Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Claudia M. Evans, artist

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Claudia M. Evans, 56, of Bethlehem, died April 24, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of Twila (Scholl) Evans of Bethlehem and the late Robert Evans.

She earned an associate’s degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

She was an artist.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Eric and David Evans.

Cecelia C. Hamil, Ss. Simon and Jude parishoner

Monday, April 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Cecelia C. Hamil, 96, of Bethlehem, died April 25, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor Marchetto and Mamie (Ganci) Bealer. She was the wife of the late Durward H. Hamil.

She was a 1940 graduate of Phillipsburg High School.

She was a homemaker and a former aide at Head Start of the Lehigh Valley.

She was a parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.

Earl E. Stein, U.S. Navy career man

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Earl E. Stein Jr., 92, of Allentown, died April 14, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Earl E. Sr. and Ellen (Ebert) Stein. He was the husband of the late Irene (Butz) Stein.

He was an United States Navy career man during World War II and the Korean conflict. He participated in the atomic test at Johnston Island in 1962 and the Cuban blockade.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Ronald J. Helmuth, IBM engineer, IT director

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald J. Helmuth, 67, of Bethlehem, died, April 14, 2019, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, he was a son of the late Elvon and Bertha (Yoder) Helmuth.

He was the husband of Ellen “Elena” M. (Horst) Helmuth for 42 years.

He was educated at New College of Sarasota Florida and earned a MBA from Vanderbilt University.

He was a system engineer for IBM. He was the information technology director at Eastern Mennonite University and later for Moravian College. He owned and operated United Check Cashing, Stefko Boulevard, Bethlehem.

Kay A. Altemus, special needs caregiver

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Kay A. Altemus, 83, formerly of Lutheran Manor, died April 2, 2019, while in the care of Cedarbrook Fountain Hill. Born in Sweet Valley, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Smith) Shaw.

She devoted most of her life to the care of adults and children with special needs. She opened her home to many through a life sharing program, worked for 2 group homes and also worked as an Intermediate Instructor at Colonial Intermediate Unit 20.

Richard S. Czipoth, ingot mold foreman

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard S. Czipoth, 77, of Bethlehem, died April 3, 2019, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Geza and Mary (Jakisa) Czipoth. He was the husband of Cory (Tebelman) Czipoth.

He was a foreman in the ingot mold foundry at Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was also as a technician with Dinbokwitz Marine.

He was a member of Christ Church, Bethlehem, where he was a member of the usher’s club.

Joseph Kravatz, worked for BASD

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Joseph Kravatz, 85, of Bethlehem, died April 6, 2019. Born in Lower Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Albert W. and Mary V. (Kovacs) Kravatz. He was the husband of Eleanor (Sabota) Kravatz for 63 years.

He was a tradesman in construction at a young age with his father. He worked for 27 years with Chiles and Sillivan and later retired from the carpenter shop of the Bethlehem Area School District after 10 years.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church since it was founded.

Irene Taylor Holman, Calvary Baptist Church member

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Irene Taylor Holman, 83, of Bath, died at home April 7, 2019. Born in Pascagoula, Miss., she was a daughter of Charles Houston Taylor and Gussie Elizabeth (Parker) Taylor. She was the wife of U.S. Navy officer Rockwell Holman.

She was a 1953 Pascagoula HS graduate. She graduated from the University of North Florida, majoring in journalism, where she was editor of the university’s student newspaper.

She was an office assistant for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, the office of Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and for law offices in the Lehigh Valley.

Emily Rebecca (Dubbs) Eberhardt, CNICU registered nurse

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Emily Rebecca (Dubbs) Eberhardt, 41, died April 11, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Cary and Mary (O’Donnell) Dubbs. She was the wife to Joseph John Eberhardt for 18 years.

She attended St. Anne’s School and was a 1996 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School. She attended Northampton Community College and St. Luke’s School of Nursing.

Kay A. Altemus, special needs caregiver

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Kay A. Altemus, 83, formerly of Lutheran Manor, died April 2, 2019, while in the care of Cedarbrook Fountain Hill. Born in Sweet Valley, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Louise (Smith) Shaw.

She devoted most of her life to the care of adults and children with special needs. She opened her home to many through a life sharing program, worked for 2 group homes and also worked as an Intermediate Instructor at Colonial Intermediate Unit 20.