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Evelyn K. Page

Evelyn K. Page, 86, of Coopersburg, formerly of Allentown and Middletown, died Aug. 10 in Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coopersburg.

She was born in Middletown to the late Roy and Frances (Metzger) Kramer.

She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Allentown.

Before retiring she was employed by Hess’s department store for 20 years.

She is survived by daughters, Phyllis P. Christman of Allentown, Cheryl E. Romig of Albrightsville; a son, Gregory Freeman of Allentown; sisters, Lucille Gwin of Mechanicsburg, Dorothea M. Cross of Loomis, CA; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Walter L. Page, Jr.

Services were held Aug. 14.

Contributions can be made to the church.

 

Margaret A. Giglio

Margaret A. Giglio, 74, of Hellertown, died Aug. 15 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was married to John J. Giglio for 53 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Anna (Donchex)  Makos.

She was a member of St. John Capistrano Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Debra Carson of Hellertown; son, John R. of Bethlehem Township; brothers, Matthew and John both of Bethlehem; sisters, Mario Castro of Bethlehem, Anne Troiani of Fountain Hill; four grandchildren.

 

Margaret M. Szelingowski

Margaret M. Szelingowski, 84, of Coopersburg, died Aug. 16 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Steve  Szelingowski.

She was born in New Jersey to the late Joseph and Rosetta (Bolton) Philhower.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Manzke of Dublin, OH; brothers, sisters, seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren. 

Services were held Monday.

Contributions can be made to the American Lung Asso.
 

Beatrice M. Brosious

Beatrice M. Brosious, 87, of Bethlehem, died Thurs. Jan. 2, in her home. She was the wife of the late Stanley Brosious.

Born in Lower Saucon  township, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ida (Strahler) Dubbs.

She is survived by her sons, Gerald and Donald, both of Bethlehem; brothers, Raymond Dubbs, of Bethlehem and Harold Dubbs, of Allentown; and six Grandchildren.

Services are private. No calling hours.

Arrangements by Falk Funeral Home, 1418 Main Street, Hellertown, PA
 

Virginia F. Heckman

Virginia F. Heckman, 86, of Myerstown formerly of Emmaus and Coopersburg died Apr. 8, 2003 in E.C.C. Retirement Village, Myerstown.

She was the wife of the late Frank Heckman.

Born in Virginia Beach, Va. she was the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Crossen) Emrich.

Mrs. Heckman retired from the former Shernay Printing, Coopersburg, in 1984.

She was a member of St. Matthews Evangelical Congregational Church, Emmaus.

There were no immediate survivors.

Services were held Apr. 14.

Memorial contributions can be made to E.C.C.Retirement Village, 7 West Park Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067.

Arrangements by: C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951

 

Charles J. Szvetecz

Charles J. Szvetecz, 84, of Bethlehem died Apr. 2003 at his residence.

He was the husband of the late Mary S. (Bennish) Szvetecz.

Born in Bethlehem he was the son of the late John and Anna (Lancecsk) Szvetecz.

Mr. Szvetecz worked for  the Union Steam Fitters Local 670, Allentown & Local 420 Philadelphia. Prior to that he worked for Bethlehem Steel .

He is survived by one son, Richard S. Szvetecz of Hellertown; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Services were held Apr. 12. Interment was in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Memorial contributions can be made to Conservation Council for Hawaii, P.O.Box 2923, Honolulu, HI.

Online Memorial Tributes:www.heintzelmanfh.com

Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

Verna G. Madison

Verna G. Madison, 85, of Hellertown died Apr. 9, 2003 at the St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, Pa.

She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Madison.

Born in Bethlehem she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Addie (Weaver) Gerhab.

She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, of Hellertown.

In addition to being a housewife she volunteered at the Muhlenburg Thrift Shop, Bethlehem and was a member of the Muhlenburg Hospital Ladies Aux.

She is survived by one step-daughter Lorette Miller of Midlothian, Va; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren’ nieces and nephews.

Services were held Apr. 12. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Hellertown.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055.

Online Memorial Tributes:www.heintzelmanfh.com

Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

Rosary V. Munsch

Rosary V. “Rose” Munsch, 80, of Richlandtown, formerly of Hellertown died Apr. 8, 2003 at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.

