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Katherine V. Donchez

October 9, 1916 — October 30, 2008

Katherine V. Nederostek Donchez, 92 , of Bethlehem died on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at her Residence. Katherine was the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Kachmarcik Nederostek and the wife of Stephen Donchez who she married September 1, 1941.

Katherine was a seamstress for the former Muriel Dress Co.for many years in Bethlehem and was a member of the I.L.G.W.U Easton Council. She was a member of the former St. John Capistrano Catholic Church in Bethlehem.

Katherine will be lovingly remembered by her husband Stephen Donchez of Bethlehem, 5 grandchildren, James J. Heckenberger, Jr. and wife Michele of Mertztown, Steve C. Heckenberger and wife Keri of Stockertown, Melissa M. Adams and husband Timothy of Nazareth, Michele M. Spade and husband Joseph of Bethlehem and Melinda M. Burger and husband David of Northampton, seven great grandchildren, Sadie, Lauren, Katelyn, Jarod, James, Keiraleigh and Kylynn, four brothers, Michael Nederostek and wife Anna of Cementon, Jacob Nederostek and wife Marie of Plymouth Meeting, Emil Nederostek of Saratoga, CA and Frederick Nederostek and wife Margie of Northampton, sister Emma Hirschman of Northampton, two sister-in-laws, Eva Nederostek of Allentown, Marie Nederostek of Fullerton, and brother-in-law Charles Beidleman of Northampton and son-in-law Gilbert Smith of Northampton and many nieces and nephews and many friends..

Katherine is predeceased by her parents, daughter Rita Heckenberger-Smith and son-in-law James J. Heckenberger, Sr., four brothers John, Edward , Andrew and Bernard Nederostek and three sisters, Elaine Beidleman , Susie Gallick and Mary Shaputnic.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation of Our Lords Parish, 617 Pierce St. Bethlehem, PA 18015 at 10:00 AM.

Burial at Holy Saviour Cemetery

Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, 881 Marcon Boulevard Suite 3700, Allentown, PA 18109


Incarnation of Our Lords Parish, 617 Pierce St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

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