John Woroniak, 97, of Coopersburg, passed away November 7, 2020. He was the loving husband of the late Mary (Barnack) Woroniak. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Chuna) Woroniak. John served in the U.S. Army as a Medic during WWII. He worked for Bethlehem Steel and then for Orlando Diefenderfer as a construction electrician for over 40 years. John was a member of St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church and their Seniors Group. He was also part of the Building and Grounds Committee for St. Marys. John was also a member of the American Legion Post #945, the VFW Post #8282, the former UKES Club and an active volunteer for the Allentown Symphony Hall. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman and hunter. John will be deeply missed.
Survivors: daughters- Judy Miller of Coopersburg, Susan Harwick and husband Stanley of Macungie; grandchildren- Tanya Raschke (Matthew), Amy Dritt (Christopher), Rachel Kramer (Brad), Jason Dilliard (Jennifer) and Kelly Dilliard (Mark Sweeney); step-grandchildren- Cynthia Haenn (Ken), Kristin (Gene); great grandchildren- Max and Zachary Raschke, Leah Kramer, Shiloh Dritt, Autumn Dritt, Madelynn Dilliard; step-great grandchildren- Thomas Swanson (Kimberly), Adam Swanson, Ben Swanson (Katie), Amanda Eveland (John), Eric DiMatteo (Terésa), Gabrielle Haenn, Jennifer Fugita (Wayne); step-great great grandchildren- Josette and Jessie Fujta. He was predeceased by brothers- Michael and Stephen “Chip” and sisters- Josephine Peters, Olga Muick, Mary Grischott, Sophie Christopharo and Catherine Woroniak.
A viewing will be held Saturday, November 14th 9:30-10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. After paying your respects, please feel free to wait for the family at St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1031 Fullerton Ave Allentown, PA 18102 for an 11AM Funeral Service. Social Distancing is required and temperatures will be checked prior to church entry. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John’s memory to the church.
Mary Dolores (Schimeneck) Wingfield, born March 27, 1957, age 62, of Allentown, passed away December 18, 2019. She was the loving wife of 28 years to Wayne Todd Wingfield. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (Bucha) Schimeneck. Mary graduated from Allentown Central Catholic and was a State Volleyball Champion in 1975. She then graduated from Mansfield State University. Mary managed several national companies but for the last 12 years she was the heart and soul of Bethlehem’s Edible Arrangements.
With the biggest heart and always the kindest words, she was the greatest mother to all who knew her. Without hesitation or judgement, she loved unconditionally and she loved fiercely. She was a safe haven to all who needed it. The most compassionate soul with an infectious spirit that made everything she touched better. She was the warmest home with the most incredible love, the best friend with the most relentless loyalty, the most dedicated cheerleader with the loudest voice, the hardest worker with the most grace and the world’s greatest mother with never ending joy.
Mary will be deeply missed by all.
Survivors: husband- Wayne T. Wingfield; 3 children- Alexandra Carin Wingfield, Nicholas Wayne Wingfield, Rachel Marie Wingfield; sisters- Georgette Najarian, Donna Weimer and Helene Schimeneck; many nieces and nephews and 5 dogs.
A calling time will be held on Monday, December 23rd 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.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary’s memory to the ASPCA PO Box 96929
Washington, DC 20090-6929.
Dorothy (Matsco) Whitehead, 94, of Allentown, passed away May 14, 2019 in Fellowship Manor. She was the loving wife of the late Rolland Whitehead. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Hodich) Matsco. Dorothy retired in 1986 from working in various Sewing Factories in the Lehigh Valley for 46 years. She enjoyed visiting the local membership clubs with her husband and attending Polka events.
Survivors: sister- Evelyn Whitehead of Allentown and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers- Joseph, John Jr. and Donald Matsco; sister- Nancy Cerniglia.
A viewing will be held on Monday, May 20th 10:30-11AM with a service at 11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Stephen Wursta, Sr.
Stephen Wursta, Sr., 90, of Allentown, passed away June 17, 2018. He was the loving husband of 66 years to Eleanor (Zumar) Wursta. Born in Freeland, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Balo) Ursta. Stephen served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1951 and during the Korean War. He retired in 1988, as a Sergeant from the City of Allentown Police Dept. after 28 years of service. He began as a Patrolman in 1960, was transferred to traffic in 1965 and was in charge of accident investigation from 1975- 1987. Stephen was an active member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society.
