Elizabeth T. Pepas
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Elizabeth T. Pepas, 85, of Bethlehem, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospice in Allentown. She was born in Beaver Brook, PA, the daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine (Michaels) Harris. She was the loving wife of the late John S. Pepas. They were married 50 years before his death in 2002. Elizabeth worked as a psychiatric aide in the Allentown Hospital. She was very active with the VFW Post 3094 and the past president of their womens auxiliary for many years. She also served as president of VFW District 20. She was a parishioner of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Bethlehem. Survivors: She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Gregory; daughters, Nancy Bartek and her husband, Dennis, and Karen Petrill; brothers, Richard and Raymond Harris; six grandchildren, Megan, Laura, Tana, Kyle, Andy, and Heather; and two great-grandchildren, Jonah and Zendeyah. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Joseph, Stephen, Robert, Edward, and Frank. Services: An Office of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10 a.m., at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 1140 Johnston Rd., Bethlehem, PA. Visitation will be Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., at Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Send online condolences to www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 17 and Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104 or Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of PA State HQ, 4002 Fenton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17109.
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 11, 2013