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Vilma Yelovich


1917 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Vilma Yelovich Obituary
Vilma Yelovich
Vilma Yelovich, 96, formerly of Bethlehem, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. Her husband of 59 years, Stephen L. Yelovich, died in 2000. Born August 18, 1917, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Kozar) Sebjanics. As a young girl she was taken to Slovenia where she spent her childhood and youth, returning to Bethlehem in 1933 where she lived most of her life.Vilma worked at the Laros Silk Mill of Bethlehem. She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, where she served in the Altar Guild, Evangelism Committee and the Ladies Quilting Circle. She and her late husband relocated to the Gettysburg, PA are in 1996 where they attended Flohrs Evangelical Lutheran Church. Survivors: Sons, the Rev. Stephen F. Yelovich and wife Margaret of Cumberland, MD and the Rev. Fr. Elias Yelovich and wife Bonnie of Orrtanna, PA; nine grandchildren, Sonya Sell of Cumberland, MD, Andrei Yelovich and wife Karen of Baltimore, MD, Larisa Martin and husband Mark of Leesburg, VA, Tatiana Friend and husband Tony of Cumberland, MD, Irene Yelovich and husband Brad Senning of Pittsburgh, Sophia Holland and husband Mike of North Huntington, PA, Dr. Helena Yelovich of NYC, Alexandra Gangewere and husband Nicholas of Chambersburg, PA, and Xenia Yelovich of Greensburg, PA; 11 great-grandchildren, John and Benjamin Sell, Alex and Stephanie Yelovich, Helena, Joseph and Jonathan Holland, Coraline and Clara Gangewere and Tobias and Beatrice Senning. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, followed by interment in Bethlehem Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions: The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Glory of Almighty God and in memory of Vilma to the church, 521 E. Locust St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.


Published in Morning Call on Mar. 16, 2014
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