Gerald D. Kalavoda, 72, of Allentown, passed away January 27, 2015. He was the loving husband of 52 years to Rose A. (Christman) Kalavoda. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Stephen J. Kalavoda and late Mary (Deutsch) Pash. He served in the U.S. Marines during the 1960’s. Gerald worked for Air Products & Chemicals for 36 years, retiring in 2002. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed cowboy action shooting. Gerald was a member of the Topton Fish and Game Assoc. and the Guthsville Rod and Gun Club. He loved to spend all of his free time enjoying his two grandsons.
Wife- Rose A. Kalavoda; Sons- Michael and wife Sherri of Jim Thorpe and Jeffrey of Bethlehem; Grandsons- Dakota and Phoenix; Brother- Thomas and wife Kathy of Bath; Nieces, Nephew, Great Niece and Great Nephew
A calling time will be held Saturday Feb. 7th 10:30-11:30AM with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:30AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Gerald’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project National Processing Center PO Box 758540 Topeka, KS 66675-8540 or online at support.woundedwarriorproject.org/welcome or to a Veteran’s Assoc. of your choice.
Rita (Trebo) Klemp, 91, formerly of Whitehall, died peacefully in the company of her husband on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Weston Senior Living Center in Northampton. She and her husband Rudi E. Klemp celebrated 34 years of marriage this past May. Rita was born in Latvia, Zelgava on September 16, 1923 to Paul and Lizete (Volf) Trebo. She was a member of the Latvia Lutheran Church of Quakertown. She was a garment worker for many years and enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking and baking.
SURVIVORS: Loving husband Rudi E. Klemp of Northampton, Son; Jerry A. Dzerens, husband of Nancy J. of Northampton, Granddaughter; Denise M. Teaman, wife of Sean D. Teaman of Lancaster, Grandson; Jerry A. Dzerens II, husband of Juliana H. of Astoria, NY, Great grand sons; Cole P. and Spencer W. Teaman of Lancaster. Preceded in death by her parents; sister; Lily Knochs and daughter; Inara Arsenault.
SERVICES: A viewing will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 12-1pm followed by a 1pm service in the Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front Street, Allentown. Interment will follow services in Grandview Cemetery, Allentown.
In Lieu of Flowers, family requests contributions be sent to Arcadia Hospice, 7248 Tilghman Street, Suite 160, Allentown, PA 18106
Helena (Radio) Kuzmak, 90, of Whitehall, passed away December 16, 2014. She was the loving wife of Wasyl Kuzmak for 70 years. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of Paulo and Anna (Chromulak) Kuzmak. She retired from Schneider Mfg. after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Husband- Wasyl Kuzmak; Sons- Michael of Allentown and Ray (Roman) of Saylorsburg; Granddaughters- Holly Anne and Amanda Anne. She was predeceased by her grandson- Christopher.
A calling time will be held Friday 6-8PM and Saturday 9:30-10AM with a service at 10AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
Roman Kifiak passed away March 9, 2014.
A viewing will be held on Friday March 14th 9-10AM and a Funeral Service will be held at 10AM all in St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Maria (Lehunyak) Kulyk, 94 of Allentown passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born in the Ukraine and came to the United States with her late husband John and their two sons in 1950. She had a great love for flowers, gardening, cooking and especially enjoyed spending time at family gatherings. She was a member of St. Josephat Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bethlehem for many years. Survivors: Daughters, Dorothy Kulyk of Allentown, Anna Goss and husband Tim of Grantville, PA, and Irene Strobl who passed away; sons, Michael Kulyk and wife Boc-Joo of Dallas, TX, Robert Kulyk of Allentown; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: A viewing will be held at St. Josephat on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by an Office of Christian Burial. Interment to follow in St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Cemetery, Northampton.The Kohut Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Services will be private.
Michael J. Kunkle, 54, of Northampton and previously of Coplay, passed away Friday, June 07, 2013. He was the loving husband of Carol A. (Creyer) Kunkle. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Russell W. and Margaret (Roos) Kunkle. He was a “76” graduate of Northampton Area High School. Michael worked for SYSCO Foods for 8 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Michael genuinely loved life. He loved to garden, cook, fish, ski and golf. He will be sadly missed by his entire family.
Parents- Russell and Margaret Kunkle of Florida
Wife- Carol A. Kunkle
Sons- Christopher J. and Ryan G. of Schnecksville
Step-Daughter- Ashley Loikits of Allentown
Step-Son- Jason Creyer of Allentown
Grandson- Hunter Wise
Sisters- Anna Marie Trate and husband Robert of Fogelsville
Patricia Ann Everett and husband Randall of Bethlehem
2 Great Nephews
A calling time will be held on Friday 9-10AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM all in Holy Trinity Catholic Church 4102 S. Church St. Whitehall, PA 18052.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s memory to St Luke’s VNA Hospice 801 Ostrum St. Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Christine M. (Siska) Kudla, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Whitehall Manor.
She was born in Bratoslava, Czechoslovakia, the daughter of the late James and Christina (Pridal) Siska.
SURVIVORS: She is survived by a sister, Rose Frisch of Whitehall, and her nephew and his wife, James and Bonni Frisch of Bethlehem; great nephew, Jason Frisch.
SERVICES: Private and at convenience of the family
Memorials may be sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial/Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
The Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.