Bruno K. Moritz, 83, of Bethlehem, passed away May 28, 2012. He was the husband of the late Mary (Cech) until her passing and the late Margaret J. Moritz. Born in Manhattan, NY he was the son of the late Kurt E. and Marie (Homuth) Moritz. He graduated Bethlehem VoTech and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a carpenter and Foreman for Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, the Westside Republican Club, the MORA Club, the NE Wanderers and was a past coach of Lehigh Little League.
Children- Bruno K. Moritz II,
Gary Moritz husband of Debra,
James J. Hancik Jr. husband of Megan,
Judy Maffea wife of the late Daniel,
Larry Hancik husband of Susan,
The late Robert Hancik husband of Sherry,
Margie Daily wife of the late Dan
Daughter- In- Law- Pam
11 Great Grandchildren
Sister- Margaret Ortega
Sister- In- Law- Carmelina Moritz
He was predeceased by sister- Hildagarde Szarko and brother- Carl E.
A viewing will be held Thursday 6-8 and Friday 9:15- 10AM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Friday at 10:30AM in Ss Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bruno’s name to the church care of the funeral home.
Elizabeth “Betty” G. Maco, 84, of Fountain Hill, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Stephen G. and Anna V. (Petras) Maco. Betty graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School “46” and then from Allentown School of Cosmetology. Betty worked for Dennis’ and Redline’s Drug Store and then for Bethlehem Steel before retiring in 1984. She was a devoted and life long member of St. Ursula Catholic Church where she volunteered for the church and the school. She was “Aunt Betty” to many people.
Many beloved nieces and nephews
She was predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters.
A viewing will be held Saturday 9- 9:45AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM all in St. Ursula Catholic Church 1300 Broadway Fountain Hill, PA 18015. Burial to follow in Ss Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Bethlehem. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church.
Mary E. Mrowka
Mary Elizabeth (Loncher) Mrowka, 57, of Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Lehigh Valley Hospice. She was the loving wife of John E. Mrowka for 33 years. Born in Tyrone, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Barbara (Rozick) Loncher. Mary graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She worked as a school teacher for many years. Mary was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
Husband- John Mrowka
Daughter- Alison Mrowka of Cincinnati, OH
Brother- John Loncher and wife Lois of Tyrone
Sister- Vicky Schirm and husband Dave of Harrisburg
Nephew- Dan Loncher
Nieces- Kelly Zeak and Karen Mishock
Mother-in-law - Joan Muskey and husband Mike of Shamokin
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM on Friday in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd. Bethlehem 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018.
Margaret J. Moritz
Margaret J. (Havernic/ Hancik) Moritz, 84, of Bethlehem, passed away January 31, 2012 in her home. She was the loving wife of Bruno K. Moritz Sr. since 1976. She was preceded in death by her first husband James J. Hancik Sr. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Julia (Kuti) Havernic. Margaret was a “45” graduate of Liberty High School. She retired from Bethlehem Steel and also worked as a cook at Binney’s and the Bethlehem Police Social Club. Margaret was a member of Ss Simon and Jude Catholic Church and previously St. John Capistrano Catholic Church. She liked to cook and bake. Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Husband- Bruno K. Moritz, Sr.
Children- James J. Hancik Jr. and wife Megan
Judy Maffea wife of the late Daniel
Larry Hancik and wife Susan
Robert Hancik and wife Sherry
Margie Daily wife of the late Dan
Bruno K. Moritz II
Gary Moritz and wife Debra
11 Great Grandchildren
Sister- In- Law- Shirley Havernic
She was predeceased by brother- Joseph Havernic.
Calling hours on Friday 6-8PM and Saturday 9:15-10AM all in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM on Saturday in Ss Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W Broad St. Bethlehem 18018. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the church or to St. Luke’s Cancer Center care of the funeral home.
Celine Connie McCauley, 77, passed away in her home on January 4, 2012. Born
in Pottsville, PA November 16, 1934.She was the daughter of the late Paul T.
Murphy and Kathryn C. (Lundy) Murphy. Her husband William D. died March, 2001.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
A graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School where she was a star basketball
player and captain of the cheerleading squad. She was employed at St. Luke's
Hospital as an administrative assistant in the social services department for
over 40 years. She was an avid bowler and a member of the Hits and Misses
league. She liked to play cards and was involved with the St. Anne's pinochle
club she was also a former member of the Golden Hiller's.
She was predeceased in death by her brother Paul F. Murphy, sisters Kathleen L.
Murphy Loeper, and Eileen J. Murphy Wood.
She is survived by her sister Vera Murphy Ogden and her husband Robert of
Danbury, CT. Daughter Lynn M.Kollar and her husband Jeffrey of Nazareth,PA. Sons
William D. and wife Susan and James C. and wife Tammy of Bethlehem, PA and
Edward P. and wife Patricia of Carmel, IN. Grandchildren Ryan,Justin, Kyle,
Erin, Caitlin, Jonathan, Eric, Brandon, and Ashley McCauley, and Matthew and
Julianne Kollar. Great grandchildren Noah and Logan McCauley.
Services: A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-8PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11AM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
3219 Santee Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18020. Burial in Holy Saviour Cemetery.
Contributions to the church.
Barbara M. Maniet
Barbara M. Maniet, 68 of Moore Twp. passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011 in Old Orchard Health Care Center.
Born in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Minnie (Hammerlein) Maniet.
She worked in the payroll department for Hygrade Metal Moulding.
Barbara was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bath.
She is survived by many cousins.
Services: A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6:30-7PM followed by a service 7PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be private in Farmingdale, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to an animal shelter of one’s choice.
Paul G. Matus
Paul G. Matus, 89 of Bethlehem, died at home on Sunday, June 5, 2011.
Born in Bethlehem, June 27, 1921, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Ann (Gal) Matus. He was the husband of Dorothy (Acker) Matus who died in 1976, and Dorthea (Theodoredis) Chiaparas Matus, who died in 2009.
Paul was an Army veteran of World War II where he served as a cryptographic code clerk assigned to the 8th Armored Division, 80th Tank Battalion. He participated in the Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns. He was awarded the American Campaign, European African-Middle Eastern Campaign, and Good Conduct Medals.
After the war he graduated from Bethlehem Business College and held a position of loan officer at Wilbur Savings and Loan, later known as the Union Bank and Trust Company.
He later became Vice President.
He left banking in 1961 to become a consultant for small businesses as a franchisee of Whitehill Taxkeeping Systems of New York.
He eventually became a director of training for the company. He then opened his own firm, Matus Associates, specializing in accounting and income tax preparation, in 1972. He was the past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants. Mr. Matus remained actively involved in the business until his death.
Paul was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council #313, an also a past Grand Knight. He was a member of their bowling league for over 30 years. He also was an avid golfer, garnering a Senior Championship in the 1980