Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Robert L. Follweiler, electronics technician

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert L. Follweiler, 89, of Bethlehem, died June 14, 2018, in Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. Born in Towamensing, he was a son of the late Leland and Blanche (Green) Follweiler. He was the husband of Jeanette Mae (Roberts) Follweiler for 69 years.

He attended electronics school.

He was in the U. S. Navy during peace time.

He worked in appliance stores, and then, for 30 years, was an electronics technician for Sears Service Center, Catasauqua, until he retired.

He was a member of Bethany UCC Church in Bethlehem.

Francisco Lopez Arias, Holy Infancy R. C. Church member

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francisco Lopez Arias, 51, of Bethlehem, died suddenly after being stricken at work on May 19, 2018, in Hunterdon Hospital, Flemington, N.J. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, he was a son of Augustina (Arias) Martinez and the late Francisco Lopez. He was the husband of Minerva I. (Rivera) Perez.

He was an electrician for many years.

He was a member of Holy Infancy R. C. Church, Bethlehem.

Dr. Mervin P. Smolinksy, Lehigh University professor

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dr. Mervin P. Smolinksy, of Moravian Village, died June 17, 2018.

He was the husband of Giz Smolinsky for 58 years.

He earned a Ph.D. degree in Psychology

He worked at Allentown State Hospital, from which he retired after 35 years. He was an adjunct professor at Lehigh University.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to Moravian Village. Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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

Alfred Gelber, self-employed salesman

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Alfred Gelber, 88, of Bensalem, died June 14, 2018, in his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late David and Frieda Gelber. He was the husband of Joan (Shapiro) Gelber for 58 years.

He was self-employed, for most of his life, in sales of various types throughout the Bucks County, Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas.

He was of the Jewish faith and last attended the former Congregation Bnai Brith, Philadelphia.

Helen Berezny Vargo, co-owned luncheonette

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen “Penny” Berezny Vargo, 98, of Bethlehem, died June 12, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Antolik) Chando. She was the wife of the late Edward Berezny and the late Julius Vargo.

She was the co-owner of Washington Lunch and Bowling, Southside Bethlehem.

She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, where she made pierogi until she was 96 years old.

Evelyn E. Hole, FPC church member

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Evelyn E. Hole, 99, of Bethlehem, died June 15, 2018, in Westminster Village, Allentown. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Roland and Lillian (Johnson) Carman. She was the wife of the late Gilbert Lee Hole for 49 years.

She was a teacher for several years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a daughter, Sue Fuller; three grandchildren, Susan Michaels, Chris Long and Mark Fuller; and three great grandchildren, Alexander, Ian and Ryan.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Long.