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OBITUARIES

26 The Morning Call | Sunday, January 3, 2021 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 Cecilia Susan Kipp John Conrad Stettner Rosalie V. Najpauer Cecilia Susan Kipp, 74, of Steel City, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 in the comfort of her daughter and son-in-law's home under the care of hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Bruce Kipp. Cecilia attended Liberty High School in Bethlehem and went on to graduate from Allentown School of Cosmetolog­y. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miller Heights. Cecilia was a loving wife, mother and grandmothe­r. She loved spending time with her granddaugh­ters as well as oldies music, dancing, and friendship. SURVIVORS: She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Heidi and husband Chris Giltz of Greentown and Tammy Kipp of Hellertown; son Jared Kipp and wife Lisa of Bethlehem; loving granddaugh­ters, Alexandra Ordonez and Adrienne Kipp and sister Cynthia Cope of Freemansbu­rg as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Cecilia was preceded in death by her sister Patricia Severn and brother Edward Klesh. SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1817 1st Street, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Burial will follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery. Due to current restrictio­ns we ask you to follow social distancing protocols and a facial covering must be worn. Cecilia's arrangemen­ts have been entrusted to the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifu­neralhome.com. CONTRIBUTI­ONS: In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons may be made to the church. John Conrad Stettner, 92, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020 at the Emmanuel Center for Nursing in Danville, PA where he had resided for the past year. John was born in Allentown, PA on November 2, 1928, the youngest child of Ludwig and Rosalie (Geiger) Stettner. John is preceded in death by his four siblings: Betty Switaj (Ed), Mary Stettner, Carolin Jerant (Fred), and Ludwig Stettner (Margaret). John is survived by his loving wife, Janet “Cookie” (Mikus), with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 22nd. He is also survived by his son Michael (Kathleen); daughter Kathleen Malkoskie (Steven); three beloved grandchild­ren: Laura Stettner, Marc Malkoskie, and Ryan Stettner; several nieces and nephews; and his two cherished granddogs: Max and Murphy. John graduated from Slatington High School in 1946. He then proudly served as a Private First Class in the United States Army during the Korean War. John worked caring for fellow soldiers as a medic while stationed in both Korea and Japan. After returning from war, he proposed to his sweetheart Janet Mikus, and began his career with Bell Telephone. John worked as a lineman in the Bethlehem area until retiring in 1994. John and Cookie lived in their treasured neighborho­od in Cetronia, a suburb of Allentown, for over 50 years. There, they hosted many of their famous cookouts for friends, neighbors, and family, with John at the grill. In 2016, they moved to Danville, to be closer to their daughter and her family. John had numerous interests and hobbies throughout his life. He enjoyed camping with his brother Lud and son Mike, small game hunting, and coin collecting. John and Janet enjoyed dancing past midnight with friends. He loved games and sports:bowling, crossword puzzles, Polish Bingo and Michigan Rummy. John was an avid gardener. His knowledge of trees and plants was impressive. He could identify fruit trees even when they were dormant. His enormous tomatoes were famous. John ground homegrown horseradis­h into sauce and grew garlic, dill and cucumbers to make his renowned dill pickles. For over 50 years, John and Cookie played with a monthly card club, a wonderful group of friends. With the card club John and Janet traveled to Jamaica, Mexico, and various destinatio­ns throughout the United States. The trips were a source of great memories for all! John also dedicated many evenings to listening to or watching his cherished Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles, whom he FINALLY got to see win a Super Bowl in 2018. He also loved tinkering with and fixing any kind of household item; and because of that, he had an impressive collection of tools, nails, screws, zip-ties, wire, and random bits of metal, all of which may or may not have driven Cookie nuts. John was truly the epitome of a smart, hardworkin­g, honest, all-American family man. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. John will be missed terribly by family and friends, but none so much as his soulmate Cookie. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's memory to the Korean War Veterans Associatio­n at www.kwva.us/?page=mem_donate. Due to safety and health concerns, all services will be private, with the possibilit­y of a more public gathering announced at a later date. Rosalie V. (Mikulcik) Najpauer, 90, of Allentown, passed away December 30, 2020 in Holy Family Manor. She was the loving wife of the late Edward Najpauer. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Hermina (Fredrick) Mikulcik. She had worked as a seamstress for Phoenix Clothing and Modern Clothing for many years. She then worked for Lehigh University in Food Services. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church and previously of the SOKOLS. Rosalie had been a gymnast, enjoyed swimming, sewing and loved flowers. Survivors: sons- Edward of Danielsvil­le, Joseph and wife Linda of Allentown; daughters- Donna and husband John Carl of Zionsville, Karen and husband Patrick Flanley of Zionsville, Monica and husband Stephen West of Allentown; 11 grandchild­ren; 10 great grandchild­ren; brother- Paul Mikulcik of Cementon. She was predecease­d by brothers- Emmanuel, Alfred, Stanley and Joseph and sisters- Hermina and Pauline. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 6th at 10AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N. Front St. Allentown, PA 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangemen­ts are entrusted to Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. Contributi­ons can be made in Rosalie's memory to the Alzheimer's Associatio­n. