Richard Breidenbach 88, of Bethlehem passed away peacefully on Sunday September 12, 2021 in his home. He was the loving husband to Bernice (Laible) Breidenbach who passed away in 2017. Born in Fountain Hill, Richard was a son of the late Ludwig and Naomi (Weil) Breidenbach. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a lifetime member of the Free Masons in Allentown. He was the golf course superintendent for 30 years at the Bethlehem Steel Club and then later worked at the Green Tree Nursery. Richard loved to build and fly radio control airplanes and was riding his motorcycle until age 78. Surviving is his son: Kenneth Breidenbach of Bethlehem. Brothers: Donald and Thomas Breidenbach. Sisters: Jane Fischer, Lucille Ratarsky, Jean Radford, Mary Ann Stahler, Linda Budzyn, Diane Garland and Ann Anthony. Grandson: Joshua Breidenbach. Richard was predeceased by his siblings: Charles, Paul and Robert Breidenbach, June Cope and Shirley Strokelitus. Calling Hours will be 6:00-8:00PM on Thursday and 9:00-10:00AM on Friday in the Downing Funeral Home 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Services will be Friday 10:00AM September 17, 2021 in the Funeral Home.
Frank J. Seier, Jr., 68, of Bethlehem, passed away August 31, 2021. He was the son of the late Frank and Bernadine Seier. Frank worked previously for Bethlehem Steel doing masonry and then later worked doing grounds keeping for Allentown State Hospital. He enjoyed Notre Dame football, fishing (especially deep-sea fishing) and he treasured his cat- Ziggy. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: daughter- Lauren Seier; brothers- Tommy, Jimmy and Daniel Seier; sister- Monica Swanson.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Frank’s memory to an animal shelter of one’s choice.
Katherine V. (Harris) Taylor, 80, of New Castle, DE passed away August 29, 2021 after a lengthy illness. She was the loving wife of the late Charles F. Taylor. Born in Kearny, NJ, Katherine was the daughter of the late William A. and Clarissa (Van Camp) Harris. Katherine loved children and earned her Masters in Education from Wilmington College. She retired as a PreSchool teacher from Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School. She attended Bible Fellowship Church of Newark. Katherine enjoyed classical music and singing with Blue Rocks Chorus and the SongBirds at the Newark Senior Center, where she was also an active volunteer. She enjoyed reading, knitting, music, tai chi, and being a museum guide for the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Survivors: children- Michael C. Taylor (Mary Margaret) of Bethlehem, PA, Thomas D. Taylor of New Castle, DE, Amanda L. Kunzeman (Brian) of Madison, CT; grandchildren- Bridget Sullivan, Daniel Taylor, Freddie Taylor, Jonathan Kunzeman, Grace Kunzeman, Kaitlyn Kunzeman; 2 great grandchildren; sister- Clarissa L. MacIntosh of Hellertown, PA. She was predeceased by her siblings- William P. Harris, Charles H. Harris and Alice Ann Snowman.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Katherine's memory to Newark Senior Center to 200 White Chapel Dr, Newark, DE 19713.
Jose Daniel Tinajero, 31, of Bethlehem, passed away August 27, 2021. Born in Los Angeles, CA he was the son of Leonarda Rabelero and the late Ruben Tinajero Cervantes. He had worked for Vitalic and attended Holy Infancy Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing video games, reading comic books, listening to music (especially the Beatles) and fishing. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.
Survivors: mother- Leonarda Rabelero; brother- Carlos Tinajero; cousins- Eduardo “Lalo” Fernandez, Jimmy Leal; Aunt- Senorina Ravelero; Uncles- Pedro Tinajero, Ernesto Rabelero and many other Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
A Calling Time will be held on Friday, September 3rd 9-10AM with a Memorial Service to follow at 10AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Jose’s memory to Gift of Life Family House 401 Callowhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Irene (Koren) Kokosky, age 91, of Bethlehem, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was the loving wife of 60 years to Michael J. Kokosky who passed on March 27, 2020. Born in Hazleton, PA, Irene was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan Koren (Greno).
Irene was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bethlehem. She loved her family and Grandchildren. She enjoyed window shopping, cooking, baking, polka music and her lipstick.
Irene is survived by her sons, Michael D. Kokosky, Gary J. Kokosky and his wife Shannon, Richard S. Kokosky and daughter-in-law Angelic, grandchildren, Sam, Michael, Gina, Alex, Natalia and Jackie. Sisters, Elaine Solvino and Joan Wilt. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Irene is preceded in death by her sister Mary Brand and brother Michael Koren.
A Calling Time will be held on Saturday, August 28th 9-10AM with a Service for Irene and her husband Michael to follow at 10AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Entombment to follow at Holy Savior Cemetery. Michael’s Obituary may be read online at www.DowningFuneralHome.com.
Margaret “Peggy” L. Weierbach answered God’s called to come home Saturday morning August 14, 2021. She was 96. As long as she was able she was active in her church, Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bethlehem Twp, attending daily Mass and singing in the choir. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert and a son, Robert Weierbach Jr. She is survived by her sister, Rita Moretz of Bethlehem; daughter, Colleen and husband Bruce Mundt; daughter, Phyllis and husband William Carlin; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, August 17th 10-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Entombment will take place in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Contributions can be made in Peggy’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Duc Thi Bui Nguyen
Duc Thi Bui Nguyen, 57, of Allentown, passed away July 31, 2021. She was the loving wife to Tien Nguyen. Born in Vietnam she was the daughter of Lan (Thi) Tran and the late Thien Bui. She worked for many years as a nail technician.
Survivors: mother- Lan Thi Tran; husband- Tien Nguyen; children- Linh Nguyen, Mai Nguyen and CAO Quy Nguyen; siblings- Monsignor Peter Dai Bui, Dao Thi Bui, Thao thi Bui, Hanh Thi Bui, Phuc Thi Bui, Nghia Thi Bui, Trong Thi Bui, Thuan Thi Bui, Tiffany-Hoa Thi Bui, Trung Van Bui, Thanh Van Bui.
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 6th beginning at 5PM with a Prayer Service at 6PM and Mass at 7PM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A viewing will be held on Saturday, August 7th 10-11AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM all in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.
Contributions can be made in Duc’s memory to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Allentown.
FLOWERS CAN BE SENT TO DOWNING FUNERAL HOME AT 1002 WEST BROAD STREET, BETHLEHEM, PA18018.
John T. Nehilla
John Thomas Nehilla, beloved son, brother, nephew, and uncle, sadly passed away after a brief illness on July 30, 2021 at Holy Spirit Medical Center of Camp Hill, PA. He was 49 years old.
Born and raised in Bethlehem, he was the son of Lorraine Ann (Zamadics) and the late Stanislaus John Nehilla. He was a graduate of Liberty High School and spent his life bringing joy to all those who got to know and love him...in between bites of ring bologna and cheese and watching The Three Stooges.
He will be lovingly remembered by his mother, his brother, Stephen (Melanie) Nehilla, his sister, Karen Nehilla (John Griffiths), and ten nieces and nephews.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 9:30AM in Sts. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church, 730 W. Broad St., Bethlehem. Memorial donations can be sent to Via of the Lehigh Valley, 336 W. Spruce St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. www.vianet.org