Bethlehem Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Betty J. Eisenhard, garment worker, presser

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Betty J. Eisenhard, 87, of Nazareth and formerly of Weaversville, died June 3, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Beersville, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Lillian (Miller) Reimer. She was the wife of the late William H. Eisenhard Jr.

She was a garment worker and presser for Miss Robin Dress Company, Allentown, for many years until she took retirement.

She was a member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

William F. Zaun Jr., Assistant Public Defender

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

William F. Zaun Jr., 76, of Lehigh Township, died June 4, 2018, at home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William S. and the late Mae A. (Ziegler) Zaun. He was the husband of Til Marie (Valente) Zaun for 40 years.

He was a 1959 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS, a 1963 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1964 graduate of Villanova Law School.

He was, for six years, in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Carol-Anne Muller, administrative assistant

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Carol-Anne Muller, 73, of Bethlehem Township, died June 8, 2018, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. Born in Queens, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Walter E. and the late Anna L. (Rath) Gray Sr. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Muller Sr. for 41 years.

She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She was, for many years, an administrative assistant in New York.

Barton Jack Grimm machine shop operator

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Barton Jack Grimm, 84, of Bethlehem and formerly of Catasauqua, died June 5, 2018, at home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Walter and Ellen (Strunk) Grimm.

He was a machine shop operator for the Fuller Company for many years before retiring.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy and his wife Rebecca and Thomas and his wife Sharon Ferrucci; a sister, Sarah Jane Hedgecock; four grandchildren, Megan, Heather, Julia and Marisa; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Elli.

Robert J. Rudy, Just Born mechanic

Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert J. Rudy, 77, of Bethlehem, died, May 27, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Emily (Dixon) Rudy Simanas. He was the husband of Marjorie A. (Kirka) Rudy for 55 years.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corp during peacetime. Robert was a mechanic at Just Born, Bethlehem, for 30 years until he retired.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Barbara A. and her husband Angel Santiago of Bethlehem.

He was predeceased by a son, Robert J. Jr.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Rudolph “Rudy” Marmelo, owned Rudy’s Thriftway

Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Rudolph “Rudy” Marmelo Sr., 87, of Bethlehem Township, died May 23, 2018. Born in Freixo da Serra, Portugal, he was a son of the late Adirao and Amelia (Esperancu) Marmelo. He was the husband of the late Anne (Melinsky) Marmelo for 63 years.

At age 13, he emigrated to the United States and worked in several service stations, He then opened Rudy’s Thriftway, now Rudy’s Carwash, Easton.

Ann S. Hoffman, librarian

Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ann S. Hoffman, 92, of Bethlehem, died May 28, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Simone. She was the wife of the late Louis R. Hoffman for 63 years.

She was a librarian, substitute teacher, radio broadcaster and a switchboard operator at the Hotel Traylor, Allentown, and at Bethlehem Steel.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Viva Viola Coleman

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Notre Dame parishoner

Viva Viola Coleman, 93, of Bethlehem, died April 5, 2018 at her residence. Born in Clifton, she was a daughter of the late William and Jennie (Swayze) Kehley. She was the wife of the late James Regis Coleman Sr., a former City of Bethlehem assistant fire chief; and the late George Rowe, who was killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge.

She was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem.

Carlos A. Sousa

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Casey’s Seafood

Carlos A. Sousa, 73, of Bethlehem Township, died May 15, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Murtosa, Portugal, he was a son of the late Benvinda (Tavares) and Armando Sousa. He was the husband of Natalia (Rebelo) Sousa for 52 years.

He was a construction worker for several area companies. He was the former owner of Casey’s Seafood.

He was a member of the Portuguese American Club, Bethlehem.