Dorothy V. (Stephen) Mack, 70, of Slatington, passed away December 6, 2018. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Curtis S. and Anna (Kincaid) Stephen. She was the loving wife of the late Wayne H. Strohl and previously to the late Allen G. Mack. Dorothy loved to read and devoted her life to caring for the children in her family and her husband Wayne.
Survivors: son- Brian and wife Cathy Strohl; step-daughter- Audene Strohl; step-son- Thomas and wife Kimberly Strohl; grandchildren- Brianna, Tyler, Taner, Adam and Tina; great granddaughter- Holland; sister- Shirley McBride; brother- Curtis Stephen.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12th 10-11AM with a Service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Grandview Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Dorothy’s memory to the American Cancer Society toward Leukemia Research.
Thomas "The Barber" Abraham, 81, of Bethlehem, passed away December 3, 2018. He was the loving husband of the late Mary (Noga) Abraham. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Isaac and Alice (Salem) Abraham. He was a 1955 graduate of Allentown High School. Tom owned & operated Tom’s Barber Shop on 2nd St. in Allentown. He retired in 2015 after being a barber for 60 years. Tom enjoyed going to car shows and wood working. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and the Phillies. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family. He asked that we thank all of the customers who came into his barber shop over the last 60 years. He enjoyed being part of your lives and valued your friendship.
Survivors: children- Tammy and husband David Warnke of South Whitehall Twp, Michele and husband James Mishko of East Allen Twp, Michael and partner Candy of Kunkletown; grandchildren- Benjamin Warnke, Nathan Warnke and wife Alyssa, Austin Mishko and wife Nicole, Gunnar Mishko; 4 great grandchildren; brothers- Robert and wife Edna Abraham, Edward and wife Barbara Abraham; sisters- Rosemary Kish and Carolyn Freitas. He was predeceased by his brother- Samuel Abraham.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 8th 10:30-11:30AM with a Service to follow at 11:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
Ronald J. Lauer, 86, of Whitehall, passed away December 2, 2018. He was the loving husband of 67 years to Phyllis F. (Kloiber) Lauer. Born in Bowmanstown, he was the son of the late James W. and Mary C. (Kemmerer) Lauer. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Ronald retired from Bethlehem Steel after 41 years of service as a carpenter and rigger. He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church. He was also member of the Fullerton Fire Co. Ronald loved music and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors: wife- Phyllis Lauer; children- Ronald H. Lauer of Whitehall, Jane Yenser and husband Robert of Allentown, Karen Langan and husband Joseph of Allentown, Joann Sheckler and husband David of Whitehall, Sharon Barber of Whitehall, Alan Lauer and wife Penny of Whitehall; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 3 sisters and cat- Dewy. He was predeceased by 1 brother and 1 sister.
A calling time will be held on Thursday, December 6th 11AM-12PM with a Service at 12PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ronald’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 399 Market Street, Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Jacqueline C. (Jenkins) Camp, 84, of Allentown, passed away November 12, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Edwin N. Camp. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Beck) and Russell Jenkins Jr. Jacqueline worked previously as a Mortgage Customer Service Representative for 1st Fidelity Bank. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Church in Allentown.
Survivors: sons- Keith Ford and wife Margaret of Havertown, Kevin Ford and wife Debra of Havertown; step-sons- Matthew Camp of Vancouver, WA, David Camp of Allentown and Nelson Camp of Bethlehem; step-daughter- Priscilla of Bethlehem; brother- Russell Jenkins Jr. of the Villages, FL; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her previous husband- Wilmer Brey.
A viewing will be held Friday, November 16th 10-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow at Garden of Peace Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Jacqueline’s memory to Christ Evangelical Church 2135 Tilghman St. Allentown, PA 18104.
Grace J. Vrablec
Grace Jane (Skrovanek) Vrablec, age 83, of Allentown passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was born in Allentown on May 16, 1935 to the late Anthony S. Skrovanek and Catherine M. (Brogan). She married Nicholas P. Vrablec of Allentown on June 20, 1959.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Nicholas and her siblings Francis, Anthony and Joseph. Grace is survived by her loving children, Mark (Janice) of Davenport, Iowa and Mary (Alphonse) Rivera of Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Also survived by grandchildren Laura and Adam Vrablec of Chicago, Illinois; Mishele and Alphonse Rivera; Aleyah and Maria Grace Rivera of Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Sisters Joan Ziegler and Kathleen Mory of Bethlehem; Patricia Suhr of Schenectady, New York; Terry Lysek of Allentown; brothers Eugene Skrovanek of Brooklyn, New York and Jerome Skrovanek of Olympia, Washington and sister-in-law Mary Ann Reese of Fountain Hill.
Grace enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as her home was always the gathering spot. All who loved her knew they would receive a warm welcome and fresh baked goodies upon arrival. She enjoyed playing bingo and trips to the casino and especially loved keeping up with the activities and adventures of her beloved grandchildren. She has inspired us with her spirit, love of family, and witty sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.
A viewing for family and friends will be held 4:30 – 6:00pm on Friday November 9th at Kohut Funeral Home, Inc., 950 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102. A calling time will be held 10:30-11AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM on Saturday November 10th with burial and luncheon to follow at St. John the Baptist Slovak Church, 924 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102.
Grace’s family would like to thank the staff at Phoebe Home for their care and compassion.
Rose A. Rega
Rose A. (DeFaveri) Rega, 95, of Allentown, passed away October 23, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Peter Rega. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Victoria (Kondua) DeFaveri. Rose retired from Worth Manufacturing after 23 years of service. She was a member of the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.
Survivors: daughters- Regina Ross, Johnna Yurick wife of Robert; son- Ronald Rega and 2 grandchildren- Emily and Nicholas. She was predeceased by her sister- Ida Piovesan and brother- John DeFaveri.
A viewing will be held Saturday, October 27th 9-10AM with a Service at 10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Whitehall.
Contributions can be made in Rose’s memory to the American Heart Association c/o Kohut Funeral Home.
Anna (Turoscy) Kotowski, 89, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Valentine J. Kotowski Jr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kondravy) Turoscy. Anna devoted majority of her life caring for her husband, mother and special needs sister. She was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles and previously taking monthly trips with her friends to Atlantic City. Anna was a past member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church in Allentown and attended St. Matthews Catholic Church in East Stroudsburg with her family.
She will be deeply missed by her family. Survivors: daughter- Valorie and husband Daryl Thundercloud; grandchildren- Jennifer and Joshua Thundercloud; great grandson- Xavier Esteves; sister- Helen Engelman and niece- Barbara Engleman. She was predeceased by her sister- Dorothy Turoscy and nephew- Michael Engleman.
Services will be Private at the convenience of the family care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Stephanie "Stella" Hutzayluk, 93, of Zionsville passed away peacefully Sept. 6 in Lehigh Valley Hospice in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Metro Hutzayluk. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Wasyl and Tekla Karol. Stephanie was a lifelong, dedicated member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Allentown, where she sang with the choir and served as an officer and on numerous committees and programs, including Sunday School. She was a member of the former Ukrainian American Citizens Club in Allentown, where she also served as an officer. She is survived by her sons Metro Jr. and wife Barbara and David and wife Marjorie; five grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother and sisters. Services: A viewing will be held at the Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St in Allentown on Sunday between (5 & 7) and a viewing will be held at St. Mary's on Monday at 9:00 AM followed by funeral services at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1031 Fullerton Ave., Allentown, PA 18102.