Shirley A. Schleicher, 68, of Bethlehem, died July 25, 2017, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Roth. She was the wife of Ralph Schleicher for 36 years.
She was a private nanny for several families throughout the Lehigh Valley.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two stepdaughters, Cyndi Au and her husband Mike and Wendy McGourney; a sister, Julie Honald; and five stepgrandchildren.
She was predeceased by a brother, Terry Roth.
Rita A. Lipka, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 21, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Anna (Getcek) and Stephen Raykos. She was the wife of the late Francis “Flip” Lipka for 40 years.
She worked at the Pembroke and Muriel Dress Companies for many years.
She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
She was a member of the Saints Simon and Jude seniors club, the national Sokols and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. She volunteered at Spring Garden and James Buchanan elementary schools.
Miriam Parker, Walp’s waitress
Miriam Parker, 92, of Bethlehem, died July 25, 2017, at home. Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Rebecca (Nothstein) and Calvin Haas. She was the wife of the late John C. Parker for 58 years.
She was a waitress at Walps restaurant, Allentown. She later worked at Coopersburg Diner. She ran a gift shop business out of her home and held in-home parties throughout the Lehigh Valley. She was co-owner of Parker’s Gifts.
She volunteered for Lehigh Christian Academy and Operation Christmas Child through Nelson Randolph’s Ministry.
Frank J. Danyi Jr., 81, of Palmer Township, died July 21, 2017. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was the son of Frank J. Danyi and Georgine (Chendo) Danyi. He was the husband of Lillian (Long) Danyi for 59 years.
He earned a bacherlor’s degree from Moravian College and a juris doctorate degree from Catholic University School of Law.
He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Helen E. King, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 24, 2017, at home.
She was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Arrangements were made by Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Eleanor “Ellie” M. Bartera, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 20, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mariano and Adelina (Prosperi) Marcantognini. She was the wife of the late Italo J. Bartera.
She was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and attended business school.
She was a bookkeeper for Bethlehem Corporation, Quartet, and Fuller Sportswear Company from which she retired.
She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was a former C.C.D. teacher.
Richard “Butch” J. Evans, 74, of Bethlehem, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Paul and Anna (Bartholomew) Evans. He was the husband of Barbara (Hallowell) Evans for 51 years.
He was a 1961 graduate of William Allen HS.
He worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 33 years and was one of the last employees at the Steel before it closed its doors.
He was a member of the Found in the 60’s Car Club.
Raul Sandoval, 83, of Whitehall and formerly Bethlehem, died July 16, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Ayutla, Mexico, he was a son of the late Daniel Sandoval and Maria L. Martinez. He was the husband of Margaret (Ramos) Sandoval for 59 years.
He worked for and was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp.
He was a member of Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem.
Ann M. Heselwood, 104, of New Tripoli, formerly of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2017, in her home.
She was the wife of the late James Heselwood.
Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie (Schar) Mayer.
After graduating from finishing school, she became a governess for a family in Switzerland and then moved to the United States and became a citizen in 1953.
Later, she worked for 22 years as an information technician in the Bethlehem Steel Research Department until retiring in 1978.
Bernard H. “Bud” Cole, of Northampton, died July 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, after a long illness. He was the husband of Beverly L. (Cole) Cole for 24 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard G. Cole and Alvona (Sterner) Cole.
He graduated from Whitehall HS in 1962 and East Stroudsburg University in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with a specialty in health and physical education. He was certified in driver education and outdoor education.