Olga (Kloss) Wytovich, 99, of Allentown, passed away June 30, 2014 in Lehigh Commons. She was loving wife of the late Stanley Wytovich. She worked as a sewing machine operator for many years and was a member of the ILGWU Local #111.
Grandchildren- Lynne Bedics and husband William of Emmaus
Richard Wieder of Macungie
James Wieder of Allentown
Thomas Wieder and wife Linda of Palmyra
Paul Wieder and wife Kathy of Whitehall
10 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
She was predeceased by her Son- Stanley and Daughter- Dolores Wieder.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Richard Wieder, Sr.
Richard P. Wieder, Sr. of Allentown passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 in the Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown. He was born in Allentown, a son of the late Margaret L. (Fix) and Paul J.A. Wieder. His wife, Dolores L. (Wytovich) Wieder passed away in November 2001. Richard was a lifetime member of St. Pauls R.C. Church in Allentown and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1992 after many years as a plumber for the Union Local 690 in Philadelphia.
Survivors: Daughter, Lynne A. Bedics and her husband, William of Emmaus; sons, Richard P. Wieder, Jr. of Macungie, James W. Wieder of Allentown, Thomas S. Wieder and his wife, Linda of Palmyra, Paul Wieder and his wife, Kathy of Whitehall; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Richard was preceded in death by his brother, John Wieder.
Services: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Kohut Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown is handling the arrangements.
John Walson Jr.
John Walson, Jr., 63, of Allentown, president and CEO of Service Electric Cable TV & Communications, passed away in his home Sunday afternoon, August 19, 2012, after a short battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of 40 years to Gloria (Salash) Walson and the proud father of John M. Walson and Michelle Walson Kuykendall. He was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Allentown and St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus.
Born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Margaret (Kowatch) Walson and the late John Walson, Sr., who founded Service Electric as the nation’s first community antenna television system in 1948. Based in Bethlehem, Service Electric is the largest family-owned cable company in the country.
Walson received many honors over the years, including an Honorary Doctorate from Muhlenberg College, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy as the Executive Producer of Lehigh Valley IronPigs Baseball, and the Truman Frey Lifetime Achievement Award for Service Electric's contribution to the Lehigh Valley sports community. He was an owner of the former Lehigh Valley ValleyDawgs USBL basketball team and a founding partner of Lehigh Valley IronPigs Baseball, Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hockey, MusikFest, and The ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks.
Walson was known in the community as an avid golfer and philanthropist who supported a variety of nonprofit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, The Good Shepherd Home, and IronPigs Charities.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Walson; son, John M. Walson and wife Michal of Chalfont; daughter, Michelle Walson Kuykendall and husband Jeffrey of Manhattan; mother, Margaret Walson and one brother of Allentown; sister, Rosalie Walter and husband Hoyt of Allentown; cousin, Joseph Macus and wife Irene of Allentown; mother-in-law, Fannie Salash of Bethlehem; brother-in-law Stephen Salash and wife Joanne of Bethlehem; sister-in-law, Jean Diamond and husband Emmanuel of Bethlehem; niece, Natalie Walter Young and husband Scott of Breinigsville; nephew, Mark Walter and wife Rebecca of Allentown; niece, Elena Walter and fiancé Justin Romano of Conshohocken; nephews, Anthony and Nicholas Diamond of Bethlehem. John is pre-deceased in death by his father, John Walson, Sr. and brother, Paul Walson.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 4-8PM with Parastas at 7:30PM, at Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 23, 11AM at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1031 Fullerton Ave., Allentown, PA 18102; burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Allentown, St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Bishop’s Annual Appeal Diocese of Allentown, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, IronPigs Charities, and Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospice.
Mary (Barnack) Woroniak, 89, of Coopersburg, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012. She was the loving wife, of 66 years, to John Woroniak. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Uhryn) Maydos and Mykata Barnack and step-daughter of the late Michael Maydos. She served as a Nurse’s Aide during WWII. Mary was a member of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she was a member of the St. Mary’s Seniors, a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary and past member of the St. Mary’s Sisterhood, St. Mary’s Choir and the Ukrainian Millennium Choir. She was also a past member of the Allentown Garden Club, the Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary, the Allentown Symphony Hall Auxiliary, the Women’s Club of Allentown, the UKES Club and a past Girl Scout Leader.
