Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Margaret A. Searles, hairstylist

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret A. Searles, 74, of Wind Gap, died March 17, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson Campus. Born in Glen Gardner, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Amy Mowery. She was the wife of Robert W. Searles for 55 years.

She was a hairstylist for many years at Kay’s Beauty, Changewater, N.J. She was an auto detailer at her brother’s auto sales business.

Joseph J. Kupis, shipping yards foreman

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph J. Kupis, 88, died March 30, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Kupis and Jenny (Yastrzebski) Kupis. He was the husband of Kathleen (Pratka) Kupis of Saucon Valley.

He was a 1946 graduate of Bethlehem High School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948 in Japan. He was a member of the PA National Guard and was on active duty during the Korean War, and earned the rank of Sergeant 1st Class.

He was a crew leader and foreman in the Saucon Shipping Yards of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 44 years until he retired in 1992.

Irene M. Kelleher, St. Anne’s Catholic Church member

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Irene M. Kelleher, 98, of Bethlehem, died March 21, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Antal “Tony” and Irene (Varga) Kovacs. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Kelleher.

She attended St. John Capistrano School, Liberty HS and Bethlehem Business College.

She was a social worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Welfare.

She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Sodality.

Francine Miesegaes, of Bethlehem

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francine Miesegaes, 71, of Bethlehem, died March 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Anna (Raykos) and Nicholas Urich. She was the wife of Henry Miesegaes for 25 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carmella and her husband John Mattes; a son, Anthony Solito; and a grandson, Jake.

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

Joann A. Ferris

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Notre Dame R.C. Church

Joann A. Ferris, 54, of Bethlehem, died March 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital -Muhlenberg Campus. Bethlehem. She was the wife of John M. Ferris for 23 years.

Born in Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Giuseppe Fusco and the late Paolina (Peluso) Fusco. She was a soccer mom and helped at her children’s school events.

She attended Notre Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Clare H. Kubat, cafeteria worker

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Clare H. Kubat, 94, of Bethlehem, died March 30, 2018. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Helen (Urban) and Walter J. Stein. She was the wife of the late Peter S. Kubat for 61 years.

For 33 years, she enjoyed feeding “the boys” at the Lehigh University cafeteria.

She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Church, where she was a member of the Ladies of Charity.

She is survived by two sons, Peter P. and his wife Kathy and David P.; four grandchildren, Christie, Peter, Philip and Paul; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kayley, Blake and Chase.

Carmen A. Mutarelli, steel chief sales clerk

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Carmen A. Mutarelli, 88, of Bethlehem, died March 30, 2018. He was the son of the late Vittoria (Martucci) and Antonio Mutarelli. He was the husband of Gloria J. (Aitken) Mutarelli for 64 years.

He was a Liberty High School graduate.

He was a member of the United States Army.

He worked at the Bethlehem Steel for 32 years and retired in 1985 as chief sales clerk. After retiring, he was a starter on the golf course at Green Pond Country Club as until last year.

He was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church.

Edward Orak, truck driver

Monday, April 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward Orak, 64, of Walnutport and formerly of Fords, N.J., died March 18, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Christine (LaVista) Orak and the fiancee of Jacqueline Lajewski for 16 years.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Anna (Tomas) Orak.

An independent truck driver all his life, he also worked for General Motors Corporation before he retired.

He was a former member of Our Lady of Peace R. C. Church, Fords, N.J.

James R. Remaley, insurance agent

Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

James R. Remaley, 81, of Bethlehem, died March 17, 2018, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Arthur and Catherine Remaly. He was the husband of Connie Sue Remaley for 47 years.

He was a graduate of William Allen HS, Allentown, and attended Lincoln Technical Institute.

He was an insurance agent for many years and worked for Baltimore Life, Metropolitan and N.Y. Life Insurance companies until he retired.

Irene M. Kelleher, St. Anne’s Catholic Church member

Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Irene M. Kelleher, 98, of Bethlehem, died March 21, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Antal “Tony” and Irene (Varga) Kovacs. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Kelleher.

She attended St. John Capistrano School, Liberty High School and Bethlehem Business College.

She was a social worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Welfare.

She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Sodality.