Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Robert Keith Allam, Crosspoint Church member

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert Keith Allam, 47, died July 23, 2018, after a long illness. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Anne Allam.

He was educated through the Bethlehem Area School District.

He began working at Laneco through BASD’s employment program, and worked there for 12 years. He later was an associate at Walmart, Bethlehem, for 15 years, where, in 2012, he received an employment achievement award.

He was a member of Calvary Wesleyan Church, now CrossPoint Church, where he attended Sunday School for many years and was in CYC and VBS while growing up.

Dorothy F. Taglang, Bethlehem Steel escort

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy F. Taglang, 85, of Bethlehem, died July 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Barbara (Madzik) Kokosky. She was the wife of James B. Taglang Sr. for 65 years.

She was an escort for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and a homemaker.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

She was a bowler. Of Slovak heritage, she loved baking, especially kiffles, pies, and nut rolls.

Jean L. Stoll, loan officer

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Jean L. Stoll, 85, of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2018, while in the care of the St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of the late James L. Stoll and the companion of Arthur Piatt of Bethlehem.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Margaretta (Purcell) Cope.

She was a 1951 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS.

She was a loan officer at First Star Savings Bank for 18 years before she retired in 1995. She had worked previously at Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Robert D. Jones Jr., electrical repair shop worker

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert D. Jones Jr., 90, of Bethlehem Township, died July 17, 2018, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Robert D. and Annie (Welty) Jones Sr. He was the husband of the late Veleda (Green) Jones.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps at the conclusion of World War II.

He joined the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at the age of 16 before being drafted. After his military service, he returned to work in the electrical repair shop for 46 years.

Jean L. Stoll, loan officer

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Jean L. Stoll, 85, of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2018, while in the care of the St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of the late James L. Stoll and the companion of Arthur Piatt of Bethlehem.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Margaretta (Purcell) Cope.

She was a 1951 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School.

She w as a loan officer at First Star Savings Bank for 18 years before she retired in 1995. Previously, She had worked previously at Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Ethel M. Harvey, Grace Church member

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ethel M. Harvey, 90, of Lower Saucon Township, died July 6, 2018, in her home. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was a daughter of the late Marguerite (Baugh) and Kenneth Mowlds. She was the wife of Fred G. Harvey for 68 years.

She graduated from A.I. duPont HS and Goldey Beacom Business College, Wilmington, Del.

She volunteered with several non-profit organizations including St. Luke’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels.

She was a member of Saucon Valley Country Club and had a hole-in-one on the 14th hole of the Old Course.

Jacqueline M. Fetsko, printing ink tech expert

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Jacqueline M. Fetsko, 92, of Bethlehem, died recently. She was the daughter of the late Alexander R. and Susanna (Yosko) Fetsko.

She was a 1946 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a master of science degree in chemistry from Lehigh University.

She was associated with the National Printing Ink Research Institute at Lehigh University for 55 years when she retired in 2004. She had been a supervisor of printing research, an assistant research director, and, since 1974, director of technical services.

Catherine D. Reese Platia, seamstress

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Catherine D. Reese Platia, 94, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Dolores (Heller) Hall. She was the wife of the late Reuben Reese and the late Angelo Platia.

She was a seamstress in local mills for most of her career.

She is survived by a son, Francis and his wife Crystal Reese; a daughter, Dolores and her husband Timothy Mahoney; three stepchildren, Angela and her husband Joseph Heatter, Anne Marie and her husband Kurt Horn and Samuel Platia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.