Richard B. Check
Richard B. Check, 73, of Bethlehem passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Check) Check. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1957 and served his country in the U.S. Army. Richard was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church for over 40 years. He worked for the Bethlehem Area School District as a bus driver for 17 years. He also volunteered his time as a Boy Scout Leader in the Lehigh Valley area for many years. Survivors: A sister, Frances Clauss of Bethlehem; many nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his siblings, Mary Bacik, Veronica Unger, Joseph Check, William Check; and his beloved dog, Holly. Services: A viewing will be held in Church, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. The Downing Funeral Home, Inc., is handling the arrangements. Contributions: In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or an animal charity of ones choice.