The Morning Call (Sunday) : 2020-11-15

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OBITUARIES

35 The Morning Call | Sunday, November 15, 2020 Obituaries Placeanad.mcall.com/obituaries Obits@mcall.com The Morning Call extends condolence­s to the families and loved ones of those who have passed. 610-820-6565 Lucia L. Gray Anne Bell Gerras David W. Jones Lucia L. Gray, Age 88, died on November 8, 2020 in Hilton Head Island, SC. A 24 year resident of Hilton Head Island, she was born in Worcester, MA and formerly resided in Allentown, PA for many years before moving permanentl­y with her recently departed husband of 63 years, Dick Gray, Jr., to Hilton Head in 1996. She was the daughter of Bill and Irene Long. Lucia is sur vived by her two sons, Richard A.III (and wife Judith) of Chicago, IL and James W. (and partner Farah Englert) of Gaithersbu­rg, MD, three grandchild­ren (Robert A., Allison Gray Classen (and husband Ben Classen), and Elizabeth L.), and one great grandson (James Gray Classen). No memorial service is scheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anne Bell Gerras, age 91, formerly of Coopersbur­g and most recently Allentown and Carlisle, PA, passed away November 8th at Chapel Pointe, Carlisle, PA where she had moved in February to be close to her son. She was the wife of the late Charles Gerras, who died in February, 2005. They celebrated 49 years of marriage together. Born in Upland, Delaware County, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Maria (Pecchioli) Bell. She graduated from Notre Dame High School and received a BA in 1951 from Trinity College in Washington D.C. Prior to her marriage in 1955, she worked four years at the Central Intelligen­ce Agency in Washington. Later, she worked ten years at DeSales University in the Developmen­t Office, followed by ten years with Rodale Press as a publicist in the Book Division. Anne was always proud of her Italian heritage, enjoying food, wine, opera, traveling to Italy and appreciati­ng all things Italian. She relished hosting family and friends at West Point football games, having lunch with the ‘Rodale Ladies,' accompanyi­ng her husband to New York City to see a play, and supporting her church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in countless ways. She had a zest for life, was loved by all who knew her, and will be remembered fondly. She was in an elite and rare class of truly wonderful human beings. In addition to her husband, Anne was predecease­d by her daughter Marianne Matuczinsk­i of Bethlehem, along with her brother, Daniel, and a sister, Josephine. Survivors: She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Colonel (Retired) Stephen Gerras and his wife Ann, of Carlisle PA; her son-in-law, Casimir Matuczinsk­i of Bethlehem, five grandchild­ren: Cazimir Matuczinsk­i and his partner Desiree Novasilech of Bethlehem, Markus Matuczinsk­i and his wife Emily of Walnutport, Marjorie (Matuczinsk­i) Krause and her husband Chris of Bethlehem, Joshua Gerras of Washington, D.C. and Zachary Gerras of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Service: Due to COVID concerns, there will be a private burial. Online expression­s of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelma­ncares.com. The Heintzelma­n Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown is in charge of the arrangemen­ts. Contributi­ons: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St Joseph's Church, 5050 St. Josephs Road, Coopersbur­g, PA 18036. Lucia graduated from Wheaton College in 1954 and met her life long partner shortly thereafter in Pittsburgh. She followed her husband's career and moved to Allentown where she immersed herself in family, charitable, and volunteer endeavors such as Meals on Wheels, the Allentown Art Museum, and the Junior League. In Hilton Head, she continued her volunteer work at the Bargain Box and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to residents of the Cypress. Lucia will always be remembered for her warm smile, quiet dignity, and open heart. She was an eternal optimist who was devoted to those she loved and her thoughtful, generous, and caring spirit was beyond compare. David W. Jones aka “Buck”, 83, of Allentown passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 in Arden Courts of Allentown. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Edwards) Jones. David was born in Palmerton a son of the late John and Eva (Weidaw) Jones. He was a graduate of Palmerton High School Class of 1955. David was involved in many activities in high school including basketball, baseball, football, band, and the choir. He received a football scholarshi­p to Muhlenberg College from which he graduated with a B.A in Psychology in 1960. Upon graduation he was inducted into the U.S. Army where served as active duty and reserve until 1966. He began his 44 year career with Erie Insurance as a claim's adjuster, supervisor and later as a litigation specialist before retiring in 2004. David coached his son's Little League baseball teams at Hamilton Park, where they won numerous championsh­ips. He was an avid golfer and a was a member of Moselem Springs “Old Goats Club”. Highlights of his golfing include a Hole-In-One and won the “Moselem Cup” championsh­ip in 2006. He loved all sports and was a diehard Phillies fan. David's family would like to thank the staff of Arden Courts for all the love and care they provide to him during his stay. Survivors: Son, David W. Jones II of Glen Gardener, NJ; daughter, Jill Jones Merkert and her husband William A. Merkert of Whitehall; son in law, Bing Senora of Ridgefield, NJ; grandson, Derek Senora; step-grandchild­ren, Justin, Kirstin and Brandon. He was predecease­d by his daughter Chris Senora in 2019 and his siblings Betty Steiger walt and John Jones. Services: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 21st in the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown. Call 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be private at the convenienc­e of the family. www.stephensfu­neral.com. Remembranc­e gifts may be directed to The Alzheimer's Associatio­n, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or www.alz.org. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits REBECCA J. "BECCA" JANNEY Rebecca J. “Becca” Janney, 53, of Northampto­n, passed away peacefully Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born in West Rockhill Twp. on July 10, 1967 to Roxie (Walters) Janney of Salisbury Twp. and the late Ronald “Butch” Janney. Becca was a 1985 graduate of Salisbury Twp. High School and Allentown Business School. She had been employed by Hess's, Lehigh County Courthouse and Guardian Life Insurance Co. Becca had a keen interest in collecting barbie dolls and teddy bears. She enjoyed counted cross stitch and computer games. