Donna Ann Radio, 69, of Coplay, passed away April 29, 2023. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Yurconic) Radio. She retired as a phone operator for Verizon after 32 years of service. Donna was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. When she was younger, she used to walk with her father and brothers to the park and enjoyed stopping at a restaurant on Fridays. They would even walk to the Allentown Fair when it was that time of the year. Donna helped to maintain and lived in her parent’s home over the years enjoying her time with them taking car rides through the country and stopping at different diners. She continued to do this throughout her life and she especially enjoyed her view from her home where she could watch for all the different animals including the foxes. Donna loved having pets, especially dogs. She even had a chance to enjoy the zoo at Great Adventure with her family, where she got to experience the different rides. She also enjoyed going to Dorney Park when she was younger, swimming, playing lawn games such as badminton, and watching old tv shows. Donna traveled to Bermuda and went on a cruise to Canada, saw Cats in NYC, went to Radio City Music Hall and was able to go in one of the Twin Towers. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: brothers- Peter Radio Sinclair and his wife Sally, Ronald Radio and his wife Linda; uncle- William Radio and aunt- Dolores Bochnak; nieces and nephews- Carrie Sinclair and her children Alexander & Anastasia, Allison Lutz w/o Jonathan and their children Ariana, Aurora, Jude & Jonah, Kevin Sinclair h/o Erica and their children Jacob, Jaren, Gabrielle & Issac, Cori Radio h/o Erin and their children Quinn, Deklan & Killian, Nicholas Radio h/o Lisa and their children Brice & Zachary; Ben Radio h/o Susan and their children Evelyn & Owen, Elizabeth Goodman and her children Landon, Sutton & Lily; former sister-in-law-Wendy Kuller; roommate/friend- Grace Ambrose.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May 5th 9:30-10:15AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. A Funeral Service will follow at 11AM in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1031 Fullerton Ave Whitehall, PA 18052.
Contributions can be made in Donna’s memory to the Lehigh Valley Humane Society, Peaceable Kingdom or to Animals in Distress.
Yevgeniya (Bohaychuk) Reshetylo, 87, of Allentown, passed away April 25, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late Vasyl Reshetylo. Born in Ukraine and was the daughter of the late Micola and Anna Bohaychuk. She was a member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church. Yevgeniya was an avid gardener, loved to embroider and prepare ethnic Ukrainian dishes. She was always making sure that everyone was well fed. She enjoyed spending time with her dog Molly. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: daughters- Irene and husband Michael Sabo, Nadia and husband Robert Spengler; grandchildren- Audrey & Michael, Kristin & Robert Jr.; Sarah Fogarty & Adriana; great grandchildren- Elijah and Alina. She was predeceased by her daughter- Helen Reshetylo and son- Stephan Reshetylo.
Services: Viewing on Friday, April 29th 9:15-10AM at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church 1826 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem, immediately followed with a Funeral Service. Burial in St. Marks Cemetery in Allentown. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Yevgeniya’s memory to the church.
Jacqueline D. (Robinson) Roberts, 54, of Allentown passed away March 24, 2022. She was the loving wife of Donald Paul Roberts. Born in Kingston, Jamaica she was the daughter of Effie (Henry) Robinson and the late Calvin Robinson. Jackie was a member of Resurrected Life Community Church, UCC. She had an incredible love for the Lord and her church, where she helped serve as a chair on the Deacon Board. Jackie had an infectious personality and would light up any gathering. She was always happy and loved to share her passion for music and theatre. She will be deeply missed by all, but her brightness will live on through her family, friends and church.
Survivors: husband- Paul Roberts; mother- Effie Robinson; children- Kadeem Roberts, Dante Robinson, Shaquellie Roberts, Richard Roberts, Erica Roberts, Rohna Roberts, Anecia Roberts; 12 grandchildren; a great grandchild; brothers- Calvin and Rory Robinson; sisters- Maxine Palmer, Janet Byfield and Shirlee Robinson; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, April 2nd 10AM-12PM with a funeral service to be celebrated at 12PM all in Resurrected Life Community Church, UCC 144 N. 9th St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Michal Rygol, 44, of Macungie, passed away January 6, 2022. He was the loving husband of Agnieszka (Haponiuk) Rygol. Born in the Czech Republic he was the son of Jiri and Anastazie (Rygolova) Rygol. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Agnieszka Rygol, children- Damian and Daria Rygol, parents- Jiri and Anastazie Rygol, brother- Ales Rygol.
A Calling Time will be held on Saturday, January 15th 9-10AM with a Service at 10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rygol Family Children.
