Bethlehem Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

George C. Kline Sr., St. Ursula Church member

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

George C. Kline Sr., 87, of Bethlehem, died June 9, 2017. He was a son of the late Agnes (Kacsur) and George C. Kline. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Tachovsky) Kline for 61 years.

He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic and Perkiomen Prep. He was a member of Princeton University’s 1950 undefeated, Lambert Cup and Ivy League championship football team.

After operating the family business, Kline’s Beverage, he was the manager of Bethlehem Sporting Goods for many years.

Harry F. Becker, postal worker

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Harry F. Becker, 83, of Bethlehem, died May 31, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Harry and Margaret (Stern) Becker. He was the husband of Jo-Ann (Dugan) Becker of Bethlehem for 60 years.

He was a graduate of Central Catholic HS.

He was in the United States Marine Corps.

He worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Barry Lee Accornero, born in Bethlehem

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Barry Lee Accornero, 66, died May 22, 2017, at home in Huntington Beach, Calif., after a three- year battle with cancer. Born Jan. 23, 1951, in Bethlehem, he was a son of Italo and Margaret (Mittman) Accornero. He was the husband of Joanne Carle-Accornero for 26 years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from Norwich University. He attended culinary school,

He was selected by the U.S.A. Swimming organization to compete in the 1972 Olympic trials.

Patrick B. Beil, of Whitehall

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Patrick B. Beil, 50, of Whitehall, died May 31, 2017, at his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald G. Beil and the late Joanne V. (Dotterer) Beil.

He was a fan of the Washington Redskins, Jeff Gordon and the Philadelphia Phillies.

He is survived by two brothers, Blake E. and his wife June of North Catasauqua and Barry of Bethlehem; and a stepbrother, Michael Conroy.

He was predeceased by brothers, Bruce A. Beil and Donald C. Beil.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Nettie E. Dunstan, First Presbyterian Church member

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Nettie E. Dunstan, 90, of Bethlehem, died June 6, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Elizabeth (Renner) Dunstan.

She and her late companion, Lucy Gotebesky, were co-owners of Draperies of Kura. Prior to her retirement, she was a seamstress at the former Laros Silk Mill and Bethleon Togs of Bethlehem.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem.

She was the 1966 Bethlehem All- Events bowling champion.

She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Peter Gettings, vice-president of sales

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Peter John Gettings, 87, of Bethlehem, died May 18, 2017. Born in Lafayette, Ind., he was a son of the late Peter and Marian (Reitemeier) Gettings. He was the husband of the late Patricia Joan (Laffrey) Gettings.

He was a four-sport athlete and started as a guard on the 1946 regional champion basketball team at Jefferson HS, Lafayette. He was a 1951 graduate of Indiana University and attended Purdue University.

Anthony Morganelli of Local Union 158

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Anthony “Ants” Morganelli, 65, of Northampton, died May 27, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Dobish) Morganelli. He was the husband of Patty (Hartigan) Morganelli.

He worked for Henkels and McCoy and the Local Union 158.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph and his wife Michelle; a daughter, Samantha; a sister, Barbara Kinney; four grandchildren; nephews; and a niece.

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

Francisco Pinho, New Jersey corrections officer

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Francisco “Frank” Pinho, 82, of Bethlehem, died May 27, 2017, at his home. Born in Newark, N.J., he was a son of Anthony and Maria (Amador) Pinho. He was the husband of Rose (Cataldi) Pinho for 44 years.

He was a firearms instructor and a corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison, Rahway, N.J., until he retired after 23 years.

He attended Calvary Baptist Church, Easton.

He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lodge No. 135 of Free and Accepted Masons, Metuchen, N.J.

Harry F. Becker, postal worker

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Harry F. Becker, 83, of Bethlehem, died May 31, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Harry and Margaret (Stern) Becker. He was the husband of Jo-Ann (Dugan) Becker of Bethlehem for 60 years.

He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.

He was in the United States Marine Corps.

He worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years of service.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Mary R. Stengel, Assumption B.V.M. member

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary R. Stengel, of Bethlehem, died May 26, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Josephine (Ventura) and John DeSentis. She was the wife of the late Eugene W. Stengel.

She was a member of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Colesville.

She is survived by a son, Robert J. and his wife Dolores Schock; a brother, Albert DeSentis; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Julius and Ernest DeSentis; and four sisters, Margaret Caravello, Antoinette Curzi, Anne Reichard and Rose Bailey.