Thomas R. Kerr II, 55, of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was the loving husband of 23 years to Janice M. (Rehn) Kerr. Born in Gloucester, MA he was the son of Thomas R. Kerr and the late Harriet (Hoffman) Kerr. Tom worked in sales and purchasing for Reeb Millwork in Bethlehem, for over 30 years.
Survivors: Wife- Janice M. Kerr; Daughter- Amy R Kerr at home; Father- Thomas R. and wife Laura S. Kerr of Bethlehem, PA; Siblings- John and wife Victoria Kerr of Jamestown, RI and Bellevue, WA, Scott and wife Teena Kerr of Lower Saucon, PA, Karin Kerr of Bellevue, WA.
A calling time will be held Monday, August 1st 4-6PM with a Memorial Service at 6PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Allentown Rescue mission.
Charles R. Korpics, Jr.
Charles R. Korpics, Jr. 57, of Whitehall, passed away July 20, 2016. He is survived by his fiancé Tammy Thomas. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Mary (Schaffer) and Charles R. Korpics, Sr. Charles graduated from Liberty High School in 1976 and received a Bachelor in Business degree from Bloomsburg University. He worked for 30 years as a rural carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Charles loved his family and his dogs.
Survivors: Parents- Charles and Mary Korpics; Fiance- Tammy Thomas and her daughter Julia of Whitehall; Siblings- Robert and wife Laura Korpics of Emmaus, Tesa and husband Gary McLean of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Michael and wife Amy Jo Korpics of Mohrsville; Nieces and Nephews- Kaitlynne White, Erin McLean, Megan McLean, Samantha Jo Korpics and John Korpics; Uncle- Frank and wife Barbara Schaffer and Aunt- Rosalie Wertman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Privately with his family at 10AM Monday in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017. Burial will be private at a later date. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Please no flowers, contributions can be made in Charles’ memory to Tails of Valor PAWS of Honor Program PO 127 Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Miriam G. (Carney) Krizan, 93, of Bethlehem, passed away April 3, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Krizan. Born in Kintnersville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Kresch) Carney. She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Daughter- Carol Brensinger of Bethlehem; Son- Kenneth Krizan and wife Debra of Whitehall; Grandchildren- Laurie Marie Campbell, Melissa Ann Wimer, David Wimer; Great Grandchildren- Rebecca Campbell, Zachary Wimer, Brendan Campbell; Numerous Nephews and Nieces. She was predeceased by her brothers- Carl and John Carney and sister- Marjorie Eichlin.
A viewing will be held on Thursday 6-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10AM in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd Bethlehem. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Ursula E. Kennedy
Ursula Kennedy passed away on March 20, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island after a long and fulfilling life, more than 70 years of which were spent in Bethlehem, PA. Born in 1920 to Fountain Hill’s Michael O’Reilly and Mary Jane Lane, and sister to Mary (Petfield) and Elizabeth (Briody), Ursula attended St. Ursula’s Parish and School, Becahi and Chestnut Hill College. She married Floyd D. Kennedy in 1943 and bore two sons, Floyd Jr. (Ken) of Virginia Beach, VA and Michael of Providence, RI. They lived in West Hempstead, NY, from 1945 through 1963. On return to Bethlehem, they joined Assumption BVM parish. Floyd and Ursula separated in 1977. Ursula volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Bethlehem Public Library, played golf and bowled, but above all loved being with family, including Mike’s Emma and Lucas, Ken and Lynn’s Chris and Lindsay, along with their spouses and two daughters, and Ursula’s niece and nephews and their families.
Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM on March 29, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Bethlehem, PA http://www.assumptionbethlehem.com/. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. www.DowningFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the South Bethlehem Historical Society, with check made out to and mailed to SBHS, PO Box 5106, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Please note that it is in memory of Ursula O’Reilly Kennedy.
Edward J. Kirk
Edward J. Kirk, 81, died Dec. 24, 2015. He was the loving husband of 52 years to Joyce (Weidman) Kirk. Eddie served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and retired from Bethlehem Steel.
Survivors: Wife; Children- Marion Keenan, Andrew Brown, Leonard Brown, Jean Prewitt, Joan Holecz and Joseph Kirk; 7 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son- Michael Kirk and 4 siblings.
Services: Services will be Private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
Agnes L. (Mingora) Krajczar, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away February 1, 2015. She was the loving wife to the late William J. Krajczar. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Fistner) Mingora. Agnes retired as a Knitter from Sure Fit after 25 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Sons- William J. “Rusty” Krajczar of Bethlehem, Robert B. and wife Sharon of Flowery Branch, GA; Daughter- Rosalie Sterner and husband Ronald of Whitehall; Grandson- Robert Krajczar and wife Maricsa; Great Granddaughter- Hailey; Sisters- Patricia Schildt of Schoenersville, Dolores Neimi of Hellertown, Barbara Sacknoff of Emmaus, Carol Unangst of Hellertown; Brothers- Richard Mingora of Bethlehem and Bernard Mingora of New Smithville.
A viewing will be held on Thursday 9-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM all in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 3219 Santee Rd Bethlehem 18020. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Agnes’s memory to the church.
Franklin “Frank” D. Koehler, 80, of Hanover Twp., passed away Nov. 10, 2013 after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Rosemary Anfuso- Koehler. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Melvin and Blanche (Ritter) Koehler. Frank was an avid horseman showing and breeding horses for over 65 years. He was the owner and operator of Koehler Stables. Frank was a lifetime member of the Penn Jersey Horse Show Assoc. and the American Quarter Horse Assoc.
Wife- Rosemary Anfuso- Koehler
Nephew- Daryl Koehler of Point Phillips
Great Niece and Nephew
A calling time will be held Thursday 6:30-7:30PM with a Memorial Service at 7:30PM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St Bethlehem 18018.
Donations can be made in Frank’s memory to the American Heart Assoc. 212 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Julia (Szilagyi) Kucsan, 96, of Bethlehem, passed away September 12, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Frank Kucsan Sr. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Meri (Szabo) Szilagyi. Julia was had worked for Sure Fit and Wilshire as a sewing machine operator before her retirement. She was a member of St. Johns Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.
Daughters- Barbara Bedics and husband Joseph of Salisbury
Ann Werner and husband William of Florida
7 Great Grandchildren
She was predeceased by two sisters- Mary Harris and Helen Torres and two sons- Richard Domyan and Ronald Domyan.
Services will be Private at the convenience of the family.
Donations can be made in Julia’s memory to St. Johns Windish Lutheran Church 617 E 4th St Bethlehem, PA 18015.