Dr. Gerald J. Morrow, 78, of Northampton, passed away December 31, 2019. He was the loving husband of 50 years to the late Zoyla H. (Haubner) Morrow, who passed away in May. Born in Saint Albans, NY he was the son of the late Gerald and Jane (Fergus) Morrow. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Captain with the Medical Unit during the Gulf War. Jerry received his Doctorate Degree from Georgetown Medical School. Jerry was a General Surgeon for many years at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Allentown Philatelic Society and enjoyed playing bridge.
Survivors: son- Dan and his wife Linda Morrow of King of Prussia; daughter- Jane Morrow of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughters- Meghan and Sophie; sisters- Elizabeth Selfridge wife of Barrett, Trish Howard wife of Bill, Kathy Kennelly wife of Bob; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A calling time will be held Thursday, January 9th 9:30-10:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Jerry’s memory to Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church Memorial Fund.
John Richard (Dick) Johnston, 84, formerly of Allentown, passed away December 29, 2019 and will be remembered for his kindness, passion for science and love of family. He was the cherished husband of 57 years to the late, Joan Johnston. Born in Atlantic City New Jersey, he was the son of the late John and Helen Johnston. John graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Biology. He was a devoted member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. He worked for over 25 years as a district sales manager for Air Products in Allentown. He served as an active member of the American Welding Society, creating opportunities for young people in the Lehigh Valley, and a dedicated volunteer at the DaVinci Science Center for over twenty years. John was an avid tennis player!
Children-Jane Swan and husband Robert of Pottstown, Jennifer Abraham and husband David of Northampton, Ann Johnston of Wilmington, DE, John Johnston and wife Ann (Fiegl) of Bethlehem and James Johnston and Kelly (Umstead) of Bethlehem; 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. His sister Ann Dessicino of Absecon, N.J, predeceased John.
A calling time will be held on Monday, January 6 at 9:30 am with Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am at Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Limeport. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc. Contributions can be made in John’s memory to the DaVinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103.
Angela S. (Simonetta) Long, 96, of Las Vegas, passed away December 26, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph Long. Born in Easton, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Feli) Simonetta. Angela was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Survivors: Son- Joseph M. Long and wife Mary Beth of Las Vegas, 2 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son- John Long.
A viewing will be held on Friday, January 10th 9-10AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Angela’s memory to Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Dorothy Anne (Huber) Strohm, 93, of Bethlehem, passed away December 1, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Maynard “Bob” V. Strohm. Born in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Emerich) Huber. Dorothy graduated from Allentown Central Catholic and was an original member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Third Order of the Dominicans, the Legion of Mary and Notre Dame’s 55+ Club. Dorothy was at her happiest when her small home and large heart were overflowing with family and friends. In her later years, when she couldn’t be there for everyone else, she offered her day up in prayer.
Survivors: Children- Jeffrey Strohm and companion Beverly Ferguson of Bethlehem, Robert Strohm and wife Marialuisa of Bethlehem, Josanne Fries and husband Donald of Berwick, Thomas Strohm and wife Patricia of Bethlehem Twp, Sallyann Laidacker and husband Jeffrey of Lower Nazareth; Grandchildren- Heather Strohm, Jacob Ferguson, Brent Strohm, Courtney Taggart, Stephanie Alicea, Ugo Bolognesi, Donald Fries, Benjamin Fries, Alexandria Fries, Daniel Strohm, Allison Strohm, Chole Birk, Jacob Birk, Seth Laidacker, and Ethan Laidacker; Great Grandchildren- Skylar Taggart, Cameron Taggart, Liam Fries, Scarlett Verga, Theodore Fries, Giovanni Garcia and Natalee Alicea; brother- Richard Huber; sisters- Sr. Josanne Huber, M.S.C. and Maryanne Pohl. She was predeceased by daughter- Loriann Tarsi, grandchildren- Bradley Strohm and Jacqueline Fries, brothers- Joseph and Ernest Huber.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 5th 6-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A viewing will be held on Friday, December 6th 10-10:30 with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM all in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Catholic Charities or to the M.S. Society c/o the funeral home.
Wilbur J. Miltenberger, 85, of Allentown, passed away November 19, 2019. He was the loving husband of Madonna J. (McGee) Miltenberger. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late James and Florence (Bartholomew) Miltenberger. He graduated from Bethlehem High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Bethlehem Steel in Human Resources for over 30 years. Wilbur liked fishing as a child and participated in bowling leagues over the years. He loved playing cards and different competitive games with his family. After his retirement Wilbur worked at the Morning Call for over 10 years and then as a crossing guard for Allentown and Bethlehem.
Survivors: wife- Madonna Miltenberger; daughters- Heidi Beegle and husband Joseph Beegle, Lisa Moriarty and husband Paul Moriarty, Lana DiRocco and husband Robert Long; grandchildren- Hannah and Meghan; brothers- Richard Miltenberger and wife Wally, Marvin Miltenberger and wife Nancy. He was predeceased by his grandson- Charlie.
A Service will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 11AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Wilbur’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Peaceable Kingdom or to a charity of one’s choice.
Mary Louise Litsch
Mary Louise (MacLean) Litsch, 92, of Bethlehem, passed away November 10, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Harry J. Litsch, who passed away in 2014. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Kathryn (Enright) MacLean. Mary Lou graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in 1945 and from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1949. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. Mary Lou enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge with the “Bridge Broads” her regular Monday Bridge Foursome. She was a “Hostess with the Mostess” and was in her element to host Christmas dinners, parties and family dinners. Mary Lou loved to travel the world with her husband and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors: sons- Robert T. Litsch and wife Tina of Berlinsville, Richard H. Litsch and wife Ellen of Bethlehem; daughter- Martha L. Schumacher of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Erik, Robert, Mary, Amanda, Julie and Nell; great grandchildren- Kyle, Ayden, Aubree, Nicholas, Henry and Julia. She was predeceased by her brother- Francis MacLean and sisters- Ann Farris and Patricia Coughlin.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 15th 10-11AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary Lou’s name to Notre Dame Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Earl F. Stralo, 76, of Bethlehem, passed away November 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of 55 years to Sue A. (Snyder) Stralo. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Veronica (Drozda) and Rollin G. Stralo Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis aboard the aircraft carrier- the USS Lake Champlain. Earl worked for 30 years as a stock chaser and receiver for Mack Trucks before his retirement. He was a member of Bethany UCC in Bethlehem. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, wood working and was an expert in home improvements. Earl was also an avid Eagles fan. He loved spending time with his grandson- Matthew aka “Spudders.”
Survivors: wife- Sue A. Stralo; sons- Michael S. Stralo and companion Melanie Fluck, Tod Matthew Stralo and wife Kimberly Ann Stralo; grandchildren- Matthew Earl Stralo, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Rivera and Felicia Moreno; brother- Rollin Stralo Sr.; sisters- Dorothy Rudis and Barbara Marsteller. He was predeceased by his brothers- Ronald, Richard and Paul Stralo and sister- Gladys Stralo.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, November 9th 10-11:30AM with a Service at 11:30AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Nisky Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Earl’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Patricia A. (Krolik) Nebinger, 87, of Bethlehem, passed away November 3, 2019. She was the wife of the late Robert Nebinger and daughter of the late Joseph Krolik and Marian O’Connell. She is survived by her daughter –Lorelei Broskey and 2 Grandchildren. Services will be announced at a later date.