Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Louis John Horwath, electrical designer

Monday, April 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Louis John Horwath, 67, of Bethlehem, died April 22, 2018. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Louis James Horwath and Anna (Schultz) Horwath. He was the husband of Deborah L. (Barron) Horwath

for 46 years.

He was a 1968 graduate of Liberty High School. He earned, in 1970, an associate degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was an electrical designer for 34 years for Mack Trucks, U.A.W. Local 677, from which he retired in 2006.

Ruth Addie Kunsman, pediatric nurse

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ruth Addie Kunsman, 86, of Bethlehem Township, died in her home on April 6, 2018. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Semple and Evelyn (Messinger) Rush. She was the wife of George M. Kunsman for 66 years.

She was a 1952 graduate of Easton Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and was a pediatric nurse at Easton Hospital for several years and later at Warren Hospital, New Jersey.

She was a former member of Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville, N.J.

Francine Miesegaes of Bethlehem

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francine Miesegaes, 71, of Bethlehem, died March 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Anna (Raykos) and Nicholas Urich. She was the wife of Henry Miesegaes for 25 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carmella and her husband John Mattes; a son, Anthony Solito; and a grandson, Jake.

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

Francis S. Schramko, formerly of Bethlehem

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francis “Frank” S. Schramko, formerly of Bethlehem, died March 31, 2018, in his residence in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Stephen and Josephine (Smallock) Schramko.

He was in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea during the post conflict era, and was recalled to serve with the Delaware National Guard during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

He was a former member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the Catholic Sokols and of the Bethlehem American Legion Post 379. He was an avid Dxer and enjoyed digital imagery.

Helen A. Munshaur, retired from Rite Aid

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen A. Munshaur, 78, of Bethlehem, died April 2, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth (Sabo) and John Bazaka Sr. She was the wife of the late Irving Munshaur Jr. for 51 years.

She worked and retired from Rite Aid, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise and her husband Jon Young; and a granddaughter, Bethenny.

She was predeceased by two brothers, John P. Bazeka Jr. and Joseph Bazeka.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Louise Dolores Rybak, late State Representative’s widow

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Louise Dolores Rybak, 89, of Bethlehem, died March 31, 2018, at her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kotlick) Golab. She was the wife of the late William C. Rybak, Esquire, for 48 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a nurse anesthetist at St. Luke’s Hospital earlier in her life.

She was a longtime member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, where she was active with the Ladies Auxiliary.

Francis “Fritz” J. Toner Jr., high school, college basketball coach

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francis “Fritz” J. Toner Jr., 86, of Bethlehem, died April 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis and Sophia (Prorok) Toner. He was the husband of the late Dolores Ianotti.

He was a three sport athlete at Liberty High School, and a standout basketball player at Moravian College, where, along Northampton Community College, he coached basketball.

He was a caseworker for Lehigh County for many years.

Ruth Addie Kunsman, pediatric nurse

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ruth Addie Kunsman, 86, of Bethlehem Township, died in her home on April 6, 2018. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Semple and Evelyn (Messinger) Rush. She was the wife of George M. Kunsman for 66 years.

She was a 1952 graduate of Easton Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and was a pediatric nurse at Easton Hospital for several years and later at Warren Hospital, New Jersey.

She was a former member of Greenwich Presbyterian Church, Stewartsville, N.J.

Mary P. Baily, BASD head cook

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary P. Baily, 94, of Bethlehem, died April 1, 2018, at Westminster Village, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Elizabeth (Knappenberger) Klaugh. She was the wife of the late Harold Baily.

She worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and the Laros Silk Mill, and then for many years in food service for the Bethlehem Area School District until she retired as a head cook.