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.
Nicholas Tomasini, 92, Korean War Veteran and Bronze Star Recipient of the 7th Division Corps of Army Engineers, died peacefully on January 5th, 2021 with his loved ones surrounding him at his bedside. He is survived by his spouse, Marina, son John, daughter Nora and husband Todd Miller and grandchildren Ryan and Emily Miller and his sister Domenica Biribin.
A resident of Allentown, PA and previously of Sparta, NJ, he has lived in Allentown since 1999. Nicholas was a Star Athlete for Emerson High School in Union City, NJ excelling in three sports among them being basketball, football and baseball and was inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame.
Nicholas began his career as a factory worker for Maxwell House in Hoboken, NJ and retired with the company in 1988.
A Calling time will be held Saturday, January 9th 9:30-10:30AM with a Service to follow at 10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front Allentown, PA 18102. Burial will be Private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Nicholas’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
James P. Bittenbender, 78, of Germansville, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021. He was the loving husband of the late Rachel Bittenbender and then a loving companion to Edith Meixsell. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Agnes (Novasak) Bittenbender. He proudly served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division, participating in the Vietnam Era and the Cuban Crisis. James graduated from Allentown Central Catholic in 1960 and attended La Salle University, Penn State University, Northampton Community College and the PP&L Apprentice Program. He retired from PP&L in 2001 as a Substation Foreman Electrical. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. James enjoyed the outdoors and his coonhounds.
Survivors: companion- Edith Meixsell; son- James Bittenbender and wife Michelle; daughter- Diane Ducharme and husband Alfred; sister- Judith Ensor and husband Charles; grandsons- James P. Bittenbender, Ben Ducharme, Luke Ducharme, Shaun Bittenbender, Austin Bittenbender; nieces- Andrea Ritter, Jane Ensor; nephews- Matt Bittenbender, Mike Ensor, Timothy Ensor. He was predeceased by his brother- George Bittenbender.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, January 6th 6-8PM and Thursday, January 7th 9:30-10:30AM with a Funeral Service at 10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Laurel Cemetery, Whitehall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in James’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project or to the Carbon County Animal Shelter.
Rosalie V. (Mikulcik) Najpauer, 90, of Allentown, passed away December 30, 2020 in Holy Family Manor. She was the loving wife of the late Edward Najpauer. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Hermina (Fredrick) Mikulcik. She had worked as a seamstress for Phoenix Clothing and Modern Clothing for many years. She then worked for Lehigh University in Food Services. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and previously of the SOKOLS. Rosalie had been a gymnast, enjoyed swimming, sewing and loved flowers.
Survivors: sons- Edward of Danielsville, Joseph and wife Linda of Allentown; daughters- Donna and husband John Carl of Zionsville, Karen and husband Patrick Flanley of Zionsville, Monica and husband Stephen West of Allentown; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother- Paul Mikulcik of Cementon. She was predeceased by brothers- Emmanuel, Alfred, Stanley and Joseph and sisters- Hermina and Pauline.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 6th at 10AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Rosalie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Margaret (Batarick) Scanlon, 88, of Slatington, passed away on December 29, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late James J. Scanlon. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Sophie (Wach) Batarick. She served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. She then retired from Western Electric after 40 years of service. Margaret was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church in Allentown and their Auxiliary.
Survivors: Timothy J. and wife Karen of Slatington; grandchildren- Heather, Bryan and wife Kelley, Jamie and wife Lauren; great grandchildren- Ayden, Liam, Stella and Tessa; brothers- Frank and Charles Batarick; sister- Eleanor Whitby.
A viewing will be held Monday, January 4th 10-11AM with a Service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital care of the funeral home.
Loretta M. Brosky, 71, of Allentown, passed away December 8, 2020. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mildred (Strain) Brosky. She was member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Loretta had worked as a programmer for Dun & Bradstreet for over 30 years. She also worked as an Avon Representative of many years. Loretta enjoyed doing needlepoint and crocheting. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A viewing will be held on Monday, December 14th 10-11AM with a Funeral Service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Loretta’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.