James G. McMullen, 69, of Allentown, died peacefully at home after an extended illness surrounded by family, on 15 February 2021. James was the husband of Elli H. Giesler and the brother of Donald J. McMullen Jr. and Giordano “Jody” McMullen. Born in Albany, GA, James was the son of the late Alice D. and Donald J. McMullen, Sr. James was a 1969 graduate of Dieruff High School and was an excellent drummer in his high school marching band. Jim enjoyed listening to the Beatles music, fishing, and an avid sports enthusiast; he especially enjoyed horse racing. His remaining family include two sons, James G. McMullen II and Brian McMullen of Maryland. Services will be private and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in James memory to the American Cancer Society.
Mildred A. (Mazurek) Soha, 91, of Allentown, passed away February 7, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Robert J. Soha. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kelhart) Mazurek. Mildred was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and their Church Auxiliary. She was also a member of AARP and the Allentown Garden Club. She enjoyed cooking, picnicking and gardening.
Survivors: daughter- Nanette and husband Jaime Busolits of Allentown, son- Robert M. Soha of Allentown, grandson- Shawn Busolits and wife Theresa, granddaughter- Jill Kaczmarek and husband John. She was predeceased by her brothers- Francis and Joseph Mazurek.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 13th 9:30-10:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St Allentown, PA 18102. Burial will be Private at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mildred’s memory to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Bruce A. “Arnie” Eisenhard, Sr, 84, of Allentown, passed away February 2, 2021. He was the loving husband to the late Dolores A. (Szewczuk) Eisenhard, who was the love of his life. Born in Hokendauqua, he was the son of the late William and Kathryn (Besch) Eisenhard. He was the youngest and last surviving of 15 children. Arnie served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Allentown Police Dept in 1996 after 25 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Allentown. Arnie was devoted to his family and loved having fun and spending time with them. He brought a smile to everyone’s face. He will be deeply missed by his family.
Survivors: children- Bruce A. Eisenhard Jr. and wife June of Lansdale, Susan Tatasciore and husband Jeffrey of Allentown, Sharon Eisenhard of Allentown, Lori Gillman and husband Michael of Perkasie; grandchildren- Kaitlyn, Megan and Mary; and beloved dog- Chase and cat- Sampson.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 9th 6-8PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A viewing will be held in the church Wednesday, February 10th 9:30-10:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Northampton.
Contributions can be made in Bruce’s memory to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc. care of the funeral home.
Maria Kacapyr, 97, formerly of Allentown , passed away January 18, 2021 in Orlando , FL. She was the loving wife of the late Stephan Kacapyr. Born in Ukraine , she was the daughter of the late Wasyl and Katherine (Ochensky) Lenio. She was a seamstress for many years at Phoenix Clothing. Maria was a member of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bethlehem , PA.
Survivors: sons - Olech Kacapyr of Orlando, FL and William Kacapyr and family of Allentown, PA; Grandchildren- Krystina Kacapyr, Adrien Kacapyr; Great grandchildren: Alex Kacapyr, Emmie Kacapyr, Mila Pollard.
A private viewing for family will be held on February 3rd 9:30-10:00AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 10AM in St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 1826 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton , PA.
Contributions can be made in Maria’s memory to the church, in care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. Allentown , PA
Louise N. (Cleman) Carpenter, 91, of Allentown, passed away January 17, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Francis Carpenter. She had retired as a billing clerk from Conrail (formerly Lehigh Valley Railroad). Louise was a member St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg in the gift shop for 25 years. Louise enjoyed riverboat traveling with her friends. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: son- Stephen and wife Wendy of Whitehall; daughter- Ann Louise Carpenter of Northampton; granddaughter- Nicole Kacmar and husband Matt Klobe; great grandson- Benjamin Klobe; brother-in-law- Larry Shankweiler of Whitehall; nieces and nephews- Linda Shankweiler, Larry Shankweiler, Paula Burke and Joseph Stelmach. She was predeceased by her sister- Nedy Shankweiler and brothers- Stephen and Joseph Stelmach.
Services will be Private and are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Louise’s memory to Peaceable Kingdom or an Animal Shelter of your choice.
Margaret E. (Puskas) Litak, 91, of Allentown, passed away January 9, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas A. Litak. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Surina) Puskas. Margaret worked as an RN for Sacred Heart Hospital and then retired from Phoebe Nursing Home in 1994. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Nurses Alumni Assoc. of Sacred Heart Hospital.
Survivors: son- David Litak of Schnecksville, daughter- JoAnn Litak of NC, 2 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 11 siblings.
A viewing will be held on Friday, January 15th 9:30-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. A link to the funeral via Zoom can be obtained by contacting Kohut Funeral Home.
Contributions can be made in Margaret’s memory to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Elizabeth “Betty” H. Kamyniski, 102, of Allentown, passed away January 9, 2021. Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Biss) Hoffman. She had been a volunteer cook for Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church for many years.
Survivors: sons- James Kamyniski of Allentown and Ronald Kamyniski of AZ. She was predeceased by her siblings- Carl Hoffman, Helen Mlynek, Anna Marie Moore, Margaret Kushner, Marcella Ginder and Mary Fedorak.
A viewing will be held Friday, January 15th 12-12:30PM with a Service at 12:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Anthony Louis Tagg, 91, of Allentown, passed away January 7, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Jeanne M. (Sorenson) Tagg. Born in Metuchen, NJ he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Branca) Tagliaboschi. He served in the U.S. Army during Korea. Tony retired as an Engineer for Exxon Mobil. Tony was of the Catholic faith. He was a lifetime member of Clinton First Aid Squad. Tony was very active in Boy Scouts for over 50 years and received the Silver Beaver award.
Survivors: sons- Bruce Tagg and wife Sandi, David Tagg and wife Kim; grandchildren- Justin, Megan and Britt; great granddaughter- Samantha; brother-in-law- Harry and wife Doreen; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings- Alfred Tagliaboschi and Gloria Aglitz.
Services will be held at a later date care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.