Bethlehem Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Marie E. Kemmerer, trimmer, examiner

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Marie E. Kemmerer, 92, of Hellertown and formerly of Whitehall, died June 22, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Layton T. and Flossie E. (Nagle) Faust. She was the wife of the late Franklin J. Kemmerer.

She was an examiner and trimmer at Cross Country Clothes, Egypt and Northampton, for 28 years until she retired in 1984.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, where she was a volunteer with the ladies auxiliary.

She was a member of the Ontelaunee Antique Automobile Club, New Tripoli.

William W. Wolfe Sr., born in Freemansburg

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

William W. Wolfe Sr., 80, died Feb. 20, 2017, at Lehigh Valley-Muhlenberg Hospital. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Harry and Marion (Searfoss) Wolfe. He was the husband of the late Nancylee M. (Hahn) Wolfe for 25 years.

He was a paratrooper in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by two sons, William Jr. and Daniel; four daughters, Sondralee and April Wolfe, Rachel Rasley and Darlene Shannon; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, David Wolfe.

Gerald Wayne Csuvay, NASCAR fan

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Gerald Wayne Csuvay, 76, of Bethlehem, died June 14, 2017. He was a son of the late Bertha (Lanze) and Andrew Csuvay. He was the husband of Shirley (Mayers) Csuvay.

He was a fisherman, WWE and Nascar fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Patricia Csuvay, Deborah Warren and Jeff, Andrea and Jason Csuvay; five step children, Lloyd Mayers, Roxanne Pepe, Dwayne and David Cardwell and Cheryleen Matlock; two brothers, Barry and Donald Csuvay; four grandchildren; and 13 step grandchildren.

Nancy J. (Kananen) Sandor, VASA member

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Nancy J. (Kananen) Sandor, 75, of Bethlehem, died June 14, 2017, in her home. Born in Laurium, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Ina Elvira (Waananen) and Eino R. Kananen. She was the wife of Stephen Sandor for 40 years.

She was a graduate, magnum cum laude, from Moravian College, where she earned a degree in accounting.

She worked at Ingersoll Rand and later worked for Liberty Abstract, Bethlehem.

She was a member of VASA, a Scandinavian-American fraternal order. She volunteered at both Musikfest for more than 20 years and at the voting polls in her district.

Robert E. Fuisz, Peabody, Emmy award winner

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert E. Fuisz, M.D., 82, of New York, N.Y. and Bethlehem, died June 4, 2017. He was a son of the late Anton and Margaret Fuisz. He was the husband of Beverly Howie Fuisz for 41 years.

He graduated from Bethlehem Catholic HS, cum laude from Georgetown University and magna cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Helen H. Karp, floor supervisor

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen H. Karp, 94, of Bethlehem, died June 10, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of Magdalena and Joseph Raczkowski. She was the wife of the late John Karp for 49 years.

She was a floor supervisor at Holtz and Company for many years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

She is survived by two grandsons, Brian and his wife Kate Karp and Kevin and his wife Michele Karp; a daughter-in-law, Eloise Karp; and four great-grandchildren, Megan, Derek, Noah and Nora.

The Reverend Raymond P. Slezak, retired priest

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

The Reverend Raymond P. Slezak, 68, retired priest of the Diocese of Allentown, died June 9, 2017, at his home in Luzerne County. Born in Hamtramck, Michigan, he was a son of the late Raymond and Helen (Tomczyk) Slezak.

He attended Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, Michigan; Saint Mary College; Oakland University; and Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Michigan, where he earned a master of divinity degree.

Bessie L. Kresge, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bessie L. Kresge, 88, of Bethlehem, formerly of Northampton, died June 14, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Helen (Laudenschleger) Seyfried.

She is survived by a son, Kennard K. Jr. and his wife Barbara of Walnutport; two sisters, Emma and Nancy and her husband Donald; a sister-in-law, Gail; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by two sons, Harry F. and Norman P. Kresge.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home, Inc., Northampton.

Anna Marie Butala Novatnack, Notre Dame Church member

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Anna Marie Butala Novatnack, 87, of Bethlehem, died June 10, 2017, at Sacred Heart Senior Living by Saucon Creek. Born in McAdoo, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Natishin) Butala. She was the wife of the late William Novatnack for 62 years.

She was a graduate of McAdoo HS.

She worked for ShopWell Markets. She was a medical receptionist until she retired in 1992.

Lois Ann Kery, pharmacy technician

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lois Ann Kery, 75, of Bethlehem, died June 4, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Anna (Hari) and Frank “Tex” Kery.

She worked for and retired from Hess Pharmacy, Bethlehem, where she had been a pharmacy technician.

She was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, at which she was a volunteer.