Karen Sue Chobot, 58, of Allentown, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022. She was the daughter of the late August and Elizabeth (Knotek) Chobot. She worked previously for Dixie.
She is survived by her close friend- Donnie Moyer and counsins- Thomas and Mary Toczek. She was predeceased by her infant son.
A rosary will be recited at 9:30AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Karen's memory to the church.
Thomas Costello, Sr.
Thomas C. Costello, Sr., 74, of Allentown, passed away July 31, 2022. He was the loving husband of 52 years to Susan (Ward) Costello. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Stephen and Anna (Federinitz) Costello. He graduated from William Allen High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. Tom retired from the City of Allentown after 32 years of service working in building maintenance. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. He was always "on the go"- snow blowing the neighborhood in the winter, cutting all the grass in the summertime and through out the entire year he would walk the neighborhood picking up trash and looking out for the best for everyone around him. For many years he played Santa Claus for friends, neighbors, community members and even rode the fire truck into Center City Allentown on Hamilton St. He never failed to help anyone- he loved all of the community members. Tom never missed a phone call for a family member's birthday, anniversary, holidays and big events in their lives. Tom was one of the best pierogi, halupki and pizza makers around. He loved to go to Shady Maple Smorgasbord and the Golden Gate Diner. He could watch his old cowboy shows a thousand times. But most of all Tom was a man who lived for his grandchildren and was so proud of all of them. He was an amazing husband, dad and grandpop that will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Susan Costello, daughter- Kelly (Glenn) Van Oss, son- Thomas Costello Jr., daughter-in-law- Debbie Costello, grandchildren- Aubry & Ethan Van Oss and Jordan & Hailey Costello, brothers- Stephen (Sherry) Costello, Bernie (Pat) Costello, Ron (Patsy) Costello. He was predeceased by his twin grandchildren- Sean and Ashely Costello and sister- Gerry Eckroth.
A Calling Time will be held on Saturday, August 6th 10-11AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
Contributions can be made in Tom's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Monica Csencsits, 90, of Holy Family Manor passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on July 8, 2022. Born on August 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Julia (Solomon) Schonwald. She was married for fifty-five years to Edward Csencsits who passed away in 2006.
Born and raised in Allentown she worked for the Allentown Credit Bureau and at Western Electric. She moved to Whitehall and was a stay-at-home mother while working part-time at Whitehall High School for twenty-three years; retiring in 1983.
She was a devote Catholic and a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She prayed the rosary and attending mass five days a week. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1949. She enjoyed playing and winning at Bingo and the PA Lottery. She took cruises with her husband to the Bahamas and Alaska. Her and Edward celebrated their 50TH wedding anniversary in Las Vegas. She made the best homemade kiffles along with traditional Slovak foods like perogies and halupki’s.
Survivors: Daughters Ellen Hess and Jane Karol and her husband John; Son Mark Csencsits, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Monica had a sister Mary who died in 1993.
Services will be Private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Monica’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Teresa Cyncelak, 81, of Allentown, passed away Monday, October 25, 2021. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Feliksa Szyprzak and Marek Cyncelak. Teresa was of the Catholic faith and had done clerical work in Poland for many years. She enjoyed reading books, watching movies and crocheting. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: daughter- Barbara Juchniewicz; sisters- Stefania, Majerz, Krystyna, Brzuczczyk and her children; niece- Nina and her husband and son; niece- Viola and her husband and children; nephew- Maciej and his family; family friend- Malesa; and family in Allentown.
A calling time will be held on Saturday, October 30th 9-10AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Incarnation of Our Lord Catholic Church 617 Pierce St. Bethlehem, PA 18015. Burial will be in Poland at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Incarnation of Our Lord Catholic Church.
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.