Judith A. Fasching, 65, of Lenhartsville, passed away September 17, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Fasching. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Doris (Noss) and Bruce McIlhaney. Judith graduated from Dieruff High School in 1972. She enjoyed working outside around her home and caring for her pets.
Survivors: brothers- Robert, Barry and Harold McIhaney; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother- Bruce.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:30-10:30 with a Service at 10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. Pauls Smoke Church Cemetery in Hamburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Judith’s memory toward the funeral expenses.
Elaine M. (Pavelko) Matis, 83, of Walnutport, passed away September 15, 2020. She was the loving wife of 55 years to Richard S. Matis. Born in Johnstown, PA on January 20, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anastasia (Gasparovic) Pavelko. Elaine was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and Bethlehem Business School. She attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Walnutport. Elaine enjoyed working in the medical field for many years before retiring in 1986.
Her strong faith and devotion to her family as Mom and Nana brought her endless joy. Her strength and courage in the face of life’s adversities was remarkable. She enjoyed living in the country, antiquing, the arts, traveling, playing the piano and spending time with her family. She lived a life of selfless generosity, always putting others first. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- Richard S. Matis; daughters- Mary Miller and Melissa Matis; grandchildren- Kenneth, Kelcy (Michael), Dylan and Brooke; great grandchildren- Emma, Logan, Willow, Cole, Tatum, Rory and Layla.
Services will be Private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Elaine’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
Patricia A. Kloiber (Kempsey) age 78, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully in her home with her children by her side on September 8, 2020
Born in Allentown, Patricia was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Kempsey (Swartz).
Patricia was the valedictorian of the first graduating class of Dieruff High School in 1960. She worked many years supporting her family at The Paddock restaurant, and later began a career at the Hartford in AARP Operations where she retired in 2009.
Pat is survived by her three children- Melanie St. Hill (Kloiber) and husband Dave; Kristen Kloiber Brubaker; Rick Kloiber and wife Jill. She was blessed with three loving grandchildren- Natalie Patrice St. Hill, Justin Patrick and Beau Cameron Kloiber.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Monday, September 14, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Slovak Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown PA 18102. Calling hours will be held from 7-9pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St. Allentown PA 18102 and again before mass 9-10am in the church. Mask and social distancing are required for attendance. Online condolences are extended obituary may be made at www.kohutfuneralhome.com
Rosalie Favere, 68, of Bethlehem passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 5th 2020. She was born February 23, 1952 in Allentown, the daughter of the late Rose (Martucci) and Vido P. Minarovic. Rosalie graduated from Liberty High, Bethlehem, Class of 1971, and she worked for Western Electric in Allentown until 1989. She then moved to Old Hickory, TN and attended Aquinas College in Nashville, TN and graduated in 1994 with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. After graduation, Rosalie worked at Nashville Memorial Hospital. In 2000, Rosalie moved home to Bethlehem and worked at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg, as a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 2017. Rosalie was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church in Allentown and an active member of the church’s auxiliary.
Survivors: sisters- Rosalind Day, Rosanne Minarovic and husband Adam Arnold, Maria Holland and husband William Holland; brother- Vido P. Minarovic; cousins- Barbara (Minarovic) Miller and husband Ronald Miller, Joseph Minarovic and wife Kim; nieces and nephews.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 12, 10AM, at St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Calling hours will be before Mass, 9-10AM in the church. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Mask and social distancing are required for attendance.
Contributions: Memorial Contributions can be made to the church or the Lehigh County Humane Society, 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103.
Veronica Ward Detsch, 96, of Allentown, passed away August 28, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Dewey Detsch and previously the late John Ward. Born in McAdoo, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Demchick) Shuhay. Veronica retired from Cedar Brook Nursing Home. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Survivors: daughters- Susan and husband Thomas Costello of Allentown, AnnaMarie and husband Peter Giacapuzzi of Merrimack, NH; grandchildren- Chris (Alex) Giacapuzzi, Kim (Steve) Tiller, Tom Costello, Kelly (Glenn) Van Oss; foster daughter- Weesie Castillo; granddaughter-in-law- Deb Costello; great grandchildren- Becca, Ty, Jacob, Zachary, Ping, Jordan, Hailey, Aubry and Ethan. She was predeceased by her siblings- Mary, Anna, Margaret, Steve, Lizzie, John, Joseph and Helen.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 1st 9:30-10:30AM 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. Burial to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Veronica’s memory to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Rosemarie (Kutzer) Khalil, 79, of Hellertown, passed away August 21, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Andre M. Khalil. Born in Austria, she was the daughter of the late Fritz and Elizabeth Kutzer. She worked for many years as a commercial stylist for Spring Maid. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in NY until 2011. Rosemarie enjoyed watching HG TV, being with her family, going to the beach and doing yard work. She also loved cats and birds. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: son- Andre Khalil and his wife Marianne; granddaughter- Marieangela Rose Khalil; sister- Elizabeth Teichman; brother- Fritz Khalil.
Services will be Private care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Lynn M. (Strobl) Dubbs, 63, of Bethlehem, passed away August 17, 2020. She was the loving wife of James R. Dubbs for 40 years. She took great joy in being a mother and did everything for her son. Born in Allentown she was the daughter of Louise Strobl and the late Carl Strobl. Lynn worked in accounting for many years. She loved visiting the beach and her favorite pastime was being outside, often while reading a book. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- James; son- Justin; mother- Louise; siblings- Glenn Strobl, Janet Pum, and Brian Strobl.
Services will be private for the family care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lynn’s memory to a local food bank of one’s choice.
Joseph L. Kuhns, 75, of Allentown, passed away July 20, 2020. He was the loving husband of 45 years to Bernadette (Olsovsky) Kuhns. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Butler) Kuhns. Joseph served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War and took pride in being a veteran. Joe retired from Stanley Vidmar. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, the Mountainville Fire Co., the VFW #2124 and the American Legion Post 576. He was always finding a way to socialize. He loved sports, especially baseball; which he had played, coached and watched his grandchildren play. Some of his favorite sports teams included the Boston Red Sox and the LA Rams. Joe also enjoyed playing cards, going to the shore, gambling, gardening and landscaping. But his greatest joy was being a father, grandfather and friend.
Survivors: wife- Bernadette Kuhns, daughter- Jennifer and husband Shaun Reightler, son- Justin Kuhns, grandchildren- Chase, Mackenzie and Dylan, sister- Edna and husband Michael Redhead of Oregon. He was predeceased by his brothers- Earl and Leonard Kuhns.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 24th 10-11AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 11AM in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 618 Fullerton Ave Whitehall, PA 18052. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s memory to his grandchildren’s college fund. Donations can be made payable to Bernadette Kuhns and mailed c/o Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.