Bethlehem Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jeanne Marie O’Donnell, 1977 SVHS graduate

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Jeanne Marie O’Donnell, 57, died May 21, 2017, after fighting multiple sclerosis and breast cancer. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Dorothy (Martin) O’Donnell.

She was a 1977 graduate of Saucon Valley High School and a 1981 graduate of Penn State University. She earned a master’s degree in 1989 from the University of Maryland.

She was a business analyst for Freddie Mac, Reston, Va.

William W. Wolfe Sr., born in Freemansburg

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

William W. Wolfe Sr., 80, died Feb. 20, 2017, at Lehigh Valley-Muhlenberg Hospital. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Harry and Marion (Searfoss) Wolfe. He was the husband of the late Nancylee M. (Hahn) Wolfe for 25 years.

He was a paratrooper in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by two sons, William Jr. and Daniel; four daughters, Sondralee and April Wolfe, Rachel Rasley and Darlene Shannon; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, David Wolfe.

Martin E. Hirsch, former fire chief

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Martin E. Hirsch, 78, of Bethlehem Township, died May 20, 2017, at the St. Luke’s VNA Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Vilma (Pinter) and Martin H. Hirsch. He was the husband of Dolores “Lori” (Stenger) Hirsch for 58 years.

He was a superintendent for B. Braun until he retired after 36 years. He was a former fire chief with the Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miller Heights.

Olga Zadol, Trinity U.C.C. Church member

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Olga Zadol, 93, of Bethlehem, died May 21, 2017, in Alexandria Manor, Bath, and was in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospice. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Simon) Zadol.

She graduated from Liberty High School.

She worked in various clerical and supervisory positions for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 44 years.

She was a member of Trinity U.C.C. Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a brother, Ernest.

Contributions may be made to Trinity U.C.C., 81 E. North St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Amy C. Gilotti, glass blowers volunteer

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Amy C. Gilotti, 57, of Bethlehem Township, died May 17, 2017, in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. Born in Danville, she was a daughter of Emily (Switliski) Gilotti and the late Victor Gilotti.

She volunteered with the glass blowers at Musikfest and Christkindlmarkt. She ushered at Steel Stax performances.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by twin sons, Johnathan and Dylan Yinger; two brothers, John and Albert Gilotti; and a sister, Jane Gilotti.

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

Thelma Lindner, bank and store office worker

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Thelma Lindner, 93, died on May 22, 2017, at Moravian Village. Born in Bethlehem she was a daughter of the late George and Viola (Schwartzbaugh) Lease. She was the wife of Richard Lindner.

She was a 1941 graduate of Liberty High School.

She was a salesperson at Fairmont clothing store, and worked in the office at Orr’s Department Store and at First Valley Bank.

She attended Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She was a Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at Muhlenburg Hospital and Musikfest for more than 15 years.

Anthony W. Garbaczewski, MORA club member

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Anthony W. Garbaczewski, 92, of Bethlehem, died May 21, 2017, at Westminster Village. Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Zaganski) Garbaczewski. He was the husband of the late Margaret A. (Dobyan) Garbaczewski for 46 years.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a machinist for many years for Sarco.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the Bethlehem MORA Club and the Lehigh Southside Boosters. He volunteered for various organizations and causes.

Geza Paul Burkit, truck driver

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Geza Paul Burkit, 63, of Bethlehem, died May 16, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William and Rita (Talijan) Burkit. He was the husband of the late Bonnie Kaufman.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a truck driver for B. Braun Medical Inc.

He is survived by three children, Robert and his wife Malinda of Slatington and Geza Jr. and Kathleen, both of Bethlehem; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Julianne; and his significant other, Wendy Mohar.

He was predeceased by a sister, Veronica Mackaravitz; and two brothers, Jack and William Burkit.

Juan B. Hernandez Jr., millwright

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Juan “Juanito” B. Hernandez Jr., 64, of Bethlehem, died May 15, 2017. Born September 20, 1952 in Corozal, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Juan B. Hernandez and Ana (Lopez) Hernandez.

He was a 1970 graduate of Freedom HS.

He was a millwright at both the Bethlehem and Sparrows Point plants, and retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation after almost 30 years.

An outdoorsman, he hiked and bird watched, visited Hawk Mountain and attended Native American powwows.

Jonathan Morales Lopez, St. Paul’s R.C. Church member

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Jonathan Morales Lopez, 19, of Bethlehem, died due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident May 10, 2017. Born in Guatemala, he was a son of Noe and Marcela (Lopez) Morales of Bethlehem.

He was a 2016 graduate of Freedom HS. He had planned to attend Northampton Community College this coming fall.

He was a server at Tuscana Pizza.

He was a member of St. Paul’s R. C. Church, Allentown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Leslie, Jasmine and Jayden Morales; uncles; aunts; and cousins.