Raul Sandoval, 83, of Whitehall and formerly Bethlehem, died July 16, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Ayutla, Mexico, he was a son of the late Daniel Sandoval and Maria L. Martinez. He was the husband of Margaret (Ramos) Sandoval for 59 years.
He worked for and was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp.
He was a member of Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem.
Ann M. Heselwood, 104, of New Tripoli, formerly of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2017, in her home.
She was the wife of the late James Heselwood.
Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie (Schar) Mayer.
After graduating from finishing school, she became a governess for a family in Switzerland and then moved to the United States and became a citizen in 1953.
Later, she worked for 22 years as an information technician in the Bethlehem Steel Research Department until retiring in 1978.
Bernard H. “Bud” Cole, of Northampton, died July 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, after a long illness. He was the husband of Beverly L. (Cole) Cole for 24 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard G. Cole and Alvona (Sterner) Cole.
He graduated from Whitehall HS in 1962 and East Stroudsburg University in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with a specialty in health and physical education. He was certified in driver education and outdoor education.
Mary E. Woods, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 19, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Mary (Baader) Jacoby. She was the wife of the late William H. Woods.
She was a secretary at Laros and a sales representative for H Leh & Company.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Whitehall.
Louis L. Szoke, 71, of Walnutport, died July 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Eva (Polok) Szoke. He was the husband of the late Joyce M. (Hansler) Szoke.
He was a 1950 graduate of Palmerton HS. He was a corporal (T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.
He worked in the coke oven division of the former Bethlehem Steel for 36 years until he retired in 1985.
He was a member of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Berlinsville.
Helen Valerie Yob, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2017, at the Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center in Virginia. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Douglas) Stern. She was the wife of the late Louis Yob.
She is survived by a sister, Catherine Oliver and her daughters Barbara, Sharon, Debra and Stacy and their families; two stepsons, Louie and Brian; a godson, Phillip; nieces; nephews, great-nieces; great-nephews; and three step-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109.
Bridget “Josephine” Gallagher, 88, of Bethlehem, died July 12, 2017. Born in Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Margaret McGready. She was the wife of the late James J. Gallagher.
She enjoyed her job knitting sweaters when she lived in Ireland.
She was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Kollar, 69, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2017, at Gracedale, Nazareth. She was the wife of Joseph J. Kollar for 48 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward “Dicka” and Theresa “Resie” (Steltzman) Ifkovits.
She was a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame High School.
She was a member of Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem, where she worked at the elementary school and in the rectory for more than 20 years.
Lewis J. Lengyel, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 5, 2017, at his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Lena (Bokan) Lengyel. He was the husband of Dolores (Flandorffer) Lengyel for 60 years.
He was a 1952 graduate of Hellertown HS and went to Pennsylvania State University.
He was in the United States Army as a 102nd ENG CO.
He worked for Ritter and Smith Lumber Company for 52 years in the sales and estimating department.
He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
Kathryn Prospero, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 4, 2017, while in the care of Holy Family Manor. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Sarah LaFavre. She was the wife of the late Richard Prospero for 42 years.
She operated The Ice Cream Store at North and Linden Sts., Bethlehem, for many years until she retired.
She was of the Lutheran faith.