Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Betty F. Fox, furnace office worker

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Betty F. Fox, 85, of Allentown, died July 22, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Polich) Fox.

She worked in the furnace office at Bethlehem Steel Corp. until she retired.

She is survived by a nephew, Albert Fox Jr. of Fountain Hill.

She was predeceased by three siblings, Albert, Herman and Helen.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi - Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Arlene G. Beginnes, 1947 LHS graduate

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Arlene G. Beginnes, 88, of Bethlehem, died August 5, 2017. Born in Hackensack, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Emily (Frankenfield) Geisinger. She was the wife of the late John M. Beginnes for 58 years.

She was a 1947 graduate of Liberty High School.

She was employed by the Bethlehem Steel and then by Western Electric.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

She was active with the Girl Scouts for many years.

Frank A. Sforza, brewing company bottler

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Frank A. Sforza, 95, of Bethlehem, died July 28, 2017, at Country Meadows of Bethlehem. Born in New York, he was a son of the late Nicolo and Angelina (Catalano) Sforza. He was the husband of the late Florence (Centonze) Sforza.

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

He was a bottler for Schaefer Brewing Company for 43 years and retired in 1987.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and the fellowship club.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Mora Club and the Autumn Club.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Anna M. Marcisin, St. Anne’s Catholic Church member

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Anna M. Marcisin, 96, of Bethlehem and formerly of Sebastian, Fla., died August 2, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Anna and Andrew Sabo of Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Marcisin for 59 years.

She was a Hellertown HS graduate and attended Northampton Community College.

She worked in the general services department for 30 years at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation until she reted in 1980.

Olivia Garcia, Trinity Episcopal Church member

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Olivia Garcia, 90, of Bethlehem died July 26, 2017, at Westminster Village. Born in Warrington, England, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Ruffley) Ellis. She was the wife of Vincent R. Garcia for 48 years.

She was a secretary at the Moravian library.

She was a survivor of the bombings of her home town during World War II.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem, where she was on several committees.

Shirley A. Schleicher, private nanny

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Shirley A. Schleicher, 68, of Bethlehem, died July 25, 2017, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Roth. She was the wife of Ralph Schleicher for 36 years.

She was a private nanny for several families throughout the Lehigh Valley.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two stepdaughters, Cyndi Au and her husband Mike and Wendy McGourney; a sister, Julie Honald; and five stepgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Terry Roth.

Rita A. Lipka, Spring Garden ES volunteer

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Rita A. Lipka, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 21, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Anna (Getcek) and Stephen Raykos. She was the wife of the late Francis “Flip” Lipka for 40 years.

She worked at the Pembroke and Muriel Dress Companies for many years.

She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Saints Simon and Jude seniors club, the national Sokols and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. She volunteered at Spring Garden and James Buchanan elementary schools.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Miriam Parker, Walp’s waitress

Miriam Parker, 92, of Bethlehem, died July 25, 2017, at home. Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Rebecca (Nothstein) and Calvin Haas. She was the wife of the late John C. Parker for 58 years.

She was a waitress at Walps restaurant, Allentown. She later worked at Coopersburg Diner. She ran a gift shop business out of her home and held in-home parties throughout the Lehigh Valley. She was co-owner of Parker’s Gifts.

She volunteered for Lehigh Christian Academy and Operation Christmas Child through Nelson Randolph’s Ministry.

Frank J. Danyi Jr., attorney, R.C. deacon

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Frank J. Danyi Jr., 81, of Palmer Township, died July 21, 2017. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was the son of Frank J. Danyi and Georgine (Chendo) Danyi. He was the husband of Lillian (Long) Danyi for 59 years.

He earned a bacherlor’s degree from Moravian College and a juris doctorate degree from Catholic University School of Law.

He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.