Helen J. Schwartz
Helen J. Schwartz, 97, of Bethlehem, formerly of Nazareth, died peacefully February 11, 2013, in St. Lukes Hospice, Bethlehem with her family by her side. She was the wife of the Late John L. Schwartz who died August 10, 1992. Helen was born April 12, 1915, in Allentown, daughter of the Late Andrew and Anna (Yandrisevitz) Yaksitz. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth where she also was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Helen was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Easton. She was a loving home-maker who devoted her life to her family. Survivors: Sons, John Schwartz, Jr. and wife, Pamela, Lower Nazareth Twp., Jerome Schwartz and wife, Maryanne, Upper Nazareth Twp., Andrew Schwartz and wife, Donna, Bethlehem Twp., Frank Schwartz and wife, Donna, Manchester, Joseph Schwartz, Bethlehem, James Schwartz and wife, Ginny, Philadelphia; daughters, Helen Miller and husband, Harry, Bushkill Twp., Julianne Bender and husband, Stanley Butch, Bushkill Twp., Marian Gaumer and husband Brad, Lower Nazareth Twp., Sister Rosemarie Schwartz. CSJ, Pittsburgh; 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; sister, Theresa Franczak and husband John, Nazareth. Predeceased by daughter, Annette Schwartz; granddaughter, Julia Gaumer; grandson, Kevin Bender; great-grandson, John Nicholas Bender; sisters, Margaret Csencsitz, Stella Novogratz, Emma Tanzos, Mary Polzer. Services: Saturday, 10:15, Reichel Funeral Home 220 Washington Park, Nazareth Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., in Holy Family Church, Nazareth. Burial in Holy Family Cemetery. Calling hours: Friday 6 to 9 p.m., in the funeral Home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family School or to the Sisters of St. Joseph in c/o the funeral home.