Bethlehem Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

George J. Mosko, owned Moorestown Inn

Monday, February 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

George J. Mosko, 75 of Bethlehem, died Feb. 6, 2017 in Easton Hospital. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Angel) Mosko.

He was a chef. He was a director of catering at the Hotel Bethlehem in the 1970s. He was later the owner of the Moorestown Inn, which he operated for more than 10 years.

He was inducted into the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotissuers and was a president for the Dallas Culinary Association.

David F. Mitros, Steelworkers’ archivist

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

David F. Mitros, 63, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 2, 2017. Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Emma Jean (Urbanski) and the late Edward J. Mitros.

He was a Montclair State University graduate and earned a master’s degree from California State University.

He was an archivist for the Morris County, New Jersey, Heritage Commission.

He was a member of St. Anne’s Church, Bethlehem.

Elizabeth Jane Berger, owned beauty salon

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Elizabeth Jane Berger, 89, of Whitehall, and formerly of Pen Argyl and Allentown, died February 7, 2017. Born in Pen Argyl, she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Louisa (Bruno) Rossigno. She was the wife of Wilson Berger.

She was a beautician and owned Betty’s Beauty Salon, Pen Argyl, for 15 years.

She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena, Allentown.

Eugene William Kratzer Sr., BASD employee

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Eugene “Jack” William Kratzer Sr., 82, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 3, 2017, at home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harvey and Grace (Werner) Kratzer. He was the husband of Frances (August) Kratzer for 58 years.

He was an United States Army veteran.

He worked for the Bethlehem Area School District for 37 years.

He was a member of various Bethlehem social clubs and of the Hellertown American Legion. He coached his son in Little League.

Richard John Daniels, beverage company driver

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard John Daniels, 87, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 5, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was a son of the late John and Grace (Boyer) Daniels. He was the husband of Helen R. (Tedesco) Daniels for 55 years.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was a driver at Banko Beverage Company for 30 years until he retired.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the VFW, Nazareth.

Bernice M. Grim, co-owned Grim’s Pastry Shoppe

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bernice “Bernie”, “Grammy Grim” M. Grim 87, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 8, 2017 in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Miriam (Ruch) Daniels Sr. She was the wife of the late Kenneth E. Grim for 51 years.

She was the co-owner and operator of the former Grim’s Pastry Shoppe, Allentown, for many years. She was a teacher and manager of Kralik’s Kampus Daycare Center. She was a sales clerk for Junior Colony and Nan Carlby’s Dress Shop, Allentown.

She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church.

Ronald W. Oscavich, zoo groundskeeper

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald W. Oscavich, 30, of Seattle, Washington, and formerly of Bethlehem, died Jan. 31, 2017, while visiting family in Bethlehem. Born in Plantation, Florida, he was a son of Alex Jr. and Bonnie (Lakics) Oscavich of Stuart, Florida. He was the companion of Kaylyn Gatto of Seattle.

He was a horticultural groundskeeper at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington.

He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

George J. Mosko, owned Moorestown Inn

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

George J. Mosko, 75 of Bethlehem, died Feb. 6, 2017 in Easton Hospital. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Angel) Mosko.

He was a chef. He was a director of catering at the Hotel Bethlehem in the 1970s. He was later the owner of the Moorestown Inn, which he operated for more than 10 years.

He was inducted into the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotissuers and was a president for the Dallas Culinary Association.

Carolyn W. Abel, art museum supervisor

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Carolyn W. Abel, 79, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Westminster Village, Allentown. Born in Elmira, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late James and Emma (Beck) Wilson. She was the wife of John H. Abel for 59 years.

She was a high school English teacher and later the supervisor of the Lehigh University Art Museum. She ran the stock market game program for high school students across Pennsylvania.

Rolland W. Rodgers, founded lighting supply company

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Rolland W. Rodgers, 96, of Kirkland Village, Bethlehem, died February 5, 2017 at his residence. Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Oliver and Margaretta C.(Dietrich) Rodgers. He was the husband of the late Ruth A. (Smith) Rodgers.

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

He and his late wife founded, in 1955, the Lighting Fixture and Supply Company, Allentown. He was the owner and president until he took retirement in 1992.

He was a past president of the Allentown Exchange Club and was active with the Masons.