Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Louis L. Szoke, worked in coke oven division

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Louis L. Szoke, 71, of Walnutport, died July 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Eva (Polok) Szoke. He was the husband of the late Joyce M. (Hansler) Szoke.

He was a 1950 graduate of Palmerton HS. He was a corporal (T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.

He worked in the coke oven division of the former Bethlehem Steel for 36 years until he retired in 1985.

He was a member of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Berlinsville.

Helen Valerie Yob, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen Valerie Yob, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2017, at the Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center in Virginia. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Douglas) Stern. She was the wife of the late Louis Yob.

She is survived by a sister, Catherine Oliver and her daughters Barbara, Sharon, Debra and Stacy and their families; two stepsons, Louie and Brian; a godson, Phillip; nieces; nephews, great-nieces; great-nephews; and three step-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109.

Jacqueline M. Kollar, Notre Dame Church worker

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Kollar, 69, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2017, at Gracedale, Nazareth. She was the wife of Joseph J. Kollar for 48 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward “Dicka” and Theresa “Resie” (Steltzman) Ifkovits.

She was a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame High School.

She was a member of Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem, where she worked at the elementary school and in the rectory for more than 20 years.

Lewis J. Lengyel, St. John’s Windish Church member

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lewis J. Lengyel, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 5, 2017, at his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Lena (Bokan) Lengyel. He was the husband of Dolores (Flandorffer) Lengyel for 60 years.

He was a 1952 graduate of Hellertown HS and went to Pennsylvania State University.

He was in the United States Army as a 102nd ENG CO.

He worked for Ritter and Smith Lumber Company for 52 years in the sales and estimating department.

He was a member of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

Kathryn Prospero, operated The Ice Cream Store

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Kathryn Prospero, 91, of Bethlehem, died July 4, 2017, while in the care of Holy Family Manor. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Sarah LaFavre. She was the wife of the late Richard Prospero for 42 years.

She operated The Ice Cream Store at North and Linden Sts., Bethlehem, for many years until she retired.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Nancy J. Souders, worked at Shop Rite

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Nancy J. Souders, 87, of Stroudsburg, died July 13, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Mabel (Walk) Schoenberger. She was the wife of the late Milton R. Souders Sr.

She worked at Shop-Rite, Bethlehem, for 25 years until she retired.

She is survived by two sons, Milton Jr. and his wife Barbara of Stroudsburg and Thomas and his wife Sharon of Hershey; two daughters, Nancy Richardson of Parryville and Linda and her husband Tony Alverson of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Leslie of Allentown; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Margaret H. Smith, of Bethlehem

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.

She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.

Stanley Majewski Sr., worked in beam yards

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Stanley Majewski Sr., 87, of Bethlehem, died July 7, 2017. Born in Dickson City, he was a son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Pryzhocki) Majewski. He was the husband of Lucille (Roseman) Majewski for 62 years.

He was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He worked in the beam yards for Bethlehem Steel.

He coached a variety of youth sports.