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Obituary for James Mahaletz

James Mahaletz, 86, of Bethlehem, passed away January 31, 2022 at home. He was the husband of the late JoHelen (Clayton) Mahaletz. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Rybak) Mihulec. James served his country honorably in the Air Force during the Korean War. When he returned, he was employed as a machinist in the Central Tool Shop of the former Bethlehem Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1993. James was a member of the American Legion, Post #397, Hellertown; and the 7th Bomb Wing, B-36 Assn.
Surviving are daughters: Kimberlee, wife of Robert Wagner, of Bethlehem, Jill Mahaletz, of Emmaus, Robin Kressler, of Allentown, Kippi Baker, of Whitehall, and Kristi Tibensky, of Bethlehem; a sister, Helen Clay, of Hellertown; and 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a granddaughter, Lindsey Wagner.
Military Services will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on May 10, 2022 at 1 PM , after which he will be interred with his wife within the Cemetery. The Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Hellertown, is in charge of arrangements. To offer on-line condolences, please visit his “Book of Memories” at