Husband- John Woroniak
Daughters- Judy Miller of Coopersburg
Susan Harwick and husband Stanley of Macungie
Grandchildren- Tanya w/o Matthew Raschke, Amy w/o Christopher Dritt, Rachel w/o Brad Kramer, Jason h/o Jennifer Dilliard and Kelly Dilliard w/o Mark Sweeny
Great Grandchildren- Max and Zachary Raschke, Leah Kramer, Shiloh Dritt and Madelynn Dilliard
Brother- Charles Barnack of Allentown
Sister- Ann Bucher of Arizona
She was predeceased by siblings- John and Francis Barnack
A viewing will be held Tuesday the 14th 6-8PM with Parastas at 7:30PM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown 18102. A viewing will be held on Wednesday the 15th 9-9:30AM with Divine Liturgy to follow at 9:30AM all in St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1031 Fullerton Ave Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s memory to the church restoration fund c/o Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.
Mildred F. Wascoe
Mildred (Nosek) (Fticsar) Wascoe, 88, of Allentown, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012. She was the loving wife of the late James S. Fticsar and then the late Richard F. Wascoe. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Barbara (Kucharic) Nosek. She worked for many years at Western Electric and then in Muhlenberg College’s Language Dept. Mildred was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Jednota.
Children- James E. Fticsar and wife Alice of Chesapeake, VA
Sharon M. Kasprenski and husband Michael of Allentown
Grandchildren- Christina Fticsar, Jennifer Klimpel, James S. Fticsar II, Loewe Kasprenski and Chase Kasprenski
Great Grandchildren- Hayden Fticsar, Carson Fticsar, Dakota Klimpel, Charlotte and Jack McAllister.
She was predeceased by her sister- Theresa Fodor.
A viewing will be held Thursday 9:30-10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc 950 N Front St. Allentown 18102. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Donations can be made in Mildred’s memory to the church care of the funeral home.
Frank J. Weiner, Jr.
Frank J. Weiner, Jr., 92, of Allentown, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012. He was the loving husband of the late Anna C. (Genovese) Weiner. Born in Allentown, he was the immigrant son of the late Frank J. and Katherine (Dominko) Weiner.
Frank served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 6/7/1938 to 12/31/1945. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was attached to Company G 330th Infantry 83rd Division. He fought bravely and was wounded in the European Theater of War and fought in the Normandy Invasion, Battle of The Bulge in the Rhineland Ardennes Forest, and Central Europe Invasion.
Frank was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, American Defense Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars.
After leaving the US Army he took a position with Mack Truck in Allentown and retired after 30 years. He was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church in Catasauqua.
Sisters- Mary Horvath of Allentown
Christina Daniele of Allentown
Brother- Gary Weiner of Nazareth
Calling hours will be held Monday 11:30AM-12:30PM with a service at 12:30PM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Donations can be made in Frank’s memory to the church care of the funeral home.
Rudolph J. Williams
Rudolph Joseph Williams, 82, of Allentown, PA passed away on December 12, 2011. He joins his wife Dorothy, son Joseph and his brothers and sisters in eternal peace.
Rudy was born on September 2, 1929 in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late Charles and Sofie (Turjanica) Williams.
Rudy served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Rudy retired from A-1 Restaurant Supply in 2009. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. He was an active member of many social clubs in the Allentown area. Rudy was a life member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454 as well as a charter member of the Italian American Bocce Association of Allentown.
Rudy enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to show his support and encouragement for his grandchildren throughout their lives.
He is survived by his son Jeffrey Williams and his wife Debbie of Allentown; daughter Maria Tartaglia and her husband Angelo of Allentown; his grandchildren: Crystal Williams of Allentown; Rebekah Varga and her husband Josh of Newport News, VA; Joel Williams of Allentown; Tom Hoffman and his wife Abby of Virginia Beach, VA; Traci Root and her husband Daryl of Schuylkill Haven, PA; Adam Hoffman of Allentown; Jamie Lin and Nicholas Tartaglia of Albuquerque, NM and his three great grandchildren: Gianna Gaivez, Daryl Root Jr. and Madeline Varga. He is also survived by his nieces Darlene Kurnig and her husband William of Whitehall and Doreen Sivak of Whitehall.
A viewing will be held Friday 11AM- 12PM with a service at 12PM all in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N. Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in Laurel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America care of the funeral home.