Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

William Lane Lee Sr., Cathedral Church of the Nativity member

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

William Lane Lee Sr., 88, died Sept. 29, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Esther M. Grimes for 62 years. He was a son of the late Loubet and Lavinia (Lane) Lee.

He was a member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, where he was an usher, a bowling group pinsetter, and a member of the YPF group and of the men and boys choir. He was awarded the DeSaules Medal, an honor bestowed on choir members.

Claire C. Biser, L.U. registrar

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Claire C. Biser, 91, of Center Valley, died Oct. 23, 2018, in Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center. Born in Wilson, she was a daughter of the late Walter F. and Josephine N. (Rinker) Craft. She was the wife of the late William R. Biser.

She was a registrar at Lehigh University for 18 years until she retired in 1986.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Coopersburg, where she sang in the choir.

She was since 1998 a volunteer at the Southern Lehigh Public Library.

Edith Mae Seip, St. John’s U.C.C. member

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Edith Mae Seip, 91, of Bethlehem Township. died Oct. 23, 2018. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late John and Dora (Vaughn) Storm.

She was a 1945 graduate of Easton High School.

She worked into her mid 70s at various factories in Easton.

She was a member of St. John’s UCC, Farmersville.

She is survived by a grandson, David Seip Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Diane Seip; a niece, Diane Male; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sons, David Sr. and Robert; brothers; sisters; and a great-great nephew, Zachary Storm.

Zachary Storm

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Zachary Storm, 28 of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 16, 2018.

He is survived by his mother, Michele Storm; grandmother, Diane Male; a great-great aunt, with whom he resided, Edith Seip; a great-aunt, Jojo Gosling; aunt, Randi McNeely; and a second cousin, Laylah “Sweetie Pie” Beers.

He was predeceased by Robert Seip.

Contributions may be made payable to the family, c/o Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, 18018

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

Donald Hillman

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

L.U. professor; owned STC

Donald Hillman, 86, died recently at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in London, England, he survived the blitz on London. He was the husband of the late Susan Hillman for 58 years.

He graduated from Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Ph.D degree.

He was a professor of computer science at Lehigh University . He owned Systems Technologies Corporation. He was instrumental in the early development of artificial intelligence.

Edward J. Crocus

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Polish heritage

Edward J. Crocus, 93, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 7, 2018. He was the husband of the late Helen (Press) Crocus for 68 years.

He was in the US Navy during World War II.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was a formerly a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he was a member of the pierogi team.

He was an honorary member of the Nam Knights. He was active in the coordination of Pulaski Day in Bethlehem. He was a member of the Polish American Citizen Club, Allentown.

Fred J. Jordan, city police officer

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fred J. Jordan, 84, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 11, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Angelo and Gaetana (Granice) Giordano.

He was a 1952 graduate of Liberty HS.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a 28-year veteran of the Bethlehem Police Department. He was a motorcycle and a juvenile officer and a criminal investigator until he retired as a sergeant in 1991. He later was a Northampton County sheriff’s deputy for 18 years, from which he retired in 2014.

He was also a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Donald Hillman, L.U. professor; owned STC

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Donald Hillman, 86, died recently at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in London, England, he survived the blitz on London. He was the husband of the late Susan Hillman for 58 years.

He graduated from Cambridge University and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Ph.D degree.

He was a professor of computer science at Lehigh University . He owned Systems Technologies Corporation. He was instrumental in the early development of artificial intelligence.

Ramonita Garcia, born in Ponce

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ramonita Garcia, 88, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 3, 2018. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the wife of the late Adrian Garcia Sr. for 62 years.

She is survived by 10 children, Anselmo Jr., Carmen Milagros, Ramonita, Ramon Luis, Trinidad, Raul, Elvin, The Reverend Father Angel Luis, Militza, and Maria del Rosario; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Digna Maria.

She was predeceased by three children, Lydia Ester, Adrian Jr, and Edna S.

Contributions may be made to Holy Infancy Roman Catholic Church, 312 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.