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John Prestosh

September 4, 1918 — March 20, 2013

John Prestosh, 94, of Bethlehem, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was born in Gouldsboro, PA, son of the late Onufer and Fannie (Danylo) Prestosh. He was the loving husband of Irene (Hoffich) Prestosh. They were married 64 years before her passing in 2011.

John was a hotel proprietor; he and his late wife owned and operated Hoffich's Hotel. He also worked as a maintenance engineer for Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1982. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and a parishioner of St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church where he volunteered many of his hours. He always looked forward to time with his grand and great-grandchildren who affectionately called him "Boo".

He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Dr. Chuck Prestosh and wife, Jeralee; sisters, Mary Piripavel and Eva Dyrek; grandsons, Dr.Timothy Prestosh and wife, Laurie; and Atty. Daniel Prestosh and wife, Laine; great-grandchildren, Alix, T.J. and Lylah; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Prestosh; brothers, Nick, George and Charles; and sisters, Katie, Anna and Helen.

Visitation will be at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, on Sunday, March 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Church on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Memorials may be made to St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1826 Kenmore Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Holy Saviour Cemetery
2575 Linden St.
Bethlehem PA 18017

Sunday, March 24, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, March 25, 2013
10:00 AM
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church
1826 Kenmore Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18018

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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