Bethlehem Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Charles R. Lellyo, boiler operator

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles R. Lellyo, 83, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 18, 2017, in the home of his daughter, Diane, in Wallingford, Delaware County. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Michael and Theresa (Horvath) Lellyo. He was the husband of the late Mary L. (Laudenslager) Lellyo.

He was a graduate of Temple University where he earned a master’s degree in Education, He completed his undergraduate work at Moravian College.

He was employed as a boiler operator for 40 years at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation from which he retired in 1992.

Anna M. Vertilla, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Anna M. Vertilla, 86, of Bethlehem, died Jan.16, 2017, at Old Orchard Manor Care, Easton. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Pumberger) Burkit. She was the wife of the late Joseph Vertilla.

She was a former member of Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by a son, James and his wife Kathleen of Easton; a daughter, Mary Rose Boehler of Bethlehem, four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister; and two brothers.

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

Howard Warren Gelbert, 2 EM company president

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Howard Warren Gelbert, 68, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan.19, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he resided in New Jersey and New York before moving to Bethlehem eight years ago. He was a son of the late Sanford and Muriel Gelbert. He was the husband of Ann Lydia (Stock) Gelbert for 47 years.

He worked in printing sales and consulting, and was most recently the president of 2 EM Press printing services and marketing analysis company.

Anne F. (Adams) Sinnott, worked for Allentown Diocese

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Anne F. (Adams) Sinnott, 98, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 12, 2017, at Holy Family Manor. She was the wife of the late William (Bill) Sinnott.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School and Bethlehem Business School.

She worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company, the Bethlehem Council on Alcoholism and the Diocese of Allentown.

Felix Daniel Santiago, Golden Glove boxer

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Felix Daniel Santiago, 76, of Breinigsville, died Jan. 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Vicneta Cruz and Felix Santiago. He was the husband of Theresa “Snooky” (Strohl) Santiago for 58 years.

He worked for Allen A. Myers Construction from which he retired after 35 years.

A dedicated Christian and a Sunday school teacher, he was a corps sergeant with the Salvation Army for 13 years.

Edmund W. Reybitz, Holy Ghost Catholic Church member

Monday, January 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Edmund W. Reybitz, 95, of Bethlehem and a longtime resident of Kirkland Village, died Jan. 9, 2017, at Kirkland Village. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Pauline and Andrew Reybitz. He was the husband of the late Claire M. (Baur) Reybitz for 58 years.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel and until he retired after 42 years.

He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

A gardener, he started many of the gardens at Kirkland Village.

Ronald D. Krause, of VIA workshop

Monday, January 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald D. Krause, 77, formerly of Bethlehem, died Jan. 10, 2017, at Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Alvin R. and Edith F. (Yeakel) Krause.

He worked in the workshop at VIA of the Lehigh Valley Inc., Bethlehem, for more than 50 years.

He was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

He is survived by a companion, Peggy Schwartz; and friend and guardian, Timothy J. Duckworth, Esq.

Contribution may be made to VIA of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. 336 W. Spruce St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Lawrence Kmetz, material technician

Monday, January 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lawrence Kmetz, 76, of Hanover Township, died Jan.1, 2017, in his home. Born in Hazelton, he was a son of the late Sophia and George Kmetz. He was the husband of Patricia (Timko) Kmetz for 42 years.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a material technician for 30 years at Mack Trucks until he retired. He then was a part-time driver for Bennett Toyota.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem Township.