Annamae (Eder) Breinig 83, of Tamaqua, PA, (formerly of Allentown) residing with her son Scott Alan Breinig and family passed away on December 28, 2017 at the Hometown Nursing Center under Hospice care. Born July 23, 1934 in Allentown, PA. She was a daughter of the late John Anthony Eder and the late Helen Joan (Lapchak) Eder. Annamae attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Central Catholic High School. She was employed by the former Merchants Bank now known as Wells Fargo for 30 years. One of the many highlights of her career was attaining the position of the first Female Vice President of Dealer Vehicle Financing for the greater Lehigh Valley. She was very active with the Future Business Leaders' Club of young men and women.
Annamae loved traveling and visiting many countries throughout her lifetime. Thoroughly enjoying the sites and customs of the many people and places visited. She had a keen sense of humor and could always bring laughter to everyone. Annamae will always be remembered for her love of God, family, friends and relatives cherishing the memories. Also, helping many people out whenever needed. She was a long time member of St. Francis of Assisi in Allentown before residing with her Son .
Survivors: Son: Scott Alan (wife Star Lynn) stepgrandson Nathaniel “Nate” B. Ferry. Sister: Wilma A. Sokol and nephew, Alexander A., Brother: John Joseph Eder Sr (wife Nancy May). Nephews: John Joseph Eder Jr (wife Cheryl Lynn) great niece Claire Delynn of Dallas Texas. Paul Ryan Eder (wife Terri Ann) and great nieces Cassandra Shuli and Shauna Jean of Laurys Station PA. Cousins: Robert Eder & family, Florida: and, Forrest Fiedler & family, Virginia.
A viewing will be held Friday, January 5th 12:30-1:30PM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 1:30PM all in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be Private at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Annamae’s memory to Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, the American Cancer Society or to a Charity of one's choice.
Glenn A. Earich, 85, of Bethlehem, passed away December 21, 2017 in his home. He was the husband of 61 years to D. Yvonne (Deiter) Earich. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. Glenn retired as an EMT for Bethlehem Steel after many years of service.
Survivors: wife- D. Yvonne Earich; 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.
Services will be Private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Glenn’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the Center for Animal Health and Welfare care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc., Bethlehem.
Barbara M. (Krobath) Korpics, 72, of Bethlehem, passed away December 20, 2017 in Westminster Village. She was the loving wife of the late Richard P. Korpics. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sara (Willard) Krobath. Barbara worked for 24 years as a Nurses Aide at Holy Family Manor before her retirement. She was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church. Barbara loved dogs and cherished her 6 grandchildren.
Survivors: children- Michael Brown and wife Barbara of Laurel Springs, NJ, Michelle “Miki” Eisenreich and husband John of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Christine, Thomas and Elizabeth Brown, Zachary, McKenzie and Austin Eisenreich.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, Dec 26th 11-12PM with a Service at 12PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Animals in Distress or to the Pennsylvania SPCA care of the funeral home.
Calvin W. Weaver, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away December 19, 2017. He was the loving husband of almost 70 years to Ruth (Anderson) Weaver. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Calvin and Anna (Klepinger) Weaver. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII. He served a 2 year tour in Okinawa with the 6th Marine Division. Calvin retired from the Bethlehem Police Department after 33 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, golf and all sports.
Survivors: wife- Ruth Weaver; grandson- Brett Weaver; granddaughter- Toni Weaver; brother- Edward and wife Karla Weaver; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son- Rick Weaver.
A calling time will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27th 11AM-12PM with a Memorial Service to follow at 12PM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Jean K. (Kozero) Taylor, 79, of Bethlehem and a resident of Holy Family Manor, passed away December 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Norman E. Taylor. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Leo Kozero and step-daughter of the late Agnes Kozero. Jean worked as an office clerk for various companies, retiring from UGI. She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Jean volunteered for Easter Seals for many years and enjoyed sitting on the porch visiting with her neighbors. She was an avid reader, loved Elvis, Angels and was very passionate about animals. Jean was a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Survivors: children- Kim Taylor and husband Scott Seltz of Chatham, NJ, Brenda Taylor of Philadelphia, Wayne Taylor of Bethlehem, Glenn Taylor and wife Laura of Red Lion, Nancy Lasko and husband Keith of Steel City; grandchildren- Connor, Merrick, Brianna, Nicholas, Katelyn, Anne, Jamie and Cody; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister- Joan Taylor.
A calling time will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20th 12-1PM in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1PM in the church. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jean’s memory to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare 1165 Island Park Rd Easton, PA 18042.
Bernice E. M. (Laible) Breidenbach, 83, of Bethlehem, passed away December 6, 2017. She was the loving wife of 64 years to Richard S. C. Breidenbach. She worked for over 32 years in various sewing factories in the Lehigh Valley. Her greatest joy was her family.
Survivors: husband- Richard Breidenbach; son- Kenneth Breidenbach; grandson- Joshua Breidenbach; siblings- Phyllis Becker and Richard Laible. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law- Jamie Breidenbach.
A viewing will be held Monday, Dec 11th 10-11AM with a service to follow at 11AM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.
Margaret (Gaspar) M. Stefanik, 92, of Bethlehem, passed away December 6, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph R. Stefanik Jr. Born in Hellertown, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Ann (Petko) Gaspar. Margaret was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She was a member of the former Bethlehem Steel Club and enjoyed watching football, baseball and reality tv shows. She was an excellent cook and baker.
Survivors: daughter- Denise wife of Eugene Shearer of Macungie, PA; the love of her life, her granddaughter- Ashley wife of Brian Unfried of Manheim, PA; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter- Deborah J. Stefanik, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.
Services: Services were held privately for the family care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Felicia Tabor, 77, of Bethlehem passed away November 13, 2017. Born in Parsons, Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard Sr. and Florence Miller. She was the wife of Norman Tabor, also from Wilkes-Barre. They celebrated fifty-three years of marriage this year.
She attended Coughlin H.S in Wilkes-Barre and went on to receive her B.S. from Misericordia College, majoring in mathematics and minoring in physics. She taught mathematics at Crestwood H.S. in Mountaintop, PA before marrying her husband. A dedicated wife and mother, who after raising her three children, completed her career in education at Southern Lehigh Middle School as a special education instructional assistant.
She was a devout member of Ss. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Richard Miller Jr. and Eugene Miller.
Survived by her husband Norman, her sister Nancy, her three children Anne, Catherine, and Edward, along with her nine loving grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Monday, November 20th 10:15-11:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM all in Ss. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem followed by interment in Holy Savior Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.