David W. Nonnemacher, Sr., 77, of Lower Nazareth, passed away January 10, 2018. He was the loving husband of almost 58 years to Catherine R. (Szoke) Nonnemacher. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Laura M. (Rutt) Nonnemacher. David served in the U.S. National Guard Reserves and the U.S. Army Reserves. He retired from Bethlehem Steel’s beam yard, after 32 years of service. David was a handyman and his passion was woodworking, making George Nakashima type furniture. He was an avid camper and enjoyed traveling with his wife, especially to Disney.
Survivors: wife- Catherine Nonnemacher; daughters- Peggy Konnick and husband Troy of Breinigsville, Caroline Knowles of Bethlehem Twp, Roseann Hannis and husband Joseph of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Matthew Amey, Trista Knowles, Natasha Henn, David Hannis, Mark Wass; 4 great grandchildren; brother- Albert “Sonny” Nonnemacher and wife Helen of Port St. Lucie, FL; son- in- law- Tom Amey. He was predeceased by his son- David “Butch” Nonnemacher Jr.
Services will be Private as per David’s request. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, because David loved animals, contributions can be made to the Sanctuary at Haafsville PO Box 921 Fogelsville, PA 18051.
Stanislaus J. Nehilla, 77, of Bethlehem, passed away January 7, 2018. He was the loving husband of 51 years to Lorraine A. (Zamadics) Nehilla. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Stephen and Anna (Wysakowski) Nehilla. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Stanislaus worked previously for the Catholic Diocese of Allentown at Holy Saviour Cemetery. He was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, where he served as an alter server.
Survivors: wife- Lorraine A. Nehilla; children- Stephen J. Nehilla and wife Melanie of Mechanicsburg, John T. Nehilla at home, Karen M. Griffiths and husband John of Arlington Heights, IL; 10 grandchildren; brothers- Francis Nehilla of West Chester, Gerald Nehilla of Allentown, Henry Nehilla of Holmes Beach, FL.
A calling time will be held on Friday, January 12th 10-11AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM all in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in his memory to the church care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Barry A. Werner, 60, of Bethlehem, passed away January 5, 2018. He was the son of William and Anna M. (Domyan) Werner. He had attended Saucon Valley School District. Barry was self-employed in construction and installed flag poles. He loved animals and working on cars and motorcycles. He was a member of the Washington Club.
Survivors: Parents; Brother- Gregory and his wife Lisa of Fountain Hill; Uncle Joseph and Aunt Barbara Bedics of Allentown; Cousins- Debbie Szabo and Robert Domyan. He was predeceased by his Grandparents- Charles Domyan, Frank and Julie Kucsan, Helen Leigh.
Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to a Local Animal Shelter.
Charles W. Muth, 93, of Bethlehem, passed away December 31, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Betty Mae (Schmoyer) Muth. Born in Fullerton, he was the son of the late Samuel A. and Lottie (Newhard) Muth. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Charles retired from Western Electric after 37 years of service. He was a member of St. Johns UCC in Fullerton, where he served as a choir member.
Survivors: son- David and wife Joan of Emmaus; grandchildren- Kelly Kowalewski and husband Travis, Ryan Muth and wife Kimberly; step great granddaughter- Ava. He was predeceased by his brothers- Alfred and Leonard Muth and sister- Kathleen Smith.
A viewing will be held Friday, January 5th 9-10AM with a Service to follow at 10AM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Contributions can be made in Charles’s memory to St. Johns UCC in Fullerton.
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.