Kenneth W. Pickell, 31, of Bethlehem, passed away February 23, 2021. Born in Rumford, Maine he was the son of Kenneth A. and Leanne (McPeek) Pickell. He was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School. Kenneth enjoyed fishing and traveling and being surrounded by his family whom loved him very much.
He is survived by his parents, son- Kane David Pickell, sister- Nicole Pickell and grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be Private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Leanne Pickell to be put aside for Kane. Donations can be sent to the funeral home to be delivered to the family.
Charles M. Peters, 93, of Bethlehem, passed away February 13, 2021. He was the loving husband of 71 years to Elizabeth “Betty” (Zamadics) Peters. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Mingora) Peters. Charles served in the U.S. Navy after high school. He then graduated from Moravian College and attended Lehigh University. He was a high school teacher for 33 years for BASD. Charles was an assistant football coach at Moravian for 14 years under Rocco Calvo. He was an avid golfer and coached golf for 12 years at Liberty High School. He was a devoted member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, where he served as a Reader, Eucharistic Minister, sang in the Funeral Choir, participated in the church Senior Group and was part of the Cursillo Movement in the church. Charles will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Betty Peters; daughters- Susan Crawford (Kenneth) of Santa Fe, NM, Jane Murphy of Hellertown, Stephanie Peters of Northampton; grandchildren- Charles Tyson, Doulas “Rory”, Elizabeth Jane Crawford (Luke Scalastico); great grandchildren- Emily Grace, Warren Charles, Maggie Elizabeth, Hannah Marie Crawford; step-great grandchildren- Reagan and Hagen Scalastico. He was predeceased by his daughter- Terri Peters, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charles’ memory to Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Judith “Judy” A. (Morris) Becker, 75, of Bethlehem Twp., Easton, passed away on February 4, 2021. She was the wife of the late John Becker who died in 2012, and was her high school sweetheart. Born in Bethlehem, December 20, 1945 she was the daughter of Marguerite and Thomas Morris. Judy graduated in 1963 from Liberty High School and then from Bethlehem Business School. She loved animals and was a parent to many dogs and cats throughout her life. Judy enjoyed reading and camping in the mountains with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After staying home to raise her children, she worked as a teacher assistant at Freedom High School, BASD for 20 years before retiring.
Survivors: sons- John Becker Jr. and wife Pam of Moorestown, Christopher Becker and wife Judy of Bethlehem Twp.; daughter- Amy Carr and husband Eric of Wind Gap; grandchildren- Dedrea Becker and Ariana Frantz; great grandchildren; beloved cat- Abby.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 11th 9:30-11AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM all in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 3219 Santee Rd Bethlehem, PA 18020. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery Privately at a later date. A link to the funeral via Zoom can be obtained by contacting Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Judy’s memory to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare 165 Island Park Rd. Easton, PA 18042.
Beverly S. (Suarez) Lazorik, 53, of Bethlehem, passed away January 28, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late John L. Lazorik Jr. and then the loving fiancé to Chris Paules. Born in the Philippines she was the daughter of the late Arellano Solana Suarez and Concepcion Mhinay Lucero Suarez. Beverly worked for B. Braun for many years. She enjoyed shopping and cooking. She especially loved cooking authentic Filipino dishes for her family. Beverly lived for her family and friends. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: sons- Kristoff and Gavin Lazorik, fiancé- Chris Paules, Father & Mother-in-law- John and Judith Lazorik, sister-in-laws- Susan Reagen and husband Rob & Stephanie Dartouzos and husband Michael, 7 siblings, many numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother.
Services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Beverly’s memory to the American Cancer Society 3893 Adler Place #170 Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Heidi E. Ulshafer, 57, of Bethlehem, passed away January 21, 2021. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Patricia W. (Dougherty) Ulshafer. She had worked for Goldwell Hair Color Corp and then as a Salon Coordinator for TechniColor. Heidi enjoyed teaching and participating in dancing and gymnastics. She took pride in cooking and entertaining.
