Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

John J. Malok, electrician

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

John J. Malok, 81, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 1, 2012, in his daughter's home. Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late John and Anna (LePosa) Malok. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Banks) Malok.

He was a lineman for PP&L for many years.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

He was a former board member of the Lower Saucon Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.), the West End Republican Club and the Grover Cleveland, 540 and the Jefferson Democratic Clubs.

Foster F. Frable Sr., St. Thomas U.C.C. member

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Foster F. Frable Sr., 98, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 24, 2012, in Kirkland Village. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Adam Q. and Mary (Borger) Frable. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Reiss) Frable for 67 years.

He was a graduate of Liberty HS, Bethlehem Business College and Penn State University.

He worked for Weston Dodson, which later merged with Lehigh Coal and Navigation. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1979 after 45 years in the coal industry.

Elizabeth (Baughan) Buck, Holy Infancy teacher

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth (Baughan) Buck, 81, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 9, 2012. Born in Abingdon, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Foster) Baughan. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Buck.

She was a kindergarten teacher at Holy Infancy School for 17 years.

She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church where she was active in the 55 and over club.

Francesca Susan Steingroewer, registered nurse

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Francesca Susan Steingroewer, 81, of Bethlehem, died December 12, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Antonina Dato. She was the wife of the late Hans G. Steingroewer for 38 years.

She was a registered nurse.

She was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem for 40 years, where she was a member of the 55 Plus Club.

Edward "Geetz" C. Groller, Local IW #36 agent

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward "Geetz" C. Groller, 82, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Edward and Eva (Dopsovic) Groller. He was the husband of Elaine P. (Schuler) Groller of Bethlehem.

He worked for 42 years. Upon retiring, he was the business agent for Local IW #36.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Edward, Randall, Kevin and his wife Tracy and Kurt and his wife Linaka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two sisters.

Albert Bauer, owned AAROW oil

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Albert Joseph Bauer Sr., 90, of Bethlehem, died Dec.13, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Mary (Witzak) Bauer. He was the husband of Juliana (Nalesnik) Bauer of Bethlehem for 65 years.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, assigned to the 13th Air Force 424th Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bombardment Group, Pacific Theater. He was a gunner and radioman in B-24s, flying 37 missions.

Samuel T. Garris , Giant Foods worker

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Samuel T. Garris, 63, of Whitehall, died Dec. 15, 2012. Born in Alexandria, Va., he was a son of the late Irene Mae (Ridgeway) and Samuel Everette Garris. He was the husband of Carol Janis Chase Garris.

He worked for Giant Foods for 23 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Noelle and her husband Stephen Compos of Bethlehem; a grandson, Stephen Constantine Compos IV; and three siblings, Joyce Ann Tanis of Orlando, Fla., Pat Garris of Virginia and Ricky Garris of Fairfax, Va.

Elaine Helen Senick of Bethlehem Township

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Elaine Helen Senick, 69, of Bethlehem Township, died Dec.10, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Raymond P. and Helen (Mazsa) Meckes. She was the wife of Thomas J. Senick for 45 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne J. and her husband Brett Wasilewski and Jennifer H. and her husband Duane Francis; a sister, Jane and her husband Daniel W. Boyer; and four grandchildren, Bailey and Owen Wasilewski, Thomas Francis, U.S.N., and Wendy Howze.

David Koch, city treatment plant retiree

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

David Koch, 74, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 5, 2012, from leukemia. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Frank and Mildred (Pearson) Koch. He was the husband of Rosemarie T. (Kirka) Koch for 40 years.

He worked at the wastewater plant, City of Bethlehem, until he retired after 27 years.

He was a member of the Grover Cleveland Democratic Association.

Cecile (Horn) Shaffer, Braille translator

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Cecile (Horn) Shaffer, 89, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 15, 2012, at her home in Kirkland Village. Raised in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Carrie (Friedman) Horn. She was the wife of the late Jack M. Shaffer for 49 years.

She graduated from the diploma nursing program at Beth Israel Hospital.

She was an operating room nurse in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed at Camp Shanks, New York.She was a Braille translator in the Bethlehem area.

She was a member of Congregation Brith Sholom.