Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Theresa M. Polczer, Sebio’s Lounge manager

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Theresa “Teri” M. Polczer, 75, of Bethlehem, died recently while in the care of Old Orchard. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Victoria (Martucci) Sebio. She was the wife of Stephen C. Polczer for 58 years.

She was a 1961 graduate of Liberty HS, and later attended cosmetology school.

She managed Sebio’s Lounge, Bethlehem, for over 30 years.

Bryan Jankowski, GTO club member

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Bryan Jankowski, 58, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 19, 2019, at his home. Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Richard Raymond and Eva Marie (Mitch) Jankowski.

He was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration before attending Wilkes University and earning a master’s degree in healthcare administration.

He is survived by a sister, Jane McWilliams and her husband Blaine of Bethlehem; his closest and dearest friend, Lisa Brougher of Whitehall; and two life-long friends, Bill Kurtz and Sharon Williams.

Peter J. Amoresano, Keenan House professional

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Peter J. Amoresano, 61, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 30, 2019, in LVH-Muhlenberg Hospital. Born in Paterson, N.J. and raised in Glen Rock, he was a son of the late Floyd and Winifred (Richmond) Amoresano. He was the husband of John Harter, who was the love of his life for 28 years.

He was a 1975 graduate of Bergen Catholic H.S. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ramapo College. He was a member of LCCC’s first nursing program graduating class.

Joseph F. Horvath, worked for Enterprise Car Rental

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph F. Horvath, 62, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 15, 2019, while in the care of LVH-Hospice, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph J and Shirley (Frank) Horvath. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Brunstetter) Horvath for 27 years.

He worked for the Drive Team of Enterprise Rental Car. He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Alice Bisher and her companion Richard Woolridge and Coni Huff and her husband Kevin; a sister, Virginia Horvath-Hontz (William); six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mary Loretta Motto, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Loretta Motto, 76, of Bethlehem and formerly of Newark, New Jersey, and DeBary, Florida, died Sept. 30, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Cook) Ganz. She was the wife of the late Donald M. Motto.

She worked in sales for Eveready Label in Belleville, New Jersey. She worked in accounts receivable for Pebble Junction in Sanford, Florida, until she retired in 2015.

Elsie C. Moyer, 104 years old

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Elsie C. Moyer, 104, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 12, 2019, while in the care of Gracedale Nursing Home. She was born in Tunkhannock, and had lived in Bethlehem for most of her life. She was the wife of the late William W. Moyer for 58 years.

She was a sales clerk for 12 years at Orr’s Department Store, Bethlehem.

She was a member of Valleyview Baptist Church, Northampton.

She is survived by six siblings, Victoria, Beatrice, Seldon, Gladys, Shirley and Eileen; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by four siblings Ellery, Harry, Arnold and Madalene.

Virginia M. Durfey, owned, operated beauty salon

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Virginia “Ginny” M. Durfey, 92, of Fountain Hill, died Oct. 13, 2019, while in the care of Cedarbrook Nursing Home. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Goldie (Menges) Bednar. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Durfey Sr.

She owned and operated Virgina Durfey’s Beauty Salon, Fountain Hill, for many years until she retired in the 1990s.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fountain Hill, where she sang in the choir.

Mary Loretta Motto, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Loretta Motto, 76, of Bethlehem and formerly of Newark, New Jersey, and DeBary, Florida, died Sept. 30, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Cook) Ganz. She was the wife of the late Donald M. Motto.

She worked in sales for Eveready Label in Belleville, New Jersey. She worked in accounts receivable for Pebble Junction in Sanford, Florida, until she retired in 2015.

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Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Bess Zervos, owned, operated restaurants

Bess Zervos, 95, of Bethlehem, died October 2, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Demetrios “James” and Maria (Lagonikos) Kladias. She was the wife of the late Elias “Louis” J. Zervos.

She was a 1945 graduate of Liberty High School.

She and her late husband owned and operated the Lamp Post and College Restaurants.

She was a former member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Katharine Claire Schreiber Burgess, born in Allentown

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Katharine Claire Schreiber Burgess died recently. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Albert W. Schreiber. She was the wife of Lance Burgess.

She was educated in the Allentown city school system.

She was a retired employee of Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania.

She participated in and enjoyed choral presentations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, William of Waynesboro; two cousins, Lois Winkler and Robert Killian of Philadelphia; nieces; and nephews.