Olga (Polowka) Kucynda, 87, of West Easton, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She was the loving wife of 65 years to Michael Kucynda. Born in the Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Dmytro and Anna (Korchun) Polowka. She worked as a seamstress for Strongwear Pants Co. for over 20 years and retired as a custodian from Philip Lauer Middle School in 2001 after 15 years. Olga was a member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, West Easton.
Husband- Michael Kucynda
Sons- Stephen and wife Ronda (Marks) Kucynda of Sadalia, MI
Michael Kucynda of Lompoc, CA
Daughters- Anna and husband Terry McKinsey of Battleground, WA
Bernadette Shifter at home
5 Great Grandchildren
A viewing will be held Saturday 9:00- 9:45AM with a Divine Liturgy at 10AM all in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church 315 Fourth St. West Easton, PA 18042. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Donations can be made in Olga’s memory to the church or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Bonnie E. Kirkhoff
Bonnie E. Kirkhoff, 91, of Allentown passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Born in Mohrsville, she was the daughter of the late James and Minnie (Himmelberger) Kirkhoff. She began her hospitality career in New York City, returning to Allentown to work at the Bethlehem Steel Club and ultimately Saucon Valley Country Club. Bonnie thoroughly enjoyed her career at Saucon, specializing in wedding planning, banquets, and day-to-day management of many of the Club’s restaurant, dining, and special event functions. In many ways the members and co-workers were her family. She spoke fondly of the families and friendships that were cultivated over her years of service.
Survivors: She will be sadly missed by her entire family. Siblings Helen Remlinger, James Kirkhoff, and William Kirkhoff and his wife, Thelma; nephew Rick Hafer and his wife Elizabeth; grand nephews and niece, Zachary, Weston, and Amaura. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert, and sisters Betty Hafer, Kathryn Groover, and Elsie Foster.
Services: will be private. Arrangements, Kohut Funeral Home, Allentown. Online condolences may be made at: www.kohutfuneralhome.com.
Gladys M. (Beck) Kalavoda, 83, of Allentown, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Phoebe Home in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Kalavoda. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Esther (Andreas) Beck. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church were she was involved in many activities. She was also a member of the Golden Age Club. Gladys was retired from Lucent Technologies where she was a member of the Pioneers.
She will be sadly missed by her entire family.
Sons- James and wife Stephanie
Anthony and wife Eileen both of Whitehall
Granddaughters- Jennifer, Michelle, Jamie, Jessie and Sarah
Step Grandson- Dan
Great Grandsons- Joseph, Noah, Henry and Benjamin
Sisters- Madeline Jancovic and Bernice Beck, both of Allentown
Sister- In- Law- Dolores Beck of Whitehall
She was predeceased by her son- Joseph M., brother- Dale Beck, and sister- Fern Schwenk.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, July 9. 2011, from 9:30-10:15AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM all in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 501 Ridge Ave., Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Gladys’ memory to the Phoebe Nursing Home Resident’s Fund care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.