Russell Keller Laros Jr., M.D., 81, died Feb. 17, 2017, in hospice care, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. He had struggled with dementia for several years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Russell K. and Helen K. Laros of Bethlehem.
He was the husband of wife Abigail Stone Laros for 59 years.
Paul “Pauly” Matthew Senick II died Feb. 22, 2017, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Paul and Jill (Wieser) Senick.
He was a 1994 graduate of Freedom HS, where he participated in football and wrestling.
He was the owner and operator of Paul Senick Farms hauling and excavating company and a Christmas tree farm.
He donated five dollars per sold tree to the Pediatrics Department of St. Luke’s Hospital.
Dale E. Newhart, 91, of Bethlehem and formerly of Treichlers, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. Born in Treichlers, he was a son of the late Elvin G. and Stella M. (Bossard) Newhart. He was the husband of the late Phoebe Lillian (Simpson) Newhart for 53 years.
He was a 1943 graduate of Northampton HS. He earned a degree in business administration from Muhlenberg college.
He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a radio-telephone operator at Johnston Island.
Elaine R. Brosious- Domitrovits, 85, of Neffs, died Feb. 18, 2017, in Above & Beyond Senior Living, Allentown. Born in Springtown, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Edna (Mease) Smith. She was the wife of the late Daniel Robert Brosious and the late Joseph Domitrovits.
She earned an early childhood education degree from Northampton Community College.
She was a professional nanny for several families throughout Lehigh and Berks counties. She retired in 1985 from St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, having worked in the accounting department for 17 years.
David Carl Van Doren, 66, of Whitewater, died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 13, 2017, at his home in Whitewater, Wisc. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Annamae (Barr) Van Doren of Broken Arrow, Okla., and the late George Van Doren. He was the husband of Pamela Smith for 42 years.
He was a 1968 graduate of Liberty HS. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counselor education from Lehigh University and a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Maine.
Mary M. Morecz, 102, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 23, 2017, at her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Polt) Ripper. She was the wife of the late Stephen Morecz for 49 years.
She was a secretary for Roller Smith and Just Born Candy Company, Bethlehem, and an executive secretary at Moravian College for 25 years until she retired in 1978.
She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Aurelia A. Albertson, 92, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 22, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Katalina Konya. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Albertson Sr.
She is survived by four sons, Joseph S. Jr. and his wife Jeannine; Bernie, widower of the late Jennifer; Rick and his wife Jacqueline; and John and his wife Karin Cziraki; a daughter, Sharon and her husband Pete Melendez; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two daughters, Joanne Emery and Debbie Albertson.
Bertha B. Nagy Ference, 89, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 17, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Barbara (Lawrence) and John Carnish. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Ference Jr. and the late William Nagy.
She was a member of Incarnation of Our Lord Church.
She was a former member of The Young at Heart Club at St. Andrew’s Church, Catasauqua.
She attended game night at the Moravian House.
William E. Gubish, 82, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 21, 2017, at his home. Born in Lower Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Mary (Gray) Gubish Sr. He was the husband of the late Joan (Hale) Gubish.
He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a draftsman for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. until he he retired after more than 30 years in 1982. He was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church.
He is survived by a son, David W.; two grandchildren, Sara and Noah Gubish; a sister, Helen Barbarics; and a brother, Charles Gubish.
Janice H. Del Villaggio, 68, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest Campus. She was a daughter of the late Carl and Helen Del Villaggio.
She worked for B. Braun for many years.
She is survived by a son, Russell Hobby Jr.; three daughters, Carla and her husband John Kresge Jr., Christina Barndt and Cindy Costan; a sister, Michelle and her husband William Mackey; and six grandchildren, Robert and his wife Rachel, Michael, Nathaniel, Alec, Brenton and Regann.
She was predeceased by a brother, John Del Villaggio.