Willie C Hubbard, 77, of Bethlehem, passed away October 29, 2019. He was the loving husband to Andrea Edwards. Born in Cairo, GA he was the son of the late Dave and Rebecca (Gammage) Hubbard. He was raised by his grandparents the late Lizzie and Harv Hubbard. Willie attended Washington High School in Georgia. Growing up Willie enjoyed hunting and being protective of his twin sister- Willie Mae. He retired from Victaulic. Willie was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Easton. He had a passion for carpentry, woodworking and gardening. He was a naturalist that always helped everyone including his neighbors.
Survivors: wife- Andrea Edwards; daughter- Brenda Hubbard; step children; sisters- his twin Willie Mae Thomas, Doletha Gammage and “Sweet” Elizabeth Hendricks; grandchildren- Adrian Hubbard, Amanda, Stephen and Jade. He was predeceased by his brother- Johnny Johnson and sister-Rose Parham.
A calling time will be held on Saturday, November 9th 10:30-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM all in Trinity Baptist Church 635 Centre St. Easton, PA 18042. A Reception will follow at SE-WY-CO Fire Co. 3621 Old Philadelphia Pike Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Helen M. Fedick Hirner, 88, of West Lehighton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Lloyd George Hirner Sr.
Born in Corydon, PA, Helen was a daughter to Frank and Violet Clark Fedick.
Helen enjoyed cooking, especially spaghetti which was a family favorite, and taking care of her home. Her family was her life and she dedicated her life to her family.
Helen is survived by her children; Mary Hirner Lindeman with spouse, Kenneth, Jenny Hirner Schnettler with spouse Constance, Frank with spouse, Michelle, Lloyd with spouse, Dee and George with spouse, Kerry. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Hirner.
Family and friend are invited to celebrate Helen's life graveside at 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden St. Bethlehem PA 18017. Online condolences may be made online at www.downingfuneralhome.com
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.
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.
In the early morning hours of March 23, 2019, this beautiful and sweet lady would leave this world and enter the kingdom of her heavenly Father to achieve her just reward of eternal peace and happiness. She would now be free from the terrible affliction that consumed her over the last thirteen years of her life. She was of a kind and gentle spirit…loved by those who lives she touched. She loved partying with friends on Saturday nights at Mahoney’s Irish Pub, vacationing at the beach, and visiting different islands. The timing of her illness deprived her of being the best grammy in the world.
Julie, 69, of Bethlehem, was born September 6, 1949. She was the daughter of the late William and Marie Shiner.
She graduated from Liberty High School. She was active in assisting teachers of learning disabled children in the Bethlehem School District. She worked at the former Hotel Bethlehem as a banquet waitress for several years. She then worked at Westminster Village as a transportation provider and activities director up until retirement.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years Fred Horvath; daughter Michele and husband Sam Odenwelder; sons Charles and wife Marlen, Mark and wife Nichole; grandchildren Nicholas, Elias, Lucy, and Marcus; sister Annamarie Shuey and husband John; sister-in-law Bernice; six nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother James.
Contributions in Julie’s name to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration- Helpline: 1-866-507-7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org Special thanks to St. Lukes Home Hospice Care, especially Case Nurse Amanda and Health Aide Jackie.
Services: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Calling hours 10-11AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home. Inc.
On Thursday evening last, Mary Hennigh, at the tender age of 92, went peacefully to sleep and shuffled off this mortal coil into the arms of God. Born Mary Brennan she was the last surviving of six siblings of Frank and Mary (Geiger) Brennan. Married to Charles Hennigh Mary, is survived by four children. Cary Hennigh and his wife Mary of Reading, PA. Charles Hennigh and his wife Marci of Shalotte, N.C. Maryann (Hennigh) wife of the late Michael Heffelfinger of Alpharetta GA. and Patrice (Hennigh) wife of William Ring of Bethlehem PA, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and her dear friend and companion Daniel Herman of Allentown PA. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Charles, two sons, John and Eric, and a grandson Charles. Mary loved dancing, plays, her Irish heritage, sewing and volunteering at her church.
A calling time will be held Wednesday, August 1st 9-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 1046 W Cedar St Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downing Funeral Home Inc.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the 2nd Harvest food bank.
William J. Hutter, 73, of Catasauqua, passed away January 11, 2017, peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family and friends. Bill was married to Linda A. (DeLong) Hutter for 32 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William J. Hutter Sr. and the late Elsie (Raubenhold) Seagreaves. Bill graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in 1961 and attended Penn State University. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after over 30 years of service and then worked for Vastex International. Bill was an avid Penn State football fan. He was a member of the National SOKOLS, the Heights AA and the Northend Wanderers Athletic Assoc.
Survivors: Wife- Linda Hutter; Daughters- Lisa Panarelli and husband Anthony Saby, Nikki McMonagle and husband Patrick, Michelle Davis and husband Tom; 6 Grandchildren.
A calling time will be held on Saturday, January 21st 10-11AM with a Celebration of Bill's Life to follow at 11AM at Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice care of the funeral home.
Beulah E. (Schlegel) Reilly- Haley, 95, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully Oct 3, 2016. She was born in Pen Argyl, PA in 1921. She was the loving wife of the late John Reilly and then the late Nathaniel Archibald Haley. Beulah was an active member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, worked previously for Hess’s Dept. Store and volunteered at a shelter for abused women in Allentown. Her hobbies included Bingo, crossword puzzles and reading.
Son- Robert J. Reilly; Grandchildren- Michelle Hoysan, Cindy Costa and Matthew Viebrock; 5 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons- John and Thomas Reilly.
A calling time will be held Thursday 6-7PM with a Memorial Service at 7PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church 67 W Washington Ave. Bethlehem.