Gilberto James Ventura (1969 – 2022)
Gilberto James Ventura, 53, of Allentown, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Evelyn (Gonzalez) Ventura. Gilberto was born on May 1, 1969 in Fountain Hill to Gilberto Ventura of Bethlehem and the late Olga (Ramirez) Soto, who died Sept. 22, 2015. He worked in the Sterilization Department of B. Braun Medical, Bethlehem, for 20 years. Gilberto was a member of Life Church, Allentown. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
In addition to his father and wife of 22 years; daughters: Alicia (Evan Butz) Ventura of Nazareth, Samantha Ventura of Hellertown; stepson: Jamel Reyes Sr. of Allentown; siblings: Laurie Ventura of Bethlehem, Richard (Stephanie) of Freemansburg, Daniel B. Ventura of Bethlehem; aunt: Josephine (Jose) Zayas of Bethlehem; step-grandson: Jamel Reyes Jr.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at the Connell Funeral Home Inc., 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. The calling hour will be followed by a service at 11 a.m. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.