Bethlehem Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Theresa Schoenberger

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

dietary aide

Theresa Schoenberger, 76, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2017, in her home. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Mary (Zawadski) and Adolph Dalint. She was the wife of Norman Schoenberger for 49 years.

She was a dietary aide at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Christine McGary; two sisters, Josephine and her husband Albert Cech and Mary Bossard; two grandsons, Dalton and Hunter; nieces; and nephews.

Fern A. Gilly

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1942 LHS graduate

Fern A. Gilly, 94, formerly of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2017, at her residence at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Margaret (Brewen) Artz. She was the wife of the late Michael F. Gilly.

She was a 1942 Liberty HS graduate.

She worked in packaging and assembly for BBraun Medical, Bethlehem, for many years before she retired. During World War II, she worked in the offices of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, for many years.

Elsie (Chismarich) Vargo

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Elsie (Chismarich) Vargo, 96, of Bethlehem, died March 14, 2017, at Alexandria Manor, Bath. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Amelia Chismarich. She was the wife of the late Joseph Vargo.

She was a Liberty HS graduate.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy and her husband Dennis Stoepker; and a nephew, Stephen.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 521 E. Locust St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Robert W. Ruhf

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

CTL Vice -president

Robert W. Ruhf, 59, of Bethlehem, died March 15, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

Born in Fountain Hill, Pa., he was a son of Theresa A. (Villani) Ruhf of Bath and the late Theodore T. Ruhf Sr.

He was a 1975 graduate of Freedom HS and attended Penn State University.

He was a vice-president of Certified Testing Labs, Bethlehem, for 35 years.

Enice G. Konschnik

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Anne’s Catholic Church member

Enice G. Konschnik, 92, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2017, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Weston, she was a daughter of the late Mary (Reitmeyer) and Arthur Nause. She was the wife of the late Archie Konschnik for 43 years.

She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was active in the altar society.

She is survived by a son, Archie “Bud” and his wife Linda; two daughters, Marion Connor and Theresa and her husband Steve Wilson; a sister, Marion Neville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Lawrence M. Wilson

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

SCCC member

Lawrence M. Wilson, 59, of Bethlehem, died unexpectedly on March 5, 2017. Born in Sellersville, he was a son of the late David and Genevieve Wilson. He was the husband of Susan J. (Ott) Wilson for 35 years.

He worked in sales for more than 25 years, most recently with Electronic Security Solutions.

He was a member of Silver Creek Country Club and Hartefeld National Golf Club.

Gerald C. Snyder

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1957 LHS graduate

Gerald C. Snyder, 67, of Bethlehem, died March 3, 2017. He was a son of the late Beatrice (Keller) and Charles “Jack” Snyder. He was a 1957 graduate of Liberty HS. He earned both bachelor and master degrees from Allegheny College.

He worked for the Social Security Administration for many years in Los Angeles, Calif.

He sang in choral groups and choirs.

Arthur R. Donohue Sr.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

distribution manager

Arthur R. Donohue Sr., 82, of Bethlehem Township, died March 1, 2017, at his home. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of James J. and Gertrude (Kearney) Donahue. He was the husband of Marion A. (Armstrong) Donohue for 58 years.

He was a distribution manager for Binney and Smith Inc. for 32 years. Prior to that, he worked for S.H. Kress Company, New York City, for 10 years.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he was an usher and an eucharistic minister.

Eloi Rodrigues

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Infancy Catholic Church member

Eloi Rodrigues, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 2, 2017. Born in Portugal, he was a son of the late Alexandre and Ana (DeJesus) Rodrigues. He was the husband of Raquel (Fontura) Rodrigues for 63 years.

He was a mason in the CSL department of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

He was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

He was a retired member of the Portugese Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 10 children and their spouses; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister; and a brother.