Johanna A. Fabik “Jenny”, 92, of Whitehall, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the loving wife of the late Michael M. Fabik. Born in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Matthias and Mary (Pisarcik) Kovalcik. Jenny worked at Western Electric, Central Service, Penn State Mills, Fuller Sportswear and F.W. Woolworth Whitehall Mall, where she trained many new cashiers and was manager of the menswear department, prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown, where she helped her husband run the senior citizens club’s bus trips, as well as assisted with the Lehigh Valley Slovak Association’s events. Jenny enjoyed crafts, gardening, bridge club and, most of all, visits with family and friends.
Survivors: daughter, Michele C. and her husband David M. Carroll of Northampton, sister, Hermina and her husband William Braerman of Parkville, MD, brother, Joseph Kovalchik and his wife Shirley of Northampton, brother-in-law Edward Thomas of Allentown, sister-in-law Anna Mae and her husband Donald Sucansky of Stuart, FL and many nieces and nephews. Johanna was predeceased by her brothers, Charles, Edward, Matthew, Paul Kovalchik, Cyril, Benjamin Kovalcik and sisters, Caroline Fella, Mary Kovalcik and Bernadine Kradjel.
Services: A viewing will be held Thursday, November 18th 6-8PM and Friday, November 19th 9-10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial will follow in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton.
Contributions: Can be made in Johanna’s name to the St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church Memorial Fund.
Helen Fabik, 87, of Whitehall, passed away August 23, 2021. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna A. (Hrin) Fabik. Helen’s niece has written a description of her beloved aunt: “My aunt Helen had a zest for life…from traveling the world to lunches with the girls to casino fun. She was the “fun aunt” to us kids. She owned one of the very first Ford Mustangs and had us kids believe it could fly (BIG smiles). She had a love for dogs and always had a pocket full of treats for them. She was a dog mom to a collie- shepherd mix named Wags, who loved and would protect her dearly. My aunt was one of the greatest story tellers…she would just make it up as she went. She would even have you believe she was a nun strait out of the convent (so many giggles). She would make anything fun, even when she worked for Western Electric back in the day. Like so many of my family members that passed before her and are passing my heart goes out…they are the brave. My heart breaks…as she will truly be missed.”
She is survived by her sister- Anna Mae Sucansky and husband Donald, brother-in-law- Edward Thomas, sister-in-law- Johanna Fabik and many loving nieces, nephews and pets. She was predeceased by her siblings- Matthew, Michael and George Fabik, Marie Smith and Theresa Thomas.
A Service will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Cemetery, Allentown.
Contributions can be made in Helen’s memory to the Lehigh County Humane Society 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103.
John Fels III
John “Jack” A. Fels III, 76, of Schnecksville, passed away July 28, 2021. He was the loving husband of 27 years to Janis (Petruska) Fels. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Eleanor (Wolfe) and John A. Fels Jr. Jack served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Steam Fitters Local Union #420 and was a member of Union United Church of Christ in Neffs. Jack enjoyed playing pinocle and will be deeply missed by his family and feline friends, Jack & Jill.
Survivors: wife- Janis Fels; children- Jeffrey Harrich, Lisa Brunner-Devers, Lori Jones and husband Christopher; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother-in-law- Stephen Petruska and wife Yvonne; sister- Sallie Rogers; nephew- Irwin Rogers. He was predeceased by his granddaughter- Ashley Abele.
A Calling Time will be held on Wednesday, August 4th 10-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Allentown.
Judith A. Fasching, 65, of Lenhartsville, passed away September 17, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Michael Fasching. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Doris (Noss) and Bruce McIlhaney. Judith graduated from Dieruff High School in 1972. She enjoyed working outside around her home and caring for her pets.
Survivors: brothers- Robert, Barry and Harold McIhaney; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother- Bruce.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:30-10:30 with a Service at 10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in St. Pauls Smoke Church Cemetery in Hamburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Judith’s memory toward the funeral expenses.
Rosalie Favere, 68, of Bethlehem passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 5th 2020. She was born February 23, 1952 in Allentown, the daughter of the late Rose (Martucci) and Vido P. Minarovic. Rosalie graduated from Liberty High, Bethlehem, Class of 1971, and she worked for Western Electric in Allentown until 1989. She then moved to Old Hickory, TN and attended Aquinas College in Nashville, TN and graduated in 1994 with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. After graduation, Rosalie worked at Nashville Memorial Hospital. In 2000, Rosalie moved home to Bethlehem and worked at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg, as a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 2017. Rosalie was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church in Allentown and an active member of the church’s auxiliary.
Survivors: sisters- Rosalind Day, Rosanne Minarovic and husband Adam Arnold, Maria Holland and husband William Holland; brother- Vido P. Minarovic; cousins- Barbara (Minarovic) Miller and husband Ronald Miller, Joseph Minarovic and wife Kim; nieces and nephews.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 12, 10AM, at St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Calling hours will be before Mass, 9-10AM in the church. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Mask and social distancing are required for attendance.
Contributions: Memorial Contributions can be made to the church or the Lehigh County Humane Society, 640 Dixon St. Allentown, PA 18103.
George B. Fraind, 76, passed away on April 11, 2020 at Genesis – The Lehigh Center, Macungie, PA.
He was the son of the late George and Bernadine Zambelli Fraind.
George was a 1963 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and belonged to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown, PA.
George was a kind and compassionate person who cared deeply about the well-being of his Family and others. George was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
The Family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all those who were very generous and kind to George throughout his lifetime, including staff members of medical facilities and outpatient services.
Survivors – Sister - Lisa and husband David Capece
Nieces – Dr. Angela Capece and husband Denis Streltsov, Mary Cruz and husband Anthony Cruz, Dr. Lisa Capece, and Julianna Capece
Nephew – David Capece.
Great Niece – Cameron Cruz,
Great Nephew – Nicholas Streltsov, and extended family
A memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Contributions to the church.
Dolores J. Felegy, 81, of Allentown, passed away February 8, 2020. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Pituch) Felegy. She was a member of St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Allentown.
Survivors: brothers- Eugene M. Felegy of Downingtown, Nicholas D. Felegy of Orefield; sister- Patricia Intrepido of Whitehall; nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held Friday, February 14th 9-10AM in St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1031 Fullerton Ave Allentown, PA 18102 with a Funeral Service to follow at 10AM. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Dolores’s memory to Meals on Wheels 4240 Fritch Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18020 care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Bernadine T. (Zambelli) Fraind, 94, of Whitehall passed away January 16, 2020, while residing in Whitehall Manor. She was the loving wife of the late George P. Fraind. Born in Allentown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Zambelli, Mary (Lipovsky) Zambelli Burdock and step daughter of the late Andrew Burdock. She worked for Schneiders Manufacturing, the Americus Hotel and Alexander’s Restaurant. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. Bernadine was a wonderful and caring person who enjoyed life and was loved by many.
Survivors: son- George B. Fraind of Macungie, PA; daughter- Lisa and husband David Capece of Allentown, PA; grandchildren- Dr. Angela Capece wife of Denis Streltsov of Pipersville, PA, Mary Cruz wife of Anthony Cruz of Valhalla, NY, Dr. Lisa Capece of Willow Grove, PA, David G. Capece of Dover, NH, Julianna Capece of Allentown,PA; great granddaughter- Cameron Cruz; step-great grandson- Nick Streltsov; sister- Rita Troilo of Ashtabula, OH; nieces, nephews and cousins. Prior to her birth, she was predeceased by her infant sister- Bernadine Zambelli.
A viewing will be held Saturday, January 25th 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 Bernadine’s memory to the church care of the funeral home.