Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Joseph James Horvath, Trinity Episcopal Church member

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph James Horvath, 84, of Bethlehem, died August 21, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Olexa) Horvath.

He was the husband of the late Shirley (Frank) Horvath for 58 years.

He served in the U. S. Army.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel. He later was a sorter for the U. S. Postal Service for 30 years and retired in 1997.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.

Theresa Nieves, Holy Infancy Catholic Church member

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Theresa Nieves, 56, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 22, 2017, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House and her family. She was a daughter of Juan Nieves of Bethlehem and the late Miquelina Nieves.

She worked in customer service for HOP Energy.

She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Trisha Puyarena of Bethlehem and Tamara and her husband Michael Sobkow of Philadelphia; a son, Timothy Byrd of Delaware; a brother, Juan Nieves Jr.; two sisters, Doreen Kish and Maria Nieves; and four grandchildren.

Olga M. Milositz, silk mill worker

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Olga M. Milositz, 93, of Bethlehem, died Aug.12, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Parascevia “Pauline” Gregoris. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Milositz for 55 years.

She worked at Laros and Fountain Hill Silk Mills, Bethlehem, before she retired.

She was a parishioner of Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church.

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

Robert E. Stofko Sr., Durkee retiree

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert E. Stofko Sr., 77, of Allentown and formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Campus. He was a son of the late John and Anna (Szabo) Stofko. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Deutsch) Stofko.

He attended Liberty High School and Bethlehem Vocational Technical School.

He retired from Durkee Famous Foods after 29 years of service as a kettleman worker in the coconut department, warehouse worker, sanitation and scrubber operator.

John J. Dancho Jr., owned sanitation company

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

John J. Dancho Jr., 72, of Bethlehem Township, died Aug. 13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Judd) Dancho. He was the husband of Sheree (Johns) Dancho for 32 years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Vietnam War.

He was the owner and operator of Dancho Sanitation for over 40 years. Prior to that, he was a Bethlehem police officer for two years.

Bernard F. Sagan Sr., electrician

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bernard “Ben” F. Sagan Sr., 82, formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 14, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Palmyra, where he was currently residing. Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna (Kovalchick) Saganowich. He was the husband of Mary D. (Budihas) Sagan for 58 years.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was an electrician for the former Graphic Management Associates of Allentown for many years before he retired. Prior to that, he was a sewing machine mechanic for various businesses in the Lehigh Valley.

Elsie Mae Mullin Thomas, of Kirkland Village

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Elsie Mae Mullin Thomas, 94, of Kirkland Village, Bethlehem, died July 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was born in Pottsville. She was the wife of the late Herman Thomas.

She graduated with honors from Vermont College of Norwich University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree. She was a Master Gardener.

She was employed in insurance, fundraising, and customer relations. She was a freelance writer.

Carlton W. Fink, electrical draftsman

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Carlton W. Fink, 93, formerly of Whitehall, died August 5, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Walter and Marguerite (Repsher) Fink. He was the husband of the late Hulda E. (Mosser) Fink for 43 years.

He was in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II with the B-29’s in the electrical field with radar and code. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was an electrical draftsman for UGI, Mack Truck and PP&L until he took retirement.

He was a member of St. John’s UCC Fullerton.