Helen T. (Sulek) Yurko, 94, of Whitehall and residing at Whitehall Manor, passed away April 16, 2018. She was the wife of the late Frank Yurko. Born in Lansford, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Helen (Strmensky) Sulek. She was employed in the late 1940’s at the former Kiddie Kloes Clothing Factory in Lansford. Helen was a devout Catholic and a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She took great pride in caring for and raising her family.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Yurko and was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Olga (Belzecky) Petrowsky, 87, of Allentown, passed away April 3, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Stefan Ihor Petrowsky. Born in Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Petro and Osypa Belzecky. Olga was a member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Survivors: Children- Dorothy Sobkiw wife of Bohdan of Carneys Point, NJ, Lillian Reinhard of Allentown, Raymond Petrowsky husband of Leeann Vogel-Petrowsky of Allentown; Grandchildren- Christine Lindenmuth, Bohdan Sobkiw Jr., Andrew Behler, Nicholas Behler, Nicole Petrowsky, Timothy Petrowsky, Taylor Petrowsky; 6 Great Grandchildren.
A calling time will be held Monday, April 9th 10-11AM with a service to follow at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Olga’s memory to St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church care of the funeral home.
John F. Anthony was born in Coplay, Pennsylvania to Rose (Klement) and Martin Anthony on October 12, 1928. He passed away on March 30th, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years young. He was married to Monica (Lichman) Anthony for 64 years.
John was first and foremost a loving husband, father and Pop-Pop to his family. He retired as Maintenance Supervisor from Mack Trucks Macungie Plant. John was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Church in Allentown. Throughout the years he served as President of the Holy Name Society, and was the first recipient of the Ralph E. Rosenberger Man of the Year Award. He volunteered for the Boy Scouts of America, played on the men’s softball team, helped maintain the Church bells, organized dances, assisted at festivals, and was a member of the choir.
John was a lifetime member of the American Legion and served honorably in the Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his loving wife Monica, daughters Susan Alfier (Joseph), Monica Leavitt (Doug), sons Mark Anthony (Cheryl), Michael Anthony (Eric) and Martin Anthony, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and sisters Mary Danko and Anna Udicious. He was predeceased by son John Anthony, and siblings George and Martin Anthony, Stephanie Lang and Rose Molchany.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 5th, from 6-8 PM at Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102. A viewing will be held Friday, April 6th from 10:30-12:00 PM in the Church vestibule of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, 924 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12:00 PM.
The family would like to thank the Staff and Administration at Whitehall Manor for their care, support and friendship. Contributions can be made to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown, in care of Kohut Funeral Home.
George Fedok Jr.
George Fedok, Jr., 87, of Allentown, passed away March 20, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Rosy and George Fedok Sr. George graduated from Allentown High School in 1948 where he played basketball and baseball, playing on the state championship basketball teams. He then attended Brown Prep of Philadelphia and then Muhlenberg College, playing basketball at both. George served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 in Special Services and played basketball and baseball. He played in the spring training camp for the Cleveland Indians in 1953, the Indian Club (City league baseball) and the St. Mary’s Uke’s Club Softball. George was a partner in the George Fedok and Son’s Coal Co. He was also the steward for St. Mary’s UKE Club for 40 years. George was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Above all, George was a Good Man.
He is survived by his sister- Stella Valek and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters- Helen Toth and Rose Hoffman and brothers- Steve, Henry and Edward Fedok.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, March 24th 9-10AM with a service at 10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Whitehall.
Doris J. Zibura died surrounded by her family and the loving staff of Cedarbrook Nursing Home on March 15, 2018. She was 91.
Doris was born on April 21, 1926 in Allentown to her parents, John and Anna Heard.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, sisters Dorothy, Irene, Beatrice, Ruth and brothers William and Clarence. She is survived by her daughter Carol Hefele, wife of Michael of Allentown, her grandson Tyler Hefele and wife Karlen of Allentown, life companion Leo Bauer of Whitehall and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church. Calling hours will be at the church at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville. Please no flowers. In lieu of flowers please donate to Unit D4 of the Cedarbrook Nursing Home, 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, PA 18104 where Doris received such loving care.
We are grateful that we have this time to celebrate Doris’s 91 years on earth. May she rest in peace. Arrangements being handled by Kohut Funeral Home.
Layton Andreas, Sr.
Layton H. Andreas, Sr. 85, of Allentown, passed away on March 11, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the loving husband of 64 years to the late Mary (Lagosky) Andreas. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Howard H. Andreas, Sr. and Frieda (Musselman) Andreas Hebor. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, serving as a Corporal and 1st Cook during the Korean War from 1950-1953. He retired from Durkee Food Corporation in Bethlehem, PA after 25 years of service. Layton was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and an active member of the St. Mary’s Seniors Organization. He was also an active member of the American Legion Post #367. He formerly served as a church board member for many years and held honorary membership in the former Ukrainian American Citizens Club. Also, the 82nd Airborne Division Association and a former member of the Lapoawinzo Fish and Game. He was a dedicated 6th Ward Hibernia Voting Machine Operator for 20 years. Layton enjoyed bowling and fishing and served as an Assistant in Scouting for 25 years.
Survivors: sons, Layton Jr. and wife Judy, Paul, Mark and wife Laura; daughter, Mary Jo and husband Scott Anderson; grandchildren, Nicole and husband John Fritz, Brian and girlfriend Melissa, Matthew, Steven, Ryan and Daniel; nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by an infant son; brothers, Joseph H., Howard H. Jr.; sisters, Helen, Annette, Winifred and June.
Services: A viewing will be held Friday, March 16th 6-8PM with Parastas at 7:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A viewing will be held Saturday, March 17th 10-10:30 with a Funeral Service at 10:30AM all in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1031 Fullerton Ave Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Layton’s memory to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Christina V. (Weiner) Daniele, 94, of Allentown, passed away February 21, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony F. Daniele, Sr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Dominko) Weiner. She worked for Hess’s Dept. Store for 10 years and then as a teacher’s aide at McKinley Elementary School in Allentown for 40 years. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church.
Survivors: son- Anthony F. Daniele Jr. of Allentown; daughter- Christina A. Kress and husband Stephen of Howell, MI; grandchildren- Stephen Kress Jr. and wife Rhonda, Andrew Kress, Matthew Kress and wife Meagan; great grandchildren- Gavin, Emerson, Jax and Riley; brother- Jerry Weiner of Nazerath. She was predeceased by her brothers- Stephen and Frank Weiner, sisters- Mary Horvath, Catherine Weiner, Cecilia Hefner and Theresa Weiner.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 6th 10-11AM with a Service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall.
Cynthia “Cindy” M. (Gori) Leashefski, 71, of Breinigsville, passed away January 22, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Edward C. Leashefski. Born in Bethlehem she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Kotash) Gori.
She is survived by her son Roger Gerhard of Allentown, daughter Stephanie Soden and her husband Scott of Breinigsville, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sister Constance Kita of Bethlehem Twp, brothers Robert Gori of Hellertown and Edward Gori and his wife Celia of Bethlehem. She was predeceased by her son Ricky and brothers Joseph and Richard Gori.
Services will be Private for the family care of Kohut Funeral Home.