Alphonse A. Urban, 81, of Bethlehem, passed away February 9, 2017 in Whitehall Manor. He was the loving companion of 12 years to Helen Snyder of Temple, PA. Born in Annapolis, MD he was the son of the late Alphonse V. Urban and the late Margaret E. (Peil) Urban. Alphonse served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for 20 years before retiring. He then worked as a Psychiatric Aide at the Allentown State Hospital for 40 years. Alphonse was an avid bowler, square dancer and belonged to the Saucon Squares and the B & B in Allentown.
Survivors: Children- Jeffrey W. and wife Dawn of Bethlehem, Rodney L. of Fayetville, NC, Rosemarie Mitman and husband Rick of Bethlehem, Michael A. Urban; Grandchildren- Christina, Ricky, Shawna, Jonathan, Russell, Thomas, Richard and James; 5 Great Grandchildren; Siblings- Hubert F. Urban of Virginia, Gerald J. Urban of North Carolina, Margaret M. Buss of Bethlehem, Elizabeth A. Moore of New Jersey, Christopher Urban of Coopersburg. He was predeceased by his siblings- Stanley Urban and Dolores A. Watkins.
A viewing will be held Tuesday 6-8PM and Wednesday 9-10AM 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.
Contributions can be made in Alphonse’s memory to Toys for Tots or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Roger W. Ulshafer, 75, of Bethlehem, passed away March 13, 2014 surrounded by his immediate family. He was the loving husband of 40 years to Patricia (Dougherty) Ulshafer. Born April 27, 1938 in Franklin Twp, he was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Wright) Ulshafer. Roger was a graduate of Lehighton High School where he was an exceptional baseball player. Roger served in the U.S Army. He retired from the Bethlehem Steel and then worked at the Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Roger was an avid golf fan and player. He enjoyed working in his garden, reading magazines and walking his Granddog Ralphie.
Wife- Patricia Ulshafer
Daughter- Heidi Ulshafer of Bethlehem
Siblings- Judy Frable and husband Larry of Lancaster
Darlene Ulshafer of Bethlehem
Gregory Ulshafer and wife Janet of Northampton
Sister-In-Law- Phyllis Ulshafer of Ashtabula, OH
Nieces and Nephews
He was predeceased by his brother- Ronald.
A calling time will be held on Friday the 21st 1-2PM with a service at 2PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roger’s memory to Vasculitis Foundation to help with the research of Heidi’s disease, Wegener’s Granulomatosis, care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.