Philomena O. Ackerman, 98, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 25, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Angeline (Ronca) Oricko. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Ackerman.
She was a graduate of Bethlehem Business College.
She was a bookkeeper for various businesses.
She was a member of the Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem.
She sang in the Bach Choir of Bethlehem for more than 50 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi international sorority.
Mary Louise Meixell-Moyer, 62, of Allentown, died Dec. 22, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Rosemarie (Belgrasch) Meixell of Bethlehem Township and the late Charles Meixell Sr.
She was a waitress for several restaurants throughout the Lehigh Valley.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Serenity “Reni” and her husband Michael Andrew of Trexlertown; a sister, Rosemarie Meixell-Neith of Pocono Lake.
Dan T. Yochum, 57, of Lehighton, died at home on Dec. 25, 2017. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Betty (Riebman) Yochum of Bethlehem and the late Richard Yochum.
He was a Lincoln Tech graduate.
He worked for a number of companies; most recently for Lineage Logistics, Allentown.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Jayleen and her husband Derek Solt, Alyssa and her husband John Fisher and Joshua, all of Lehighton; and seven grandchildren, Emma, August, Isabella, Tret, Brok, Rylee and Logan.
He was predeceased by a brother, Ted.
H. Ralph Koch Jr., 76, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 26, 2017, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Howard R. Sr. and Dorothy M. (Abbott) Koch. He was the husband of Theresa “Terri” (Heller) Koch for 55 years.
He was a 1960 graduate of Liberty High School.
He was a motor inspector for 31 years for the Bethlehem Steel until he retired. He later worked for Bethlehem Forge.
He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, was on the board of trustees for many years, was a member of the building committee and ran the soundboard.
Josephine Slonaker, 87, of Whitehall,died on Dec. 22, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Vilma (Gergowicz) Kantz. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Slonaker Sr.
She was a 1948 graduate of Central Catholic High School.
She was a clerk at Hilbert’s Pharmacy and Gifts until the age of 80 when she retired. Earlier, she worked for GE / Black and Decker, Allentown.
Trevor Logan Massey, 23, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 24, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of C. David and Michele (Kehley) Massey.
He was a 2013 graduate of Liberty High School where he was a member of the wrestling and soccer team. He attended Penn State Lehigh Valley.
He w as a material handler for XPO Logistics.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.
He was an athlete at Midway Manor, having played soccer, kickball and baseball. He played football for the Bethlehem Steelers.
Bernard “Foggy” M. Burda, 88, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 22, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Smith) Burda. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Spudeck) Burda for 39 years.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked in HVAC in the combustion department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
He was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
He was known for his model trains and had, earlier in life, been a bowler.
Frank “Skip” J. Csrnko Jr., 64, of Bethlehem Township, died Dec. 17, 2017, in his home. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Frank and Jeanne (DeAngelis) Csrnko. He was the husband of Janice M. (Hoffert) Csrnko for 38 years.
He was a 1971 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS and a graduate of Lehigh University.
He was a public accountant and was a CFO in health care and assisted living facilities.
He was a former member of St. Ursula’s Church, Fountain Hill.
He was a member of and a golfer at Silver Creek Country Club.
Jane E. Fisher, 91, formerly of Bethlehem, died recently at Whitehall Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Lemuel L. “Bud” and Catherine E. (DeRemer) Edgar. She was the wife of the late Jack Guinther and the late Kenneth Fisher.
She was a Moravian College graduate.
She was a teacher at the Governor Wolf school, Bethlehem Area School District, for 30 years until she retired.
She was a member of the Church of the Manger U.C.C., Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir.
Stephen M. Ezar, 86, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 24, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Josephine (Vlasko) Ezar.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War from 1952 - 1954 for 16 months in Pusan, Korea.
He worked in the Bethlehem Steel Plant for 42 years.
He was a member of the Incarnation of Our Lord Parish, formerly Ss. Cyril and Methodius R.C. Church.
He polka danced for 30 years of dancing at the Ukrainian Club, Allentown.