Henry Duda, 84, of Bethlehem passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Kindred Hospital in Easton. He was the husband of Matilda Tillie Duda, his wife of 55 years who currently resides at Alexandria Manor in Bath. He was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on May 25, 1928. A Machinist by trade, he immigrated to Toronto, Canada where he worked for 11 years at Canada Iron Pipe before taking a position in 1963 with the former Shamoon Industries now the Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe in Phillipsburg, NJ. For 23 years, Henry worked at the Phillipsburg facility, 19 of those years was as a purchasing agent, retiring in 1989. He and his wife were members of Ss. Simon & Jude Church in Bethlehem. He also was a member of the Liberty Hose, Fleas and Citizen Hose Clubs in Easton. He was the greatest grandpa and will be sorely missed by all.
Survivors: Wife, Matilda; daughter, Ann M. Pareti and husband Glenn and their children Glenn J. and Allison who reside in River Vale, NJ; son, Paul and his wife Barbara L. Duda of Bath, with whom Henry resided with; grandchildren, Jennifer L. Snyder and husband Randy of Northampton, Stephen Henry Duda of Bethlehem; and a brother, Helmut of Gelsenkirchen.
Services: A viewing will be held Friday November 2, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m. in the Downing Funeral Home, Inc., 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem. His entombment will follow services in St. Phillips & St. James Cemetery, Phillipsburg, NJ.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Pl., Bethlehem, PA 18017.
John F. Dugas
John F. Dugas, 87, of Bethlehem, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012 at St. Lukes University Hospital, Fountain Hill. John and his wife, the former Barbara R. Haydu, shared 60 years of marriage this past June. He was born in Bethlehem to the late Stephen A. and Mary Pauline (Ulincy) Dugas. John is a member of Ss. Simon & Judes Church in Bethlehem. John was a PFC and proudly served in the Army during WWII. He was Honorably Discharged and received numerous medals and ribbons. He worked in the beam yards at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and retired after 45 years. Survivors: Wife; Barbara; son, John M. Dugas of Bethlehem; daughters, Beverlyann Lenner and husband David of Bethlehem and Eileen Dugas Ferry and husband William of Bethlehem; grandson, Matthew Lenner; sisters, Mary Orosky, Frances Keating and Elizabeth Betty Dugas. John was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26 in Ss. Simon & Judes Church, 730 West Broad Street, preceded by a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Downing Funeral Home, Inc., 1002 West Broad Street, Bethlehem. Interment will follow in Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.
Geraldine S. Donchez
Geraldine S. (Swallow) Donchez, 84, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She was the wife of the late Anthony G. Donchez. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Suscoe) Swallow. Geraldine was retired from Western Electric. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Survivors: Nephews and Many Friends
She was predeceased by brothers and sisters.
A viewing will be held on Saturday 9-9:45AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM all in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Geraldine’s memory to the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church memorial fund.
Dorothy Drust, 96, known to many as Aunt Dot, died February 23 at home in Bethlehem. Daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Drust. Survivors: Sister- Patricia Zeiner, Brother-In-Law- Mark Thornton, Brother- Thomas Drust, Nieces and Nephews. Dorothy enjoyed BINGO, her stories on TV, her Phillies, member of Ss Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Services Private.
Teresa “Honey” (Stohl) Derewiany, 83 of Bethlehem passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Massachusetts.
She was the wife of the late Frank Derewiany.
She was born on April 10, 1928 in Nazareth, PA to the late William and Louisa Stohl.
Teresa was a keypunch operator at Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church and a member of the SS Simon and Jude Seniors and she enjoyed knitting and dancing.
Son Craig F. and wife Virginia of East Freetown, MA
Sisters Stefana Metzler of Bethlehem, PA
Louise Sugg of Glenn Mills, PA
Josephine Lambert of Pottstown, PA
2 grandchildren, Stephanie Derewiany of Boston, MA
Craig “Max” Derewiany of Taunton, MA
A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6-8PM at Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 and Friday morning from 9:30-10AM followed by a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial both in SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s, Hospice, 1510 Valley Center Parkway Suite 200 Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Anne F. Davis
Anne F. Davis of Bethlehem died peacefully on August 30, 2011. She was the widow of Gerald M. Davis, who died on Thanksgiving Day in 1998. They had been married for 58 years at the time of his death. She was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Julia (Dacey) Foran and Nicholas Foran. She was a graduate of Boston University, class of 1936. She was a member of Saints Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church in Bethlehem.
Survivors: Anne is survived by three children: Robert and his wife Carmelita of Fords, New Jersey; Carol Hughes and her husband Edward of Birmingham, Alabama; and Janet Tate and her husband Gerald of Hanover Township. She leaves three grandchildren: Robert Hughes and his wife Laura of Birmingham, Alabama; Cynthia and her husband Jeffrey Florence also of Birmingham; Melinda and Donna Davis of Jersey City, New Jersey; Ethan Tate of Thomassin, Haiti; and Meredith Tate of Alexandria, Virginia. She also leaves three great-grandchildren: George Edward Hughes, Charles Davis Hughes, and Catherine Anne Florence. “To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.”
A viewing will be held on Saturday from 9-10AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM in SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Suggested contributions can be made through Downing Funeral Home to Building Goodness Foundation, P.O. Box 4325, Charlottesville, Virginia 22905, to support relief efforts in Haiti.