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.
Laura A. (Bush) Guzie, 92, of Bethlehem, passed away April 12, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Andrew Guzie. Born in Lower Macungie Twp, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Clara (Gower) Bush. She was a former member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Allentown. Laura enjoyed spending her time crocheting.
Survivors: son- Gary and wife Candace Guzie of Las Cruces, NM; daughter- Judith and husband Rich Dorsam of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Bendict, Jillian, Jaclyn, Lauren, Carin and Brian; 6 great grandchildren; sister- Grace Zimmerman of Breinigsville.
Services will be private for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Laura’s memory to Peaceable Kingdom PO Box 424 Whitehall, PA 18052.
Mitch “Mitchie” Brown passed away in his home in Pottstown, PA, on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. He was 31 years old. He was born in Bethlehem on September 23rd, 1986 to Mitchell J. and Eileen (Casey) Brown. He was a 2005 graduate from Nazareth Area High School. Mitch will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his partner Katie DiLuigi and their daughter,Bailey. He is survived by his mother, Eileen; sisters Melissa Owens and Abby (Chris) White; brother Tucker (Jessa) Brown; and his Aunts Cathy Brown and Sharon Hurt. He was a loyal friend and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mitch was preceded in death by his father, Mitchell. Mitchie will be fondly remembered for his ability to light up any room with his smile. His sense of humor, kind heart, and sweet, easy disposition will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 12th, from 4-6PM with a service at 6PM at Downing Funeral Home, 1002 West Broad St, Bethlehem, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the Bailey Brown education fund in care of Eileen Brown and can be sent to the funeral home.
Rita D. Rohrbach, 88, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 28, 2018. She was the loving spouse of the late Edwin Rohrbach who preceded her on January 14, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, Rita was the daughter of the late Carlo and Antionette (Gentile) Tomassi. She was a devout member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Bethlehem. Rita worked as a seamstress throughout her life at various garment factories, including Rosenthal’s in Philadelphia, Bethleon Togs in Bethlehem, and Casco in Hellertown. Even after retirement, she could always be found with a needle in her hand. Rita was a member of the “Busy Bee’s” and Senior Group at her church and loved to help out with various charitable fundraisers. She and her husband loved to travel. Surviving Rita are her sons: John of Naples, Fl, and Joseph and his wife Diane of Bethlehem. Rita is also survived by her five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters, as well as her sister Rose Porto. She was preceded in death by her siblings Felix, Emily and Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:30 am in Ss. Simon and Jude Church, 730 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem. Calling hours will be from 10:30-11:30 am in the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her memory to her church or St. Luke’s Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Downing Funeral Home, Inc., Bethlehem.