William J. Hutter, 73, of Catasauqua, passed away January 11, 2017, peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family and friends. Bill was married to Linda A. (DeLong) Hutter for 32 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William J. Hutter Sr. and the late Elsie (Raubenhold) Seagreaves. Bill graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in 1961 and attended Penn State University. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after over 30 years of service and then worked for Vastex International. Bill was an avid Penn State football fan. He was a member of the National SOKOLS, the Heights AA and the Northend Wanderers Athletic Assoc.
Survivors: Wife- Linda Hutter; Daughters- Lisa Panarelli and husband Anthony Saby, Nikki McMonagle and husband Patrick, Michelle Davis and husband Tom; 6 Grandchildren.
A calling time will be held on Saturday, January 21st 10-11AM with a Celebration of Bill's Life to follow at 11AM at Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice care of the funeral home.
Beulah E. (Schlegel) Reilly- Haley, 95, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully Oct 3, 2016. She was born in Pen Argyl, PA in 1921. She was the loving wife of the late John Reilly and then the late Nathaniel Archibald Haley. Beulah was an active member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, worked previously for Hess’s Dept. Store and volunteered at a shelter for abused women in Allentown. Her hobbies included Bingo, crossword puzzles and reading.
Son- Robert J. Reilly; Grandchildren- Michelle Hoysan, Cindy Costa and Matthew Viebrock; 5 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons- John and Thomas Reilly.
A calling time will be held Thursday 6-7PM with a Memorial Service at 7PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church 67 W Washington Ave. Bethlehem.
Helen Marie Hann
Helen Marie Hann, 94, of Bethlehem Township passed away February 24, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Clayton A. Hann. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Rose (Dancs) Nyakas. Helen will be well remembered for her gregarious and generous spirit.
Son- Clayton S. Hann and wife Barbara of Dunedin, FL; Grandchildren- Clayton S Hann, MD and wife Lindsay, Melanie Hann, and David Ortwein. She was predeceased by her daughter- Kathleen Grube.
Services will be Private in the care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Dylan Huy Hoang, 5, of Allentown, passed away January 12, 2016. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Trung Hoang and Kim Nguyen. Dylan attended Kindergarten at Our Lady Help of Christians School. He was a good son, a very bright student, kind, friendly, and always liked to share and play with others.
Parents, Sister- Anh Huynh and many Uncles, Aunts and Cousins
A viewing will be held on Friday, Jan 15, 5-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. A viewing will be held Saturday, Jan 16, 9-10:30AM in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018 with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM by Rev. Abraham Ha and concelebrated by Rev. Dominic Pham and Rev. John Pendzick. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.
Please no flowers, contributions can be made to Our Lady Help of Christians School c/o the funeral home.
George Hoffert, Jr.
George W. Hoffert, Jr., 86, of Bethlehem, passed away September 5, 2015. He was the husband of 62 years to Dolores E. (Jones) Hoffert. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Katie (Oberly) and George W. Hoffert, Sr. George retired from Bethlehem Steel after 36 years of service and also worked part time for Lawns by George.
Survivors: Wife- Dolores Hoffert; Children- Debra Patton and husband Ron of Bethlehem, Randy Hoffert of Bethlehem, Kathy Walker and husband George of Schuylkill County, Krisann Szvetecz and husband Phillip of Bethlehem; Grandchildren- Michael and Matthew Patton, Jordan Hoffert, Skylar and Hailey Szvetecz; Great Granddaughter- Ryleigh Patton; Furry Companions- Sade, Kenzi, and Roxie; Brother- James Hoffert and wife Jean of Bath. He was predeceased by 6 siblings.
Services: Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions: Contributions can be made in George's memory to any charity of your choice.
Kathleen M. Hartigan
Kathleen M. Hartigan "Kathy" of Bethlehem, Pa, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Born January 30, 1938 in Hellertown, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Tressie Dugan, sister of Georgine Matey (deceased) and Mary Jane Figuli. She is survived by her husband of 8 years, Thomas Hartigan; her daughters: Jill (Joseph Krystofinski), grandchildren Paige and Michael; Joan (Jeffrey Vasko), grandchild Katlyn; and Kathy (Barry Daugherty) and grandchild Dillon. She is also survived by her husband's sons: Thomas (Maryann) Hartigan, their children, Katie, Maggie and Tori; Craig (Kevin) Hartigan, their children, Erin and Cara; Sean (Holly) Hartigan and their child, Morgan.
Kathy attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing through 1958, she continued her education at and graduated from the School of Nursing at St. Luke's Hospital in 1974. Over the years her career pursuits allowed her to work as a registered nurse, nurse supervisor, nurse manager and critical care nurse. Kathy worked at St. Luke's in Bethlehem, Southwest Florida Regional and Cape Coral Hospital, in Florida.
While in Florida Kathy had the opportunity to meet Gunnars Sturans, an artist in Cape Coral Florida, as a result of this meeting she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of drawing and painting. With birds and wildlife as her predominate subjects she started with watercolors and progressed to acrylics. She sold her paintings in the Florida Keys and Pennsylvania. Kathy assisted her daughter Jill with the painting of a mural at Lehigh Valley Health Network at Cedar Crest.
When she retired from nursing she moved to the Florida Keys, where she was active in local politics, served on the Layton City Council; was a member of the Layton Red Hat Society and the Purple Isle Art Guild.
Kathy was an avid reader and served as a library volunteer in everywhere she lived: from Limeport, Pa, to Islamorada Fl, to Amarillo, Tx and Bethlehem Pa. She enjoyed traveling throughout her life, but most of all with her husband Tom, who took her to every corner of the earth.
Services are scheduled from from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 8th at Downing Funeral Home, 1002 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, Pa.; followed by Mass at St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, Pa and burial at Holy Savior Cemetery, 2575 Linden Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
Contributions can be made in Kathy’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.`
Lilian M. Husser
Lilian M. (Zaremba) Husser, 85, of Bethlehem, passed away December 18, 2014. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph E. Husser. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Ethel (John) Zaremba. She was retired from the Ladies Garment Workers Union. Lilian was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed going to the casinos with her daughter-in-law Stephanie and going out to eat.
Son- Joseph "Skip" and wife Stephanie Husser of Bethlehem; Grandchildren- Todd of Bethlehem and Jennifer of Parkville, MD; Great Grandchildren- Ashley, Caleb and Abigail. She was predeceased by her daughter- Debi and sister- Dorothy Deltido.
Services will be private. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lilian’s memory to One by One Cat Rescue PO Box 226 Kutztown, PA 19530.
Edward L. Hearn
Edward Lee Hearn, 92, of Macungie, passed away July 3, 2014 in Lehigh Center. He was the loving husband of the late Betty (Generose) Hearn. Born in John Y, WV, he was the son of the late John and Myrtle (Kisner) Hearn. Edward served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII. He was a founding member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. Edward retired from Western Electric/ AT&T after 32 years of service. He was a lifetime member of IBEW, a member of the AT&T Telephone Pioneers and the MORA Club. Edward was an avid dancer and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Sons- Edward J. and wife Susan of Bethlehem Twp.
Mark E. and wife Suzette of Cape Corral, FL
Thomas and companion Julie Davidson of Macungie
Daughters- Liz and husband Curtis Pass of Bethlehem
Mary Moyer of Catasauqua
Dolores and late husband Andrew Dalrymple of Allentown
5 Great Grandchildren
He was predeceased by his sisters Betty Julian and Leona Hearn and grandson- Christopher Lee.
A viewing will be held Tuesday 6-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. A viewing will be held Wednesday in the church 9:45-10:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem 18017. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edwards name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the National Kidney Foundation care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.