Bethlehem Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mary A. Vidonya, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church member

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary A. Vidonya, 88, of Bethlehem, died Nov.1, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Swedesburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Sophia (Niznik) Yenca. She was the wife of the late Stephen L. Vidonya for 52 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was active in the Women’s Guild, St. Joseph’s Society and several other church groups.

Isabel (Matthews) Sersen, French and English teacher

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Isabel (Matthews) Sersen, 93, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 3, 2018, while in the care of Country Meadows, Bethlehem. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Marie (McLaughlin). She was the wife of the late Jack Petro and Anthony Sersen.

She was a 1942 graduate of Easton High School and a 1958 graduate of Moravian College.

She was a French and English teacher at Easton High School for 24 years.

She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a current member of St Anne’s Catholic Church, both in Bethlehem.

Ronald Nylander, tool and dye maker

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald Nylander, 83, of Bethlehem and Swiftwater, died Sept. 29, 2018, in Bethlehem Manor Assisted Living, Bethlehem. Born in Latvia, he was a son of the late Paul and Erika (Kohl) Nylander.

He was a tool and dye maker for Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, Sciota, N.Y., for many years until he retired.

He is survived by a cousin, Horst and his wife Judith Kohl of Peekskill, N.Y.; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by James Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Stephen J. Sandor, inspector

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Stephen J. Sandor, 75, of Bethlehem, died unexpectedly Oct. 28, 2018, in his home. He was the son of the late Stephen A. and Mary I. (Valli) Sandor. He was the husband of the late Nancy Jean (Kananen) Sandor for 40 years.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Boxer (LPH-4).

He was an inspector for and retired from Bethlehem Steel.

He was a member of the Hellertown Sportsman’s Association.

William Lane Lee Sr., Cathedral Church of the Nativity member

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

William Lane Lee Sr., 88, died Sept. 29, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Esther M. Grimes for 62 years. He was a son of the late Loubet and Lavinia (Lane) Lee.

He was a member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, where he was an usher, a bowling group pinsetter, and a member of the YPF group and of the men and boys choir. He was awarded the DeSaules Medal, an honor bestowed on choir members.

Claire C. Biser, L.U. registrar

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Claire C. Biser, 91, of Center Valley, died Oct. 23, 2018, in Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center. Born in Wilson, she was a daughter of the late Walter F. and Josephine N. (Rinker) Craft. She was the wife of the late William R. Biser.

She was a registrar at Lehigh University for 18 years until she retired in 1986.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Coopersburg, where she sang in the choir.

She was since 1998 a volunteer at the Southern Lehigh Public Library.

Edith Mae Seip, St. John’s U.C.C. member

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Edith Mae Seip, 91, of Bethlehem Township. died Oct. 23, 2018. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late John and Dora (Vaughn) Storm.

She was a 1945 graduate of Easton High School.

She worked into her mid 70s at various factories in Easton.

She was a member of St. John’s UCC, Farmersville.

She is survived by a grandson, David Seip Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Diane Seip; a niece, Diane Male; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sons, David Sr. and Robert; brothers; sisters; and a great-great nephew, Zachary Storm.

Zachary Storm

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Zachary Storm, 28 of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 16, 2018.

He is survived by his mother, Michele Storm; grandmother, Diane Male; a great-great aunt, with whom he resided, Edith Seip; a great-aunt, Jojo Gosling; aunt, Randi McNeely; and a second cousin, Laylah “Sweetie Pie” Beers.

He was predeceased by Robert Seip.

Contributions may be made payable to the family, c/o Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, 18018

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Donald Hillman

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

L.U. professor; owned STC

Donald Hillman, 86, died recently at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in London, England, he survived the blitz on London. He was the husband of the late Susan Hillman for 58 years.

He graduated from Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Ph.D degree.

He was a professor of computer science at Lehigh University . He owned Systems Technologies Corporation. He was instrumental in the early development of artificial intelligence.