Leonard J. Gizinski, 96, of Bethlehem, passed away January 16, 2018. He was the loving husband, of 71 years, to Celia A. (Nogic) Gizinski. Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella (Pohepic) Gizinski. Leonard served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He retired from IBM in 1986, as a Customer Engineer, after 36 years of service. He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council #4754, the Lehigh Valley General Assembly and the National American Legion.
Survivors: wife- Celia; daughters- Leeann Edinger of Bethlehem, Susan Litz and husband Peter of Bethlehem, Pamela McCourt and husband Kenneth of Brookhaven; sons- Leonard Jr. and wife Samantha of Olympia, WA, Joseph and companion Renee Adams of Northampton; daughter-in-law- Joyce Gizinski of Martinsburg, WV; 21 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters- Helen Wilkes of Nanticoke, Louise Gowen of Webster Groves, MO and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son- Brian; son-in-law- Frank Edinger; brother- Edward; sister- Isobel Maday.
Services: A viewing will be held Saturday, January 20th 10-11AM at Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018 with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following. Burial will be private at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Leonard’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Stephen J. Gaspar, 89, of Bethlehem, passed away October 20, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Anna H. (Cesanek) Gaspar. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Petko) Gaspar. Stephen served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 36 years of service. He was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church.
Survivors: sons- Albin J. Macsay of Myrtle Beach, SC, David M. Gaspar and wife Debbi of Bethlehem Twp; 4 grandchildren- Danielle Marie Gaspar, David Gaspar Jr., Tanya Hood, Andrew Thear; son-in-law- Thomas Miller of Bethlehem; sister- Margaret Stefanik of Bethlehem. He was predeceased by his daughter- Joan Miller, granddaughter- Donna Macsay, daughter-in-law- Mary Macsay, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Services: A viewing will be held Friday, Oct 27th 6-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A viewing will be held Saturday 9-10AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stephen's memory to Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church.
Paul N. Gangewere, 68, of South Bethlehem, passed away September 14, 2017. He was the loving husband of Sherry L. (Rikard) Gangewere. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Paul C. and Rita (Gerber) Gangewere. Paul served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, based in Thailand. He retired as a roller from Bethlehem Steel after 32 years of service.
Survivors: Wife- Sherry L. Gangewere; Daughters- Kimberly Kapustic and husband Michael of Northampton, Kyle Gangewere and husband Keenan of Center Valley; Grandchildren- Mikey, Noah, Maddie, Keenan, Betty and Paulie; Sister- Carolanne Novak and husband Robert of Allentown; Beloved Dog- Cassie. He was predeceased by his brother- James Gangewere.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Paul’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Dr. Thomas Leo Gaydos MD
Dr. Thomas Leo Gaydos MD, 81, of Springfield Township PA, died on Friday December 16th, 2016 while at home. Dr. Gaydos was a Tamaqua native and a Navy veteran as was his father Leo T Gaydos. He graduated from both Pennsylvania State University, and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. He went on to join the St. Luke’s Hospital staff in 1969, and was President of the St. Luke’s Medical Staff in 1986. He enjoyed working with Residents, and was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Temple University School of Medicine. He was a loving husband, proud father, avid fly fisherman, Penn State football fan, and enjoyed spending ALL his free time on his farm. He will be missed by all who he helped and knew.
Thomas L. was predeceased by his Wife Bernardine Anne McGovern Gaydos, his parents Leo and Louise Kershner Gaydos, in-laws Robert M. McGovern Sr., & Sarah Elizabeth Lesher McGovern.
He is survived by his son Thomas A. Gaydos and his daughter-in-law Dawn Riedel Gaydos, his daughter Susan Elizabeth Barnes and his son-in-law Dan Barnes, his brother in-law, Robert M. McGovern, Jr. and his wife Brenda, as well as four grandchildren Thomas Riley, Samantha, Nathaniel, and Matthew.