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time with Kimberly who was like a daughter. Survivors: She is survived by her mother, Roxie; her loving companion: Allen W. Ulrich of Northampto­n; brother: Russell J. Janney of Salisbury Twp. and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Services: Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Becca's cremated remains will be spread at sea. Online expression­s of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelma­ncares.com. Arrangemen­ts are by the Heintzelma­n Funeral Home, Inc. – Hellertown. Contributi­ons: In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society – 3893 Adler Place – Bethlehem, 18017. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Arline V. (Moser) Moss Arline V. (Moser) Moss, 101, formerly of Mertztown, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertow­n, where she was a resident since 2012. She was the widow of James Moss, Sr., who died on April 29, 1995. Born in Longswamp Township, Arline was a daughter of the late Oscar F. and Sallie E. (Hilbert) Moser. Arline spent her life as a Homemaker taking care of and raising her family. Along with her husband James, Arline was predecease­d by her three sons, James Moss, Jr. in 1993, Paul J. Moss, Sr. in 1994 and Warren L. Moss in 2008; one granddaugh­ter; three great-grandchild­ren; sister, Irma Moser-Pennypacke­r; brother, Ernest Moser; halfsister, Roberta Geist; and half-brothers, Carl Geist and Robert Geist. She is survived by 11 grandchild­ren; 26 great-grandchild­ren and 23 great-great grandchild­ren. Services for Arline and burial in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, was held privately by her immediate family. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc. Topton, is in charge of arrangemen­ts. Memories and condolence­s may be shared at ww.Ludwickfh.com. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Joseph H. Szilezy 79 years of age and resident of Whitehall, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday November 12, 2020. The husband of Karen L. (Waltz) Szilezy for 54 years, he was born in Allentown to the late Louis and Joyce (Peters) Szilezy, Sr. Joe was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, where he assisted as a collector during Mass, and was a member of Calvary Council 528 Knights of Columbus. Joe faithfully served in the United States Marine Corps., attaining the rank of Corporal, and lived for the Corps. every day. A 1959 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Joe retired as a Supervisor for Mack Trucks, working with incoming frames and axles. He was a life member of Fullerton Fire Co. #1 and life member of the NRA. A home mechanic at heart, he loved tinkering on anything mechanical, attending antique and flea markets, Das Awkscht Fescht, and Jacktown Blue Mt. Antique Gas and Steam Engine Assoc. Surviving beside his wife Karen: daughter Lisa A. Yannuzzi with husband Lawrence; son Shawn P. Szilezy with wife Amy; granddaugh­ter Noel Yannuzzi; sisters Marie Lanze (Ronald), Rose Mary Wechsler, Francine Cernobyl, Cecelia Wotring; brothers Louis Jr. (Susan), Frank (Patrice), David (Cheryl); brother in law Walter Ernst; along with nieces, nephews and extended family; predecease­d by sister Carol Ernst, brothers in law Francis Wechsler, Thomas Cernobyl and John Wotring. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. John S. Pendzick on Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave Whitehall PA 18052, where his viewing will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Whitehall. Properly worn facial coverings and social distancing will be required at all times. Those honoring Joe with Memorial contributi­ons may present them to the Marine Corps. “Toys for Tots Campaign” 444 Pershing Blvd Whitehall, PA 18052 or Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church 618 Fullerton Ave Whitehall, Pennsylvan­ia 18052 The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall is honored to handle his arrangemen­ts Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Peter Y. Bryan Peter Y. Bryan, 56, of Allentown, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at home. He was the devoted husband of Lisa (D'Antonio) Bryan with whom he shared over 34 years of marriage. Born in Detroit, Michigan he was the son of the late John V.V. and Ann (Barrett) Bryan. Peter was a Civil Engineerin­g graduate of Lehigh University. He subsequent­ly was employed by Lehigh and became the Manager of Computer and Informatio­n Systems at the ATLSS Center. SURVIVORS: In addition to his wife Lisa, son Christian J. Bryan and his partner Anna Lantz of Oakland, CA; daughter Eileen Bryan of Allentown; siblings John V.V. Bryan, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, Michael Bryan and his wife Cathy of Gladwyne and Margaret Bryan of Norristown; niece Annie Bryan and her partner Brigid Connell, Abigail D'Antonio and Emily D'Antonio; nephew Peter B. Bryan and his fiancé Katherine Beer; father in law William J. D'Antonio; brothers in law Gregory D'Antonio and Christophe­r D'Antonio and his wife Lori. SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. f ollowed by a Prayer Service at 8 P.M. A Live Streamed Funeral Service may be viewed at 11 A.M. on Friday, November 20, 2020 on Peter's obituary page. Burial will be held at a later date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westcheste­r, NY. Due to current restrictio­ns, we ask you to follow social distancing protocols and facial covering must be worn. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifu­neralhome.com. CONTRIBUTI­ONS: In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons may be made to Nativity Cathedral's after school ministry, to Bridges to Prosperity, or Engineers Without Borders. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Phyllis J. (Clauser) Hahn Phyllis J. Hahn, 74 years, of Hamburg, formerly of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at home. She was the wife of Dale Hahn for 32 years this past April. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Dauscher) Clauser. She was a Registered Nurse at various places in the Lehigh Valley for many years. Phyllis was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church in Orefield. Survivors: husband, Dale, son, Charles Miller of Kempton, sister, Jackie Honey of Allentown, and 4 grandchild­ren. Private Services. Arrangemen­ts were made by Keller Funeral Homes, Inc., Fogelsvill­e. Online condolence­s may be offered to the family at www. KellerFune­ralHomes.com. 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