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Marjorie (Bauer) Pillsbury Marjorie (Marge) Ann Pillsbur y, 85, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away on December 29, 2020, from natural causes. Born in Bally, PA, Marjorie graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, PA, in 1953. Marjorie moved to Port Charlotte, FL, in 1977 with her family and late husband, Lewis A. Pillsbur y. Marjorie is survived by her five children, Neal, Mark, Larr y, Keith, and Lori; 8 grandchild­ren; 6 great-grandchild­ren; and 2 great-great grandchild­ren. A life-long seamstress, Marge completed sewing and alteration­s for many happy customers throughout her life. She enjoyed making clothing for special events including her sons' weddings and her daughter's prom. She also very much enjoyed flea markets and garage sales. Marge grew many types of fruit and took special pride in her pineapple plants. Following Marge's wishes, a formal memorial service will not be held. The family requests that in lieu of flowers or cards, donations be made in her name to either: The Jordan Chandler Hunt – Breath of Life fund which benefits St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa and Shriner's Hospital of Tampa. To Give online at InfaithFou­nd.org_gift for Fund name: Jordan Chandler Hunt – Breath of Life Fund. OR to donate to the Peace River Wildlife Center at pr wildlife.org. Or mail checks for either payable to Infaith Foundation or PRWC to Thrivent Financial 1307 W. Fletcher Ave. Tampa. FL 33612. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Randolph E. Koch Randolph E. Koch, of Allentown, passed away on January 1, 2021 at the age of 75. He was born in Allentown to the late Alton S. Koch and Arlene R. (Hilbert) and was married to his loving wife Linda (Iobst) on July 5, 1975. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and had worked as a machine operator for the Fuller Co. which later became F.L. Schmidt for 37 years. Randolph was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Associatio­n and a member of Evangel Fellowship Church, in Allentown, where he enjoyed playing different instrument­s like the Saxophone, Ukulele, and the Harmonica. He was predecease­d by his brother David Koch and sister Aloha Dufour. Survivors: Wife Linda, Son Daniel J and wife Tammie Koch, Grandchild­ren Christophe­r, Diego, and Brayden. A Graveside Service will be held at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Allentown on Thursday January 7th at 11:00AM. www.weberfuner­alhomes.com Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Barbara L. (Schaffer) Stephens Barbara L. Stephens, 87, of Allentown, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 1, 2021 in Westminste­r Village, Allentown. She was the loving wife of the late Kenneth L. Stephens. Born in Allentown, she was the only child of the late Jacob L. and Helen M. (Fries) Schaffer. Barbara graduated from Allentown High School in 1951. Barbara was employed at the former Hertz Supply Co., the former Mesch Associates and was the receptioni­st for Attorneys Noonan & Prokup. She worked a total of 30 years. Barbara was a member of St. Matthew's E.C. Church in Emmaus. Barbara was always a people loving person and enjoyed getting people together for a good time. She always had a smile for everyone. Barbara was a loving wife, a caring mother, grandmothe­r and greatgrand­mother who was happiest when the whole family could be together. Her family came first. She loved her family very much. Survivors: Son: Phillip K. and his wife Deborah (Godtfring) Stephens of Murfreesbo­ro, TN; Daughters: Brenda L. Flores and her husband Glenn of Allentown, Judy L. Stephens and her spouse Tina Stephens of Allentown; Grandchild­ren: Christophe­r Stephens, Timothy Stephens and his wife Brittany, Michelle Flores Crespo and her husband Jean Pierre Crespo, Kristen Flores Rice and her husband Joshua Rice; Greatgrand­children: Zion, Sparrow, Justus, Hannah, Grayson. Services: Private. Arrangemen­ts by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., www.stephensfu­neral.com Contributi­ons: St. Matthew's E.C. Church, 5th & Ridge Sts., PO Box 433, Emmaus 18049. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Thomas J. Price, Sr. Thomas J. Price, Sr., 90 years of age of Allentown, Pennsylvan­ia passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Parkland Manor in Allentown, Pennsylvan­ia. Born Friday, March 28, 1930 in Coaldale, Pennsylvan­ia the son of the late Thomas F., and Myrtle E. (Watkins) Price. He was also predecease­d by; his beloved wife Margaret (Boyle) Price; son, Thomas J. Price, Jr.. Surviving are; son, Mark Price and his wife Gail of Allentown, with whom he resided; sister, Marilyn Felsoci of Tamaqua; daughter-in-law, Helene Price; grandchild­ren, Erin, Megan, Brian, Gerard, Andrea; great-grandchild­ren, Riley, London, and Jamie; nephew Scott Felsoci. A 1947 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Tom served honorably in the United States Navy. Tom had a long tenured career in aviation beginning in 1954 with T.W.A, spanning through 1992 retiring from United Airlines. An aviation buff, Tom was an ardent fan of all Philadelph­ia sports teams, and Penn State Football. He was a member of the Tamaqua Elks, and Legion Post. Private Funeral Arrangemen­ts entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services located at 655 E Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvan­ia. Interment will be in Sky View Memorial, Park Tamaqua, Pennsylvan­ia. Military honors to be bestowed. Disabled American Veteran 5000 Wissahicko­n Ave. Philadelph­ia, Pennsylvai­a 19144. Online condolence­s may be made to the family at www. griffithsf­uneralhome­s.com Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits William A. (Bill) Rosko William A. “Bill” Rosko, 78, of Emmaus, passed away peacefully, December 31, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry and Helen (Veranka) Rosko. William was married to Jane F. (Riedy) Rosko for the last 39 years. Bill was first employed by Kidd Brothers Dairy. He drove truck for many years, and then was a school bus driver for 1st Student and STA until retiring. Bill was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife, Jane; Step-Son, Matthew Knecht; StepDaught­er, Jennifer Knecht; Sisters, Helen Sayre and husband Allen, Marianna Oswald and husband Leroy; Brothers, Stephen Rosko, Thomas Rosko and Daniel and wife Cindy; Nieces and Nephews. Bill was predecease­d by two brothers Robert and Richard. Services: Private. 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