Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Dorothea Anne Toland, executive secretary

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothea Anne Toland, 98, of Bethlehem and formerly of New York City, died Sept.19, 2017, while being cared for at home. Born in Mt. Carmel, she was a daughter of the late Peter A. and Anna (Warholic) Toland.

She was an executive secretary for Schrafft Restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y. for many years before she retired.

She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Henrietta Toland; nieces; and nephews.

Stephen L. Chanitz Sr., City inspections chief

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Stephen L. Chanitz Sr., 83, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 20, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Stephen J. and Catherine (Mlinko) Chanitz. He was the husband of Barbara (Chapo) Chanitz for 61 years.

He was a 1952 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

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

He worked in the Number 2 Roll Shop for Bethlehem Steel. He began working at the City of Bethlehem as zoning officer, and then became the Bureau of Inspections chief, until he retired after 39 years.

Harold R. Kline, dairy salesman

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Harold R. Kline, 98, of Allentown, died Sept. 21, 2017, at Westminster Village. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Clinton M. and Elsie E. (Lynn) Kline. He was the husband of the late Ethel F. (Lohrman) Kline for 57 years.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a route salesman for Freeman’s Dairy for 10 years and later was a layout operator for Western Electric.

Louis Lopez, maintenance foreman

Monday, September 25, 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.

Sandra L. Solonoski, programmer

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sandra “Sandy” L. Solonoski, 53, of Allentown, died Sept. 14, 2017, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Allentown, Sandy was the daughter of Marion (Mari) Weinperl of Allentown and the late Andrew R. Weinperl. She was the companion of Clem Zajac of Easton.

She was a 1987graduate of Kutztown University.

She was a programmer for Dunn & Bradstreet, Bethlehem, and later for A.M. Best, Oldwick, N.J.

Rosemarie L. Carpency, SSJC church member

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Rosemarie L. Carpency, 83, of Bethlehem, died Sept.16, 2017. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Valeria (Vitek) Carpency.

She was employed by Muhlenberg Hospital for 17 years and then at Holy Family Manor for 20 years until she took retirement.

She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by two sisters, Eleanor and her husband Robert Woytusik and Suzanne and her husband Charles Majczan; two generations of nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Gail Carpency.

Joseph F. Delker, millwright

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph F. Delker, 75, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Joseph and Eva (Skomitz) Delker. He was the husband of the late Madelyn (Zahurak) Delker for 45 years.

He served with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War.

He was a millwright for the Bethlehem Steel and then for Atlantic States Pipe.

He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Repnyek of Hamburg; and a son, Joseph V. Delker and his girlfriend Justine Tafolla of Bethlehem.

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

Sheila I. Beslanovits, worked for Weiss Markets

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sheila I. Beslanovits, of Bethlehem, died Sept.13, 2017. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred Tonn. She was the wife Thomas Beslanovits.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended Northampton Community College.

She worked for Weis Markets and Creative Graphics.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St. -Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18103; or to an animal charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.