Bethlehem Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Catherine Frances Bodock

Monday, January 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Luke’s registered nurse

Catherine Frances Bodock, 86, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Batley) Bodock.

She was a 1948 graduate of Liberty HS and earned a nursing degree from St. Luke’s Nursing School. She was a nurse for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Sitka, Alaska, where she cared for children with tuberculosis. She was a registered nurse and was a head nurse in the pediatrics department and worked in maternity care at St. Luke’s Hospital. She retired in 1992 after 40 years.

Thomas J. Fischer, attorney

Monday, January 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Thomas J. Fischer, 68, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 24, 2017, in Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Bernard and Helen (Check) Fischer. He was the husband of Marybeth (Keating) Fischer for 40 years.

He was a graduate of Lehigh University and Villanova University School of Law.

He was an attorney by Legal Aid Services for seven years before going into private practice in 1980.

He was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church and a former member of Ss. Simon and Jude Church.

Charles J. Sciascia Sr., former MORA Club secretary

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles J. Sciascia Sr., 93, of Bethlehem, died Jan.11, 2017. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Vincenzo and Josephine (Amore) Sciascia.

He was a 1941 graduate of Phillipsburg HS.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Upon honorable discharge, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and was promoted to the rank of major.

He was a dental equipment repair technician/trouble-shooter and a jack of all trades.

Catherine Frances Bodock, St. Luke’s pediatric nurse

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catherine Frances Bodock, 86, of Bethlehem, died Jan.13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Batley) Bodock.

She was a 1948 graduate of Liberty HS. She earned a nursing degree from St. Luke’s Nursing School.

She was a nurse for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Sitka, Alaska, caring for children with tuberculosis. She was, for 40 years, a registered nurse and head nurse in the pediatric department and worked in maternity, all at St. Luke’s Hospital, until she retired in 1992.

Helen “Fran” Doyle, owned realty and business services

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen “Fran” Doyle, 79, of Bethlehem, died Jan.13, 2017. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Helen Sarah McNicholas Wilson and George Joseph Wilson Sr.

She was a 1955 graduate of Easton Catholic HS. She earned an associate degree from Northampton County Community College. She attended Dale Carnegie classes.

She owned and operated Century 21 Fran Doyle Inc. and Doyle’s Business Services Accounting and Tax Preparation, Bethlehem. She was a certified real estate instructor, real estate sales agent, broker and associate broker for 30 years.

Joseph F. Gilley III, metallurgical engineer

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph F. Gilley III, of Macungie, died Dec. 30, 2016, at his home. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Joseph F. Gilley Jr. and Hilda M. (Sherman) Gilley. He was the husband of Marlene (Kerath) Gilley for 55 years and of the late Doris (Powell) Gilley.

He was a Fountain Hill H.S. graduate. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering.

He was in the military police in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was at Bethlehem Steel for all of his working years.

Helen D. Garza, billing department retiree

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen D. Garza, 83, of Bethlehem, died Jan.13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Brigido G. and Beatrice (Cortez) Garza.

She was a 1951 graduate of Liberty High School.

She worked in the billing department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and retired in 1985.

She was a parishioner of Holy Infancy Catholic Church.

She is survived by three sisters, Pilar Ziegenfuss of Virginia, Josephine and her husband Pedro Perez of Bethlehem and Eleanor Bencak of Lancaster; a brother, Richard and his wife Jean Garza of Bethlehem; nieces; and nephews.

Ruth A. Grimes, charge nurse

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Ruth A. Grimes, 84, of Bethlehem, died Jan.15, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Huff) Kratzer. She was the wife of the Rev. Peter Grimes for 62 years.

She was a 1950 graduate of Allentown High School and a graduate of Allentown Business College.

She worked at Yarnal-Waring Company, Philadelphia; was a Kelly girl in the Lehigh Valley; and worked in the civil engineering department for 35 years at Lehigh University until she retired in 2003.