Rosie M. Sembrot, R.N., a loving wife, mother, and grandmother died on July 22, 2021 at the age of 85 years old. Rosie Mikos Sembrot was born on April 22, 1936 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Mary and Nicholas Mikos. She graduated from Northeastern Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a degree in nursing in 1957. She was married to the late Dr. Joseph T. Sembrot on November 12, 1960. She was a devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren and contributed enriching their lives.
She was an avid reader, gardener and volunteer in the Lehigh Valley, where she volunteered her time at St. Luke’s nursing home. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Allentown, Pennsylvania where she volunteered at St. Mary’s Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed the outdoors, having traveled extensively with her husband on trips to Europe and throughout the United States. She was an avid numismatics, stamp collector and baseball card collector, having spent much leisure time in Baltimore, Maryland in pursuit of stamps and baseball cards while her husband attended medical lectures at the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”). She would recount her travels in Baltimore as her husband listened to the infectious disease specialists at the NIH. Rosie also took continuing education classes to learn Russian along with taking Chinese cooking classes to perfect the art of Chinese traditional foods.
She was predeceased by her oldest daughter, Debra Lynn who died at 10 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Attorney Mary Sembrot Croly and her husband, Attorney Peter B. Croly, as well as her grandsons, Michael W. Croly and Matthew J. Croly of Larchmont, New York. She is also survived by her son, Attorney Joseph M. Sembrot and his wife, Mary Beth Sembrot as well as her granddaughter, Samantha Sembrot and her grandson, Joseph W. Sembrot of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Services-A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 10:30-11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St., Allentown, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 27th at 11:30AM in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1031 Fullerton Ave., Allentown. Burial to follow in Parish cemetery and private luncheon thereafter to which family and friends are welcomed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society in the memory of their beloved mother.
Irene R. (Sukenik) Seifert, 92, of Allentown, passed away June 3, 2021. She was the loving wife of nearly 70 years to Charles D. Seifert. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Vlahovic) Sukenik. Irene was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and the church auxiliary. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: husband- Charles Seifert; sons- David and wife Julie Seifert, Richard and wife Kathy Seifert; grandchildren- Alan, James, Jessica and Daniel; 4 great grandchildren; sister- Marion Melber. She was predeceased by her brothers- James and Edward Sukenik.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 9th 10-11AM with a service to follow at 11AM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Irene’s memory to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Mildred A. (Mazurek) Soha, 91, of Allentown, passed away February 7, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Robert J. Soha. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kelhart) Mazurek. Mildred was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and their Church Auxiliary. She was also a member of AARP and the Allentown Garden Club. She enjoyed cooking, picnicking and gardening.
Survivors: daughter- Nanette and husband Jaime Busolits of Allentown, son- Robert M. Soha of Allentown, grandson- Shawn Busolits and wife Theresa, granddaughter- Jill Kaczmarek and husband John. She was predeceased by her brothers- Francis and Joseph Mazurek.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, February 13th 9:30-10:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM all in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St Allentown, PA 18102. Burial will be Private at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mildred’s memory to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Margaret (Batarick) Scanlon, 88, of Slatington, passed away on December 29, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late James J. Scanlon. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Sophie (Wach) Batarick. She served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. She then retired from Western Electric after 40 years of service. Margaret was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church in Allentown and their Auxiliary.
Survivors: Timothy J. and wife Karen of Slatington; grandchildren- Heather, Bryan and wife Kelley, Jamie and wife Lauren; great grandchildren- Ayden, Liam, Stella and Tessa; brothers- Frank and Charles Batarick; sister- Eleanor Whitby.
A viewing will be held Monday, January 4th 10-11AM with a Service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital care of the funeral home.
Irene (Zamecnik) Sutjak, 91, of Allentown, passed away December 7, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph F. Sutjak Jr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Kornel and Anna (Gallo) Zamecnik. Irene retired from Parkland School District’s Cafeteria and she had previously worked for many years at Western Electric. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.
Survivors: sons- Robert and wife Ellen of Slatington, James of Kempton; daughter- Diane Seremula and husband Joseph of Slatington; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son- Joseph III and his wife Linda.
A calling time will be held on Thursday, December 10th 9:30AM-10AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Irene’s memory to the church care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Donald Schenk Jr
Donald J. Schenk Jr., 69, of Allentown, passed away November 21, 2020. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Helen (Dolgos/Schenk) Galbraith and Donald J. Schenk Sr. Donald graduated from Dieruff High School and Kutztown State College. He worked for many years at Bethlehem Steel and the Western Electric before his retirement. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #14397, as well as a member of the parish and diocesan choirs.
Survivors: brothers- David Schenk, David Galbraith Jr., Mark Schenk; sisters- Peggy Heiser, Kim Davis, step father – David Galbraith Sr.
A calling time will be held Saturday, November 28th 10-10:30AM with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM in the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna 1825 W. Turner St. Allentown, PA 18104. Burial to follow in Holy Savior Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions can be made in Donald’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 1825 W Turner Street, Allentown, PA 18104.
John S. “Sandy” Snyder, 72, of Fountain Hill, PA passed away October 19, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of 38 years to Anna M. (Kerkusz) Snyder. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Dr. John M. and Betty (Wiltrout) Snyder. John graduated high school from Blair Academy in NJ and received his Bachelor’s in History from Washington College. He worked as a Producer/ Director for PBS for over 30 years. John was an avid sports fan. He was especially fond of the Eagles and Phillies. He was an enthusiastic softball player, playing on a local team with friends. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: wife- Anna Snyder; daughters- Alison Gerges and husband Dave of Nazareth, Emily Sterner and husband Michael of Bethlehem; grandchildren- Mia, Jaden and Jaxon; sister- Sue Alexy of Indio, CA.
Services will be Private.
Rebecca (Barbour) Sherry, 97, of Bethlehem, passed away October 4, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Sherry. Born in Cockeysville, MD she was the daughter of the late James Cornelius and Rebecca (Eaton) Barbour.
Survivors: children- Raymond R. Sherry, Jr., Barbara L. Sherry, Cornelia S. Goolsby, Charles D. Sherry, Robert M. Sherry; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Thursday, October 8th 10-11AM with a Service to follow at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. She will be buried next to her husband at Lowhill Cemetery in New Tripoli. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.