Edward S. Kacsur, 87, of Allentown, passed away December 29, 2019 in his home. He was the loving husband of Ann Marie (Sylvester) Kacsur. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edward and Theresa (Skrovanek) Kacsur. Edward served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He retired from the #420 Steam Fitters Union. He was a member of the Fullerton Legion, the VFW in Fullerton, the Marine Corp. League of Lehighton and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors: wife; children- John Kacsur and wife Pam, Susan Emerson and husband Irv, Edward P. Kacsur and wife Gail; stepchildren- William Powell and wife Susan, James Powell, Joel Powell; 7 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife- Mary Kacsur.
A calling time will be held Monday, January 6th 10-11AM in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church 1879 Applewood Dr. Orefield, PA 18069. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11AM. Burial will be Private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Edward’s memory to the Catholic Charity Soup Kitchen care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Esther A. (DaRe) Montzman, 95, of Allentown, passed away December 27, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late William Montzman. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Americo and Rosina (Martin) DaRe. Esther worked previously for PP&L and then for Mack Trucks for over 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She also was part of a Quilting club and an Investment & Stock club.
Survivors: nephews- Anthony DaRe and wife Christine of Mifflinville, Christopher DaRe of Allentown; niece- Nancy Kidwell of Waldorf, MD; numerous great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law- Catherine DaRe. She was predeceased by her brother- James DaRe, nieces- Sandra Deily and Linda Ford, cousins- Ellio DaRe and Inez (DaRe) Hanna.
A calling time will be held Saturday, January 4th 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Esther’s memory to the church.
Joeline A. Laudenslager, 84, of Whitehall, passed away December 22, 2019. She was the loving wife of Dale A. Laudenslager. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edna Polonica. Joeline enjoyed painting in her spare time.
Survivors: husband- Dale Laudenslager, daughter- Lori Shamenek, brothers- John and Tony Kotch. She was predeceased by her brother- Robert Kotch.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 27th at 10AM in Greenwood Cemetery 2010 W. Chew St. Allentown, PA 18104. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Mary Dolores (Schimeneck) Wingfield, born March 27, 1957, age 62, of Allentown, passed away December 18, 2019. She was the loving wife of 28 years to Wayne Todd Wingfield. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (Bucha) Schimeneck. Mary graduated from Allentown Central Catholic and was a State Volleyball Champion in 1975. She then graduated from Mansfield State University. Mary managed several national companies but for the last 12 years she was the heart and soul of Bethlehem’s Edible Arrangements.
With the biggest heart and always the kindest words, she was the greatest mother to all who knew her. Without hesitation or judgement, she loved unconditionally and she loved fiercely. She was a safe haven to all who needed it. The most compassionate soul with an infectious spirit that made everything she touched better. She was the warmest home with the most incredible love, the best friend with the most relentless loyalty, the most dedicated cheerleader with the loudest voice, the hardest worker with the most grace and the world’s greatest mother with never ending joy.
Mary will be deeply missed by all.
Survivors: husband- Wayne T. Wingfield; 3 children- Alexandra Carin Wingfield, Nicholas Wayne Wingfield, Rachel Marie Wingfield; sisters- Georgette Najarian, Donna Weimer and Helene Schimeneck; many nieces and nephews and 5 dogs.
A calling time will be held on Monday, December 23rd 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary’s memory to the ASPCA PO Box 96929
Washington, DC 20090-6929.
Mary A. (Kuyan) Miller, 94, of Allentown, passed away December 16, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Miller. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late August and Mary Kuyan. Mary was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Survivors: son- Randolph and wife Lori Miller of Allentown, granddaughter- Kelby Miller. She was predeceased by her sons- Kurt and Michael Miller.
A private graveside service for Mary’s family will be held on Saturday, December 21st at 11AM in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to have a Mass said in Mary’s memory.
Stephan Reshetylo, 59, of Whitehall, passed away December 1, 2019 in his home. Born in Berezhany, Ukraine he was the son of Vasyl and Yevgeniya (Bohaychuk) Reshetylo. He attended a Technology School in the Ukraine and then received his Associates Degree from Lincoln Tech. He was the owner and operator of Microapex Computer Systems for over 30 years. Stephan was a member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Survivors: parents; daughters- Sarah Fogarty and husband James, Adriana Reshetylo; sisters- Irene Sabo and husband Michael, Nadia Spengler and husband Robert; grandson- Elijah Fogarty; nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 5th 8:30-9:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 10AM in St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church 1826 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow in St. Mark’s Cemetery, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Stephan’s memory to the American Cancer Society care of the funeral home.
Lorraine B. Hajducko, 71, of Slatington, passed away December 1, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Olesh. Lorraine graduated from Dieruff High School. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her children and loved animals.
Survivors: children- Angela Valania of Bowmanstown, Jon Hajducko and wife Melissa Barket-Hajducko of Lenhartsville, Lisa Hajducko of Emmaus; grandchildren- Alexus and Alivia Barket-Hajducko and Hailee Pernsley; sister- Charlene Merkel of Palmer Twp; ex-husband- John Hajducko of Slatington.
Services will be Private for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Dale K. Mrazik, 61, of Acton, ME passed away November 30, 2019. He died of a heart attack while hunting in his home state of Pennsylvania on the first day of the season with his dad, which was always one his favorite things to do. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Thomas Mrazik and Nancy (Smith) Mrazik. Dale graduated from Allen High in 1976 and Nasson College, Springvale, Maine in 1980. During his years at Nasson, he met and married his wife, Susan (Dion) Mrazik in 1981. He was employed by Sprague Electric and later at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard happily retiring in 2017. In 1993, Dale and his family moved to Square Pond in Acton which was Dale’s Heaven on Earth. He was a dedicated, involved and loving husband and father who truly knew how to enjoy life. He was an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for hunting, fishing and boating. His father-in-law envied his devotion and commitment to his hobbies, and while watching Dale hook up his downriggers once stated “That man works harder at fishing than most people do at work.” Dale loved to include and teach his children about his interest in the outdoors, and they spent countless days at fishing derbies, 3d archery competitions, youth adventure days, youth hunting days, downhill skiing, riding atv’s, snowmobiling, boat riding and enjoying the outdoors. When his own kids aged out of fishing derbies he would look to “RENT a KID” from the neighborhood. He was a member of the Sanford Springvale Fish and Game for many years.
SURVIVORS: His wife Susan, son Scott Mrazik and his wife Heidi of Richmond, ME, daughter Erica Mrazik and companion Michael Wallingford of Shapleigh, ME and his grand puppy Grizzly. Parents Nancy and Thomas Mrazik and sister Teri Yocum of Allentown, PA and lifelong friend Jeff Yocum of Center Valley PA and niece Caili Yocum Preston and her husband Bryant from Houston, Texas. His Sister-in law Rachel Bijaczyk and her husband Walter and their daughter Sarah. As well as aunts, uncles and cousins in the Allentown area. He will be dearly missed by family and many friends.
A Calling Time will be held Friday, December 6th 10-11AM with a Celebration of Life at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A Calling Time will be held Monday, December 9th 10AM-12PM with a Prayer Service at 11AM in Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home 580 Main St. Spring Vale, ME.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Sanford Fish and Game to support a local fishing derby or Yoga Reaches Out/Team Jacqui Bonwell/Sue Mrazik to support Boston Children’s Hospital.