Nicholas Stephanos Skoutelas, 74, of Bethlehem, passed away Friday, January 04, 2013. He was the loving husband of 32 years, to Rachel R. (Ernst) Skoutelas. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Stephanos and Kathleen (Applegate) Skoutelas. Nicholas was the Co-Owner, Operator and Head Baker of Vallos Bakery. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Wife- Rachel R. Skoutelas
Daughters- Nicolette Henry w/o Daniel of Minneola, FL
Kathleen Kurtz and companion Kevin Keller of Windermere, FL
Tina Hanuschak w/o Scott of Walnutport
Grandchildren- Jason, Jacob, Jaclyn, Jamie, Trevor, Reanna and Parker
Siblings- George h/o Elsie of Bethlehem
Marie Sossiadis w/o Emmanuel of Bethlehem
Margaret Zumas w/o Gus of Bethlehem
He was predeceased by his brother- Constantine “Gus” and sister-in-law- Dolores.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday 10-11AM with a Service at 11AM in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1607 West Union Blvd., Bethlehem. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements c/o Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Lukes VNA Hospice 801 Ostrum St. Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Frank Schadl Jr
Frank J. Schadl Jr., 84, of Fountain Hill, passed away on Friday, January 04, 2013, in his daughter Patricia’s home in Nazareth. He was the loving husband of the late Marion V. (Reenock) Schadl. Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Huetter) Schadl Sr. He served in the U.S. Army. Frank was retired from Bethlehem Steel. He was a member of University Parish of Holy Ghost in Bethlehem.
Daughters- Regina wife of Thomas Gosling of Bethlehem, Patricia Repsher of Nazareth, Susan Agentis of Knoxville, TN, Mary Frances wife of Andrew Janicik of Westfield, MA, Antoinette wife of Fred Clauss of Glen Burnie, MD
12 Grandchildren- Sarah Yerk, Dr. Amanda Gosling, Dr. Christopher, Nicole and Matthew Malozzi, Michael and Dominic Agentis, Lauren Bickford, Adrianne and Juliet Janicik, Jason Clauss and Ashley Grooms
10 Great Grandchildren
Brothers- Alfred of Bethlehem
Richard of Thomas River, NJ
Sisters- Mary Schadl of Fountain Hill
Hilda Pope of Bethlehem
A viewing will be held on Friday 9-9:45AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM all in University Parish of Holy Ghost 417 Carlton Ave Bethlehem, PA 18015. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements c/o Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s memory to Embrace Your Dreams 424 Center St. Room 300 Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Mary (Danyluk) Stephan died at the age of 87 on November 28, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Theodore Danyluk, Lower Saucon Twp. Mary was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1942, upon graduation she took a position in the Alumi Office at Lehigh University. She married Ed Jerome Stephan in 1946 and they had 6 children. Ed predeceased Mary in 1991. Mary and Ed were members of SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church. Mary participated in the adult choir, folk group, the Sodality and was also a Eucharistic Minister. She was a retreat promoter at Elkins Park for 25 years and also a lifetime associate member of Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Mary volunteered at Holy Family Manor, Catholic Charities, Calypso Elementary School and the American Heart Assoc. She baby sat for her precious grandchildren, which she loved to do.
Children- Jerome, Christine, Sr. Mary Jane S.C., Edward J., Mark and Timothy
10 Grandchildren- Scott, Kim, Kathryn, Rob, Emily, Rachael, Erin, Alyson, Anna and Claire
5 Great Grandsons- Benjamin, Nicholas, Samuel, Lucas and baby Henry Issac
She was predeceased by 7 siblings- Andrew, Anna, Anastasia “Nell”, George, Alex, William and Helen.
Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Monday at 10:30AM in SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W Broad St. 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 to EWTN 5817 Old Leeds Rd Irondale, AL 35210.
Ruth (Roland) Selvaggio, 90, a long-time resident of the Eaton Avenue Apartments in Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late James Selvaggio also of Bethlehem.
Mrs. Selvaggio is survived by her daughter Trudie Penta and husband Robert of Tucson, Arizona and son Harry and wife Anita Richter of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Friends may call on Friday, November 30 between 1:30 and 2:00 pm with a service at 2:00pm all in Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem, Pa 18018. Burial to follow privately in Bethlehem Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia 551 Walnut Lane Philadelphia PA 19128 will be gratefully appreciated.
