Bethlehem Press

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Gary K. Wert

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Easton

Gary K. Wert, 55, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Robert and Betty (Fritz) Wert.

He is survived by a son, Joshua and his fiancé Seun Lawal; a brother, Robert and his wife Ann Wert; and a sister, Joanne and her husband Denny Vernon.

Contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, P.O. Box 97180, Washington D.C. 20090-7180 or the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Joseph J. Fink

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

millwright; guitarist

Joseph J. Fink, 58, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 21, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Arthur Fink and Maryrose (Bartley) Fink of Bethlehem.

He was a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS.

He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he was a millwright in the #2 machine shop.

He was a guitar player who played with various local bands.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Thomas and his wife Margaret of Michigan City, Ind., Bruce and his wife Susan and Leo and his wife Diane, all of Bethlehem; nieces; and nephews.

Donald R. Byington Sr.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace Lutheran Church member

Donald R. Byington Sr., 88, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 28, 2012, at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Rollin and Elizabeth J. (Knipe) Byington. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Brobst.

He was a 1943 Liberty HS graduate.

He was with the aviation engineers in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked for Lehigh University in the bookstore clothing department, retiring after 27 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Linden Street Esso Service Center and Ference Cheese Shop.

Kimberly Ann Beatty

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager

Kimberly Ann Beatty, 47, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 14, 2012, while in the care of the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia. She was born in Missouri. She was the companion of Steve deMello.

She earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

She worked for the Electric Power Research Institute and then for Neuco Inc. software development company where she was the national sales manager.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Anna Zabrecky

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

FCSLA cadet

Anna B. Zabrecky, 94, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 11, 2012 at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Estock) Pavlo. She was the wife of the late Francis Zabrecky.

She was a parishioner of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish.

She was a member of the former Ss. Cyril and Methodius Drill Team as well as the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) cadets.

Isabel Almonte

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Lehigh U.

Isabel Almonte, 92, died Sept. 11, 2012, in her home. She was one of six children born to the late Carmelo and Inocencia Melendez Rivera of Morovi, Puerto Rico. She was the wife of Julian Almonte for 49 years.

She worked at St. Luke's Hospital in the laundry department and then at Lehigh University for 20 years.

She is survived by two daughters; Mercedes Melendez and Rebecca Rodriguez; two sons, Pedro and Roberto Negron; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Theresa Fartel

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's Windish member

Theresa Fartel, 92, of Bethlehem, died on Sept. 10, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Kristina (Duh) Gombocz. She was the wife of the late Ernest Fartel.

She was active at St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society and the former Lutheran Church Women.

Kenneth J. Brouse

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Trans-Bridge mechanic

Kenneth J. Brouse, 46, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Ralph and Helen (Pukavage) Brouse of Bethlehem.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was employed by Trans-Bridge, where he worked as a mechanic for 25 years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Daniel and James of Bethlehem; a sister, Donna and her husband Rick McCandless of Nazareth; aunts; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph.

Helen J. Kopchak

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Trinity U.C.C. Church member

Helen J. Kopchak, 91, of Freemansburg, died Aug. 30, 2012, in ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Peter Kopchak. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Achey) Beahm.

She worked for Laros Silk Mill and Just Born Candy Factory prior to her marriage.

She was a member of Trinity U.C.C., Freemansburg.

She was a former member of the National Sokols and the Freemansburg Democratic Club. She was inducted into the Bethlehem Bowling Hall of Fame.