Bethlehem Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Richard “Pappy Rick” G. Hahn, millwright

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard “Pappy Rick” G. Hahn, 66, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 9, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus. He was the husband of the late Karen A. (Wachter) Hahn. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late George R. Sr. and Joyce M. (Rohrbach) Hahn.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era.

He was a millwright at Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Company, Phillipsburg, N.J., for 17 years before becoming disabled. He worked earlier at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 13 years.

Joseph P. Boligitz, former member of St. Joseph’s Church

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph P. Boligitz, 89, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 9, 2017. He was a son of Barbara (Gombotz) Boligitz. He was the husband of Irene (Kercsmar) Boligitz for 68 years.

He was an executive chauffeur for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Bethlehem. He was a former parishioner of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church where he was a member of the choir, served on church council and was a former president of the Holy Name Society.

He was a golfer and had scored a hole in one.

George J. Grieg, Bobal technician

Monday, February 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

George J. Grieg, 46, died Jan. 30, 2017, after a courageous fight with cancer. He was the husband of Jennifer Grieg.

He was a technician for Jim Bobal Appliance.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ryan; and a brother, Joseph.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000- Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148; or to an education fund for his son. Make checks payable to Jennifer Grieg, c/o the funeral home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, 18052-6411.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Katherine Yawney, worked at necktie and throwing mills

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Katherine Yawney, 91, of Hellertown, died Jan. 26, 2017. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Ivan “John” and Mary (Csysczon) Rasich. She was the wife of the late Joseph Yawney.

She worked in textiles for the Schobel Brothers Necktie Factory and later for the Lehigh Valley Throwing Mills.

She was a member of the of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish and of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.

Sister M. Bernadette Ann, formerly Sister Thomas

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Sister M. Bernadette Ann, the former Sister Thomas, 83, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province in her 65th year of religious profession, died on Jan. 26, 2017, at Marian Hall Home, Pittsburgh. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Shallack) Bozak.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Carlow College, Pittsburgh; and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

Myrtle E. Jones, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church member

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Myrtle E. Jones, 91, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 28, 2017, at her residence in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Schupsky) Roth. She was the wife of the late William P. Jones Jr.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She is survived by a son, Keith J. and his wife Maureen; and a brother-in-law, Clarence and his wife Peggy Jones.

She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Roth.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, c/o the funeral home, 234 Walnut St. Catasauqua, 18032.

Eleanor Orban

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Guth Luggage retiree

Eleanor Orban, 79, of Bethlehem, died January 21, 2017, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Easton. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (Sabo) and Joseph F. Orban Sr.

She was a Bethlehem Catholic High School graduate.

She worked for a several stores in Bethlehem and was retired from Guth Luggage.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the Good Samaritan Club, Bethlehem.

Mary H. Minarik, seamstress

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary H. Minarik, 90, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 27, 2017, at her residence. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Repko) Harvilla. She was the wife of the late Frank L. Minarik for 70 years.

She was a Bethlehem Catholic High School graduate.

She was a seamstress for Laros Silk Mill and, later, Highland Fashions.

She was a parishioner of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

She was a member of the I.L.G.W.U.

She was a past president of the church’s senior group. She was a member of the Bethlehem Steel Club.

Eleanor Orban, Guth Luggage retiree

Monday, February 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Eleanor Orban, 79, of Bethlehem, died January 21, 2017, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Easton. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (Sabo) and Joseph F. Orban Sr.

She was a Bethlehem Catholic High School graduate.

She worked for a several stores in Bethlehem and was retired from Guth Luggage.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the Good Samaritan Club, Bethlehem.