She is survived by her dog/best friend- Ralphie and many friends.
A Calling Time will be held on Friday, January 29th 3-4 with a Service at 4PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Please no flowers, donations can be made in Heidi’s memory to the Vasculitis Foundation for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis PO Box 28660 Kansas City, MI 64188.
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Katherine “Kay” C. Bugger, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away January 14, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late William Bugger for 52 years. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Hunt and Catherine (Ward) Hubert. Katherine retired from Lehigh University, where she worked in the faculty dining room. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church and their 55+ Club. In 1970, Katherine ran Operation Vietnam Project, gathering gifts and items for returning veterans at the Valley Forge Veteran Medical Center. She was recognized by the U.S. Army for her efforts and volunteerism. Katherine treasured her family and loved all family gatherings.
Survivors: children- William E. Bugger and wife Karen of Coopersburg, Denise Elliott and husband Stuart of Blandon, John P. Blair and girlfriend Donna Bartholomew Sacco of Allen Twp; grandchildren- Michelle Chrin, Jennifer Reed, Zachary Blair, Leroy Krause Jr., 2 great grandchildren- Morgan Krause and Sarah Krause. She was predeceased by her brothers- Edward J. and Thomas Hunt.
A viewing will be held Thursday, January 21st 9-10:30AM with a Service at 10:30AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Katherine’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N. Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Janet L. (Condor) Kelly, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully at Holy Family Manor on January 12, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Andrew R. Kelly. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Acri) Condor. She was of the Catholic faith. Janet was a homemaker and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren as they grew up, and enjoyed going on many fun filled day trips with them. She loved to go shopping and had many special shopping and luncheon trips to Promeroy’s in Harrisburg and Hess’s in Allentown with her daughter. She lived next door to the Westgate Mall where she would walk to almost every day, and got to know many of the store clerks throughout the mall. She also loved to go to Antique Shops and collect Thomas Kinkade, Limoge, miniature tea sets, Beanie Babies, and anything Italian or Irish related, and display these throughout her apartment, She also collected racing memorabilia, Hess trucks, dolls, and nutcrackers for her children and grandchildren. Janet also enjoyed going to the Bell Telephone Pioneer Dinners and Picnics, traveling to Florida, and going on cruises with her late husband Andrew. She was a hugger and a kisser, and will be greatly missed by her family.
Survivors: daughter- Patricia Marakovits and husband Tim of Kutztown; Michael Kelly of Bethlehem, Brian Kelly and wife Nancy of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Justin Kelly, Nick Marakovits, Hannah Marakovits; great grandchildren- Makayla and Sienna Kelly; brother- Gilbert Condor and wife Roseanne.
Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Janet’s memory to Holy Family Manor.
Richard Drey Sr
Richard C. Drey Sr., 79, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully January 11, 2021. He was the loving husband of 53 years to Mary Ann (Kish) Drey. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Claude “Bud” and Anna (Griesemer) Drey. Richard earned his Bachelors of Mathematics and Physics from Albright College and then taught for 2 years at Reading High School. He received a National Science Foundation Grant to go to Brown University where he earned his Masters in Mathematics. Richard became one of the first the faculty members at Northampton Community College and served for 32 years as a Professor of Mathematics. He was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds since 1950 and had coached East Allen soccer. Richard was the first Treasurer for the East Allen Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.
Survivors: wife- Mary Ann Drey; children- Elizabeth Drey Forkin and husband Keith, Richard C. Drey Jr., Nicole Drey; grandchildren- Alden, Ella, Slade and Rowan; sister- Susan Grillo and husband Philip; and niece- Angela; nephews- Michael and Anthony. He was predeceased by his brother- John Drey.
A viewing will be held Saturday, January 16th 10-11AM with a Service 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 Richard’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Salvation Army care of the funeral home.