Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Stanley Bankowski Jr., Steelworkers Local 1371 treasurer

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Stanley “Studs” Bankowski Jr., of Whitehall Township and formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Veronica J. (Zaboy) Bankowski for 64 years. He was a son of the late Stanley Sr. and Agnes (Baraniak) Bankowski.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a foreman at Bethlehem Fabricators Inc. until he retired in 1981. He was a treasurer for the Steelworkers Local 1371 at Bethlehem Fabricators.

He was one of the original organizers of the East Side Memorial Little League.

Lenore June Alich

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem bowler

Lenore June Alich, 73, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 15, 2018, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Pauline (Green) Slaski. She was the wife of Ernest Alich for 51 years.

She was a 1962 graduate of Liberty HS.

She was a secretary for Piercing Pagoda.

She was an honorary board member of the Bethlehem Area USBC Bowling Association and the women’s bowling association, for which she was a secretary. She was a member of the hall of fame of the Bethlehem Bowling Association, and won double titles in the association in 1996 and 1997.

Ward C. Dean Sr.

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

cement company foreman

Ward C. Dean Sr., 87, of Bath and formerly of Bethlehem, died Feb. 7, 2018, at Alexandria Manor, Bath. He was the husband of the late Faith E. (Finn) Dean.

Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he was a son of the late Emma (Bryan) Call and Charles Call Sr.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a foreman at Lone Star Cement Company for 40 years until he retired in1994.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a Master Mason of the Masonic Blue Lodge, Hudson, N.Y.

John Philip Peterman, family dentist

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dr. John Philip Peterman, 80, died Feb. 10, 2018, at his home in North Carolina. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary Peterman. He was the husband of Louanne Peterman for 55 years.

He was a family dentist for 42 years in Catasauqua.

He was on the board of directors of the Catasauqua Public Library and of the Suburban North Family YMCA.

He was a member of St. James the Greater Catholic Church, Concord, N.C.

Maribeth Williams, Born in Manhattan

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Maribeth Williams, 61, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 16, 2018. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Regina (McCabe) Bauer. She was the wife of Malcolm Williams for 34 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Timothy of Bethlehem, Patrick of Atlanta, Connor of Smyrna, Georgia and Kelly of Bethlehem; four brothers; and a sister.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place -#170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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

Dorothy C. Anderko, 100 years old

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy C. Anderko, 100, formerly of Bethlehem, died at her Pawleys Island, S.C. home on Feb. 8, 2018. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pauline (Bednar) Alex. She was the wife of the late Francis C. Anderko.

She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Justice of Pawleys Island, S.C. and Punta Gorda, Fla. and Sandra Kitson of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy Grimm and Tom Ahern; five great-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, Mira and Garnet Grimm; and Willa Ahern, Frankie and Danielle Kitson.

Francisca Cruz, born in Patillas

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francisca Cruz, 92, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 27, 2018. Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Meliton Pabon and Leocadia Rodriguez. She was the wife of the late Benito Cruz.

She was a sewing machine operator in the garment industry for several years and later worked with Allied Environmental Services at Lehigh University. She was a part of a union being formed for those that worked with her.

Maria Dulce DaSilva, born in Portugal

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Maria Dulce DaSilva, 63, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 28, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Arouca, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Manuel Sousa and Angelina (Conceição). She was the wife of the late Fernando I. DaSilva for 41 years.

She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church, where she was an Eucharistic Minister, cooked for social events and was on the board of directors for the Irmandade da Nossa Senhora de Fatima.

She was a member of the Portuguese American Club and of the club’s ladies auxilliary.

Vincent Paul Seaman Jr., PPL electrician

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Vincent Paul Seaman Jr., 59, of Allentown, died Jan. 25, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. Born in Warrenton, Va., he was a son of Vincent and Barbara (Krick) Seaman Sr. of Bethlehem. He was the husband of Linda (Hottenstein) Seaman for 34 years.

He graduated from Freedom HS and earned an associates degree from Temple University.

He was an electrician for PP&L.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Aubrey Seaman Adams, and Samantha Judith; a sister, Barbara Stout; and a niece, Rebecca Frockt.

Sylvia Stock, Bethlehem Township resident

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sylvia Stock, 95, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan. 11, 2018. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Mazie. She was the wife of the late Edward Stock.

She worked at J.C. Penny’s and later at Waldbaums Grocery Store in New York for many years before retiring.

She was of the Jewish faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann Lydia Gelbert of Bethlehem; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Michael Stock; a brother Abe Mazie; and a sister, Reba Glassberg.