John J. Sipos, Jr.
John J. Sipos, Jr., 95 formerly of Bethlehem, died on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Gracedale in Nazareth, PA. John was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and was the son of the late John J.and Anna (Magyarics) Sipos and the widower of Bertha T. (Reybitz) Sipos who died in May of 2007. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in January of 2007. John worked for the Bethlehem Steel Co. in the Electrical Department as a clerk retiring in 1976 after 30 years service. John served in the U.S. Navy during WW II with the OSS Detachment 101 in the CBI Theater. He was one of the first persons to cross the Golden Gate Bridge in May of 1937 as part of a U.S. Navy Honor Guard. He was a member of the VFW. John loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker. Survivors:
John will be lovingly remembered by two daughters, Marilyn Patch and her husband Edward of Whitehall, PA and Joan Lankford and her husband Douglas of Atlanta, GA; two grandsons, Edward Patch, Jr. U.S. Navy, Sicily and John Patch of Reading, PA; and a sister Margaret Marteny of Dawsonville, GA. John is predeceased by his parents, wife, and two sisters, Helen Sipos and Catherine Martin. Services:
Friends and family may call on Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Annes Catholic Church, 450 Washington Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial at Holy Saviour Cemetery following Mass. Contributions:
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Carmelite Sisters, 3551 Lanark Rd., Coopersburg, PA 18036-9324. Arrangements by Connell Funeral Home, Inc., 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Online condolences may be made to www.connellfuneral.com
Published by Morning Call on Jun. 30, 2010.