Betty J. (Tomaschik) Bergenstock, 85, of Lower Macungie, passed away October 14, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Richard D. Bergenstock. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Michrina) Tomaschik. Betty was a 1951 graduate of Allentown High School. She had been part of the Harrison Morton playground volleyball team and they had won 2 championships. Betty then worked as a secretary for Harrison Morton Junior High School and then Sheridan Elementary School in Allentown. She had worked part time later in life for Leh's Dept. Store in the Whitehall Mall. Betty participated in the Senior Exercise Program at the Lower Macungie Twp. Community Center. She was also a lifetime member of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Carpatho- Russian Orthodox Church in Allentown. Betty enjoyed watching Penn State Football and her grandchildren's sports and activities.
Survivors: daughters- Donna Kershner and husband William Kershner of Lower Macungie, Janine Skokan and husband Dr. Stephen Skokan of Manahawkin, NJ; grandchildren- Katie, Stephen and Nicholas. She was predeceased by her siblings- Anna Tomaschik, Dorothy McDonald, Eleanor Seagreaves, Catherine Spangenberg and John Tomaschik.
A viewing will be held Friday, October 18th 6-8PM with a Panachyda at 7:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A viewing will be held Saturday, October 19th 9-9:30AM in the funeral home with a Funeral Service to follow at 10AM in Protection of the BVM Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church 703 N. 6th St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Laurel Cemetery, Whitehall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Betty's memory to the church care of Kohut Funeral Home.
Theresa L. (Cech) Petruska, 97, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Stephen A. Petruska. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Lukas and Anna (Pinter) Cech. She graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and retired from Penn State Mills. Theresa was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Survivors: daughter- Janis wife of John Fels of Schnecksville; son- Stephen Petruska husband of Yvonne of Florida; grandchildren- Jeffrey Harrich, Lisa Brunner-Devers, Lori wife of Chris Jones; 9 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters- Anna, Pauline and Mary and her brother- Joseph.
A viewing will be held on Saturday October 12th 8:30-9:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Stephanie A. (Sedlacek) Zukowski, 94, of Allentown, passed away September 27, 2019 in Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Day and then to the late Chester Zukowski. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Florian and Mary (Koncir) Sedlacek. Stephanie worked for many years as a seamstress and then for the Catholic Social Agency for 15 years before retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Stephanie enjoyed making clothing and costumes for herself and her family. She loved watching and cheering on her great granddaughter Amanda’s softball games.
Survivors: daughter- Patricia (Day) Weber of Broadheadsville; grandchildren- Timothy and Thomas Day, Jennifer (Lambert) Balliet and Jessica (Lambert) Bryant; 7 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister- Lil Marks of Allentown. She was predeceased by her daughter- Stephanie Day Lambert; sisters- Bernie Dini and Mary Domyan.
A calling time will be held Wednesday, October 2nd 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102 with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Stephanie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association care of the Funeral Home.
Anna M. (Zuercher) Kuhns, 86, of Allentown, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Harold W. Kuhns. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Kuhns) Zuercher. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Society.
Survivors: brother- Francis R. Zuercher and wife Margaret of Bath; sister-in-law- Annamae Zuercher of Allentown; granddaughters- Suzanne and Diana; 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son- Dennis Kuhns and brother- Leo Zuercher.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 27th 9-10AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church 336 N. 4th St. Allentown, PA 18102 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in the church. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Helen (Marhon) Glogowski passed away in Whitehall Manor on 14 September after joyously celebrating her 101st birthday with loving family members on 11 May. Helen was the wife of Stanley Glogowski and the beloved godmother, aunt, and friend to many. Born in Gilberton, Pa, she was the daughter of Paul and Mary (Karletski) Marhon.
Helen developed her strong will working at the old Maiden Fair garment factory for the greater part of her adult life, then continued in her blessed roles as caregiver and cherished, giving aunt and friend. She was a faithful member of SS. Peter and Paul Polish Roman Catholic Church of Allentown for over 70 years.
