Bethlehem Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nancy J. Souders, worked at Shop Rite

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Nancy J. Souders, 87, of Stroudsburg, died July 13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mabel (Walk) Schoenberger. She was the wife of the late Milton R. Souders Sr.

She worked at Shop-Rite, Bethlehem, for 25 years until she retired.

She is survived by two sons, Milton Jr. and his wife Barbara of Stroudsburg and Thomas and his wife Sharon of Hershey; two daughters, Nancy Richardson of Parryville and Linda and her husband Tony Alverson of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Leslie of Allentown; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Margaret H. Smith, of Bethlehem

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.

She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.

Stanley Majewski Sr., worked in beam yards

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Stanley Majewski Sr., 87, of Bethlehem, died July 7, 2017. Born in Dickson City, he was a son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Pryzhocki) Majewski. He was the husband of Lucille (Roseman) Majewski for 62 years.

He was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He worked in the beam yards for Bethlehem Steel.

He coached a variety of youth sports.

Helen G. Barbarics, of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen G. Barbarics, 95, of Bethlehem died July 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Gubish and Magdalena Lazar Gubish. She was the wife of the late Ernest Barbarics.

She worked for the Bethlehem Steel, the U.S. Navy (in California) and for Hellertown Manufacturing until she took retirement, after which she worked part time at Rich Mar Florist and Muhlenberg Hospital.

She was an altar coordinator and was on the church council and the music and worship committee at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for 22 years.

Agnes Gilly, of Fountain Hill

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Agnes Gilly, 93, of Fountain Hill, died July 8, 2017, in Westminster Village. She was the wife of the late Samuel Gilly for for 66 years. Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Teofil and Angela (Kosic) Korich.

She was a seamstress for many years until she retired.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne and her husband David Fair of Center Valley; two brothers, Frank and Stephen; two sisters, Jennie Wessier and Josephine Utsch; two granddaughters, Julie Milia and Megan Fair; and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Olivia Milia.

Patricia Alfonso, health bureau worker

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia A. (Baksa) Alfonso, 68, of Bethlehem, died July 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter to the late William G. Baksa Sr. and Caroline A. (Urban) Baksa. She was the wife of the late James A. Alfonso.

She was a 1967 graduate of Notre Dame High School.

She worked for a number of years with the Bethlehem Heath Bureau.

She was a member of St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was in many church activities.

She was involved with the Salvation Army.

Bruce A. McIlhaney, First Baptist Church member

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bruce A. McIlhaney, of Bethlehem, died June 29, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Bruce and Doris McIlhaney. He was the husband of Christina (Carroll) McIlhaney for 41 years.

He was a Dieruff High School graduate. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

He was a war photographer for the Stars and Stripes in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Silver Star.

He worked at the Bethlehem Steel and later as a registered nurse.

The Reverend Dr. Arvids Ziedonis Jr., Lutheran pastor

Monday, July 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

The Reverend Dr. Arvids Ziedonis Jr., 86, formerly of Bethlehem and Fountain Hill, of Paradise Township, died June 26, 2017, at St. Clare’ Hospital, Dover, N.J. Born in Daugavpils, Latvia, he was a son of the late Arvids Ziedonis Sr. and Maria (Kostakavich). He was the husband of the late Zigrida M. (Vurlicer) Ziedonis.

He was a 1955 graduate of Muhlenberg College. He was, in1958, ordained as a Lutheran minister from the Philadelphia Theological Seminary. He earned, in 1968, a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Margaret A. Rush

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

L.U., B.P.D. employee

Margaret A. Rush, 95, of Bethlehem, died June 26, 2017, in Old Orchard Center. Born in Stoke Park, she was a daughter of the late William and Eva (Renner) Fenon. She was the wife of the late Simon W. Rush for 59 years.

She was employed at Lehigh University and with the Bethlehem Police Department.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons, Royce of Bethlehem Township and Harold of The Villages, Fla.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.

She was predeceased by a grandson.

Frank Bachman Gutshall, Lehigh University golf coach

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Frank “Kelly” Bachman Gutshall, 92, of Springtown, died June 22, 2017, at the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late Foster L. and Clara E. (Bachman) Gutshall. He was the husband of Marguerite (Dimmig) Gutshall for 69 years.

He was a 1942 graduate of Springfield High School.

He was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.