Bethlehem Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Edward J. Crocus

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Polish heritage

Edward J. Crocus, 93, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 7, 2018. He was the husband of the late Helen (Press) Crocus for 68 years.

He was in the US Navy during World War II.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was a formerly a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he was a member of the pierogi team.

He was an honorary member of the Nam Knights. He was active in the coordination of Pulaski Day in Bethlehem. He was a member of the Polish American Citizen Club, Allentown.

Fred J. Jordan, city police officer

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fred J. Jordan, 84, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 11, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Angelo and Gaetana (Granice) Giordano.

He was a 1952 graduate of Liberty HS.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a 28-year veteran of the Bethlehem Police Department. He was a motorcycle and a juvenile officer and a criminal investigator until he retired as a sergeant in 1991. He later was a Northampton County sheriff’s deputy for 18 years, from which he retired in 2014.

He was also a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Donald Hillman, L.U. professor; owned STC

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Donald Hillman, 86, died recently at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in London, England, he survived the blitz on London. He was the husband of the late Susan Hillman for 58 years.

He graduated from Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Ph.D degree.

He was a professor of computer science at Lehigh University . He owned Systems Technologies Corporation. He was instrumental in the early development of artificial intelligence.

Ramonita Garcia, born in Ponce

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ramonita Garcia, 88, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 3, 2018. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the wife of the late Adrian Garcia Sr. for 62 years.

She is survived by 10 children, Anselmo Jr., Carmen Milagros, Ramonita, Ramon Luis, Trinidad, Raul, Elvin, The Reverend Father Angel Luis, Militza, and Maria del Rosario; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Digna Maria.

She was predeceased by three children, Lydia Ester, Adrian Jr, and Edna S.

Contributions may be made to Holy Infancy Roman Catholic Church, 312 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, school teacher

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sister M. Rene (Doris) Parent, 75, of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province, died Sept. 30, 2018, at St. Francis Convent, Bethlehem, where she professed her first vows in 1963. She entered from Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield, Mass.

She was a daughter of the late Raoul and Rita (Lescarbeau) Parent.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Holy Family College, Philadelphia.

Edward J. Crocus, of Polish heritage

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward J. Crocus, 93, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 07, 2018. He was the husband of the late Helen (Press) Crocus for 68 years.

He was in the US Navy during World War II.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was a formerly a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he was a member of the pierogi team.

He was an honorary member of the Nam Knights. He was active in the coordination of Pulaski Day in Bethlehem. He was a member of the Polish American Citizen Club, Allentown.

Thomas J. Kovacs, served aboard USS Saratoga

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Thomas J. Kovacs, 79, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Bridget (Wayne) Kovacs. He was the husband of Elaine (Mihaljow) Kovacs for 55 years.

He was a 1957 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Saratoga.

He worked in the sales department of the Bethlehem Steel for 38 years.

He was a life member of the USS Saratoga Association and attended many of the reunions.

Harry T. Eckert, quality control lab tester

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Harry T. Eckert, 87, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 24, 2018, at Traditions of Hanover. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Harry L. and Helena (Kepfer) Eckert. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Tusak) Eckert for 38 years.

A combat veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a radar technician and operator with the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954; and earned the rank of sergeant.

He was a tester in the quality control lab for 33 years for the Bethlehem Steel.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Bethlehem Lodge 283.

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph “Sam” Midash, OLPH church member

Joseph “Sam” Midash, 91, of Bethlehem, died after a long illness on Sept. 23, 2018, at home. Born in McAdoo, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Galik) Midash. He was the husband of Dorothy (Ornowski) Midash for 70 years.

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

He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation until he took retirement in 1989.

He was a member of the VFW, Post #15040.

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

James J. Hydusik, piano instructor

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

James J. Hydusik, 86, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 28, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Rose Hydusik. He was the husband of the late Geraldine M. (Henick) Hydusik.

He was in the United States Navy.

He was a salesman for most of his life at Perdue Fredrick. He was a piano instructor.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by a step-daughter, Susan Bennicas; two grandchildren, Anthony and Allie Bennicas; a great-grandson, Slade; and a great-granddaughter, Wynter.