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.
Felix L. Rodriguez, 73, of Bethlehem, passed away May 24, 2018. He was the loving husband of nearly 50 years to Maria M. (Olivo) Rodriguez. Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of Felix Rodriguez (103yrs old) and the late Isabel (Rivera) Rodriguez. Felix was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church. He loved farming, fishing, the outdoors, baseball and playing the guitar.
Survivors: wife- Maria Rodriguez; father- Felix Rodriguez; children- Carmen Rodriguez and husband Lemuel, Hector Rodriguez and wife Maria, Alex Rodriguez, Betsy Gomez and husband Gustavo; 15 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. He was predeceased by his grandson- Emanuel Rodriguez, great grandson- Isaac Emanuel, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 31st 8:30-10:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM in Holy Infancy Catholic Church 312 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA 18015. Burial to follow in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Joseph S. Seier, of Slatington, PA passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was husband of the late Sharon (Marsteller) Seier and son of the late Joseph and Maria (Gasper) Seier of Bethlehem, PA. Joe attended Notre Dame High School and Lehigh University. After college he served in the Army and Army Reserve rising to the rank of Captain and was stationed in Germany before returning home to Pennsylvania. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, and jump wings. Throughout his life Joe was a man of many interests, including Kung-Fu, fishing, target shooting, reading, collecting, and cooking. He was compassionate and had empathy for those in need. Through much of his later years he was a devoted caregiver to his mother, father and wife. Those who entered his home were welcomed as a part of the family not just guests. He was a loving husband, father and friend to everyone who knew him.
Survivors: Son Brandon, his wife Jessica and children Charles and Ella of Richmond, VA.
Services: A viewing will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 10AM-11AM, followed by an 11AM service at Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial in Bethlehem Memorial Park, Bethlehem. www.downingfuneralhome.com
Contributions: Friends and family may send flowers or contributions to the Children’s Home of Easton in memory of Joseph S. and Sharon L. Seier.
David J. Alimossy, 67, of Hazelton, passed away April 26, 2018. He was the son of the late Frank and Doris (Metoskie) Alimossy. David served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, and was a retired member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 15th at 10AM in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1488 N. Country Rd. Wading River, NY 11792. Burial to follow at 12PM in Calverton National Cemetery, Wading River, NY.
Helen L. (Nagy) Keating, 83, of Bethlehem, passed away April 25, 2018 in the loving company of both her children. She was the devoted wife, of 54 years, to the late Miles. J. Keating. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Orosz) and John Nagy Sr. and the youngest of their ten children. Helen was an avid reader and an active member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church. But above all else, she enjoyed the company of her family and dear friends.
Survivors: daughter- Carol and husband John Rooney of Berwyn; son- Joseph Keating of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Tori, Ashleigh, C.J., Natassja, Savannah and Cade. She was predeceased by 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 1st, 8:45-9:45AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in Holy Infancy 312 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA 18015. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
D. Yvonne Earich
D. Yvonne (Deiter) Earich, 84, of Bethlehem, passed away April 13, 2018. She was the loving wife of late Glenn Earich, who passed away in December. Born in Bethlehem, she was the last of the Deiter family and the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Mary Deiter. Yvonne retired from Bethlehem Steel as a telephone operator. She loved spending time watching sports, especially football.
Survivors: children- Michelle Foldes-Slack wife of Michael, Lisa Sigley, Peter Earich and Todd Earich all of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Stacey, Justin, Bryan, Devon, Bradley and Nicholas; great grandson- Kodey. She was predeceased by her brother Ferdinand Deiter Jr.
A viewing will be held for family on Friday, April 20th 10:30-11AM with a service at 11AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Interment to follow in Bethlehem Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Yvonne’s memory to the American Lung Assoc. or the Center for Animal Health and Welfare care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc., Bethlehem.