Joseph J. Zareczky, 83, of Bethlehem passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was born in Fountain Hill to Joseph J. and Elizabeth (Majores) Zareczky. He and his wife the former Jeanette Kalman, shared 59 years together this past June 25th. He and his wife were members of Notre Dame Catholic Church. He graduated from Moravian College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and obtained his MBA from Lehigh University in 1961. He was currently employed as a Controller for WGPA Sunny 1100 with the Jolly Joe Timmer Show. Joseph served in the U.S. Airforce and the U.S. Navy Reserves.
In his early years, he enjoyed golfing and going to the beach. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with the family dog, Diesel.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his loving wife, Jeanette, he is survived by a son David R. Zareczky of Bethlehem and the mother of his children, Diane Zareczky; Daughter, Jane A. Elmouderrib and husband Jean Pierre of Bethlehem, brother; Richard Zareczky and his wife Anna of Northampton. Grandchildren, David, Jr., Daniel, Shelby, Cody and Laila, Great granddaughter, Peyton; also two Nieces, Karen and Terry; Daughter in Law, Michele Zareczky wife of the late son, Michael.
SERVICES: A viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 10-11am at Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, 1861 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment to follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church or School or to Bethlehem Catholic High School care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.
William S. Zabrecky
William S. Zabrecky, Sr., 83 of Bethlehem passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in VNA Hospice House.
Born on February 9, 1928 in Bethlehem to the late Valent and Veronica (Timko) Zabrecky.
William served in the Navy during WWII and he was a self employed contractor.
He was a former member of SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Bethlehem.
Daughter Ellie Franges of Barto, PA.
Son William, Jr. and wife Judy of Center Valley, PA.
5 grandchildren, Lauren Tamayo and husband Mike,
Christopher Franges, Nicholas Zabrecky, Alita Zabrecky and Michael Zabrecky.
Sister Veronica Ford of Elizabeth, NJ.
Predeceased in death by siblings, Margaret Bubenko, Andrew Zabrecky and Teresa Yost.
A visitation will be held from 10-11AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in SS Simon and Jude Catholic Church 730 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM. Inurnment in Holy Saviour Cemetery. www.downingfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s 1510 Valley Center Parkway suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
William L. Zavecz
William L. Zavecz, 91, of Bethlehem and a resident of the Fellowship Community, Whitehall for 4 years, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011. He was the loving husband of the late Mary M. (Szilagyi) Zavecz for almost 63 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Alex and Fannie (Lutzi) Zavecz. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII obtaining rank MM 3/G. Bill worked as a Frontline Supervisor in the #2 Machine Shop for Bethlehem Steel for 42 years. He ran Bill’s Senior Travelers with his wife Mary for over 30 years. Bill was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the MORA Club where he was the Tour Director, the American Legion Post #397 in Hellertown, the Catholic War Veterans Post #454 in Northampton, Holy Family Club in Nazareth and the Coplay Saengerbund. Bill loved to go fishing and to work around the home and in the yard.
Son- Leslie W. and wife Barbara of Montclair, VA
Daughters- Vivian M. LeVan and husband Richard of Bethlehem
Karen M. Zavecz of Bethlehem
Brothers- Edward Zavecz of Quakertown
4 Grandchildren- Carolyn, Janet, Ashley and Margeaux
2 Great Grandchildren- Alexa and Zachary
He was predeceased by his brother Alfred.
Services will be private care of Downing Funeral Home, Inc.