Bernadine M. (Bauder) Hawk, 95, of Bethlehem, passed away June 16, 2019 in her home. She was the loving wife of the late William J. Hawk Sr. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Asher and Pauline (Reidman) Bauder. Bernie was a 1942 graduate of Liberty High School. She was a co-owner, with her husband, of Hawk Music. Bernie was also a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Survivors: sons, William J. Hawk Jr. and his late wife Donna, Lawrence Hawk and his wife Catherine, Thomas Hawk and his wife Renee, Phillip Hawk and his wife, Jenny; daughters, Patricia wife of Dean Paulus and Rebecca wife of Michael Darrell; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother- John Bauder and great grandson- Maxwell Oskam.
A Calling Time will be held on Friday, June 21st 9:45-10:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM 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 Bernie’s memory to the Maxwell James Oskam Foundation to help fund Pediatric Cancer Research & Treatment Options. Donations can be mailed c/o Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Anne M. Rozum, 95, of Sacred Heart Senior Living Center Valley, formerly of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Fort Myers, Florida and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019. Anne was the widow of Dr. Joseph I. Rozum who passed away in 1978. Anne was born in Garnerville, NY and was the daughter of the late Joseph Slosarcik and Mary (Petrus) Slosarcik of Gary, Indiana. Anne was a graduate of St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Gary, Indiana. Anne was a registered nurse while residing in Gary, Indiana before moving to Pennsylvania. Anne worked at Community General Hospital in Reading. She also worked with her husband, the late Dr. Joseph Rozum, at his Dental practice in Reading, Pennsylvania. Anne was very proud of her Slovak heritage and cooked many wonderful Slovak meals.
Survivors: Anne is survived by her three children: John K. Rozum and his wife Jill (Berkenstock) of Sinking Spring; JoAnn M. (Rozum) Righi wife of Robert J. Righi of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Joseph J. Rozum of Woodland Hills, California. Four Grandchildren: Shane Rozum, Jason Rozum, Katie Jo Righi, Rebecca Jo Righi and two great grandchildren: Kylie Rozum and Gabriella Rowe. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. Joseph Rozum and her infant son, Andrew.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Friday, June 21st in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Graveside Service will follow on Friday, June 21st at 1PM in Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Road, Reading, PA 19605.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Jerome J. Quarry, age 95, of Bethlehem, passed away on June 12, 2019 surrounded by his family at Lehigh Valley Hospice. Jerome was the loving husband to Joan E. Quarry (Nortz)
Born in Hellertown, Jerome was the son of the late John Quarry and Kathryn Lane.
Growing up in Bethlehem he attended St. Simon and Jude grade school and Liberty High School. He started Moravian College in 1942 but was soon drafted and served his country in the United States Army in WWII. He returned to Moravian in 1946 and met his wife Joan. They were married on Dec. 23, 1947.
While at Moravian, he played varsity tennis for three years, serving as captain of the
'Greyhounds' his senior year. Since he suffered from a trick shoulder he taught
himself to play both right handed and left handed.
Jerome also attended Kutztown University and Lehigh University while teaching in the Bethlehem Area School District. He was later appointed principal, a job he held until retiring from the district in 1986.
In addition to playing tennis, Jerry was also an avid golf player and got his first
hole-in-one at the age of 87 at Dutch Elm Golf Course in Maine.
Jerome is survived by his wife Joan, and children; Eileen Fehr of Pocono Lake, PA, Theodore of Bath, PA, Maureen Banko of West Palm Beach, FL and Sheila Zenz of Peoria, AZ; grandchildren, Nicolette Folger of Macungie, PA and Annabella Zenz of Peoria, AZ. Jerome was preceded in death by his son, Peter and grandson, Christopher.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018 on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:30am. Family and friends may call from 9:30am until the time of the service. Inurnment to follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jerome’s name to Lehigh Valley Hospice or the Wounded Warriors Project.
Michael Handelong, 62, of Bethlehem, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Manor Care Nursing Home 2029 in Bethlehem. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 11th 9:30-10AM with a Service to follow at 10AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown.
Zoyla H. (Haubner) Morrow, 75, of Northampton, passed away peacefully in her home on May 14, 2019. She was the loving wife of 50 years to Dr. Gerald J. Morrow. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Zoyla P. (Knust) Haubner. Zoyla enjoyed spending her time volunteering for various causes. She retired as a Registered Nurse for RX Homecare. Zoyla was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and summering in Ocean City, NJ. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- Dr. Gerald J. Morrow; son- Dan and his wife Linda Morrow of King of Prussia; daughter- Jane Morrow of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughters- Meghan and Sophie; brothers- George Haubner of West Orange, NJ and John Haubner of Ladera Ranch, CA as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A calling time will be held Thursday, May 23rd 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 Zoyla’s memory to Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church Memorial Fund.