Helen often fondly reminisced of her early life in the Sixth Ward of Allentown...the ragman on his horse-drawn cart offering to buy rags, the iceman delivering canvas-covered blocks of ice for her icebox, Freeman Dairy’s deliveryman leaving a bottle of milk on her front porch, and the clanking of the trollies as they passed by her front door. In later years, she recalled, those getaway weekends with her loving Stanley at their secluded, streamside cabin in the bucolic woods of the Pocono Mountains brought her the most joy.
To the older generation of family and friends, our dear Aunt Helen had no dancing rival at the old Ukie Dance Hall on Front Street in Allentown. To the newer generation, she was the life of any conversation with a laugh that was unmistakably Aunt Helen’s.
She will be dearly remembered by her longtime friend, Pearl Wagner, many godchildren, and countless nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by husband Stanley and sisters Mary, Tessie, Anna, and Catherine, and brother Michael.
In lieu of flowers, Helen would have loved to have you donate to her favorite charities: SS. Peter and Paul Polish Roman Catholic Church, 1065 Fullerton Avenue, Allentown PA 18102 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed immediately by a short service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 20 September, in Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front Street, Allentown. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 547 North Krocks Road, Wescosville, Pennsylvania.
Vaselly Alimov, 69, of Englewood, Florida passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Born in Venezuela on November 20, 1949 he had been a resident since 1999 coming from Allentown, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy as a legal assistant at the Pentagon for several years prior to early retirement due to health issues.
Survivors include his brother and primary caregiver: Victor Alimov of Englewood, Florida; a sister: Sophia Frederick of Whitehall, Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his mother: Paraska Alimov in 2006.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 18th 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 Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Whitehall.
Dorothy (Tomaschik) McDonald, 93, of Allentown, passed away September 7, 2019 peacefully. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Michrina) Tomaschik. Dorothy retired in 1990, after working for 18 years, for Shop Rite Pharmacy in Allentown as a Pharmacy Technician. She was a member of the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Allentown. She will be deeply missed by her family.
Survivors: son- Kerry and wife Jeanne McDonald of Emmaus, daughter- Connie Polaha and husband Thomas of Western Salisbury, sister- Betty Bergenstock of Lower Macungie, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son- Ronald Robert McDonald, daughter- Nancy Brunner, sisters- Catherine Spangenberg, Anna Tomaschik and Eleanore Seagreaves and her brother- John Tomaschik.
A viewing will be held Thursday, September 12th 6-8PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N Front St. Allentown, PA 18102 with a Panachyda at 7:30PM and a viewing again Friday, September 13th 9-9:30AM. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10AM on Friday in the Protection of the BVM Greek Orthodox Church 703 N. 6th St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Laurel Cemetery, Whitehall.
Contributions can be made in Dorothy’s memory to the church and mailed to the funeral home.
Savina Arturo (Berto) Badesso, 90, of Allentown passed away Monday, September 2, 2019. Born on May 22,1929 in Robegano, Venice Italy, she was the daughter of the late Arturo Berto and Angela (Trevisanello) Berto. Savina worked as a seamstress while living in Italy making custom clothing. After moving to the US she worked at Phoenix Manufacturing and then for Sondra Manufacturing doing layouts, sewing and making sample clothing for Designers. She also worked for Zazo’s Custom Suits and Tailoring making custom men’s suits. She later worked at Palumbo Manufacturing, there also doing layouts and sewing. Savina had a passion for knitting, crocheting and sewing for her entire family; making coats, suits and dresses for her children, husband and herself. The family had new outfits custom made every holiday. She also enjoyed crafting and gardening. Savina loved to cook and bake as well but her greatest joy came from feeding and spending time with her family.
Survivors: daughter- Midia Badesso of Virginia Beach, VA; sons- Giuliano Badesso and wife Kathi of New Tripoli, Louis Badesso and wife Vicki of Danielsville; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers- Vittorio Berto and Giuliano Berto; sister- Marialuisa (Berto) Marcato. She was predeceased by brother- Alvise Berto, Giuseppe Berto and sister- Lucia (Berto) Marcato.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 6th 9-10AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 1046 W. Cedar St. Allentown, PA 18102. Entombment to follow in Grandview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.