Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Eisenhardt) Stewart, 98, of Bethlehem, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021. She was the widow of Robert H. Stewart. Born on October 27, 1922, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lily (Lewis) Eisenhardt.
Betty worked as a secretary for Bethlehem Steel’s PB&E Railroad before her marriage. She was a life-long member of Edgeboro Moravian Church, where she volunteered with many church activities, including candle making, mint making and the Women’s Fellowship. She also was a part of a group at Central Moravian Church who hand-sew Polly Heckewelder dolls.
Betty was also a member of the Moravian King’s Daughters, Bethlehem Women’s Club and the Hi Neighbors organization. She was a talented seamstress, making a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses for her daughters’ weddings. Betty had a love for knitting, playing card games and doing jigsaw puzzles and crosswords.
Survivors: Betty will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bonnie Skinner and husband David of Duanesburg, NY, Barbara Barcousky and husband Len of Pittsburgh, Holley Weavil and husband Terry of Mt. Carmel, IL, and Robert Stewart of Bethlehem. She also is survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Alfred Eisenhardt.
Services: A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Betty to Edgeboro Moravian Church, 645 Hamilton Ave., Bethlehem PA 18017.
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