Services: A calling time will be held on Thursday December 22nd 9:30-10AM with a Service to follow at 10AM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Post service wake will be at the Saucon Valley Country Club - Guest House.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dr. Thomas Gaydos’s memory to United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley designated for Elder Care, 1110 American Parkway Northeast Suite F-120 Allentown, PA 18109.
Josephine Grynaviski, 64, of Sneads Ferry, NC passed away April 11, 2016. Josie was a loving wife and dedicated mother, as well as a devout Catholic. Daughter of Ann (Bove) and Michael Murphy Jr., she was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA where she graduated from Liberty High School in 1969 and later attended Bethlehem Business School. She later moved to Emmaus, PA where she and her husband, Chet, raised their 2 children. She retired from East Penn School District as an Aide with Macungie School. She subsequently moved to Sneads Ferry, NC with her husband. Josie retired from the City of Jacksonville in 2014. She succumbed to leukemia on April 11, 2016.
Survivors: Husband- Chet Grynoviski; Son- Christopher and wife Jackie Grynaviski; Daughter- Andrea (Grynoviski) and husband Justin King; Grandson- Brody King; Brother- Michael Murphy III and wife Robin Murphy.
A viewing will be held on Monday 9:30-10:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Josie’s name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate so that other families may not need to suffer from the effects of this terrible disease.
Daniel Guth, 59, of Allentown, passed away peacefully January 27, 2016. He was the son of the late Joann (Herman) and William J. Guth Sr. He loved his children, devil dogs, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was often the loudest person in the room especially if he was laughing. He was a wonderful story teller and was chock full of useless information as he loved reading about history. He was easy to talk to and would often strike up a conversation wherever he would go. His good spirit will be remembered.
Survivors: Children- Michelle Boehm, Justin Guth and Stacey Ubiera; 7 Grandchildren; Brother- Bruce Guth; Sister- Diane Ensley; Many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother- Billy Guth.
Services: A private memorial service will be held at a later date for immediate family and friends.
Contributions: In lieu for flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Kathleen E. Guldeman
Kathleen E. (Evetushick) Guldeman, 60, of Bethlehem, passed away December 14, 2015. She was the loving wife of 39 years to Charles H. Guldeman III. Born in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Marie (Mihalovic) Evetushick. Kathleen worked for many years at Bethlehem Steel. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She will be sadly missed by her entire family.
Husband- Charles H. Guldeman, Son- Michael Guldeman of Bethlehem, Sister- Ann Marie Reinhart of Nazareth.
A calling time will be held on Friday 8:30- 9:20AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd. Bethlehem 18018. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Contributions can be made in Kathleen’s memory to the church.
William "Billy" Guth Jr.
William “Billy” J. Guth Jr., 57, of Bethlehem, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was the loving husband of 30 years to Mary B. (Bender) Guth. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Joann (Herman) Guth. Billy had retired as a Supervisor from City of Bethlehem Emergency Medical Services after 35 years of service. He was also a previous Bethlehem Twp. Paramedic, a Critical Incident Stress Management “CISM” Senior member, a CPR Instructor through the American Heart Assoc., on the Fire Crew at Nazareth Speedway and an Eagle Scout with Silver Palms. Billy was a volunteer for the Fountain Hill Emergency Squad for 20 years where he served as a past President. He was also on the Eastern PA EMS Council Board and a former Chairman of the Eastern PA EMS Conference. He was a lifelong member of Christ Church UCC, Bethlehem. Billy enjoyed NASCAR and boating with his family at their Pocono cabin.
Wife- Mary B. Guth; Daughter- Sarah E. Guth of Bethlehem; Brothers- Bruce Guth of Herndon, VA, Daniel Guth of Allentown; Sister- Diane Ensley of Bethlehem; Aunt- Louise DelVillaggio and numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews and many friends and colleagues.
A viewing will be held on Friday 4-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A viewing will be held Saturday 8-9:30AM in Christ Church UCC 75 E. Market St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 with a service at 9:30AM in the church. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Billy’s memory to the American Diabetes Assoc. PO B ox 4383 Bethlehem PA 18018 or the American Heart Assoc. 968 Postal Road, Suite 110 Allentown, PA 18109.