Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hannah C. Graser, Edgeboro Moravian Church member

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hannah C. Graser, 24, of Bethlehem, died Sept.16, 2017, at her home after losing her battle with addiction. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Randy L. and Deea Graser.

She was a 2011 graduate of Liberty HS and the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Culinary Program. She attended Northampton Community College where she was a member of Tau Gamma Honor Society.

She was a member of Edgeboro Moravian Church, Bethlehem.

Verna D. Tycholiz, executive secretary

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Verna D. Tycholiz, 96, of Allentown and formerly of Bethlehem, died Sept. 27, 2017, in Lehigh Center, Macungie. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Franklin S. and Hattie M (Trexler) Dilliard. She was the wife of the late John Tycholiz.

She was employed by the former Western Electric (later AT&T, Lucent) before retiring.

She was a member of Christ Church U.C.C., Bethlehem, where she was a quilter.

She was a member of the Pennsylvania German Heritage Society, Kutztown.

Louis Lopez, maintenance foreman

Monday, October 2, 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.

Dennis James Harbon of Center Valley

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Dennis James Harbon, 74, of Center Valley, died Sept.17, 2017. Born in Sellersville, he was a son of the late Anthony and Agnes (Ambrose) Harbon. He was the husband of Marilyn L. (Elliott) Harbon for 47 years.

He was a graduate of Pennridge High School and attended LCCC for welding.

He was in the U. S. Army during Viet Nam.

He worked for Ametek-US Gauge Division, Sellersville, for 36 years before he took retirement. He was a parishioner of Holy Ghost R. C. Church, Bethlehem.

Richard L. Gergar, St. Anne’s deacon

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard L. Gergar, 72, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 27, 2017, following a battle with cancer. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Anna and Louis Gergar of Bethlehem.

He was a 1962 Liberty High School graduate.

He worked for 30 years at Bethlehem Steel. In May of 2006 He was ordained as a deacon by the Diocese of Allentown in May of 2006. He was assigned to St. Anne’s Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an honorary Fourth Degree Knight. He was with the Cursillo movement and was at the 19th weekend.

Bernard H. Benko Sr., police sergeant

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bernard H. Benko Sr., 72, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 23, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary (Liska) Benko. He was the husband of Robin C. (Ryan) Benko for 43 years.

He was a 1962 graduate of Notre Dame HS. He attended Lehigh Community College and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.

He was a police officer for the Bethlehem Police Department for 35 years, as a sergeant for 20 years and a motorcycle patrolman for seven years.

He was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church of Bethlehem for over 40 years.

Julia Corado, Holy Infancy R. C. Church member

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Julia Corado, 87, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 7, 2017, while in the care of the staff of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Guatemala City, she was a daughter of the late Bertila Aldana. She was the wife of Gregorio Corado.

She was a member of Holy Infancy R. C. Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by seven children, Raul, Edgar, Marco, Mario, Edwin, Aura and Ada and their spouses; two sisters, Rosa and Zoila; over 20 grandchildren; over 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Terence Karanink, electrical engineer

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Terence Karanink, 59, of Center Valley, died Sept. 14, 2017, while being cared for in his home by his family and Lehigh Valley Hospice. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Hannah (Sullivan) Karanink of Center Valley and the late Carroll Karanink.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.

He was an electrical engineer for the former Bell Labs / Agere Systems, now Broad Com.

He was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, Bethlehem.