Bethlehem Press

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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.

Virginia M. Uhl

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary

Virginia M. Uhl, 67, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 8, 2012, at her residence.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Gustave J. and Margaret E. (Hanus) Uhl.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS. She earned an associate's degree from Northampton County Community College.

She was a secretary for IBM and Control Data Corporation.

She is survived by a sister, Deborah, with whom she resided; two brothers, Richard G. Uhl of Richmond, Va. and Mark J. and his wife Janine Uhl of York; eight nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great- nephews.

Anne Czap

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Hotel Bethlehem staffer

Anne Czap, 90, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 9, 2012. Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Timko) Czap.

She was a graduate of Liberty HS (1940) and of Bethlehem Business College. She attended millinery school.

She served with the American Red Cross during World War II.

She was a waitress and hostess at Hotel Bethlehem for 50 years.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

James H. Roberson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Roberson Associates

James H. Roberson, 89, of Bethlehem; died Sept. 4, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was a son of the late Wilson and Elizabeth (Fisher) Roberson. He was the husband of the late Mary (Toth) Roberson for 56 years.

He was the president and owner of Roberson Associates.

He will survived by a son, Brian and his wife Lee; two daughters, Barbara and her husband William E. Thawley and Marsha and her husband William R. Pangrass Jr.; four grandchildren, Ashley Mooney, Thomas Anfuso and Kaitlin and Allison Pangrass; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and John Anfuso.

John A. Carchio

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

John A. Carchio, 88, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 7, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Rocco and Antoinette (Marinaccio) Carchio. He was the husband of the late Teresa (Gianguzi) Carchio.

A veteran of World War II, he was a Navy Seabee in the 87th Battalion. He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel. After retirement, he worked as a TSA for Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Robert L. Johnson Jr.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

PP&L employee

Robert L. Johnson Jr., 86, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 4, 2012. Born in Mahanoy City, he was a son of the late Robert and Gertrude (Machale) Johnson. He was the husband of Hilda (Barbush) Johnson for 61 years.

He was employed by PP&L for 40 years.

He was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, where he served as a sacristan for many years. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.

Clifford "Old Man" J. Babin Jr.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

crane operator

Clifford "Old Man" J. Babin Jr., 67, died Sept. 5, 2012, along with his mother, Gertrude "Grammy" M. Babin, 88, of Bethlehem, after a motor vehicle accident. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Clifford J. Babin Sr. and Gertrude M. (Wetzel) Babin. He was the husband of Meredith H. (Heller) Babin of Bethlehem.

He was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he was a crane operator. He owned and operated Cliff's Rollback Service.

June E. Schortz

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

BASD child care worker

June E. Schortz, 67, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 4, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Ruhe) Shannon. She was the wife of William F. Schortz.

She was retired from the Bethlehem Area School District, where she worked in child care.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. and her husband Nicholas Stout and their children, Sebastian and Mikayla, all of Bethlehem.

Contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospice Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, Pa 18015.

Curtis W. Richter

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Art N Soul Studio owner

Curtis W. Richter, 42, of Allentown, died unexpectedly Sept. 5, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Joseph R. and Diane M. (Narolesky) Richter of Bethlehem.

He was a 1988 graduate of Salisbury HS.

He was in the Marine Corps Reserve.

An artist and tattooist, he was the owner and operator of Art N Soul Studios, Allentown. Prior to that, he was a crisis counselor for KidsPeace.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Vivian Curzi; an aunt, Felecia and her husband Thomas Fliszar; and an uncle, Brian Duda.

Earl W. Dredge

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

owned plumbing and heating firm

Earl W. Dredge, 83, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 26, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Teresa E. (Beckert) and Earl M. Dredge. He was the husband of Lucille (Lawrence) Dredge for 58 years.

He was a graduate of Fountain Hill HS.

He was in the U.S. Army in the infantry during the Korean War.