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.
Charles R. Korpics, 87, of Bethlehem, passed away August 8, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of 60 years to Mary F. (Schaffer) Korpics. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Pencz) Korpics. Charles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a Director of Personnel and Vice President for First National Bank and then as a Director of Personnel for Muhlenberg Hospital. He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Survivors: Wife- Mary Korpics; Children: Robert and wife Laura of Emmaus, Tesa McLean and husband Gary of Spring Lake, NJ, Michael and wife Amy of Mohrsville; Grandchildren- Kaitlynne, Sam, Erin, John and Megan; Great Grandson- Terrance. He was predeceased by his son- Charles Korpics, Jr., sisters- Anna and Mary Ann and brothers- Anthony and Joseph.
A calling time will be held Friday, August 11th 10-11AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM all in Notre of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to take place at a later date in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Charles’ memory to the American Cancer Society 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170 Bethlehem, PA 18017 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Matthew C. Kuhns, 35, of Allentown, passed away September 19, 2016. He was the loving husband to Marcie R. (Schneider) Kuhns. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Charles and Loree (Voorhees) Kuhns. Matt worked as a Dispatcher for AAA and previously for Lehigh County 911. He was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church, Fountain Hill Fire Dept., Westside Republican Club, the Fireman’s Relief Assoc., Tri Boro Sportsman Assoc. and numerous Fire Police Associations.
Wife- Marcie R. Kuhns, Son- Noah Kuhns, Parents- Charles and Loree Kuhns of Bethlehem, Brother- Daniel and wife Amy of Bethlehem, Grandmother- Theresa Kuhns of Bethlehem and many Aunts, Uncles and family members.
A viewing will be held on Saturday 9-11AM with a service to follow in Rosemont Lutheran Church 1705 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Matt’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation 1500 Walnut St. Suite 301 Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Richard J. Klingborg, 90, of Bethlehem passed peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of Sterna M. (Reinhard) Klingborg. They celebrated 61 years of marriage on November 21, 2015. Born in Allentown on March 18, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Edythe (Strohl) Klingborg. Richard was a 1943 graduate of Allentown High School and attended Muhlenburg College. He served in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. Emoree AO69 in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Richard worked as office manager at Consolidated Freightways in Allentown for 34 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. John’s UCC in Allentown. Richard was a member of VFW Post 2124 in Allentown and American Legion Post 367 in Whitehall. Richard was a long time fire arms safety instructor for PAL. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons for many years. He was also a life member of the NRA. Richard had a love of music and was proud to have been named the first president of Dieruff High School Instrumental Music Club in Allentown from 1971 to 1977.
Along with his loving wife Sterna, he is survived by his four sons: Keith and wife Cindy of Duboistown, Pennsylvania; Kevin and wife Beth of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Kerry and wife Judy of Birmingham, Alabama; Rev. Kenneth of Wake Forest, North Carolina. There are also six grandchildren: Casey Klingborg and wife Katie; Kyle Klingborg and wife Amanda; Dr. Paige Klingborg M.D.; Noah Klingborg; Katrina Schaeffer and husband Zachery; Kimberly Fisher and husband Cody. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Xavier, Allison, Jordan, Ellanore, Aeriana. Also surviving is his brother Roger Klingborg of Slatington and twelve nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Emma Kolowitz and first wife Dorothy (Wetherhold) Klingborg in 1951, and daughter-in-law, C. Susan Klingborg.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Aug 4th 9-10AM with a memorial service at 10AM in Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Navy Memorial Association at www.shipstore.navymemorial.org/donate.
Thomas Kerr II
Thomas R. Kerr II, 55, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was the loving husband of 23 years to Janice M. (Rehn) Kerr. Born in Gloucester, MA he was the son of Thomas R. Kerr and the late Harriet (Hoffman) Kerr. Tom worked in sales and purchasing for Reeb Millwork in Bethlehem, for over 30 years.
Survivors: Wife- Janice M. Kerr; Daughter- Amy R Kerr at home; Father- Thomas R. and wife Laura S. Kerr of Bethlehem, PA; Siblings- John and wife Victoria Kerr of Jamestown, RI and Bellevue, WA, Scott and wife Teena Kerr of Lower Saucon, PA, Karin Kerr of Bellevue, WA.
A calling time will be held Monday, August 1st 4-6PM with a Memorial Service at 6PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Allentown Rescue mission.
Charles R. Korpics, Jr.
Charles R. Korpics, Jr. 57, of Whitehall, passed away July 20, 2016. He is survived by his fiancé Tammy Thomas. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Mary (Schaffer) and Charles R. Korpics, Sr. Charles graduated from Liberty High School in 1976 and received a Bachelor in Business degree from Bloomsburg University. He worked for 30 years as a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Charles loved his family and his dogs.
Survivors: Parents- Charles and Mary Korpics; Fiance- Tammy Thomas and her daughter Julia of Whitehall; Siblings- Robert and wife Laura Korpics of Emmaus, Tesa and husband Gary McLean of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Michael and wife Amy Jo Korpics of Mohrsville; Nieces and Nephews- Kaitlynne White, Erin McLean, Megan McLean, Samantha Jo Korpics and John Korpics; Uncle- Frank and wife Barbara Schaffer and Aunt- Rosalie Wertman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Privately with his family at 10AM Monday in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017. Burial will be private at a later date. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Please no flowers, contributions can be made in Charles’ memory to Tails of Valor PAWS of Honor Program PO 127 Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Miriam G. (Carney) Krizan, 93, of Bethlehem, passed away April 3, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Krizan. Born in Kintnersville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Kresch) Carney. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Daughter- Carol Brensinger of Bethlehem; Son- Kenneth Krizan and wife Debra of Whitehall; Grandchildren- Laurie Marie Campbell, Melissa Ann Wimer, David Wimer; Great Grandchildren- Rebecca Campbell, Zachary Wimer, Brendan Campbell; Numerous Nephews and Nieces. She was predeceased by her brothers- Carl and John Carney and sister- Marjorie Eichlin.
A viewing will be held on Thursday 6-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Ursula E. Kennedy
Ursula Kennedy passed away on March 20, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island after a long and fulfilling life, more than 70 years of which were spent in Bethlehem, PA. Born in 1920 to Fountain Hill’s Michael O’Reilly and Mary Jane Lane, and sister to Mary (Petfield) and Elizabeth (Briody), Ursula attended St. Ursula’s Parish and School, Becahi and Chestnut Hill College. She married Floyd D. Kennedy in 1943 and bore two sons, Floyd Jr. (Ken) of Virginia Beach, VA and Michael of Providence, RI. They lived in West Hempstead, NY, from 1945 through 1963. On return to Bethlehem, they joined Assumption BVM parish. Floyd and Ursula separated in 1977. Ursula volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Bethlehem Public Library, played golf and bowled, but above all loved being with family, including Mike’s Emma and Lucas, Ken and Lynn’s Chris and Lindsay, along with their spouses and two daughters, and Ursula’s niece and nephews and their families.
Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM on March 29, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Bethlehem, PA http://www.assumptionbethlehem.com/. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. www.DowningFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the South Bethlehem Historical Society, with check made out to and mailed to SBHS, PO Box 5106, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Please note that it is in memory of Ursula O’Reilly Kennedy.