Chester Paul Nechetsky, 95, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023. Chester was born on May 11, 1927, to Boleslaw Nieciecki and Mary (Eloni) Nieciecki in Audenried, Pennsylvania.
Chester retired from Bonney Forge after 25 years of service. He had various other jobs throughout the years. Chester served as a committee member for the Republican Party and a board member for the Northend Republican Club.
In 1952, he married Dolores (Kmetz) Nechetsky (deceased in 1990) and went on to have eight children, Robert, Richard, David (deceased in 1995), Ronald, Raymond, and Michael; daughters Linda and Barbara; 7 grandchildren; Eva Nicole Lucas, Heather Feist, Raymond Nechetsky, Jr., Andrew Nechetsky, Zoey Nechetsky, Callie Nechetsky, and Randy Lucas; 4 great-grandchildren; Alyssa Thurman, Carter Feist, Arlo Nechetsky, and Alistair Nechetsky.
Chester was predeceased by his sisters Helen Ciglar, and Genevieve Kopec, and brothers Henry and Stanley. A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 27th, 10-11 AM, with a Service to follow at 11 AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Interment will be private for the family on Saturday, April 29th at 10 AM.
Thomas J. Minarovic, 84, of Whitehall, passed away March 15, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital from complications of a massive heart attack after a Courageous 4 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was the loving husband of 62 years to Karen L. (Fouts) Minarovic. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank and Ruth (Long) Minarovic. Tom graduated from William Allen High School. He worked for the City of Allentown in both the streets and parks department. Tom ascended to the rank of Supervisor of the watershed department, Lil’ Lehigh Parkway, a job which he loved. Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to spend his time in the outdoors, especially in “God’s Country,” Potter County, PA. He loved professional sports; his favorite teams were the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. He was a proud member of the armed forces serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Italian American Bocce Club. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Karen Minarovic; son- Timothy Minarovic and wife Sandi; daughter-in-law- Christine Minarovic; 2 grandsons- Corey & Tyler; 4 great grandchildren; siblings- Dolores Kontier, James Minarovic and Kathy Luisser. He was predeceased by his son- Thomas Minarovic, Jr. and sisters- June and Ruth.
A calling time will be held on Monday, March 20th 10-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Tom’s memory to the American Heart Association or the the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Kathryn A. (Hoch) Talianek, 87, of New Tripoli, passed away March 15, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late Florian “Mark” Talianek. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Nighan) Hoch. Kathryn was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She retired from Toys “R” Us in Whitehall. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: children- Dr. Mary Anne Wright and husband David of New Tripoli, Michael Talianek of Allentown, Christopher Talianek and wife Tina of North Whitehall, Patricia MacKenzie and husband Richard of Allentown; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers- Charles and Joseph Hoch; sister- Patricia O’Donnell. She was predeceased by her children- Marcella and Mark David, granddaughter- Jamie, and her brother- George.
Private services will be arranged at the convenience of the family by the Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kathryn’s memory to the Cetronia Ambulance Corp.
Anthony (Tony) M. Moncman, 83, of Bethlehem, passed away January 26, 2023. He was the husband of Diane (Reinert) Moncman. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Anthony and Pauline (Cherney) Moncman. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy during his youth, and later in life also played on the Church’s fastpitch softball team and bowled a 300 game in the Church’s bowling league. He was a coach and mentor for many local youth sports teams, and the highlight of his coaching career was as an assistant coach on his son Tim’s football staff at Liberty High School. Tony was a die-hard Boston Red Sox, Green Bay Packers, and most of all Philadelphia Flyers fan, who enjoyed watching and rooting for those teams through good times and bad. Tony was an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he cherished his role as a husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Diane Moncman; children- Tony and wife Jill, Tina Mann and husband Robert, Tim and wife Kim; grandchildren- Alex & Luke Moncman, Chelsea, Nickole & Bridgette Mann, Taylor & AJ Moncman. He was predeceased by his sisters- Catherine and Anna Marie Moncman and his nephew Dr. Michael Moncman.
A calling time will be held Friday, February 3rd 9-11AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. Michaels Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Whitehall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Tony’s memory to the American Cancer Society and/or Gavin R. Stevens Foundation care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.