Bethlehem Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Josephine Obal, bookkeeper

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Josephine Obal, 86, of Bethlehem, died April 22, 2017. Born in Taylor, she was a daughter of the late Metro and Josephine (Garbowski) Vasievich. She was the wife of Frank E. Obal for 63 years.

She was a bookkeeper for M.W. Wood at Lehigh University for 29 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Judith and her husband Milton “Buz” Froehlich; two grandchildren, Matthew and Alison Froehlich; and a great-grandson, Jayden Desgouttes.

Ronald B. Schoch, Rosemont Lutheran Church member

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald B. Schoch, 71, of Bethlehem, died April 25, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Richard and Edith (Larosh) Schoch of Bethlehem.

He worked for many years at Tarkett Flooring Company. After he took retirement, he worked for three years at Wegman’s, Bethlehem.

He was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Randy and his wife Karen Schoch; and two nephews, Eric and Kevin.

The Rev. Joan G. Spangler, First Presbyterian Church member

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Joan G. Spangler, 71, of Bethlehem, died April 1, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of William Brudereck of Wyomissing and the late Evelyn Grier Brudereck. She was the wife of Donald Spangler for 49 years.

She was a Governor Mifflin High School graduate. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Shippensburg University, and a master’s degree in Theological Studies and a master of divinity from Palmer Seminary of Eastern University.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Marie T. Jakubco, 85, of Nazareth, and formerly of Bethlehem, died April 18, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Rocco and Lucy (Guerrieri) Zullo. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Jakubco.

She was a secretary for Bethlehem Steel, Votral’s Florist and Hanover Engineering.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Edward R. Schreibeck, of Bethlehem

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Edward R. Schreibeck, 73 of Bethlehem, formerly of Northampton, died April 19, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Julius and Emily (Lakits) Schreibeck.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He was a past president of St. Francis Society, Allentown.

He is survived by two brothers, Ronald and Michael Schreibeck, both of Allentown; and three sisters, Cindy Melendez of Allentown, Ann Peczenyj of Northampton and Kathleen Gaston of Salisbury Township.

William W. Wolfe Sr., born in Freemansburg

Monday, April 24, 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.

Larry R. Lutseo, youth sports coach

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Larry R. Lutseo, 76, of Bethlehem, died at home on April 17, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John Lutseo and Dorothy (Ruth) Koch. He was the husband of Genie (Wittman) Lutseo.

He was a Liberty High School graduate.

He was in the United States Navy.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel for more than 20 years. He was a driver for 15 years for Advanced Auto Parts.

Theresa M. Gierula, PACS secretary

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Theresa M. Gierula, 85, of Fullerton, died April 17, 2017. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Martin) Hudock. She was the wife of the late Bernard “Bunnie” F. Gierula for 56 years.

She was a secretary at Lucent Technology for many years until she retired.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a past recording secretary and a pierogi maker.

Richard J. Green, sheet metal mechanic

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard J. Green, 98, of Bethlehem, died April 14, 2017, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Adam A. and Margaret (Schipke) Green. He was the husband of Doris Green for 63 years.

He was in the Army Air Corps, 441st P-38 fighter squadron, during World War II.

He was an inspector leader in the #4 machine shop at Bethlehem Steel prior to World War II. He was a sheet metal mechanic for 32 years until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #19 from 1948 until his death.

William A. Bosak, BASD bus driver

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

William A. Bosak, 85, of Bethlehem, died in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, on April 17, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, PA, he was the son of the late Paul and Erma (Shifter) Bosak. He was the husband of Anna Marie (Olay) Bosak for 58 years.

He was a 1949 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for Bethlehem Iron Works. He was later a bus driver for the Bethlehem Area School District.

He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

He was the financial secretary for more than 50 years for the Bethlehem Panthers A.A.