Bethlehem Press

Thursday, July 2, 2020

David D. Roper, English teacher

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

David D. Roper, 82, of Bethlehem, died April 8, 2020, at his residence. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Donald and Grace (Williams) Roper. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Wright) Roper for 54 years.

He was an English teacher for East Penn School District for many years before retiring.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother-in-law, Lloyd Wright; and a niece, Lisa King.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family

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

Louise (Paffetti) Musselman, Grace Lutheran Church member

Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Louise (Paffetti) Musselman, 96, of Bethlehem, died April 18, 2020. Born in Italy, she was a daughter of the late Tito and Artemia (Rosini) Paffetti. She was the wife of the late Claude J. Musselman.

She owned and operated Louisa’s Fashion Fabrics from 1963 until she retired in 1982. Previously she was a sewing instructor for Singer Sewing Machine company for many years.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Brandy Rex; and a great-granddaughter, Amanda Seydel.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Louise J. Rex.

Lewis J. Hauze, machinist

Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Lewis J. Hauze, 70, of Whitehall, died April 19, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Lewis E. and Kathryn E. (Shebest) Hauze. He was the husband of the late Kathleen A. (Williams) Hauze.

He was a Kutztown University graduate.

He was a machinist for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for about 25 years until he retired in 1997.

He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca O’Leary and her husband Sean of Allentown; a sister, Marie C. Hauze of Bethlehem; and a brother, Douglas A. Hauze of Nebraska.

Marguerite E. Morganelli, St. Anne’s R.C. Church member

Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Marguerite (Mike) E. Morganelli, 89, of Bethlehem, died April 20, 2020. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Marguerite (Dunn) and the late Owen McFadden. She was the wife of the late John A. Morganelli for 53 years.

She worked at various garment factories as well as at Rite Aid Pharmacy.

She was previously a member of Our Lady of Pompeii of the Most Holy Rosary Church and most recently of St. Anne Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the PTA at Our Lady of Pompeii and volunteered at Spring Garden Elementary School.

Article By: The Press

Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Marjorie A. (Phanner) Tocci, of the Pat and Marge duo

Marjorie A. Tocci, 98, of Bethlehem, died April 21, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Clara (Buxton) and Robert Phanner. She was the wife of the late Patrick Tocci.

She and her husband performed as the “Pat and Marge” duo from 1948-1986; their final show was Jan 1, 1986, at the Phoebe Apartments, Allentown. They owned and operated the former “Casino”, 530 N. New St., Bethlehem. She directed the minstrels for 18 years at both the Bethlehem Boys Club and St. Ursula Catholic Church.

Bernard Indelicato, engineer, BASD teacher

Monday, April 20, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bernard “Bernie” Indelicato, artist name Ben Dali, 86, formerly of Bethlehem, died April 15, 2020, at his residence at the Masonic Village of Lafayette Hill. Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of the late Salvatore and Angela Indelicato. He was the husband of the late Patricia “Pat” Maria for 39 years.

He was a 1955 chemical engineer graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (BPI) and earned a Master of Education degree in 1989 from t Lehigh University.

Andrew R. Spevak, OLPH Catholic Church member

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Andrew R. Spevak III, 75, of Bethlehem, died April 11, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, due to complications of COVID-19. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Andrew and Christine (Zamadics) Spevak Jr. He was the husband of Mariann (Kronstein) Spevak for 55 years.

He was a 1962 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was the vice president of Molded Rubber, Manayunk, for 25 years. He later was a supervisor for Victaulic until he took retirement.

Anna Mae (Stark) Pulley, Durkee supervisor

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Anna Mae (Stark) Pulley, 87, of Bethlehem, died April 6, 2020. Born in Breinizer, she was a daughter of the late Ernest L. and Anna Mae (Sarsfield) Stark, and stepmother, Mary Irene (Connelly) Stark. She was the wife of the late Eugene J. Pulley.

She was a supervisor for Durkee Famous Foods until she retired in 1995.

She was a coach in the youth league at Town and Country Lanes for many years.

Elwood L. Rehm, printer

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Elwood “Woody” L. Rehm, 89, of Bethlehem, died April 5, 2020. He was a son of the late William and Agnes (Buckingham) Rehm. He was the husband of the late Phoebe (Trythall) Rehm.

He was a 1949 Liberty HS graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, discharged with the rank of sergeant.

He was a printer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 35 years. He then was a courier for Lehigh Valley Cardiology Associates for 20 years.

Giovanna (Giammarco) Fantozzi, Assumption B.V.M. Church member

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Giovanna “Jennie” (Giammarco) Fantozzi, 89, of Bethlehem and formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, died March 29, 2020, in her home. Born an American citizen in Abruzzo, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Flaminia Giammarco. She was the wife of the late Bernard “Dino” Fantozzi for 61 years.

She attended Wilmington High School.

She was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Church, Bethlehem.