Lonnie G. (Wagner) Borger, 78, of Wind Gap, passed away October 15, 2019. Born in Bangor, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Dorothy (Hendershot) Wagner. She retired from Crayola.
Survivors: 2 daughters including Kelly Savoia, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a brother and sister. She was predeceased by a sister.
There will be no services held.
Berdean E. (Walk) Biddle, 94, of Bethlehem, passed away September 25, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Stanley C. Biddle. Berdean was a 1942 graduate of Allen High School. She spent many years working as a secretary throughout the Lehigh Valley. Berdean loved to cook, garden and fish with her husband.
Survivors: son- Kevin Biddle husband of Nancy of Banger, PA; daughter- Gina June wife of the late Phillip June of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Meggan Lugo, Lindsey Biddle, Kristine June and James Biddle; 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons- Roger Biddle and Scott Biddle husband of the late Jeanette, and grandson- Eric Biddle.
Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Agnes Louise Buryk
Agnes Louise (Olshefski) Buryk, 97, of Allentown, passed away June 19, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Walter Buryk. Born in Jeanette, PA she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Goretski) Olshefski. Louise was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing BINGO.
Survivors: daughter Rose Marie Luther and husband Barry of Fair Oaks, CA; son Walter J Buryk and his wife Brenda of Falmouth Ma; 5 Grandchildren, 11 Great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. She was predeceased by 8 brothers and 5 sisters.
A graveside service will be held at a later time at the Holy Saviour Cemetery 2575 Linden St. Bethlehem, PA 18017. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Mitch “Mitchie” Brown passed away in his home in Pottstown, PA, on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. He was 31 years old. He was born in Bethlehem on September 23rd, 1986 to Mitchell J. and Eileen (Casey) Brown. He was a 2005 graduate from Nazareth Area High School. Mitch will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his partner Katie DiLuigi and their daughter,Bailey. He is survived by his mother, Eileen; sisters Melissa Owens and Abby (Chris) White; brother Tucker (Jessa) Brown; and his Aunts Cathy Brown and Sharon Hurt. He was a loyal friend and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mitch was preceded in death by his father, Mitchell. Mitchie will be fondly remembered for his ability to light up any room with his smile. His sense of humor, kind heart, and sweet, easy disposition will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 12th, from 4-6PM with a service at 6PM at Downing Funeral Home, 1002 West Broad St, Bethlehem, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the Bailey Brown education fund in care of Eileen Brown and can be sent to the funeral home.
Kevin Beltzner, 50, of Ballietsville, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. The son of the late Wesley K. and Erika (Bass) Beltzner was born in Bethlehem, and a member of the Mingo Homing Racing Pigeon Club, of Allentown, which was his passion.
He is survived by his brother Jeffrey, nieces Jordan & Raquel, nephew Tyler, close friends Bob Dinbokowitz, Lloyd Kuhns, Camille Napier & her son Tony, and many, many more.
A viewing will be held Saturday, February 3rd 10AM-12PM with a Service at 12PM at Downing Funeral Home, Inc., 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Mary Jean Bold
Mary Jean (Sefter) Bold, 84, of Bethlehem, passed away January 11, 2018. She was the loving wife of 62 years to Philip J. Bold. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Krupansky) Sefter. Mary Jean was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. She was an avid reader, loved music, watching Jeopardy and had a passion for news and politics. But above all she cherished her grandchildren.
Survivors: husband- Philip Bold; children- Ann E. Haymaker and husband Thomas of Hellertown, Mary Ellen Waas and husband Gene of Hellertown, Thomas J. Bold and wife Patricia of Wakefield, RI, James A. Bold and spouse Peter Verrecchia of Philadelphia; daughter- in- law- Susan Bold of Bethlehem; 10 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; brothers- John, James and Joseph Sefter; sisters- Joan Sabatine and Cathy Wuerstner. She was predeceased by her sons- Michael J. and Joseph F. Bold and grandson- Eric Waas.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, January 16th 11AM-12PM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12PM 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 Mary Jean’s memory to St. Luke's Hospice 801 Ostrum St. Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Annamae (Eder) Breinig 83, of Tamaqua, PA, (formerly of Allentown) residing with her son Scott Alan Breinig and family passed away on December 28, 2017 at the Hometown Nursing Center under Hospice care. Born July 23, 1934 in Allentown, PA. She was a daughter of the late John Anthony Eder and the late Helen Joan (Lapchak) Eder. Annamae attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Central Catholic High School. She was employed by the former Merchants Bank now known as Wells Fargo for 30 years. One of the many highlights of her career was attaining the position of the first Female Vice President of Dealer Vehicle Financing for the greater Lehigh Valley. She was very active with the Future Business Leaders' Club of young men and women.
Annamae loved traveling and visiting many countries throughout her lifetime. Thoroughly enjoying the sites and customs of the many people and places visited. She had a keen sense of humor and could always bring laughter to everyone. Annamae will always be remembered for her love of God, family, friends and relatives cherishing the memories. Also, helping many people out whenever needed. She was a long time member of St. Francis of Assisi in Allentown before residing with her Son .
Survivors: Son: Scott Alan (wife Star Lynn) stepgrandson Nathaniel “Nate” B. Ferry. Sister: Wilma A. Sokol and nephew, Alexander A., Brother: John Joseph Eder Sr (wife Nancy May). Nephews: John Joseph Eder Jr (wife Cheryl Lynn) great niece Claire Delynn of Dallas Texas. Paul Ryan Eder (wife Terri Ann) and great nieces Cassandra Shuli and Shauna Jean of Laurys Station PA. Cousins: Robert Eder & family, Florida: and, Forrest Fiedler & family, Virginia.
A viewing will be held Friday, January 5th 12:30-1:30PM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 1:30PM all in Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be Private at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Annamae’s memory to Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, the American Cancer Society or to a Charity of one's choice.
Bernice E. M. (Laible) Breidenbach, 83, of Bethlehem, passed away December 6, 2017. She was the loving wife of 64 years to Richard S. C. Breidenbach. She worked for over 32 years in various sewing factories in the Lehigh Valley. Her greatest joy was her family.
Survivors: husband- Richard Breidenbach; son- Kenneth Breidenbach; grandson- Joshua Breidenbach; siblings- Phyllis Becker and Richard Laible. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law- Jamie Breidenbach.
A viewing will be held Monday, Dec 11th 10-11AM with a service to follow at 11AM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.