Olga (Kaluch) Chaplynsky, 95, a long-term resident of Allentown, passed away May 6, 2021. She was the wife of the late Ivan Chaplynsky. Born in Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Aarson and Barbara Kaluch. Olga was a member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and being with her Ukrainian friends and family.
Survivors: children- Stephen Chaplynsky of Allentown, Irene Pronczak and husband Roman of Lansdale, Alice Keim and husband Thomas of Nazareth; grandchildren- Anna Coon and husband Brian, Martha Pronczak, Adam Keim and wife Melanie, Karen Lovuolo and husband Christopher; 4 great grandchildren- Nicholas, Nadia, Tanner and Jackson; sister- Irene in Ukraine. She was predeceased by 6 siblings.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 12th from 9:30-10AM in St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church 1826 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem, PA 18018 with Office of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery on Main St. in Northampton.
Contributions can be made in Olga’s memory to St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church or to Living Branches Benevolent Fund in Lansdale care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Louise N. (Cleman) Carpenter, 91, of Allentown, passed away January 17, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Francis Carpenter. She had retired as a billing clerk from Conrail (formerly Lehigh Valley Railroad). Louise was a member St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg in the gift shop for 25 years. Louise enjoyed riverboat traveling with her friends. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: son- Stephen and wife Wendy of Whitehall; daughter- Ann Louise Carpenter of Northampton; granddaughter- Nicole Kacmar and husband Matt Klobe; great grandson- Benjamin Klobe; brother-in-law- Larry Shankweiler of Whitehall; nieces and nephews- Linda Shankweiler, Larry Shankweiler, Paula Burke and Joseph Stelmach. She was predeceased by her sister- Nedy Shankweiler and brothers- Stephen and Joseph Stelmach.
Services will be Private and are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Louise’s memory to Peaceable Kingdom or an Animal Shelter of your choice.
Margaret S. Cebenko, 96, of Allentown, PA, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2020. Born in Mt. Carmel, PA to immigrants Elmer and Rose (Novotny) Slachta, “Marge” was proud of her Slovak/Czech roots and her “coal cracker” upbringing. After graduating from Mt. Carmel High School, Marge contributed to the war effort by working in an airplane factory during World War II. She came to the Lehigh Valley upon marrying Stephen Cebenko, Jr., and set out on a 30+ year career in the high tech industry, beginning with building vacuum tubes and ending by testing IC chips at Western Electric/AT&T. She was a faithful member of the former St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Allentown, and loved exercising at the Allentown “Y” and polka dancing at area clubs and festivals. A breast cancer survivor of 34 years, she was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. Into her 90s, Marge put aside whatever she had to do in order to help someone in need, whether it was driving a friend to a doctor’s appointment, babysitting her grandchildren, or caring for her ailing daughter. Marge is survived by her son Stephen R. Cebenko Sr. and wife Jill, their children Stephen R. Jr., Sophia, Marlayna, Bohdan and Anabella; grandsons Michael Geho (Elizabeth), and Matthew Geho (Kristine); great-grandchildren Tyler and Lili; sister Maryann Mattiello; and companion Frederick Smith. She was predeceased by her husband Stephen, daughter Rosalie Parkinson, and grandson Malachi Cebenko. Calling hour will be at 9AM Saturday October 3, 2020 at Kohut Funeral Home, Allentown, followed by a funeral service at 10AM . The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Heather Glen, Allentown, and Arcadia Hospice, for their excellent care of Marge.
Rosalie (Wepryk) Chrapacz, 95, of Allentown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 1, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late Ivan Chrapacz. Born in Lukowe, Poland she was the daughter of the late Michal and Katarzyn (Malyk-Pelich) Wepryk. Before retiring, Rosalie worked as a sewing machine operator for over 25 years at Penn State Mills and other various sewing mills. She was devoted to her faith, Christian teachings and her church the Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, Allentown. She was a proud volunteer for the church’s Pierogi Making Fundraiser. Rosalie loved life and everyone, especially babies and children. She was a kind hearted soul that didn’t have a bit of bitterness toward anyone. Rosalie enjoyed sewing, Ukrainian folk dancing, and making her famous Ukrainian pierogis and halupkies for family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her family.
