Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Robert D. Jones Jr., electrical repair shop worker

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert D. Jones Jr., 90, of Bethlehem Township, died July 17, 2018, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Robert D. and Annie (Welty) Jones Sr. He was the husband of the late Veleda (Green) Jones.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps at the conclusion of World War II.

He joined the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at the age of 16 before being drafted. After his military service, he returned to work in the electrical repair shop for 46 years.

Jean L. Stoll, loan officer

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Jean L. Stoll, 85, of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2018, while in the care of the St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of the late James L. Stoll and the companion of Arthur Piatt of Bethlehem.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Margaretta (Purcell) Cope.

She was a 1951 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School.

She w as a loan officer at First Star Savings Bank for 18 years before she retired in 1995. Previously, She had worked previously at Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Ethel M. Harvey, Grace Church member

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ethel M. Harvey, 90, of Lower Saucon Township, died July 6, 2018, in her home. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was a daughter of the late Marguerite (Baugh) and Kenneth Mowlds. She was the wife of Fred G. Harvey for 68 years.

She graduated from A.I. duPont HS and Goldey Beacom Business College, Wilmington, Del.

She volunteered with several non-profit organizations including St. Luke’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels.

She was a member of Saucon Valley Country Club and had a hole-in-one on the 14th hole of the Old Course.

Jacqueline M. Fetsko, printing ink tech expert

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Jacqueline M. Fetsko, 92, of Bethlehem, died recently. She was the daughter of the late Alexander R. and Susanna (Yosko) Fetsko.

She was a 1946 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a master of science degree in chemistry from Lehigh University.

She was associated with the National Printing Ink Research Institute at Lehigh University for 55 years when she retired in 2004. She had been a supervisor of printing research, an assistant research director, and, since 1974, director of technical services.

Catherine D. Reese Platia, seamstress

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Catherine D. Reese Platia, 94, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Dolores (Heller) Hall. She was the wife of the late Reuben Reese and the late Angelo Platia.

She was a seamstress in local mills for most of her career.

She is survived by a son, Francis and his wife Crystal Reese; a daughter, Dolores and her husband Timothy Mahoney; three stepchildren, Angela and her husband Joseph Heatter, Anne Marie and her husband Kurt Horn and Samuel Platia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

Marion Catherine Jones, formerly of Bethlehem

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Marion Catherine Jones, 98, of Littleton, Colo. and formerly of Bethlehem, died on July 13, 2018, while in the care of Columbine Assisted Living, Littleton, Colo. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Marion (Humble) Jones.

She was a 1941 Liberty HS graduate.

She worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 34 years until she retired in 1982.

She was a former member of the First Baptist Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the Christian Women of Bethlehem and the Golden Age of the Salvation Army, Bethlehem.

Ralph W. Miller, 100 years old; machine operator

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ralph W. Miller, 100, of Lancaster and formerly of Bethlehem, died July 13, 2018, at his son’s home in Lancaster. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John S. and Elsie (Spengler) Miller. He was the husband of the late J. Louise (Mason) Miller.

He was a 1937 graduate of Liberty HS.

He was in the United States Army during World War II.

He was a machine operator at Bethlehem Steel for 37 years until he retired in 1978.

He was a member of Emmanuel E.C. Church, Bethlehem.

Francis A. Rohal Sr., contractor

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francis A Rohal Sr., 94, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Rohal. He was the husband of the late Helen (Gerkovich) Rohal for 68 years.

He was employed for many years by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and AB&E Refrigeration. He was a self-employed contractor.

He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bethlehem Township.

Eleanor (Slavicz) Roth, St. John’s Windish ELC member

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Eleanor (Slavicz) Roth, 80, of Bethlehem, died July 19, 2018, in her home. who died in 2010. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Sebjanics) Slavicz. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Roth.

She worked for a number of area companies, including Bethlehem Steel Corporation, General Electric and Western Electric.

She was a member of St. John’s Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church.