Eugene “Chico” Markowitz, 75, of Allentown, passed away March 5, 2021. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Rose (Gulkewicz) Markowitz. Eugene was a 1964 graduate of Dieruff High School. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Eugene retired from GAF- Tarkett after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He was also a member of the former UKE Club, the Bocce Club, the Egypt VFW and a life member of the Fullerton American Legion. Eugene was a fun-loving man who enjoyed fishing, boating, scuba diving, jigsaw puzzles and attending Iron Pigs games. He also enjoyed taking trips to the islands and to the mountains. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: nieces- Michele Harley, Lisa Culligan, Ann Marie Yanek and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother- Michael Markowitz.
Services will be Private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fullerton American Legion care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
James G. McMullen, 69, of Allentown, died peacefully at home after an extended illness surrounded by family, on 15 February 2021. James was the husband of Elli H. Giesler and the brother of Donald J. McMullen Jr. and Giordano “Jody” McMullen. Born in Albany, GA, James was the son of the late Alice D. and Donald J. McMullen, Sr. James was a 1969 graduate of Dieruff High School and was an excellent drummer in his high school marching band. Jim enjoyed listening to the Beatles music, fishing, and an avid sports enthusiast; he especially enjoyed horse racing. His remaining family include two sons, James G. McMullen II and Brian McMullen of Maryland. Services will be private and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in James memory to the American Cancer Society.
Doris J. "Dee" (Gossman) Maron, 84, of Allentown, passed away December 4, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Frank T. Maron. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frances (Bachman) and William Gossman Sr. Doris was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. Doris retired from A J Oster Co., and along with her husband and family owned and operated, Wink's Steak Shop. She enjoyed singing with bands, which she did for years throughout the Lehigh Valley. She loved Bingo and enjoyed crafting and sewing. She spent many years at Mountainville Memorial. She enjoyed sports, especially watching the Phillies. She will be deeply missed by her family.
Survivors: daughter- Monica Spier and husband Jeff of Norwalk, CT, son- Mark Maron and wife Penny of Salisbury Twp., grandson- Wes Maron, brother- William "Skip" Gossman Jr and wife Barbara.
A viewing will be held on Friday, December 11th 2020 9:00am - 10:30am at St John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown PA. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
John F. “Mini” Minarovic, 99, of Allentown, passed away October 4, 2020. He was the loving husband of the late Jean R. (Desch) Minarovic. Born in Allentown he was the son of the late Ludwick and Anna Minarovic. He was a Navy Veteran. John was self-employed for many years as a linoleum and tile contractor. After his retirement he then worked as a monitor for First Student Bus Co. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. Some of John’s fondest memories were with his family on their farm as a young boy and then hunting and fishing with his brothers and son.
Survivors: son- John P. Minarovic of Allentown; grandchildren- Troy C., Heather Ann, Jessica L.; great grandchildren- Gabriel and Michael.
A viewing will be held on Friday, October 9th 10-11AM with a Service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Entombment to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please have a Mass Intention made in John’s name.
Elaine M. (Pavelko) Matis, 83, of Walnutport, passed away September 15, 2020. She was the loving wife of 55 years to Richard S. Matis. Born in Johnstown, PA on January 20, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anastasia (Gasparovic) Pavelko. Elaine was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and Bethlehem Business School. She attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Walnutport. Elaine enjoyed working in the medical field for many years before retiring in 1986.
Her strong faith and devotion to her family as Mom and Nana brought her endless joy. Her strength and courage in the face of life’s adversities was remarkable. She enjoyed living in the country, antiquing, the arts, traveling, playing the piano and spending time with her family. She lived a life of selfless generosity, always putting others first. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- Richard S. Matis; daughters- Mary Miller and Melissa Matis; grandchildren- Kenneth, Kelcy (Michael), Dylan and Brooke; great grandchildren- Emma, Logan, Willow, Cole, Tatum, Rory and Layla.
Services will be Private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Elaine’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
Chrystyna S. H. (Huzar) Musselman, 58, of Northampton, passed away January 18, 2020. She was the loving wife of 31 years to Karl Musselman. Born in Allentown and raised in Coopersburg, she was the daughter of the late Iwan and Stefania (Oleszczuk) Huzar. Chrystyna graduated from Southern Lehigh High School and Allentown Business School with her Associates Degree in Public Relations. She worked for many years as a bartender/waitress at Bubbas and other places throughout the Lehigh Valley. She then worked in Public Relations for SWB&R and was the Head of the Keys Program for Lehigh Carbon Community College. She previously attended St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Allentown. She loved to spend time gardening, cooking and loved animals. But above all Chrystyna’s family meant everything to her.
Survivors: husband- Karl; children- Kylie, Austin, Nick and his wife Jacqueline; granddaughter- Lydia Noel; brother- Roman; sister- Donna Navarro. She was predeceased by her brothers- Clement and Zoreslaw “Tony” Huzar.
Everyone is welcome to help remember and celebrate Chrystyna at a Celebration of Life or as she called it “A Party” on Sunday, January 26th 1-7PM at the VFW Post #7293 located at 5209 Springmill Rd Whitehall, PA 18052.
Contributions can be made in Chrystyna’s memory to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. toward her final expenses.
Dean M. Mickey, 50, of Allentown, passed away January 4, 2020. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Marlow and Carolyn (Geiger) Mickey. He was a graduate of William Allen High School. Dean most recently worked for Giant Food Stores.
Survivors: parents; wife- Tracey Mickey; children- Nina Mickey, Nora Mickey, AJ Savaki and Danielle Savaki; grandchildren- Olivia and Josiah Savaki; sister- Carlene Entler; brother- Todd Mickey.
Services will be Private at the convenience of the family.
Esther A. (DaRe) Montzman, 95, of Allentown, passed away December 27, 2019. She was the loving wife of the late William Montzman. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Americo and Rosina (Martin) DaRe. Esther worked previously for PP&L and then for Mack Trucks for over 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She also was part of a Quilting club and an Investment & Stock club.
Survivors: nephews- Anthony DaRe and wife Christine of Mifflinville, Christopher DaRe of Allentown; niece- Nancy Kidwell of Waldorf, MD; numerous great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law- Catherine DaRe. She was predeceased by her brother- James DaRe, nieces- Sandra Deily and Linda Ford, cousins- Ellio DaRe and Inez (DaRe) Hanna.
A calling time will be held Saturday, January 4th 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 Esther’s memory to the church.