Gino Badesso, 91, of Allentown, passed away August 18, 2019. He was the loving husband of Savina (Berto) Badesso for 67 years. Born in Venice, Italy he was the son of the late Virginio and Candida (Spironello) Badesso. Gino served in the Italian Army and worked as a cabinet maker while living in Italy. He then worked in the U.S. as a Tile and Marble Setter for Allentown Tile & Marble and then for Dugan & Marcon. Gino was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, woodworking and playing bocce.
Survivors: daughter- Midia Badesso of Virginia Beach, VA; sons- Giuliana Badesso and wife Kathi of New Tripoli, Louis Badesso and wife Vicki of Danielsville; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother- Angelo Badesso of Allentown. He was predeceased by his brother- Albert Badesso.
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 23rd 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.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gino’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Helen M. Fedick Hirner, 88, of West Lehighton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Lloyd George Hirner Sr.
Born in Corydon, PA, Helen was a daughter to Frank and Violet Clark Fedick.
Helen enjoyed cooking, especially spaghetti which was a family favorite, and taking care of her home. Her family was her life and she dedicated her life to her family.
Helen is survived by her children; Mary Hirner Lindeman with spouse, Kenneth, Jenny Hirner Schnettler with spouse Constance, Frank with spouse, Michelle, Lloyd with spouse, Dee and George with spouse, Kerry. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Hirner.
Family and friend are invited to celebrate Helen's life graveside at 1:30 pm on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden St. Bethlehem PA 18017. Online condolences may be made online at www.kohutfuneralhome.com
Ronald P. Pekarik, 66, of Allentown, passed away August 9, 2019. He was the loving husband of the late Diane Pekarik. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Julius and Ivy (Brown) Pekarik. He retired from Sam Adams Beer Company. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, and Hogans Social Club. Ronald enjoyed fishing and watching Turner Classic Movies in his free time. He was an avid Philadelphia Sports Fan.
Survivors: daughter- Tricia; brothers- Robert and wife Norma, Richard and wife Linda; sister- Julianne and husband William Snyder; many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 16th 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
Contributions can be made in Ronald’s memory to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Patricia Ann (Sokalsky) Lipovsky, 78, of Allentown, passed away July 17, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Bernard A. Lipovsky. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Herchock) Sokalsky. Patricia worked previously for Phoebe Nursing Home and Dorneyville Pharmacy. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She loved to travel and to spend time with her grandson, Christian.
Survivors: daughters- Jill Smith and her husband Michael of Allentown, Jaclyn Leiby and her husband Herb of Topton; grandson- Christian Lipovsky; brother- Peter Sokalsky. She was predeceased by her daughter- Jayne Lipovsky.
A calling time will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd 8-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM Tuesday, in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patricia’s memory to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church care of the funeral home.
Kathleen Mary Gabriel (née Foster), 75, of Macungie, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, May 30, 1944, she was the daughter of the late James Foster and Florence Schmiede (née King). Kathleen graduated from Plainfield High School in 1962 and after earning her Associates of Science degree from Northampton County Community College, Kathleen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Cedar Crest College in c. 1992. Kathleen was an accomplished and highly respected registered nurse for several health care facilities throughout the Lehigh Valley. She was most recently employed as Case Manager for Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Kathleen was loved for her kind disposition, compassion, good humor, and strong work ethic. She was particularly proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.
Kathleen will be dearly missed by her children; Colleen Doyle and husband Mathew of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania; Victoria Beasley and husband Charles of Baxter, Minnesota; John Gabriel and wife Grisselle of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Mark Gabriel and wife Leigh-Ann of Alexandria, Virginia; and her grandchildren Meghan Doyle, Caroline Doyle, Nathan Doyle, Timothy Doyle, Aaron Beasley, Charles James Beasley, Benjamin Beasley, Claudia Gabriel, Logan Gabriel, Christian Gabriel and James Gabriel. In addition, Kathleen’s sister Margaret Norris of Hillsborough, New Jersey and niece Jennifer Norris of Millstone, New Jersey will miss her deeply. She was predeceased by her husband, John Gabriel, of fifty years.
To pay your respects, a Calling Time will be held on Monday, July 22 11AM-12PM with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12PM in Saint Thomas More Catholic Church 1040 Flexor Ave Allentown, PA 18103. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.