The Lord called on Helen ("Tootsie," Babe) Marie (Gal) Marzano on March 15, 2019, age 74 years, 83 days. Wife of 45 years to the late Robert F Marzano and daughter of the late Joseph A. Gal and Helen Dugas Gal. Helen was born and raised in Bethlehem. She was a 1962 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. After marriage, she moved to Allentown and then Whitehall PA. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.Helen was employed at PPL in the early 60's. After raising two sons, she worked at the family business as office manager and bookkeeper for JoMar Manufacturing and Linden Apparel. She also was a program coordinator for National Seminars & various promotion companies.Helen was a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Whitehall where she served in several volunteer capacities as Eucharist Minister, Bingo Coordinator, and Vocation Committee. In retirement, she volunteered as St. Martha's in Downingtown, PA.She was past President of Allentown OptiMrs Club and a member of the Women of St. Elizabeth's, Lehigh County Seniors, Prime Timers of St. Joseph's Church of Downingtown, and the Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth's.She is survived by her son, Michael, his wife Heather, and grandson Dominic of Coatesville; brother Joseph Gal, Jr and wife, Karen; sister Maryann (Gal) Foley and (Late) John Foley of Flourtown PA; and many nieces and nephews.Helen was predeceased by her eldest son, Anthony R. Marzano and brother Dr. Thomas J. Gal and wife Mary Jane of Charlottesville, VA. Services:Viewing Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N Front St., 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth of Hungary RC Church 11 AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Preceded by a viewing at Kohut Funeral Home 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Internment Holy Savior Cemetery to follow immediately after the service.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Elizabeth Memorial Fund or the Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice.
Rosalie (Wepryk) Chrapacz, 95, of Allentown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 1, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Ivan Chrapacz. Born in Lukowe, Poland she was the daughter of the late Michal and Katarzyn (Malyk-Pelich) Wepryk. Before retiring, Rosalie worked as a sewing machine operator for over 25 years at Penn State Mills and other various sewing mills. She was devoted to her faith, Christian teachings and her church the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Allentown. She was a proud volunteer for the church’s Pierogi Making Fundraiser. Rosalie loved life and everyone, especially babies and children. She was a kind hearted soul that didn’t have a bit of bitterness toward anyone. Rosalie enjoyed sewing, Ukrainian folk dancing, and making her famous Ukrainian pierogis and halupkies for family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her family.
Survivors: daughter, Catherine Chrapacz and her husband Dr. Anthony Palmisano Jr.; son, Terry Chrapacz and his wife Kathy-Lilly Chrapacz; brother, Antoni Wepryk and his wife Stefania from Koszalin, West Pomerania, Poland. She was predeceased by her brother, Jaroslaw Wepryk and sisters, Maria (Wepryk) Geletkanyz, Olga (Wepryk) Iwanisik and Julia (Wepryk) Lukowska; all from Koszalin, West Pomerania, Poland.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 5th 6-7:30PM with a Panachyda at 7:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A viewing will be held Wednesday, March 6th 9:30-10AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 10AM all in Protection of BVM Orthodox Church 703 N 6th St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Garden of Peace Cemetery, Whitehall.
Contributions can be made in Rosalie’s memory to the Protection of BVM Orthodox Church and can be sent to the funeral home for collection.
Peter Paul Vincent Booker, 74, of Whitehall, passed away February 3, 2019. Born in Hendon, England on May 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Donald Hector George Booker and Ada (Wiltshire) Booker. Peter was the loving husband of 32 years to Maryann (Perkosky) Booker. He was an avid reader and golfer.
He is survived by his beloved wife- Maryann Booker; sister- Susan Blanchette of Woodstock, CT; brother- John Booker of Norfolk, England; several nieces and nephews; 2 children in England. He was predeceased by his brother- Ian Booker and sister- Mary Wade.
As per Peter’s wishes there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer's Association care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Terrie L. Morgan, 56, of Allentown, passed away January 30, 2019. She was the daughter of the late William Pavlick and Ellen M. (Wotherspoon) Morgan. Survivors: brother- Kevin Morgan and nephew- Michael Joseph Senick IV. Services will be Private c/o Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Antoinette M. Lesko, 83, of Allentown passed away January 7, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Rawski) Lesko. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Survivors: sisters- Pat Schroeder and Theresa (Robert) McDevitt; brother- Anthony Lesko, and nieces, nephews, cousins and close family. She was predeceased by her sister- Mary Bauer and brother- Lawrence Lesko.
A calling time will be held on Friday, January 11th 9-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church 1065 Fullerton Ave Allentown, PA 18102. Inurnment to follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Mary (Krainiak) Fartuch, 89, formerly of Allentown, passed away on her Church’s Christmas Eve, Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Manor Care in Bethlehem. She married the love of her life, John Fartuch and spent 48 years of marriage with him until his passing. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Urenko) Krainiak. She was very proud to have spent her early years working for Hess’s Department Store and then for various clothing factories in the Lehigh Valley. Mary was a member of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church and their choir. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: sons- Nikolai Fartuch of Whitehall, Andrew Fartuch and his wife Edwina of Florida, Peter Fartuch and his wife Debbie of Schnecksville; grandchildren- Carter Fartuch, Kimberlee Spengler, Jennifer Gerhart; great grandchildren- Jacob and Kyle Gerhart. She was predeceased by her daughter- Maria Fartuch, brother- Andrew Krainiak and sister- Anna Panik.
A viewing will be held Saturday, January 12th 9-10AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 10AM in St. Mary located at 1031 Fullerton Ave Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Sunday School Fund or Scholarship Fund care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Elmer N. Nemeth
Elmer N. Nemeth, 72, of Allentown, passed away January 3, 2019. He was the loving husband of 51 years to Carol Ann (Grazer) Nemeth. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Dennis and Julia (Nagy) Nemeth. Elmer graduated from Liberty High School in 1964, attended Penn State University and served in the U.S. Army in Munich, Germany during the Vietnam War. Elmer retired as an Engineering Design Technician for PP&L Electric after 37 years of service. He was an avid Science Fiction fan and his passion was riding motorcycles. He had belonged to the former Yamaha Venture Club.
Survivors: wife- Carol Ann Nemeth; son- Jason F. Nemeth of Springfield, VA; brothers- Zoltan Nemeth of Danielsville and William Nemeth of Lehighton. He was predeceased by his son- Clark A. Nemeth.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 10th 10AM-12PM with a Service at 12PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Elmer’s memory to the Salvation Army care of the funeral home.
Rosemary N. (Candia) Berish, 74, of Bethlehem, passed away December 14, 2018. She was the loving wife of 30 years to Andrew Berish. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Mary (Schramek) Candia. Rosemary graduated from Dieruff High School in 1961. She retired from the US Postal Service’s Personnel and Safety Office after 30 years of service. Rosemary was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and was part of their knitting group. She volunteered for Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. Rosemary enjoyed baking and cooking and loved all of her dogs. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother that will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- Andrew Berish; daughters- Mary Ann Rupp and husband Joel W. Rupp Sr., Denise Watro and husband Gregory Watro; grandchildren- Tiffany Kushner, Joel Rupp Jr., Tyler Dornblaser, Stephanie Kutzler and Greg Watro; great grandchildren- Collin, Nyla, Joel III, Chace, Sierra, Nora and Athena; many dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister- Elaine Stoudt and brother- William Candia.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, Dec 19th 6-8PM and Thursday, Dec 20th 8:30-9:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM Thursday in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown. Burial to follow in Bethlehem Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Rosemary’s memory to Lehigh Valley Hospice or to the American Cancer Society Local Branch care of the funeral home.