Walter J. “Junior” Rasich, 86, of Hellertown, died Friday, April 24, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, as a result of the COVID-19 virus while residing at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Marie T. (Donchez) Rasich. He was born in Lower Saucon Township on Dec. 1, 1933 to the late Ivan John and Mary (Ciszczon) Rasich. He was an electrical inspector at the former Bethlehem Steel for 42 years until retirement. He was a member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Hellertown. Walter was a toy collector, especially of matchbox cars; loved the flea markets; would fix anything for his grandchildren; and loved to travel. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Loving children: Andrew J. (Sandra L.) of Lower Saucon Township, Rodney J. of Nazareth, Kathleen M. (Giovanni) Colbertaldo of Orlando, Fla., Cynthia M. (Edward J.) Wesolowski of East Allen Township; sister: Mary Williams of Bethlehem; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers: Michael, John and Andrew; sisters: Anna Herman and Katherine Yawney.
Family and friends are invited to a guided remembrance from attendees’ cars on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown. The funeral service will be held privately at the funeral home. The interment will conclude services at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at HeintzelmanCares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and your local food bank.