Florence (Sample) Bogdan, 95, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 25, 2018, in Moravian King’s Daughters Home, Bethlehem. Born in Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Sample, and was raised by the late Anna Sample. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Bogdan.
She attended Bethlehem Schools.
She worked at Laros Textile Company. She then opened her own hairdressing salon in Lower Saucon.
She was a life-long member of St. John’s Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Barbara Ann Fluck, 78, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, she was a custodian for Moravian College for over 30 years and then worked for 27 years at the Moravian King’s Daughter’s Home until her passing.
She was a member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity.
She is survived by three children, Debra A. Bauder and Cynthia and her husband Joel Libriola, both of Bethlehem, and Michael S. and his wife Kelly of Hellertown; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
John Nicholas Forte, 68, of Bethlehem, died suddenly on Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late John and Dolores (Caruso) Forte.
He was, for 25 years, a ticket agent at U. S. Airways until he retired.
He was of the Moravian faith.
He is survived by his former wife, Robin Lee Forte of Florida; a daughter, Laurie and her husband Mark Fatebene of Bethlehem; three sisters, Juliet Sienzant of Bethlehem, Theresa Buddock of Florida and Mary Novak of Allentown; and two grandchildren, Maci and Landon Fatebene.
Edna H. Pagel, 98, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 20, 2018, in Holy Family Manor. Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Selma (Peschel) Hontz. She was the wife of the late Edgar D. Pagel for 52 years.
She was a seamstress for many years until she retired.
She was a member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where she chaired the Christian service committee, belonged to the quilters group, was a greeter and a sponsor.
James Bradley Stocklas, 41, of Bethlehem Township, died unexpectedly August 19, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of James Frank Stocklas and Linda Stocklas Fry.
He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
He worked for the City of Bethlehem and later for the Bethlehem Parking Authority.
He was a member of East Hills Moravian Church.
He enjoyed therapeutic horse riding sessions at Manito Equestrian Center.
Robert D. Speicher, 80, of Lehigh Township, died on Aug.10, 2018. Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Harry N. and Marie A. (Ballas) Speicher. He was the husband of Theresa R. Speicher for 53 years.
He was a 1956 graduate of Central Catholic High School.
He was in the U. S. Navy during the cold war.
He worked for Mack Truck Co. for 47 years, from which he retired in 2003.
He was a member of St. Nicholas R. C. Church, Berlinsville - Walnutport
Helen H. (Hock) Sodl, 97, died Aug. 19, 2018 at her daughter Sandra’s home in Bethlehem,where she resided. Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Roza (Unger) Hock. She was the wife of the late George S. Sodl for 61 years.
She was a sewing machine operator in the local garment industry.
Lilliam G. Hernandez, 67, of Bethlehem, died in her home on August 15, 2018. Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Matildo and Bonnifacia (Santos) Sanchez. She was the wife of the late Hector M. Sanchez.
Her family and home were most important to her. She was enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rose Dolores Hilaire, 89, of Fountain Hill, died Aug. 13, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Horn) Duhig. She was the wife of the late Vincent J. Hilaire.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She attended Bethlehem Business School. She earned an associate’s degree from Northampton Community College.
She was a member of the Novitiate for six years at the Visitation Monastery, Wilmington, Delaware.
Jeanette M. Anders Gehris, 97,formerly of Bethlehem and of Hereford, died Aug.12, 2018. Born in Cooke County, Chicago, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Stancato) Basilone. She was the wife of the late Bill Anders and the late C. Dale Gehris.
She worked in the spice department of Durkee Famous Foods, from which she was retired.
She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.