Jan Abolik, 61, of Whitehall, passed away July 9, 2021. Born in Poland, he was the son of Franciszek Abolik and the late Katarzyna (Kochan) Abolik. Jan studied music in school and had a passion for Jazz music. He was an accomplished musician and played the saxophone, clarinet and the piano. Jan enjoyed bicycling, playing tennis and traveling with his family. He worked as a manager for various Subway restaurants. Jan was a very friendly person and was a mentor to many. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: father- Franciszek Abolik; son- Kacper Abolik; daughter- Sonia Abolik; sisters- Lucyna and husband Patrick Ganssle, Anna husband Andrzej Chwistek, Grazyna and husband Arkadiusz “Arek” Chojnacki; nieces- Jessica, Aleksandra and Karolina; great nephew- Keaton.
A calling time will be held Friday, July 16th
11AM-12PM with a Memorial Service to follow at 12PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Geraldine D. (Jacoby) Ace, 86, of Allentown, passed away May 9, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late William Ace. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Susan (Matuczinski) Jacoby. She retired from A1 Answering Service after many years of service as a phone operator.
Survivors: children- Gary Ace and wife Laura, John Ace, Tammy Ace and wife Kelly, Steven Ace and wife Debra; 6 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son- William and brothers- Parker and Richard.
Services will be Private for the family and are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Katarzyna (Kochan) Abolik, 87, of Allentown, passed away January 19, 2020. Born in Lesko, Poland she was the daughter of the late Jan and Anna (Sawka) Kochan. She attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church and the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. She was a talented artist and seamstress. Her hands were like “magic” making clothing and crafts for everyone. Katarzyna loved nature and had an infectious smile. Her greatest joy in life was being a devoted mother and grandmother.
Survivors: children- Lucyna and husband Patrick Ganssle, Anna and husband Andrzej Chwistek, Grayzna and husband Arek Chojnacki, Jan Abolik; grandchildren- Jessica, Aleksandra, Karolina, Casper and Sonia; great grandson- Keaton; brothers- Zenon Kochan, Jan Kochan; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister- Maria.
A calling time will be held on Saturday, January 25th 1-2PM with a Service to follow at 2PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Contributions can be made in Katrzyna’s memory by having a Remembrance Mass in her memory at a church.
David J. Alimossy, 67, of Hazelton, passed away April 26, 2018. He was the son of the late Frank and Doris (Metoskie) Alimossy. David served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, and was a retired member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 15th at 10AM in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1488 N. Country Rd. Wading River, NY 11792. Burial to follow at 12PM in Calverton National Cemetery, Wading River, NY.
Joanne M. Andraschko, of Bethlehem, passed away on July 12th at the age of 76. She was born in Bethlehem to the late Henry and Sadie Andraschko. She is survived by her sister, Carol Andraschko and her cousin Danny Ponoski. She was a lifelong member of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church. She attended Liberty High School and worked for a short time at Bethlehem’s Brew Works as kitchen help, before caring for both parents at home in their later years. She was a loving sister to Carol, with whom she lived her entire life. Joanne enjoyed sewing as well as cheering for her favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday 9:45-10:00AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM all in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Saints Simon and Jude Church.
Margaret M. Ackerman
Margaret M. [Andrasko] Ackerman, 101, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away on October 26, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Michael J. Ackerman. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eleanor [Widitz] Andrasko. Margaret was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Margaret is survived by two sons, Michael, and, wife, Peggy, of Mendham, NJ and Dennis, and, wife, Mary Jane, of Tallahassee, FL, seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Elizabeth, Katherine, Dorothy, and Eleanor. She was predeceased by a brother, Albert.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM all at Notre Dame Church, 1861 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem, PA. Burial will follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Walter Aungst III
Walter H. Aungst III, 58, of Salibury Township passed away in his home on Saturday, December 28, 2013. He was the loving husband to Marilyn (Beisel) for 34 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Betty (Bateman) and the late Walter H. Aungst Jr. Walter worked for Martins Famous Pastry for 30 years. He was involved in SYA for many years and was the Vice-Chair of the Recreation Advisory Committee for Salisbury Township. Walter loved baseball, basketball, and vacations at Long Beach Island, NJ.
Survivors: Wife, Marilyn Aungst; children, Nicholas Aungst of Allentown, Alan Aungst and wife Crystal of Raubsville, LeeJay Aungst and wife Lyndsay of Salisbury Township; grandchildren, Nicholas, Paige, Tiffany, Landon, Jordyn; mother, Betty Aungst of Salisbury Township; siblings, Kathy Aungst of Salisbury Township, Terrence Aungst, Kevin Aungst, Christopher Aungst and wife Shannon of Salisbury Township. He was predeceased by his father Walter H. Aungst Jr., his brother Michael Aungst and Godson Sean Aungst.
Services: A viewing will be held on Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and Friday 9-10 a.m. with a service at 10 a.m., all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in Walters name.
Michael T. Aungst, 53, of Salisbury Twp., passed away September 3, 2013. He was the loving fiance to Bebe Kuplen. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Betty (Bateman) and the late Walter Aungst. Michael worked for 30 years at Nestle Purina. He was a member of the Mountainville Fire Co and loved his motorcycle, golfing, and basketball. Survivors: Fiancee, Bebe Kuplen; mother, Betty Aungst; siblings, Walter Aungst and wife, Marylin, of Salisbury Twp., Kathy Aungst of Salibury Twp., Terrence Aungst, Kevin Aungst, Christopher Aungst and wife, Shannon, of Salisbury Twp.; nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Alan, LeeJay, TJ, and Krystal. He was a father figure to Jennifer Kocher, and grandfather figure to Axle Kocher. He was predeceased by his nephew, Sean Aungst. Services: A viewing will be held on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m. with a service at 10 a.m. all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc., 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be private. Contributions: Donations can be made in Michaels memory to the American Cancer Society , 3893 Adler PL, Bethlehem, PA 18017.