Bethlehem Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Gabriel M. Scala from Berwick

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Gabriel “Fat” M. Scala, 97, of Berwick, died Feb. 9, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He had been residing with his son Gabe and his wife Gina, of Bethlehem, since May 2018. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Sebastiano and Maria Lucia (Cavaliere) Scala.

He was a 1938 graduate of Berwick HS.

He was a seaman first class in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942, during World War II, in the Asiatic-Pacific area for 14 months.

Charles F. Krenos Sr. - city firefighter

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles F. Krenos Sr., 93, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 9, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Ostrich) Krenos. He was the husband of the late Irene K. (Favinger) Krenos.

He was a gunner’s mate 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was involved in the invasion of Normandy.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Fire Department. Upon his retirement after 25 years, he was a courier for First Valley Bank for more than 12 years.

He was a former life member of N.E. Wanderers and Height’s A.A.

Abraham DeJesus, orchard worker

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Abraham DeJesus, 88, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 06, 2019. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Juan DeJesus and Juanita Morales.

He worked for most of his life in orchards.

He is survived by eight children, Gilberto, Jose, Migdalia, Hilda, Ralph, David, Maria and Isabelle; and more than 90 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two children, Ada and Juan.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Elsie Sarosi, nurse’s aide

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Elsie Sarosi, 67, of Bethlehem Township, died Feb. 8, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Hilda (Mills) Snyder. She was the wife of the late Frank Sarosi Sr.

She was a nurse’s aide at Gracedale Nursing Home for 23 years.

She is survived by a son, Frank Jr.; a daughter, Michele Gonzalez; three grandchildren, Austin, Jordan and Taven; and a niece, Shirley Buss.

She was predeceased by a brother, Francis Mills.

Contributions may be made to COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami, Fl. 33134.

The Rev. Marvin R. Henkelmann, Moravian pastor

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Marvin R. Henkelmann, 90, of Moravian Hall Square, died Jan. 29, 2019. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, he was a son of the late Theodore and Leokadia (Adams) Henkelmann. He was the husband of Wilma C. (Stoltz) Henkelmann for 67 years.

Marvin graduated from Moravian College in 1950 with a bachelor of arts degree in classical languages. He earned a master of divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary.

LaRue Meda Kleintop, Christ Church U.C.C. member

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

LaRue Meda Kleintop, 87, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 29, 2019, in Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Nevin and Helen (Smith) Landis. She was the wife of the late Wilbur J. Kleintop.

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

She is survived by a son, Jonathan O. of Bethlehem; a son-in-law, Todd Wesne; and four grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Christ Church U.C.C., 75 E. Market St., Bethlehem, 18018

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

Mary Louisa Shade, worked at Moravian Book Store

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Louisa “Lou” Shade, 78, died Feb. 1, 2019. Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late William Spaight Langford and Caryl (Skinner) Langford. She was the wife of the late Professor Emeritus William G. Shade, Ph.D.

She was a graduate of St. Agnes Prep Schol. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

She worked for 34 years at the Moravian Book Shop where she was a book buyer.

She was a member of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, where she sang in the sanctuary and chapel choirs.