Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Annette W. Mease, Freedom HS graduate

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Annette W. Mease, 50, of Bethlehem Township, died March 4, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Wayne and Carol (Kressler) Parent. She was the wife of William “Bill” Mease for 22 years.

She was a graduate of Freedom High School and attended the Churchman School of Business.

She worked for Dunn and Bradstreet, Center Valley office.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Ashley and Kelsey Mease; and a brother, Wayne Jr. and his wife Tammy Parent.

Lucilia Pinho, PAC head cook

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Lucilia Pinho, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 9, 2018, at her home. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Ana Ferreira. She was the wife of Alfredo Pinho for 25 years.

She was a seamstress in the Lehigh Valley.

She was a member of the ILGWU. She was the head cook of the Portuguese American Club for 20 years.

She worshiped at the Central Assembly of God and at the Portuguese Evangelical Church.

Ralph D. Romano Sr., former VFW post commander

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ralph D. Romano Sr., 85, formerly of Bethlehem and Northampton, died Feb. 27, 2018, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Roseto, he was the son of the late Dominic and Anna (Ruggiero) Romano. He was the husband of the late Eugenia “Jeanne” (Sastorecz) Romano.

He was a 1950 graduate of Liberty High School.

He earned an associate degree in engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

An U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was aboard the U.S.S. Wasp and was a plane captain and air crewman based at the Naval Air Station, Chincoteague, Va.

Eleanor Raposo, music professor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Eleanor Raposo, 79, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 23, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Cumberland, Md., she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Isabel (Quisenbury) Murphy. She was the wife of Joseph Raposo for 57 years.

She was a 1960 graduate of the University of Maryland, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She was a 1979 graduate of Rutgers University, where she was one of the first women to earn a master’s degree in Music Composition.

She was a Music History professor at Rider University.

Eleanor Raposo, music professor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Eleanor Raposo, 79, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 23, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Cumberland, Md., she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Isabel (Quisenbury) Murphy. She was the wife of Joseph Raposo for 57 years.

She was a 1960 graduate of the University of Maryland, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She was a 1979 graduate of Rutgers University, where she was one of the first women to earn a master’s degree in Music Composition.

She was a Music History professor at Rider University.

Margaret E. Bealer, worked at Fountain Hill Mills

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret “Marge” E. Bealer, 98, of Coopersburg, died Feb. 26, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Rose (Lukacs) and Joseph Kaiser. She was the wife of the late Ernest Bealer.

She worked at Fountain Hill Mills, where she was a co-worker advocate, until she retired.

She was an active member of St Joseph’s Parish, Coopersburg. For decades she provided the many German and Hungarian foods for their picnics and sales to raise funds to support their ministry.

Anna Walkiewicz, Surefit sewing machine operator

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Anna Walkiewicz, 91, of Bethlehem, and a resident of Holy Family Manor for the past eight years, died Feb.26, 2018. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Kaleycik) Beckage. She was the wife of the late Alexander J. Walkiewicz.

She was a sewing machine operator with Surefit Products until she retired in 1988.

She was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.