Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Louis Lopez, maintenance foreman

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Louis Lopez, 91, of Bethlehem Township, died Sept. 20, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Luis and Marina (Perez) Lopez. He was the husband of Loretta (DeFulvio) Nuno Lopez for 30 years.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Philippines and the Korean War.

He was a foreman in the maintenance division at Bethlehem Steel until he retired after 30 years. He was an electrician for various contractors in the area.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Sandra L. Solonoski, programmer

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sandra “Sandy” L. Solonoski, 53, of Allentown, died Sept. 14, 2017, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Allentown, Sandy was the daughter of Marion (Mari) Weinperl of Allentown and the late Andrew R. Weinperl. She was the companion of Clem Zajac of Easton.

She was a 1987graduate of Kutztown University.

She was a programmer for Dunn & Bradstreet, Bethlehem, and later for A.M. Best, Oldwick, N.J.

Rosemarie L. Carpency, SSJC church member

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Rosemarie L. Carpency, 83, of Bethlehem, died Sept.16, 2017. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Valeria (Vitek) Carpency.

She was employed by Muhlenberg Hospital for 17 years and then at Holy Family Manor for 20 years until she took retirement.

She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by two sisters, Eleanor and her husband Robert Woytusik and Suzanne and her husband Charles Majczan; two generations of nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Gail Carpency.

Joseph F. Delker, millwright

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph F. Delker, 75, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eva (Skomitz) Delker. He was the husband of the late Madelyn (Zahurak) Delker for 45 years.

He served with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War.

He was a millwright for the Bethlehem Steel and then for Atlantic States Pipe.

He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Repnyek of Hamburg; and a son, Joseph V. Delker and his girlfriend Justine Tafolla of Bethlehem.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Sheila I. Beslanovits, worked for Weiss Markets

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sheila I. Beslanovits, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred Tonn. She was the wife Thomas Beslanovits.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended Northampton Community College.

She worked for Weis Markets and Creative Graphics.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St. -Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18103; or to an animal charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.

Michele A. Smith, St. Thomas U.C.C. member

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Michele A. Smith, 54, of East Allen Township, died Sept. 17, 2017, at home. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late William Blair and Laurene (Bruch) Blair of Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ronald Smith for 32 years.

She was a secretary in the medical records department at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, for 35 years.

She was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ Church, Bethlehem.

Joseph F. Delker, millwright

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph F. Delker, 75, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eva (Skomitz) Delker. He was the husband of the late Madelyn (Zahurak) Delker for 45 years.

He served with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War.

He was a millwright for the Bethlehem Steel and then for Atlantic States Pipe.

He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Repnyek of Hamburg; and a son, Joseph V. Delker and his girlfriend Justine Tafolla of Bethlehem.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Daniel T. McNeill, State Representative

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

State Representative Daniel T. McNeill died Sept. 8, 2017. He was a son of the late Alexander and Isabelle (Isaac) McNeill. He was the husband of Jeanne (Mudri) McNeill for 32 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kathleen McNeill of Bethlehem, Shannon McNeill of North Catasauqua and Heather Childress of Allentown; a granddaughter, MacKenzie; a god-son, Van Scott and his husband Bill Clegg of New York; nieces; nephews; and extended family.

Patricia M. Donchez, FHS English Lit teacher

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia M. Donchez, 75, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 9, 2017, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Herishko) Donchez.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and Moravian College. She earned a master’s degree from Lehigh University.

She was a school teacher at Pennridge HS for 22 years. She taught 12th grade English Literature for 11 years at Freedom HS.

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Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Pedro R. Perez, Holy Infancy Church member

Pedro R. Perez, 87, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 3, 2017. Born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Oliva (DeJesus) and Vincente Perez. He was the husband of Josephine (Garza) Perez for 62 years.

He was in the Korean War under the 65th Infantry Division.

He was a marshmallow cook for Just Born for 43 years.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Church.

He was an original member of the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society and a member of many other social clubs in Bethlehem.