Joanne M. Andraschko, of Bethlehem, passed away on July 12th at the age of 76. She was born in Bethlehem to the late Henry and Sadie Andraschko. She is survived by her sister, Carol Andraschko and her cousin Danny Ponoski. She was a lifelong member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church. She attended Liberty High School and worked for a short time at Bethlehem’s Brew Works as kitchen help, before caring for both parents at home in their later years. She was a loving sister to Carol, with whom she lived her entire life. Joanne enjoyed sewing as well as cheering for her favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday 9:45-10:00AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM all in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Saints Simon and Jude Church.
Margaret M. Ackerman
Margaret M. [Andrasko] Ackerman, 101, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away on October 26, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Michael J. Ackerman. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor [Widitz] Andrasko. Margaret was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Margaret is survived by two sons, Michael, and, wife, Peggy, of Mendham, NJ and Dennis, and, wife, Mary Jane, of Tallahassee, FL, seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Elizabeth, Katherine, Dorothy, and Eleanor. She was predeceased by a brother, Albert.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM all at Notre Dame Church, 1861 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem, PA. Burial will follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Walter Aungst III
Walter H. Aungst III, 58, of Salibury Township passed away in his home on Saturday, December 28, 2013. He was the loving husband to Marilyn (Beisel) for 34 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Betty (Bateman) and the late Walter H. Aungst Jr. Walter worked for Martins Famous Pastry for 30 years. He was involved in SYA for many years and was the Vice-Chair of the Recreation Advisory Committee for Salisbury Township. Walter loved baseball, basketball, and vacations at Long Beach Island, NJ.
Survivors: Wife, Marilyn Aungst; children, Nicholas Aungst of Allentown, Alan Aungst and wife Crystal of Raubsville, LeeJay Aungst and wife Lyndsay of Salisbury Township; grandchildren, Nicholas, Paige, Tiffany, Landon, Jordyn; mother, Betty Aungst of Salisbury Township; siblings, Kathy Aungst of Salisbury Township, Terrence Aungst, Kevin Aungst, Christopher Aungst and wife Shannon of Salisbury Township. He was predeceased by his father Walter H. Aungst Jr., his brother Michael Aungst and Godson Sean Aungst.
Services: A viewing will be held on Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and Friday 9-10 a.m. with a service at 10 a.m., all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in Walters name.
Michael T. Aungst, 53, of Salisbury Twp., passed away September 3, 2013. He was the loving fiance to Bebe Kuplen. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Betty (Bateman) and the late Walter Aungst. Michael worked for 30 years at Nestle Purina. He was a member of the Mountainville Fire Co and loved his motorcycle, golfing, and basketball. Survivors: Fiancee, Bebe Kuplen; mother, Betty Aungst; siblings, Walter Aungst and wife, Marylin, of Salisbury Twp., Kathy Aungst of Salibury Twp., Terrence Aungst, Kevin Aungst, Christopher Aungst and wife, Shannon, of Salisbury Twp.; nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Alan, LeeJay, TJ, and Krystal. He was a father figure to Jennifer Kocher, and grandfather figure to Axle Kocher. He was predeceased by his nephew, Sean Aungst. Services: A viewing will be held on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m. with a service at 10 a.m. all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc., 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be private. Contributions: Donations can be made in Michaels memory to the American Cancer Society , 3893 Adler PL, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
William C Acker
William C. Acker, 90, formerly of West Bethlehem, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late William and Mary Acker.William served in the U.S. Army during WWII, stationed in Frances and being honorably discharged as Private First Class.He was a member of Ss Simon and Jude Catholic Church. William retired from Bethlehem Steel. Survivors: Niece - Paula Matus Ferry of Hazelton; nephew - Scott Matus of Bethlehem; great-nieces and nephews- Maeve Ferry Sehay, Caitlin, William and John Ferry; other nieces and nephews; extended family- Richard and Arlene Lund, Robert and Karen Shadle, Edward and Danelle Mackavage, all of Bethlehem. He was predeceased by siblings- Dorothy Matus and Donald Acker. Services: A calling time will be held on Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m., all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc.1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, 18018. Inurnment to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Contributions: Bill was an animal lover and in lieu of flowers he would have liked donations to be made to the Lehigh County Humane Society, Center for Animal Health and Welfare or the The Seeing Eye c/o Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
John F. Arno, 59, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was the loving husband of Irene A. (Zaferiou) Arno. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Leslie and the late Dolores Arno. He worked as a Medicare Compliance Consultant for Optum for 16 years. John was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He devoted much of his life to the Boy Scouts of America; he achieved his Eagle Scout rank in 1969 , acted as Assistant Scoutmaster over his son's troop for several years and was a long-time volunteer for Minsi Trails Council.
Wife- Irene A. Arno
Father- Leslie Arno of Clarksville, AR
Son- Ryan and wife Kristen of Greencastle
Step Children- Teresa Cardwell and husband William of Ocean, NJ
Karen Schmidt and husband James of Redbank, NJ
Fred Schiller and wife Sonja of Ossining, NY
Brothers- Mark and wife Leslie of Winfield, IL
Gerry and wife Doris of Elburn, IL
Sister- Hope Hurt and husband Dr. Mark of Portland, OR
5 Step Grandchildren
Nieces- Erin, Kelly and April
A viewing will be held Wednesday 4-7PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. A viewing will be held Thursday 10-10:45AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM all in Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council 991 Postal Rd Allentown, PA 18109.
Wanda J. Aubin
Wanda J. Aubin born October 23, 1913 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut and a longtime resident of West Hartford, Connecticut died peacefully in her sleep on February 3, 2012.
Wanda, along with her fabulous cooking, knowledgeable gardening tips, and gracious hospitality will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
No memorial or funeral services will be held according to Wanda Aubin’s wishes.
Donations may be made "In memory of Wanda J. Aubin" to the UConn School of Medicine Annual Fund. Please make checks payable to: The UConn Foundation, Inc. and forward to the following address: 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206, Storrs, Connecticut 06269.
Helen Struss Angelucci 93 years old, of Bethlehem died in peace after years of suffering with Rheumatoid arthritis on Dec. 12, 2011 in the care of St. Luke’s hospice in home and their Hospice House on Black River Road.
Born in Egypt Whitehall township, daughter of Ukrainian immigrants the late Stephen and Anna (Cochinosh) Struss, Helen was always ready to share a story expressing her love of her large family and farm life. She was pre-deceased by sisters and brothers—Anna, Mary, Kate, Tony, Sophie, and Walter. Helen is survived by sisters Pauline, Eve and brother Paul. She was wife of John Angelucci for 70 years. In addition to her husband are three daughters Karen Toman and twins Jacalyn Ortwein and Jamie Kyle. She has two grandchildren Olivia Ortwein, Jordan Toman and many nieces and nephews.
Helen worked at Western Electric during WW II, later at Laros Silk Mill and then using her skills as a dressmaker in the workplace and home keeping her daughters in the latest fashions until she retired.
Her great love was Bible study groups and the many friends she made while there.
In lieu of sending flowers please send a donation to your favorite children’s charity. Viewing arrangements are for a closed casket and only immediate family members. Funeral arrangements were made by Downing Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem. www.downingfuneralhome.com.