Felice D. Sobyak
Felice D. (DeSieno) Sobyak, 89, of Whitehall, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the loving wife of the late John J. Sobyak for 58 years until his passing in 2008. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Michelina (Castellucci) DeSieno. She retired from Bethlehem Area School District. Felice was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.
Daughters- Janice Bortz and Fiance Bill Meyers of New Tripoli
Barbara Hegedus and husband Stephen of Whitehall
Karen Whaling and husband Matt of New Tripoli
3 Great Grandchildren
Sister- Rose F. DeSieno of Whitehall
Services: A viewing will be held Thursday 12:15-12:45PM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1PM all in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church 433 Pershing Blvd Whitehall, PA 18052. Burial to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements c/o Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Felice’s memory to the church.
Richard (Dick) Schiavone, 86, of Collegeville, formerly of Bethlehem, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Born July 8, 1925 in Mt. Carmel PA, he was the son of the late Mary (Patrick) Schiavone and Adam Schiavone and step-son to the late Anna (Nelson) Schiavone. He was married to Helen (Prusak) for 39 years until her death in 1989. He was a WWII Navy Veteran- Pacific. He retired from AT&T (Western Electric) in 1985 after 25 years of service. He also worked part time for many years at the Bethlehem Globe Times. He was an avid Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Eagles and Phillies fan. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by brothers Joseph, Clement, Alfonso, Alberto, sisters Margie, Eleanor and Elizabeth.
Survivors: Daughter- Elizabeth of Covina California, Son- Gregory and his wife Barbara of Bethlehem, granddaughter- Alina and her husband Tom Psitos, grandson- Nicholas and companion- Marjorie Blank of Collegeville.
Services: A calling time will be held Sunday 4-6PM in Downing Funeral Home, Inc. 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Monday in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1826 Catasauqua Ave Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Richard’s memory to the American Diabetes Assoc. or to St. Eleanor Catholic Church in Collegeville.
Jack L. “Hank” Smith, 73 years, of Bethlehem, died on April 5, 2012, surrounded by his family after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in 1938, Smith spent his life in the Lehigh Valley, working at Bethlehem Steel, Mack Trucks and Faulkner as an automobile mechanic and auto-body technician. He was a hard worker who loved to fish, hunt, eat his wife Pat’s cooking, listen to Hank Williams, and be with his family. He could build and fix almost anything, remodeled their beautiful home almost by himself and was proud of growing some of the biggest tomato plants in the county. Hank was a generous man who would help everyone he knew, from sharing the eggs his chickens laid to building his sister-in-law’s deck, and would only get angry if someone insisted on repaying him for his kindness. His family likes to think he’s fishing right now in Chesapeake Bay, catching a big one with a beer in his hand. A man of few words, he taught us what was right by living it. Smith is survived by his wife Patricia, as well as two adoring daughters, Christine Guro of Hellertown and Valarie Smith of Portland, Oregon, and three grandchildren, Julie Kolesnik of Bethlehem and Michael Kolesnik and Sean Guro of Hellertown. A public viewing will be held for Smith Monday from 10-11am, followed by a service at 11am, at the Downing Funeral Home at 1002 W. Broad Street in Bethlehem. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Luke’s Hospice.
Victoria P. Santella
Victoria P. (Fields) Santella, 82, of Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012. She was the loving wife of Anniello “Neil” P. Santella for 58 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Edward and Maria (Engelbrecht) Fields. She worked as a medical assistant for the former CR Pharmacy. Victoria was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church and formerly of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ossining, NY.
Husband- Anniello “Neil” P. Santella
Son- Michael Santella of Bethlehem
Daughters- Theresa Santella of Washington, DC
Regina and husband George Vespa of Ossining, NY
2 Granddaughters- Jennifer and Kristin Vespa
A viewing will be held on Saturday 9:45-10:45AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM all in Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church 1861 Catasauqua Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial will be Private. Arrangements care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Victoria’s memory to Rosary Hill 600 Linda Ave Hawthorne, NY 10532.