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.