Josefina Santiago, 84, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2012. Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Jose and Asuncion (Delgado) Diaz. She was the wife of the late Felipe Santiago for 47 years.
She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church, where she was one of the church fundraisers, a member of the Confraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Cursillo.
She is survived by a son, Freddy and his wife Alexandra Mendoza of Endicott, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Ciara O'Neill-Mendoza; a brother, Alejandro; and two sisters, Urbania and Victoria.
Antoinette A. Stankovic, 90, died Sept. 24, 2012, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Ashfield, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Clementine (Augusta) Beirao. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Stankovic.
She was a graduate of Palmerton HS. She attended cosmetology school.
She was a hairdresser for 40 years at the Americus Beauty Salon. She was also employed at Leh's Department Store.
She was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Berlinsville.
Wendall A. Phillips, 88, of Traditions of Hanover, Bethlehem, died Sept. 26, 2012. He was a son of the late Arthur E. and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Phillips. He was the husband of Frances (Fradenburgh) Phillips for 64 years.
He was a graduate of Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y.
During World War II, he was a corporal in the Army Air Corps.
He worked in management, sales and financial departments of Whitehall Township, Mack Trucks Inc. and Scott Chevrolet.
He was a former member of Faith U.C.C. Church, Allentown.
Richard W.M. Gerstenberg, 62, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2012, in his home. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Carrie (Miller) Gerstenberg of Bethlehem and the late Stanley W. Gerstenberg. He was the husband of Teresa (Micklo) Gerstenberg for 28 years.
He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company and later by Bon-Ton.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
He belonged to the VFW Post # 4714, Northampton.
Sandra "Beanie" A. Hudak, 67, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 17, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Walter F. Sr. and Anna (Slivko) Bankowski. She was the wife of Roger J. Hudak for 47 years.
She was a 1963 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS.
She belonged to Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church, Bethlehem.
Caroline "Poppy" Willis Richardson Mead, 67, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 4, 2012, at Muhlenberg Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Passaic, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Wallace James and Caroline (Willis) Richardson.
She graduated from Moravian Preparatory School, Bethlehem, and earned a bachelor's degree in design from Drexel University.
Robert W. Panick, 55, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 1, 2012. He was a son of Donald and Julia (Menio) Panick of Hellertown. He was the husband of the late Donna (Mingora) Panick for 23 years.
He was employed at B Braun Medical Inc. for 30 years, and most recently was the director of marketing channels.
He is survived by two sons, Nicholas and Lucas; two sisters, Julia and her husband Walter Garvin and Donna and her husband James Hartman, all of Bethlehem; and a brother, James and his wife Sandy Panick of Hellertown.
Nancy B. Riddle, 70, of Lititz, died Sept. 18, 2012, at her residence, after enduring a terminal disease for the past six years. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen J. and Helen (Nemeth) Boligitz. She was the wife of James B. Riddle for 48 years.
She was a graduate of Liberty HS. She was a 1963 graduate of Millersville University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.
She taught first grade for 27 years at the Nathan Schaeffer ES, Lancaster. She had taught in Bethlehem.
She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Antoinette A. Stankovic, 90, died Sept. 24, 2012, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born March 1, 1922, in Ashfield, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Clementine (Augusta) Beirao. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Stankovic.
She was a graduate of Palmerton HS. She continued her education in cosmetology school.
Antoinette was a hairdresser for more than 40 years at the Americus Beauty Salon. She was also employed at Leh's Dept. Store.
Michael Anthony Ruggiero, 58, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence. He was a son of the late Pasquale D. and Sophie B. (Holva) Ruggiero. He was the husband of Kandy L. (Kemmerer) Ruggiero.
He worked with his father at Ruggiero Trucking since the age of 16. In 2006, he became the vice president of Ruggiero Excavators. He was the vice president of MDGP LLC.