Survivors: wife- Eleanor Wursta; children- Mary Elizabeth Zemyan and husband Nicholas, Stephen Wursta Jr. and wife Anna Marie (Gaugler), Matthew John Wursta and wife Mary (Ferchie), Theodore P. Wursta and wife Mylene (Galera); 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister- Anna Ravina.
Office of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday, June 23rd at 10AM in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church 156 Green St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Kathryn (Jurynec) Wus, 97, passed away September 1, 2016. In the early morning hours as it started to rain heaven gained the most beautiful, caring and selfless angel. Tears of joy rained down on us as she joined her soul mate in heaven. She was the loving wife of the late John Wus. Born in the village of Khyshevych, Ukraine, she was the daughter of the late Dmytro and Maria (Sawicky) Jurynec. She emigrated to Allentown, PA in 1949 where she resided until she was 89 at which time she relocated to Philadelphia to live with her daughter. She was a member of St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church.
During World War II she was taken from her family to Germany to serve as an Ostarbeiter (Eastern Worker). With strength, determination and prayer she survived and made her way to the USA on “the boat” with her husband and 10 month old baby. She didn’t know the language or customs, but established a loving home for her growing family.
From the moment you entered her home, she would fill you up with Ukrainian foods, no matter how full you were, like any good grandmother, she always wanted you to eat more. She taught her children and grandchildren to make pierogi and halupki from scratch and she would cut up kielbasa and bread to snack on while everything cooked. Although her favorite moments were being surrounded by her family, she longed to be reunited with her husband and missed him dearly.
Daughter- Marie and husband Walter Plachta of Philadelphia; Sons- George and wife Virginia of Greenville, NC, John and wife Maureen of Macungie; Grandchildren- Cynthia (Paul), Dawn, Christopher (Ivanka), Jennifer (William), Emmalee (Jason) and Katrina; Great Grandchildren- Brooke, Noah, Holly, Sydney, Julia, Bohdan and Samuel; Nephew- Ivan Jurynec. She was predeceased by her grandson- Todd and brother- Ivan.
A viewing will be held Friday 9-10AM with a Funeral Service at 10AM all in St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church 1861 Kenmore Ave Bethlehem. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Northampton.
Contributions can be made in Kathryn’s memory to St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bethlehem or to Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Elkins Park, PA c/o Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
David S. White
David S. White, 46, of Whitehall, passed away January 29, 2016. He was the loving husband of 22 years to Rita (Boules) White. Born in Hackensack, NJ he was the son of the late June and Robert White Sr. David worked for Monroe County Correctional Facility as a Corrections Officer.
Survivors: Wife; Daughters- Annie Lazorchak and husband Scott of Phillipsburg, NJ, Sylvie Wulf and husband Matthew of Whitehall, Melanie White of Whitehall; Grandchildren- Amanda, Colin, Dylan, Kyley, Auden, Baby Wulf. He was predeceased by his brother- Robert White Jr.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM with a Service at 7:30PM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
Contributions can be made in David’s memory to an Animal Shelter of one’s choice.
Wanda Wojna, 78, of Allentown, left this world without regrets on Friday, March 13, 2015.
Survivors: Wanda will be dearly missed by her daughter and travel companion, Eva of Allentown.
Services: Private care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice , 2166 South 12th Street, Allentown PA 18103-4796
Rolland W. Whitehead, 89, of Allentown, passed away June 30, 2014 in Fellowship Terrace. He was the loving husband to Dorothy (Matsco) Whitehead. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Pauline (Brown) and Raymond Whitehead. Rolland served in the U.S. Army during WWII, including the invasion on Utah Beach on D-Day. He received a Bronze Arrowhead, a Purple Heart and 4 Bronze Service Stars. He retired from Exide Battery after over 30 years of service. Rolland was a 32 Degree Mason of Greenleaf Lodge 561 of Lehigh Valley and Rajar Temple, Reading. He was also a member of the Fairview Fire Co., the Fearless Fire Co., St. Nick’s Club, Coplay Sengerbund, American Legion Post 576, Allentown VFW Post 2124 and Slatington Moose Lodge 1375.
Wife- Dorothy Whitehead of Allentown
Nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by 4 brothers- Raymond, Robert, Eugene and Ernest.
A viewing will be held on Thursday 9-10AM with a service at 10AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc 950 N. Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.