She was the wife of the late Walter G. Munsch.

Born in Allentown she was the daughter of the late William and Marguarite M. (Miller) Kistler.

Prior to retiring in 1997 she was a Crossing Guard for the Borough of Hellertown. Previously she worked at the former A & P in Hellertown.

She was a member of the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown where she had previously served on the Church’s Choir.

She was a former volunteer for the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post #297, Hellertown, the Hellertown Little League, and a Den Mother for Hellertown Cub Pack #11.

She is survived by three sons, David B. of Wellsville, Pa, Timothy R. of Hellertown, and Jeffrey R. of Bear, Del.; one sister, Mary M. Mathias, of Hellertown; and six grandchildren.

Services were held Apr. 11. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Hellertown.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, P.O.Box K, Hellertown, PA 18055

Online Memorial Tributes:www.heintzelmanfh.com

Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

 

Lucinda E. Pearson Butz

Lucinda E. Pearson Butz, 94, of Bethlehem formerly of Hellertown died Apr. 9, 2003 at the Blough Health Care, Bethlehem, Pa.

She was the wife of the late Corson D. Butz and the late Paul A. Pearson.

Born in Lower Saucon Twp. she was the daughter of the late Preston T. and Ellie (Ebert) Laubach. 

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Springtown. 

She was a member of the Women of Lutheran Evangelical Church of America and Senior Citizens Group, Springtown.

She is survived by two sons, Leon P. of Bethlehem and Dr. Richard E. of Brick, N.J.; two brothers, Wilmer of Butztown, and William of Allentown; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth P.

Services were held Apr. 12. Interment was in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Township.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Lutheran Church, P.O.Box 216, Springtown, PA 18081

Online Memorial Tributes:www.heintzelmanfh.com

Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

 

 

Anna Scheetz

Anna Scheetz, 80, of Coopersburg died Apr. 11, 2003 in Genesis Eldercare, Quakertown. 

She was the wife of the late Russell W. Scheetz.

Born in Quakertown she was the daughter of the late William and Leah (Neamand) Steeley.

She was employed in the bookkeeping department of the former Bucks County Bank & Trust Co. for 15 years before retiring in 1988. Previously, she worked as a bookkeeper for the former North Penn Store of Quakertown.

Mrs. Scheetz graduated second in her class in 1940 from Quakertown High School. She was active member of the Passer Community Assoc. and the Springfield Historical Society of Springfield Township for many years.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Richlandtown.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Fisher of Quakertown and Rosemary Miller of Manassas, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held Wed. Apr. 16 at 2 p.m. in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Richlandtown. Interment will be in Quakertown Union Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the church Wed. from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, P.O.Box 356, Richlandtown, PA 18955.

Arrangements: The Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, 20 N. Ambler St., Quakertown, PA 18955.

 

 

 

Bernard E. Showers

Bernard E. Showers, 76, of Coopersburg died Apr. 12, 2003. 

He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Cressman) Showers.  They were married for 40 years last Nov.

Born in Bethlehem he was the son of the late George and Carrie (Schnell) Showers.

Mr. Showers was a carrier for the United States Postal Service, Bethlehem for 35 years until retiring in 1982.

He served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Coopersburg.

He was a life member of the 540 Democratic Club, Bethlehem.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one brother, George of So. Passadena, Fla.; one sister Esther Flager of New Rochelle, N.Y.

Services will be held Wed. Apr. 16, at 1:00 p.m. at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main St., Hellertown, Pa. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Hellertown.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Coopersburg, Pa.

Online Memorial Tributes:www.heintzelmanfh.com

Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

 

Elizabeth J. Petritsch

Elizabeth J. Petritsch, 77, of Kintnersville died Apr. 12, 2003 at the VNA Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

She was the wife of Gerald J. Petritsch. They were married for 57 years in January.

Born in Mahanoy City, Pa. she was the daughter of the late George and Florence (Joseph) Youch.

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Geraldine M. Petrei of Quakertown; two granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to VNA Hospice at St. Luke’s, 709 Delaware Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Online Memorial Tributes:www.heintzelmanfh.com

Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055


 
 

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