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.
Jayne Lipovsky, 51, of Allentown, passed away December 24, 2017. She was the daughter of Patricia Lipovsky and the late Bernard Lipovsky. She attended Bloomsburg University and graduated from Cedar Crest College with her degree in Accounting. Jayne worked for Settlement USA Inc. in Allentown.
Survivors: son- Christian; mother- Patricia Lipovsky; sisters- Jill Lipovsky Smith wife of Michael Smith, Jaclyn Rosenberger wife of Herb Leiby; many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
A viewing will be held Friday, Dec 29th 8-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Christian’s Education Fund care of the funeral home.
Rose M. (Artim) Longo, 90, of Allentown, passed away September 12, 2017. She was the wife of the late Leo J. Longo. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Eva (Krill) Artim. Rose retired as a Supervisor, after 35 years of service, for Western Electric. She was a former member of St. Stephens Catholic Church.
Survivors: Daughters- Antoinette and husband Wayne Stofko of Bethlehem, Leora and husband Joseph Gaither of Allentown, LeAnn and husband Joseph Garofalo of Jupiter, FL; 8 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; Companion of 22 years- Julius Kovacs of Allentown.
A viewing will be held Saturday, Sept. 16th 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Laurel Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Rose’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Bernadine M. (Yatsko) Lobb, 68, of Whitehall, passed away on July 4, 2017 in Fellowship Manor Whitehall, Pa. She was the beloved wife of the late David R. Lobb. Bernadine was born in Philadelphia, PA. Bernadine was the loving daughter of Francis J. Yatsko and Mary P. (Hresan) Yatsko. She graduated from Central Catholic High School. She worked at various places in the Lehigh Valley. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Survivors: daughters- Shawneen Miller wife of Joseph of Whitehall and Amber Lobb of Whitehall; sisters- Maryann Lake of Whitehall and Elizabeth Weisel of Nazareth; grandchildren- Skyler, Joseph, Hazlyn, Elise. She was predeceased by her sister Francine Yatsko.
Services will be Private care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Elsie M. Luckenbach, born Oct. 30, 1945, passed away June 2, 2017 at 71 years old. She was the wife of Terry F. Luckenbach. Born in Jersey City, NJ she was the daughter of the late Louis T. Cowley and Joan (Felce) Cowley. Elsie had lived in Allentown, East Allen Twp and Nazareth. She graduated from Dieruff High School and the Allentown School of Cosmetology. Elsie worked as a hair dresser for Hess’s Dept Store and Mary Jane Compardo Beauty Salon. She then worked for Sunoco Mini-Mart in Bath and Walmart. Elsie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bath. She loved animals and cruising.
Survivors: husband-Terry Luckenbach; sister- Dorothy Bersoh (Joe Hacker); nieces & nephews- Heather Bauer (Joe Bauer), Sean Berosh (Rachel Berosh), Eric Berosh (Kathy Berosh) and many other nieces and nephews; companion, life partner and caregiver for 30 years- Alan Brace of Nazareth and her two beloved Old English Sheepdogs, Logan and Phoenix. She was predeceased by her parents- Louis T. Cowley and Joan M. Cowley, sister- Pat Cowley, and nephew- Christopher Lee Berosh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 15th at 10:30Am in Sacred Heart Catholic Church 210 E. Northampton St. Bath, PA 18014. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Elsie’s memory to Animals in Distress P.O. Box 609 5075 Limeport Pike Coopersburg, PA 18036.
Edward C. Leashefski, 90, of Breinigsville, passed away May 18, 2017. He was the loving husband of 42 years to Cynthia (Gori) Leashefski. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a Bethlehem Police Officer for 32 years.
Survivors: Wife; Son- Roger Gerhard; Daughter- Stephanie Soden and husband Scott; 6 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters- Marion and Margaret.
Services were held privately for the family care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Robert C Lipovsky, 88, of Allentown, passed away April 5, 2017. He was the son of the late John and Mary (Rossowski) Lipovsky. He had worked at the Bethlehem Steel Company; first in the Open Hearth and then in the Basic Oxygen Furnace for 38 years. He also served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Church. He was preceded in death by his brother- John.
Survivors: Wife- Betty (Geist) Lipovsky; Sons- Robert, James and Michael Lipovsky; Daughter- Patricia Gaugler; Brother- David Lipovsky; Sister- Dorothy Chlebove; 5 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren.
A calling time will be held on Monday 10-10:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Robert’s memory to the church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Stephen Lepeta, 68, of Allentown, passed away peacefully in his home February 4, 2016. He was the loving husband of the late MaryElizabeth Hessinger-Lepeta. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany Stephen was the son of the late Osyp and Maria (Kuzminska) Lepeta. He graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Army for 3 years, during the Vietnam War. Stephen retired after 29 years of service from Stroh’s Brewery formerly Schaefer Brewery. He was of the Ukrainian Catholic faith. Stephen was a member of the Fullerton Fire Co. and Woodlawn Fire Co. social clubs, the Jordan Athletic Club, the American Legion and the Suburban North YMCA in Catasauqua. Stephen was an avid athlete. He ran the New York Marathon and many other marathons and triathlons. He was a body builder and competitive Olympic weight lifter as well as training many other athletes. Stephen was a semi-professional middle weight boxer and sparring partner to many well known boxers. He loved animals, especially his loyal, faithful dog and companion, Sam.
Children, Lisa-Jon Lepeta-Trinidad of South Whitehall, Twp and Joseph “JD” Lepeta II and his wife Gloria-Mae Smith of Pen Argyl; Sister, Mary Lepeta DeNardo and her husband Mark of Hanover Twp; Son-in-Law Tony Trinidad of West Chester; Sister- In-Law, Barbara Fernandes of South Whitehall Twp; 4 Nieces and Nephews; several Great Nieces and Nephews and many friends in the Lehigh Valley
A calling time will be held Thursday 6-8PM with a Parastas at 7PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A calling time will be held Friday 10-10:30AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 501 Ridge Ave Allentown, PA 18102 with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Northampton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Stephen’s memory to the Lehigh County Humane Society 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103.