Bethlehem Press

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Mildred H. Wilcox

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary

Mildred H. Wilcox, 80, formerly of Bethlehem Township and a resident of Alexandria Manor, Bath, died Aug. 12, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Yurko) Farkas. She was the wife of the late Robert D. Wilcox for 55 years.

She was a secretary at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by three sons, Timothy R. of Palmer Township, Mark S. of Bethlehem Township and Terry L. of Pleasant Gap; and four grandchildren.

Mary M. Bees

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher

Mary M. Bees, 85, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Fred Bees.

She was a teacher, primarily in the Allentown School District, for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by two sons, David A. and his wife Diane Herber of Millersville and Thomas H. and his wife Connie Herber of Port Angeles, Wash.; two sisters, Marian Mitchell of Yardley and Nina Page of Raleigh, N.C.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Malvina Sarik

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Concordia Lutheran Church member

Malvina Sarik , 89, of Bethlehem, died, Aug. 11, 2012, in Moravian Village. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecilia Sarik.

She was a 1941 graduate of Liberty HS.

She was a secretary in the Purchasing Department of the Bethlehem Steel Company for 31 years before retiring in 1982.

She was a lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, and belonged to the church's Ladies Aid group.

She is survived by two brothers, Milan of Sarasota, Fla. and John of Bethlehem Township; nieces; and nephews.

Francis Szabo

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

foundry foreman

Francis Szabo, 90, formerly of Freemansburg and a resident of Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill, died Aug. 10, 2012. He was a son of the late Vendal and Julianna (Kovacs) Szabo. He was the husband of the late Rose Mary (Kerchner) Szabo.

He was a 1939 graduate of Bethlehem HS, now Liberty HS.

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

In 1981 he was a foundry foreman at and retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation after 42 years.

Elva June (Knauss) Stocker

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

SVCC, Pilots Club waitress

Elva June (Knauss) Stocker, 89, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Chapmans, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ellen Jane (Messer) Knauss. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Stocker.

She was a 1941 graduate of Liberty HS.

She was a waitress at Saucon Valley Country Club and at the Pilots Club.

She was a member of Christ Church U.C.C. for 65 years, and was a member of the peanut makers at church.

She was honored by the state for voting in 50 consecutive elections.

Richard F. Deegan Jr.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Concordia Lutheran Church member

Richard F. Deegan Jr., 53, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 6, 2012, in his home. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Helen (Ozdinec) Deegan, with whom he resided, and the late Richard F. Deegan.

He was employed by the Morning Call, Allentown.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother-in-law, Randy Peto of Wellesley, Mass.; a niece, Anne Marie and her husband Scott Connor of West Hartford, Conn.; and a nephew, Christopher Peto of Conshohocken.

He was predeceased by a sister, Deborah Peto.

Grace K. Althenn

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's Lutheran Church member

Grace K. Althenn, 88, formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 16, 2012, in the Keystone Villa, Douglassville. Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Russell E. and Ruth (Searles) Keiper. She was the wife of John G. Althenn for 62 years.

She was a 1941 graduate of Wilson Borough HS.

She belonged to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir for 40 years and was active in the Altar Guild. She baked hundreds of pies for the Bach Festivals over the years.

Jane L. Godovin

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

area volunteer

Jane L. Godovin, 88, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Brodheadsville, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Gertrude (Sinyard) Bond. She was the wife of the late John Godovin.

She was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed at Pearl Harbor.

She volunteered in the area, including at Good Shepherd, Miller Blood Bank and Muhlenberg Hospital.

She is survived by a son, James J. and his wife Cynthia of Bethlehem; a sister, Margaret Trevino; four grandchildren, Lowrie, Melinda, Amanda and Jessica; and six great-grandchildren.

Service Electric Cable TV, & Communications loses CEO

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

John Walson Jr. dies at home following short battle with cancer

John Walson Jr., 63, of South Whitehall Township, president and CEO of Service Electric Cable TV & Communications, died in his home Aug. 19, 2012, after a short battle with cancer.

He was the loving husband of 40 years to Gloria (Salash) Walson and the proud father of John M. Walson and Michelle Walson Kuykendall.