Bethlehem, PA 18018-5068
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Richard Carl Yochum, 98, of Bethlehem passed away on July 11, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living in Northampton. He was the son of George and Anna (Hagermann) Yochum. Richard was the loving husband of the late Geraldine (Hauze) Yochum. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Mary Yochum, Robert and Helen Yochum, Frederick and Virginia Yochum. Richard was an employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 44 years. He was a member of the Westside Moravian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as part of the 282nd Signal Pigeon Company. Richard took great pride when he assisted his friend, Author John Alosi, in providing details of his Army experiences for the production of Mr. Alosi's book, War Birds. Richard is survived by his devoted son, Richard Courtney Yochum and Mary Ann Grazioplena; grandson, Rhett Chandler Yochum and his wife, Sylvia (Perna) Yochum; great grandson, Rhys Cole Yochum; many nieces and nephews, including Douglas (wife Shirley) Yochum, who is an Elder at the Westside Moravian Church; dear friends, John and Nancy Eder. The family wishes to most sincerely thank the administration and staff at Sacred Heart Senior Living for their excellent care and loving attention given to Richard during the last ten years, as well as the staff of Family Pillars Hospice for their care during his final days. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 16, 6-8PM, at Downing Funeral Home, Inc., at 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Richard's funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 17, at 12:30PM at Westside Moravian Church, 402 3Rd Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Burial to follow at Bethlehem Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in Richard's memory to the Westside Moravian Church.
Published in Morning Call on July 13, 2018
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