Mary Ann Reese
Mary Ann E. Reese of Fountain Hill, died December 1, 2021. She was the loving wife of Ronald Reese. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Emerich Vrablec and Mary (Kralik). She worked at Grief Apparel for over 35 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She loved gardening and fishing, which her brother Nick had taught her to do. Mary Ann will play with her deceased cats and dogs in heaven.
Mary Ann was predeceased by her 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Services will be Private care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Mary Ann’s memory to Susan G. Koman for the Cure.
Vasyl Reshetylo, 87, of Allentown, passed away November 20, 2021. He was the loving husband of Yevgeniya (Bohaychuk) Reshetylo. Born in Uhniv, Ukraine, he was the son of the late Michael and Tonia Reshetylo. He was a member of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was retired from Victalic.
Survivors: daughters- Irene and husband Michael Sabo, Nadia and husband Robert Spengler; grandchildren- Audrey & Michael, Kristen & Robert Jr.; Sarah Fogarty & Adriana; great grandchildren- Elijah and Alina. He was predeceased by his daughter- Helen Reshetylo and son- Stephan Reshetylo.
Services: Viewing on Saturday, November 27th 9:15-10AM at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church 1826 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem, immediately followed with a Funeral Service. Burial in St. Marks Cemetery in Allentown. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Vasyl’s memory to the church.
Charles J. Rodgers, 84, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 13, 2021 surrounded by his loving family in his childhood home. He was born July 25, 1936 in Allentown, to the late Frances A. (Rodgers) Hariegel and was the stepson of John M. Hariegel. He was the loving husband of Pamela (Ward) for 42 years.
Charlie was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception RC Church, where he was an usher. As a child, he attended grade school there and was an altar boy. He then continued on to Allentown Central Catholic High School for the next four years. Following high school, he proudly served in the US Army National Guard Reserves. He worked many construction jobs prior to working as a pipefitter/welder at Bethlehem Steel for 29 years.
He was known for his quick wit, often reminding us that he has already forgotten more than we will ever know, solving the morning Cryptoquotes and crossword puzzles, and woodworking skills. He also enjoyed spending time with family, a good game of darts with a warm fire, during a Notre Dame game in the garage as well as going to the old Shea Stadium to watch the NY Mets. He also won many awards as a champion racing-pigeon fancier with the Northampton Pigeon Racing club. He trained and bred many award-winning birds in his 60 year flying career.
We are comforted in believing that his relatives and many friends who have gone before him were there to welcome him with open arms on Tuesday, just as he will be there to greet us one day.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela and four children. Son, Brian Piscanio and wife Kellee (Bradley), of Livermore, CA, daughter, Kelly and husband Brad Sunderland of Coopersburg, PA, son, Timothy of Northampton, PA and daughter Jennifer Rodgers with TJ Wrecsics of Orefield, PA; his grandchildren include, Alexa N. Piscanio, Andrew T. and Cameron P. Rodgers, Christopher J. Repyneck and Samantha G. Wrecsics. He also leaves behind, sister-in-law, Linda Sopko, brother-in law, Bucky Ward and wife, Marylou, all of The Villages, Florida; Godson, Todd Allen Betz, of Frisco, TX and cousin, Michelle (Rodgers) Meltsch, the wife of Todd and mother of John, of Orefield, PA. He will also be sorely missed by his faithful pup, Mitzi and equally precious cat, Miss Kitty.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. John M. Gibbons on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11am, at Immaculate Conception, 501 Ridge Avenue, Allentown PA 18102. Calling hours will be prior to Mass, 9 - 10:30am at the Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St, Allentown, PA 18102.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to his church, the Immaculate Conception, or a charity of your choice, care of the Kohut Funeral Home.
Russ Russoli died peacefully in his home on March 30, 2021, beloved husband of Marie (Vorholy) Russoli and father of Thomas J. Russoli and his wife Margo. He was predeceased by his parents, Italo and Mary J. (Egizio) Russoli, sister, Telene (Russoli) Shada, and his daughter, Carol (Russoli) Hurst. His surviving grandchildren: David Hurst, Atlanta, and Rachel Hurst, Chicago. His brother, Robert C. Russoli, Mechanicburg.
Russ graduated with a BS degree from Moravian College, was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany and devoted much of his life in the Human Resource industry. He was Founder and owner of Russoli Staffing, a payroll and funding company, and one of the Founding members of Unified Reinsurance. He was a past member of Brookside Country Club, Macungie and Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, AZ and was an avid golfer. His hobby was making golf clubs. The most important thing in his life was his family whom he loved very much.
Services are for the family on Wednesday, April 7th with a viewing 10-11AM and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Entombment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of sending flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Sympathy cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 575, Schnecksville, PA 18078.