Rudi E. Klemp, 86, formerly of Whitehall, passed away January 4, 2018 under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. He was the loving husband of 34 years to the late Rita (Trebo) Klemp. Rudi was born in Germany on March 18, 1931 to the late Wilhelm and Lydia (Mielke) Klemp. He was a member of the Latvia Lutheran Church of Newtown Square. Rudi enjoyed gardening and taking Rita shopping.
Survivors: step son- Jerry A. Dzerens husband of Nancy J. of Northampton; step granddaughter- Denise M. Teaman wife of Sean D. Teaman of Lancaster; step grandson- Jerry A. Dzerens II husband of Juliana H. of Long Beach, NY; step great grandsons- Cole P. and Spencer W. Teaman of Lancaster and Finn A. Dzerens of Long Beach, NY; sister- Herta Lachmann of Bethlehem; many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 10th 9:30-10:30AM with a service to follow at 10:30 all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown.
Thomas Kristie, 96, of Whitehall, passed away August 30, 2017. He was the loving husband of 67 years to the late Marie J. (Horwath) Kristie. Born in Hazelton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Onnifrey) Kristie. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Thomas was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church. He was Co-Owner, with his wife, of Tommy’s Luncheonette at 8th & Gordon Sts in Allentown, for over 53 years.
Survivors: Sons- Dennis and wife Jan of Allentown, Larry and wife Kim of Allentown, Tim and wife Rose of New Tripoli; 9 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren. He was predeceased by 8 siblings.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept 7th 9:30-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Thomas’s memory to Lehigh County Humane Society 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103.
Anna (Melinchok) Kosik, 95, of Allentown, passed away May 6, 2017 at St. Luke’s VNA Hospice House. She was the loving wife of the late Charles L. Kosik, who passed in 2006. Born in Gilberton, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Tesla Melinchok. Anna was a “Rosie the Riveter” at Mack Trucks during the war. She and her husband had owned and operated the former Keystone Hotel and the former Casba Hotel, both in Allentown. She later retired from Western Electric. Anna was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and was a member of their Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors: Son- Charles R. Kosik and wife Paula of Coopersburg; Grandchildren- Kim, Charles, Nick, Matt and Jon; Great Granddaughter- Ava; Sister- Mary Masters of Florida; Brother- Michael Melinchok of Whitehall. She was predeceased by her son- David M. Kosik and brother- Wasyl Melinchok.
Services will be Private for the family.
Contributions can be made in Anna’s memory to St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Dr. Matthew Kasprenski
Dr. Matthew A. Kasprenski, 85, of Allentown, an extraordinary man, passed away March 27, 2017. He was the devoted husband of 61 years to Rosemarie (Damweber) Kasprenski. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, he was the son of the late Matthew J. and Josephine (Murzinski) Kasprenski. He practiced medicine in Whitehall and at Sacred Heart Hospital for 40 years. Dr. Kasprenski was a well respected and profoundly loved physician who had a true passion for medicine and his patients that continued even after retirement. Above all he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and patients.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958–1960 as Captain and Commanding Officer of Pond Barracks Medical Unit in Amberg, Germany where he cared for the soldiers and families of the 2nd Armored Calvary and VII Corps. During that time he received 2 awards for his outstanding service.
Dr. Kasprenski received his B.S. from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Early in his career, he became the first physician in the Lehigh Valley to receive board certification in the newly recognized specialty of Family Practice. Dr. Kasprenski was a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society for 60 years and was the team physician for the Fullerton Rambler football team and physician for the Sacred Heart Nursing School. He was the Director of Sacred Heart Hospital’s Transitional Care Unit and founded the hospital’s Physician House Call program.