Survivors: daughter, Catherine Chrapacz and her husband Dr. Anthony Palmisano Jr.; son, Terry Chrapacz and his wife Kathy-Lilly Chrapacz; brother, Antoni Wepryk and his wife Stefania from Koszalin, West Pomerania, Poland. She was predeceased by her brother, Jaroslaw Wepryk and sisters, Maria (Wepryk) Geletkanyz, Olga (Wepryk) Iwanisik and Julia (Wepryk) Lukowska; all from Koszalin, West Pomerania, Poland.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, March 5th 6-7:30PM with a Panachyda at 7:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A viewing will be held Wednesday, March 6th 9:30-10AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 10AM all in Protection of BVM Orthodox Church 703 N 6th St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Garden of Peace Cemetery, Whitehall.
Contributions can be made in Rosalie’s memory to the Protection of BVM Orthodox Church and can be sent to the funeral home for collection.
Jacqueline C. (Jenkins) Camp, 84, of Allentown, passed away November 12, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Edwin N. Camp. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Beck) and Russell Jenkins Jr. Jacqueline worked previously as a Mortgage Customer Service Representative for 1st Fidelity Bank. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Church in Allentown.
Survivors: sons- Keith Ford and wife Margaret of Havertown, Kevin Ford and wife Debra of Havertown; step-sons- Matthew Camp of Vancouver, WA, David Camp of Allentown and Nelson Camp of Bethlehem; step-daughter- Priscilla of Bethlehem; brother- Russell Jenkins Jr. of the Villages, FL; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her previous husband- Wilmer Brey.
A viewing will be held Friday, November 16th 10-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow at Garden of Peace Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Jacqueline’s memory to Christ Evangelical Church 2135 Tilghman St. Allentown, PA 18104.
Elizabeth K. (Knotek) Chobot, 86, of Allentown, passed away August 15, 2015 in Holy Family Manor. She was the loving wife of the late August Chobot and devoted mother of Karen Sue Chobot. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Sisolak) Knotek. Elizabeth retired from Western Electric and was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Survivors: She will be deeply missed by her loving family.
Daughter- Karen Sue Chobot; Nieces and Nephews
She was predeceased by her siblings- Ferdinand, Paul, Anthony, Theresa Toczek, Anna Bracoli and Helen Popowicz.
A calling time will be held on Thursday 10-10:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions and Masses can be made in Elizabeth’s memory to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Paul R. Campbell
Paul R. Campbell, 88, of Whitehall, passed away January 6, 2014 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Wilma M. (Keiper) Campbell. He was the son of the late John and Florence (Merkle) Campbell. Paul retired from H. Leh & Co after over 40 years of service.
Daughters- Patricia Arcure and husband Thomas of Philadelphia and Bobbie Nucito and husband Frank of Catasauqua
Grandchildren- Brian and wife Patty, Brandi and Nicholas
Sister- Betty Argot
Brother- Myron Campbell
He was predeceased by his brother Robert.
A viewing will be held Saturday 9-10AM with a Service at 10AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Garden of Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul’s memory to the Center for Vision Loss 845 W Wyoming St. Allentown, PA 18103.
William M. Candia, 73, of Allentown, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Mario and Mary (Schramek) Candia. William served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church where he served as a former lector. William was retired from Bethlehem Steel after 34 years of service. He was an avid animal lover.
Sister- Rosemary Berish wife of Andrew Berish of Bethlehem
Nieces and Nephews- Tom Stoudt, Sue Layton, David Stoudt, Mary Ann Rupp and Denise Watro
Many Great and Great- Great Nieces and Nephews
He was predeceased by sister- Elaine F. Stoudt.
A viewing will be held Thursday 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102 with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s Church, The Sanctuary at Haafsville, or to Lehigh Valley Hospice care of the funeral home.