambersburg, died Jan. 10, 2019, at Westminster Village after a lengthy illness. Born in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Howard M. and Marguerite Stone. She was the wife of the late Thomas S. Angle for 64 years. She was a retired Bethlehem Steel Corporation executive secretary.

She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem.

John Boncik, Slovak group, choir singer

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

John Boncik, 73, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 1, 2019, in his home. Born in Dlhé Nad Cirochou, in the former Czechoslovakia, he was a son of the late John and Helena (Burda) Boncik. He was the husband of Anna (Martinka) Macek-Boncik for 16 years.

He was a maintenance technician at Just Born Inc. for 15 years until he retired. Previously, he was a machinist for Mack Trucks.

Jerry Hausman, owned Metro D.C.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Jerry Hausman, 89, of Bethlehem and Boynton Beach, Fla., died Jan. 3, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Max and Helen (Friedman). He was the husband of Florence (Snyder) Hausman for 63 years.

He was a 1947 Fountain Hill H.S. and a 1951 Muhlenberg College graduate.

He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was awarded a Medal of Commendation.

He was the owner and president of Metro Design Center for 65 years.

Article By: The Press

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph Adam Klocek, born in Shenandoah

Joseph Adam Klocek, 80, of Allentown, died Jan.1, 2019, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Joseph and Stella (Zalewski) Klocek. He was the husband of Arlene V. (Dereskiewicz) Klocek for 57 years.

He was a 1956 graduate of J.W. Cooper High School. He earned an associate degree from Thaddeus Stephens College of Technology (formerly Stephens Trade School), Lancaster.

Virginia I. (Mest) Kilpatrick, born in Freemansburg

Monday, December 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Virginia I. (Mest) Kilpatrick, 81, of Bethlehem, died Dec.25, 2018, in her home. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ruth (George) Mest. She was the wife of the late Edward Kilpatrick.

She is survived by a brother, Earl Mest of Allentown; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by three sisters; and five brothers and sisters.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, 18018, for funeral expenses.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.