Dr. Kasprenski was a member of Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Catholic Church in Allentown and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors: Wife, Rosemarie; Children- Dr. Matthew L. Kasprenski and wife Rebecca of Orefield; Maria Zator and husband Atty. Joseph A. of Orefield; Lisa Turrell and husband Douglas W. of Orefield; Michael Kasprenski and wife Sharon of Miami; Kara Lewis and husband Christopher of Doylestown; Dr. Krista Kasprenski of Alexandria, VA; Grandchildren- Joey, Matty, Zachary, Zandy, Marissa, Kaitlyn, Abby-Jo, Will, Jake, Dougie, Livy, Mikey, Loewe, Tommy, Chase; 2 Great Grandchildren - Benjamin and Sachin; Brother- Edmund Kasprenski of New Jersey.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 31st, 6–8PM in Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. No Calling Hours on Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1st, at 11AM in the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena 1825 W. Turner St. Allentown, PA 18104. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Dr. Kasprenski’s memory to St. Catharine of Siena Church in Allentown.
Katherine (Rapovie) Kramer, 81, of Allentown, passed away August 22, 2016. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Wolansky) Rapovie. Katherine retired from Sacred Heart Hospital housekeeping department. She was a member of St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church and volunteered at Everlasting Life Ministries Food Bank.
Daughters- Ann and husband Curtiss Phillips of Allentown, Eleanor and husband Michael Fox of Runnemede, NJ, Joan and husband Richard Ramer of Allentown, Karen and husband John Quevy, Jr. of Coplay; Grandchildren- Paul J. Sefick Jr. and wife Carmen, Tiffany Burton and companion Jason Conrad, Sharell Tiburcio and husband Eddie, Shaelynn Phillips and companion Tandrick Stokes, Michael Quevy; Great Grandchildren- Dominic Bolza, Audrianna Tiburcio, Alexa Tiburcio, Alianna Tiburcio, Angelina Sefick. She was predeceased by her daughter- Denise Kramer.
A viewing will be held on Monday 6-8PM with Parastas at 7:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St Allentown. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 10AM with a viewing previous, 9-10AM, all in St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1031 Fullerton Ave Allentown. Burial to follow in St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Katherine’s memory to the church or to St. Lukes VNA Hospice 240 Union Station Plaza Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Marie J. (Horwath) Kristie, 89, of Whitehall, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016. She was the loving wife of 67 years to Thomas Kristie. Born in Sheppton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Ritz) Horwath. Marie was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church. She was Co-Owner, with her husband, of Tommy’s Luncheonette at 8th & Gordon Sts for over 53 years.
Survivors: Husband- Thomas Kristie; Sons- Dennis and wife Jan of Allentown, Larry and wife Kim of Allentown, Tim and wife Rose of New Tripoli; 9 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother- Joseph Horwath.
A viewing will be held Friday 9:30-11:00AM with a Funeral Service at 11AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Marie’s memory to Lehigh County Humane Society 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103.
Catherine J Kmetz, 97 years, of Allentown, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. Born in Allentown Catherine was the daughter of the late, Peter and Mary (Kotowsky) Kmetz. Catherine was a 1941 graduate of Cedar Crest College, She taught at Sheridan School for 25 years.
Survivors: Sister-in-law, Helen Kmetz, nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by brother, Joseph Kmetz and nephew, Joseph Kmetz, Jr.
Services; Services will be 10:00 am, Thursday March 31, 2016 at St Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1045 Fullerton Ave, Allentown PA 18102. Calling hour 9-10am in the church. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home Inc.
Contributions: St Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1045 Fullerton Ave, Allentown PA 18102
Stephan Kacapyr, 91, of Allentown, passed away March 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of 70 years to Maria (Lenio) Kacapyr. Born in Ukraine, he was the son of late Martin and Anna (Semchuk) Kacapyr. Stephan retired from Western Electric after over 20 years of service. He was a member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine and Ukrainian Dance Group, which performed in both the U.S. and Europe.
Wife; Sons: William and wife Charlotte of Allentown, Olech and wife Zofia of Orlando, FL; 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. He was predeceased by siblings: Wasyl, Michael, Kathryn and Maria.
A viewing will be held Saturday 9- 9:45AM in the church with Office of Christian Burial to follow and be celebrated at 10AM in St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church 1825 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Northampton.
Contributions can be made in Stephan’s memory to the church c/o Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.