Mary T. (Bistritz) Hann, 60, of Allentown, passed away Friday, June 18th. She was the loving wife of the late Jackson James Hann. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy (Brunner) Bistritz. Mary enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: children- Joshua Hann, Jacqueline Hann and fiancé Benjamin Colon; grandchildren- Julian and Aiden Colon; siblings- Paul Bistritz and significant other Linda Jones, Katherine Hann and husband Gary Hann, Diane Greger and husband Jeffrey Greger.
A Calling Time will be held on Tuesday, June 29th 6-7:30PM with a Service at 7:30PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Dolores Ann (Evrard) Horvath, 93, passed away peacefully on April 6 at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph F. Horvath Jr. who passed away in 1997. Born in Bethlehem on June 30, 1927, she was the 4th of 6 children of John (Doc) Evrard and Elizabeth (Lizzie Bisbing) Evrard. She resided in her beloved South Bethlehem for most of her life, spending the last ten years in Saylorsburg with her daughter Chris and son-in-law Joe.
A graduate of the Bethlehem Catholic Class of 1945, she took the secretarial course of study and worked at Lehigh University’s Admissions Office and at Bethlehem Steel just prior to her marriage. She was a stay-at-home wife, and mother to her four children, Elizabeth (George Kane) of Macungie, Joseph III (Leslie) of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Christine (Joseph Deuel) of Saylorsburg, and John (Nina) of Austin, TX. Generous with her time with a love for driving, it was her pleasure to drive her parents and later her friends and neighbors to church and various appointments. We are sure Bethlehem had to add an extra van for Seniors when Mom moved to Saylorsburg.
A devout Catholic, she lived the Corporal Works of Mercy... feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, bury the dead ...and incorporated the Spiritual Works of Mercy into her prayers. She cared for and nursed her mother, her father-in-law, and her husband, our Dad, during their final illnesses. She volunteered at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity Thrift Store, and frequently gave away her own gloves and umbrella rather than see someone face the cold and rain without any. She was a member of Holy Ghost Church, Bethlehem, and later, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Brodheadsville.
Mom loved Lehigh and Bethlehem Catholic football games, the muddier the better, and often said “I don’t cook, I don’t clean, I don’t bake, I just go bumming”, meaning she would rather be out and about than tied to the house. Nana “D” visited her grandchildren often and greatly enjoyed taking them places and watching them experience new things. She took bus trips with the Senior Groups of St. Ursula and St. Simon and Jude parishes. Well into her 80’s she attended Becahi class reunions and kept up with her high school friends.
She loved her family and Aunt Dolores was a fixture at extended family gatherings, where she was an avid pinochle player and exhibited her ‘gift of gab’ to one and all.
She is survived by her children, 8 grandchildren: Molly (David Crabbe), Meghan (Charles Greaves), Maureen, Katie (Rob Rice), and Peter Kane (Kelleyah), Tyler Horvath and Madison Horvath; 8 great-grandchildren: Charlie, William, Maeve and Maggie Crabbe, Delilah Greaves, and Ella, Teddy and Henry Rice; a step-grandson Christopher Supplee (Lauren) and their daughter, Alexandria. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will miss her wit and wisdom.
She was pre-deceased by favorite grandson, Collin Horvath and her siblings and in-laws: John and Stelle Evrard, Mary and Juby Fistner, Lindy and Helen Evrard, Carl and Joan Evrard, Theresa and Bill Scott, Frank and Helen Horvath, Mary and Tom Zondlo and Mike and Dot Horvath. She was saddened by the loss of nephews John, Jerry and Peter Evrard and John Fistner and by nieces Patty Barr, Mary Beth Burkhardt, and Jane Zakovitch.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 AM in Holy Ghost Church, 417 Carlton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Internment to follow at Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Mom supported charities with an emphasis on children and families. If you are so inclined, in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Bethlehem Catholic (www.becahi.org), St Jude's Children's Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
Anne E. (Kirchner) Henning, 92, of Bethlehem, passed away October 30, 2020. Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Margaret (Jamicky) Hlavinka, 82, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully September 25, 2020. She was
the loving wife of the late Paul Hlavinka. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Michael
and Margaret (Mutis) Jamicky. Margaret earned her Associates in Accounting from Northampton
Community College. She retired as an accountant from the Hotel Bethlehem. Margaret was a member
of Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother whose house
had an open-door policy and it was always filled with her family. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: children- Vincent and wife JoAnn Hlavinka, Michael Hlavinka, Cathy Rimmer, Paul and wife
Donna Hlavinka, Christopher Hlavinka, Paula and husband Brent Nelson; 14 grandchildren; 13 great
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother- Michael “Mickey” Jamicky.
A Calling Time will be held Friday, October 2nd 9-10AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in
Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Inurnment will follow in
Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Grace S. (Shamsky) Hartigan, 101, of Bethlehem, passed away on February 4, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Eugene J. Hartigan. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Olympia Shamsky. Grace worked for many years in the Bethlehem Steel's Billing Dept. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Survivors: son- Eugene Hartigan Jr. and wife Gay of Merritt Island, FL; grandchildren- Kelly Hartigan of Allentown and Eugene Hartigan III of Florida; great grandchildren- Taylor and Vance. She was predeceased by her daughter- Maureen Herritt and sister- Mary Zelko.
Services will be Private.
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.