William J. Siska, 93, of Bethlehem, passed away August 12, 2018. Born in DePue, IL he was the son of the late Frances and Aton Siska. He was the husband of the late M. Jean Siska. William served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and retired from Durkee Foods in 1988.
Surviving is his son- Scott Siska of Bethlehem. He was predeceased by his son- Robert, brother- Frank and sister- Julia Baley.
Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
On Thursday evening last, Mary Hennigh, at the tender age of 92, went peacefully to sleep and shuffled off this mortal coil into the arms of God. Born Mary Brennan she was the last surviving of six siblings of Frank and Mary (Geiger) Brennan. Married to Charles Hennigh Mary, is survived by four children. Cary Hennigh and his wife Mary of Reading, PA. Charles Hennigh and his wife Marci of Shalotte, N.C. Maryann (Hennigh) wife of the late Michael Heffelfinger of Alpharetta GA. and Patrice (Hennigh) wife of William Ring of Bethlehem PA, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and her dear friend and companion Daniel Herman of Allentown PA. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Charles, two sons, John and Eric, and a grandson Charles. Mary loved dancing, plays, her Irish heritage, sewing and volunteering at her church.
A calling time will be held Wednesday, August 1st 9-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 1046 W Cedar St Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home Inc.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the 2nd Harvest food bank.
Joseph F. Keating, 52, of Bethlehem, fought cancer valiantly but peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Miles J. and Helen L. (Nagy) Keating. Joseph drove a tractor trailer for many years for Wadhams Enterprises Inc. He enjoyed reading, spending time at the beach and was even certified to scuba dive. His infectious personality and love of life will be deeply missed.
Surviving are his loving girlfriend- Jessica Filchner; daughters who he adored- Ashleigh, Natassja and Savannah Keating; sister- Carol and her husband John Rooney; niece- Tori Rooney; nephews- C.J. and Cade Rooney and his beloved Bengal cats- Ziggy and Emilee.
A calling time will be held on Tuesday, July 24th 5-7PM with a Celebration of Joseph’s Life to follow at 7PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Joseph’s memory to the American Cancer Society 3893 Adler Pl #170, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Richard Carl Yochum, 98, of Bethlehem passed away on July 11, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living in Northampton. He was the son of George and Anna (Hagermann) Yochum. Richard was the loving husband of the late Geraldine (Hauze) Yochum. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Mary Yochum, Robert and Helen Yochum, Frederick and Virginia Yochum.
Richard was an employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 44 years. He was a member of the Westside Moravian Church.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as part of the 282nd Signal Pigeon Company. Richard took great pride when he assisted his friend, Author John Alosi, in providing details of his Army experiences for the production of Mr. Alosi’s book, War Birds.
Richard is survived by his devoted son, Richard Courtney Yochum and Mary Ann Grazioplena; grandson, Rhett Chandler Yochum and his wife, Sylvia (Perna) Yochum; great grandson, Rhys Cole Yochum; many nieces and nephews, including Douglas (wife Shirley) Yochum, who is an Elder at the Westside Moravian Church; dear friends, John and Nancy Eder.
The family wishes to most sincerely thank the administration and staff at Sacred Heart Senior Living for their excellent care and loving attention given to Richard during the last ten years, as well as the staff of Family Pillars Hospice for their care during his final days.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 16, 6-8PM, at Downing Funeral Home, Inc., at 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Richard’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 17, at 12:30PM at Westside Moravian Church, 402 3Rd Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow at Bethlehem Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Westside Moravian Church.
Carolyn M. (Williams) Leh, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away June 26, 2018 surrounded by her loving family in her home. She was the loving wife of the late Carl H. Leh Jr. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Helen (Kohler) Williams. Carolyn was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, visiting with her family, watching NASCAR and was a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan
Survivors: sons- Douglas Leh of Center Valley, Glenn C Leh II of Bethlehem, Glenn C. Leh and wife Tammy of Northampton; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son- Carl H. Leh III.
A viewing will be held on Thursday 6:30-8PM and Friday 9-10AM with a service at 10AM at Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Carolyn’s memory to Rosemont Lutheran Church 1705 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Nancy (McCandless) Rodriguez, 78, of Williams Twp, passed away June 4, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of 48 years, to Atahualpa “Tao” Rodriguez. Born in Hellertown, she was the daughter of the late George and Nancy (Moyer) McCandless. Nancy graduated from Hellertown High School and had attended Christian Assembly Ministries in Stewartsville, NJ. She enjoyed going to pools, Beltzville State Park and Seaside Heights. Nancy cherished her family and was always a welcoming hostess.
Survivors: husband- Atahualpa “Tao” Rodriguez; daughter- Tyra Ott and husband Chris Ott of Easton; sons- Arthur Funk and companion Judy Astacio of Bethlehem, John Funk husband of the late Peggy Funk of Catasauqua; grandchildren- Chris Patrick Ott II and Tyra Michelle Ott; sister- Linda Yuill; brothers- Jim and Rick McCandless. She was predeceased by her son- Curt Funk.
A viewing will be held on Friday, June 8th 9:30-10:30AM with a Service at 10:30AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Nancy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Patricia A. (Dougherty) Ulshafer, 74, of Bethlehem, passed away June 1, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Roger W. Ulshafer. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Lenore (Krause) and Walter J. Dougherty. Patricia played in the Liberty High School band as 1st chair flute and later gave flute lessons to others. She enjoyed reading, music of all types and taking care of her family.
Survivors: daughter- Heidi Ulshafer with whom she resided; granddog- Ralphie; sister-in-law- Donna Dougherty of Coplay; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother- Robert Dougherty.
A calling time will be held Friday, June 8th 1-2PM with a Memorial Service at 2PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Please no flowers, contributions can be made in Patricia’s memory to the Vasculitis Foundation for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis “Wegener’s Granulomatosis” to help with the research of Heidi’s disease, care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Helen Lewis, passed away May 29, 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 4th 10:30AM in Ss Simon and Jude Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.