Bonita “Bonnie” M. (Higgins) LaBarre, 67, of Bethlehem, passed away May 9, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Phil LaBarre. Born in Berea, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Anne (Hoch) and James Higgins Sr. Bonnie was an avid reader, loved animals and collecting bells. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: daughters- Kara Zayas (Tony) of Bethlehem, Gina Lawrence (Anthony Sr.) of Emerson, NE; grandchildren- Alyssa, Angelita, Antonio, Dylan, Anthony Jr., Drayden and Sean; 2 great grandchildren; siblings- James Higgins Jr. (Steph) of Bethlehem, Barbara Keiper (Glenn) of Bethlehem, Scott Higgins (Lois) of Charlotte, NC, Kathleen Locher (Michael) of Bethlehem; many nieces and nephews; former husband-Richard Abruzzese (Edie).
A calling time will be held on Wednesday, May 15th 11AM-12PM with a Memorial Service at 12PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Inurnment to follow in Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery, Bethlehem.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bonnie’s memory to the American Cancer Society 3893 Adler PL #170 Bethlehem, PA 18017 or to the Bethlehem Public Library 11 West Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Philamay Theresa (nee Wadzinki) Swiderski, our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away May 7, 2019. Born in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, PA on July 25, 1921, Philamay was the youngest child of John and Katherine “Katie”(nee Olshefski) Wadzinski. She graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1939, attended Wilkes College and graduated from Wilkes Barre Business School where she received The Palmer Method of Business Writing Certificate (Advanced Course) for Superior Ability in Rapid Legible Commercial Penmanship. Her handwriting was beautiful.
Philamay married John S. Swiderski Sr. on May 8, 1948 in St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, Nanticoke. The newlyweds moved to Allentown and then Bethlehem. In November 1956, Philamay and John purchased a house on Stonington Road, Bethlehem where they resided for 54 years. After John’s death on July 25, 2010 Philamay lived here for another 7 years. 61 years in the same house. It was and still is a wonderful neighborhood.
During World War II, Philamay worked as a riveter at the US Navy Yard, Philadelphia. After the war she worked in the business office at Retreat State Hospital, Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, PA. Early in her marriage she was employed by A.C. Kendall Co., Bethlehem. In 1960, after ten years as a stay at home mom, she went to work at Hess Brothers Department Store as an accounts payable clerk. She retired from Hess’s in 1985.
In retirement Philamay and John traveled extensively in the United States and Canada. They enjoyed beach vacations with their grandchildren, visiting her sister Beatrice in New York and Florida, attending Penn State football games and Army Fifth Engineer Combat Battalion reunions. For their golden wedding anniversary, she and John traveled to England, Scotland and Wales. Philamay also enjoyed solo trips to Italy, Ireland and Israel. For many years, she and John were members at the Bethlehem YMCA where they participated in coed hydro dynamic classes and made many new friends. In September 2011, she was inducted into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame in recognition of outstanding citizenship demonstrated by her participation in every November election for 50 consecutive years. Philamay was an avid reader—a trait she passed on to her daughter and granddaughter.
She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem R. C. Church for 63 years and an active member of the parish’s 55+ Club for many years.
Philamay was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and siblings Frank, Sophie Pleskash and Beatrice McKenzie. She is survived by her daughter Catherine and her husband Greg Csencsitz, Northampton, PA, son John and his wife Jane (nee Harris), Bethlehem, PA and Shawnee, KS, grandson Samuel Swiderski and his wife Suzie Weng, Los Alamitos, CA, granddaughter Samantha Swiderski Higley and her husband Robert, Lenexa, KS, great-grandchildren Kate and Ben Higley, nephews John Wadzinski, Myrtle Beach, SC and Charles Arnone, Glendale, AZ, goddaughter and niece Ann Marie Swiderski Harris, Mt. Pocono, PA, godson Roger Day, Horsham, PA and cousin Norman Krauser, Nanticoke, PA.
Services will be at Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 with visitation from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30. Burial will be in Holy Savior Cemetery, Linden St., Bethlehem immediately following the Mass. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home Inc.
Contributions may be made to Notre Dame Church or Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067.