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.