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.
John C. Scrizzi, 90, of Allentown, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020 in Phoebe Home with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of 58 years to Rose M. (Miller) Scrizzi. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Augusta (Frassinelli) Scrizzi. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was discharged as a Corporal. He worked for many years as an Engineer at Western Electric/ Lucent Tech. John was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Telephone Pioneers and the American Legion. John was actively involved with the St. Catherine’s Men’s Bowling League for over 40 years.
Survivors: wife- Rose Scrizzi; sons- John J. and wife Lissette of Allentown, Joseph M. of Allentown; granddaughter- Sophia; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother- Henry Recchia and sisters- Elizabeth (Scrizzi) Blum, Gloria (Recchia) DiPasquale and Florence (Recchia) Fried.
Services were held privately care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Regional School 325 N 4th St. Allentown, PA 18102.
Surrounded by love, Stephanie Sikorski, 94, fell asleep in our Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Born on March 8, 1926, in Milwaukee, WI, Stephanie was the daughter of Stephan and Anna (Bereza) Salash of Allentown, PA. She graduated from William Allen High School in 1943.
Stephanie was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She married Joseph Sikorski and moved to Bethlehem where they began their long life (62 years) raising four daughters. Together with her husband they ran the College View Hotel and Dietz Freight Line Moving Co. She launched a career later in life as a manager with John Wanamaker’s. Stephanie was life long member of a St. Mary’s “Pokrova” Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown, PA. where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also an active member of St. Paul Orthodox Church, Emmaus, PA. She shared her passions for travel, dancing and cooking with her family and friends. Stephanie was greatly admired for her sense of style and beautifully hand sewn clothes. She had a love of life and was the life of every party.
Survivors: Daughters, Stephanie Kozemchak of Falls Church, Va., Beverly Dickson (Richard) of Troy, N.C., Anne Sikorski-Schneider (Robert) of Coopersburg, Katie Sikorski (Joseph Caruso) of New Providence, N.J.; four grandsons, Christopher, Miles, Sanders, Walker; four granddaughters, Mila, Kyra, Christiana, Ariel; eleven great grandchildren, Anders, Giada, Luca, Trysten, Brayden, Kalyna, Gunnarr, Richard, Wallace, John, Shea; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe, her brother, Michael Salash, and her parents.
A memorial service will be held in the near future. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either St. Mary’s “Pokrova” Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1031 Fullerton Ave., Allentown, PA or to the Alzheimers Association (alz.org).