Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Ronald W. Miller, worked in Lucent clean room

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald W. Miller, 80, of Kutztown and formerly of Bethlehem, died Sept. 7, 2019, in Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. Born in Frackville, he was a son of the late Howard and the late Esther (Evans) Miller.

He was a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U. S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He worked for 44 years in the clean room at Lucent Technologies, from which he retired in 2000.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by a brother, William Miller (Lorraine) of Kutztown; nieces;and nephews.

Michael A. Tocci of Northampton

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Michael A. Tocci, 67, of Northampton, died suddenly on September 24, 2019. He was the son of Marjorie Tocci and the late Patrick Tocci. He was the husband of Donna Tocci.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Joshua and Jonathan; a daughter, Jodi Weiss; three grandchildren; five siblings Greg, Joe, Dave, Robert, and Susan; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Patrick.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Marian M. Hayes, of Palmer Township

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Marian M. Hayes, 92, of Palmer Township, died in her home on August 31, 2019. Born in Bethlehem Township and raised in the Farmersville area, she was a daughter of the late Earl C. and Irene M. (Clause) Groff. She was the wife of the late John L. Hayes for 69 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Vallera (Anthony) of Palmer Township and Pamela J. Hayes of Florida; a brother, Clayton Groff of North Versailles; two granddaughters, Farah L. Vallera and Stephanie L. Mathers, both of Bethlehem; and a great-grandson, Dawson T. Bochini of Palmer Township.

Ursula M. Genthner, Trinity Episcopal Church member

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ursula M. Genthner, 89, of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, and formerly of Williams Township, died August 30, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Dr. Daniel G. Genthner.

Born in Oceanside, New York, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (Kraft) Maher.

She graduated from Oceanside High School.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton, and later Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.

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Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Major Thomas Bernard Carroll, Air Force career officer

Major Thomas Bernard Carroll, 79, of Valley Forge and formerly of Bethlehem, died August 25, 2019, in Phoenixville. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of late Arthur P. and Bernadette (Gibbons) Carroll; and stepson of John E. Kinney. He was the husband of Marie Ann (Pursell) Carroll for 59 years.

He was a 1957 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School. He was a graduate of Penn State where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Research Development.

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Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Madeline A. Jablonski, Synthetic Thread retiree

Madeline A. Jablonski, 82, of Bethlehem Township, died September 27, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Irene Bair. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Jablonski for 60 years.

She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.

She was a seamstress in various mills; retiring from Synthetic Thread.

Elaine Joan Wazeka, office manager

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Elaine Joan Wazeka, 79, of Bethlehem, died in her home at Kirkland Village on Sept. 15, 2019. Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Sophie (Parlowski) Toth. She was the wife of Henry “Hank” G. Wazeka Jr. for 60 years.

She was for many years an office manager for Schering Diagnostics and then for the Concrete Pipe Association, Keasbey, New Jersey, until she retired and moved to Bethlehem in 1993.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Charles R. Chestnutt, Bethlehem Steel fireman

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles R. Chestnutt, 85, of Bethlehem, died August 12, 2019. Born in Macon, Georgia, he was a son of the late William L. and Montine (Donaldson) Chestnutt. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Brown) Chestnutt and the late Priscilla (Miller) Chestnutt.

He was a fireman for many years at Bethlehem Steel and worked at Wedgewood Golf Course for over 20 years until he retired.

He was of the Moravian Faith.

Arthur Piatt, estimator and drafter

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Arthur Piatt, 92, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 19, 2019. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Ira and Alta (Stackhouse) Piatt. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Wismer) Piatt and later the companion of the late Jean Stoll.

He was a 1944 graduate of Bethlehem Vo-Tech.

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

He was an estimator and drafter at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for many years before retiring. Prior to that, he worked for Luria Steel and Air Products.

He was a member of Christ Church U.C.C., Bethlehem where he was on the consistory.