Donald J. Chattin Sr., 95, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Topton, formerly of Schnecksville, died Jan. 6, 2020, in his home.
He and his wife, Marie L. (Koven) Chattin, were married 68 years in September 2019.
Born Jan. 1, 1925, in Neshanic, Somerset County, N.J., he was the son of the late Laurie R. and Catherine C. (Cuthbertson) Chattin.
He faithfully and honorably served his county in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, retiring with the rank of lieutenant commander.
Do you remember when we were young?
We played outside, and always had fun.
We always were running, and played lots of games;
Our friends joined in
whenever they came.
We had no worries, we had no cares,
We always had lots
of stories to share.
We played ““Kick the ricky,” “Burn the base”
We ran around
all over the place.
“Mother may I?” “Hide and seek,” “Hop scotch,” too
And, other games that were good for you.
When we got tired, we sat and talked;
When we were rested, we went for a walk.
Cathy Crawford LaLonde, daughter of Hollywood actress Joan Crawford, died peacefully Jan. 10, 2020, in her home at the age of 72 after a long battle with lung cancer.
She was the daughter of Academy Award winning actress, Joan Crawford and Pepsi-Cola Company CEO Alfred Steele.
Born Jan. 13, 1947, in Dyersburg, Tenn., she and her twin sister Cynthia, were adopted by Miss Crawford in 1947, soon after their biological mother’s death.
Miss Crawford moved the twins to Brentwood, Calif., where they began their new life.
Shirley Ann Boger, 80, of Allentown, died Jan. 9, 2020, in her home.
She was the wife of the late Earl J. Boger.
Born Aug. 6, 1939 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Gustave and Henrietta (Pumer) Tamerler.
She was a cashier at the former Laneco, Coplay, for 24 years last working in 2001.
An active member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, she volunteered for the Lehigh County Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen, Allentown.
James Sproat Green V, 82, of Allentown, died Dec. 24, 2019, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home.
He and his wife, Mary Lou (Johnson), celebrated their 53rd anniversary.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was a son of the late Richard F. and Margaret L. (Webster) Green.
Upon graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, Elizabeth, he entered the Navy and served aboard the USS Canberra as a guided missile fire control technician.
Mae M. Malkames, 85, of Allentown, died peacefully Dec. 30, 2019, in her home.
Born May 1, 1934, in Jeansville, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Zapach) Slebodnick.
Her survivors include children William K. and Mark R. Malkames both of Allentown, Susan M. Glass and her husband, Gregory, of Florida; brother Robert Mosne of Hazleton; and grandchildren Kurt Malkames, and Elizabeth and William Glass.
Her service will be private, at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours.
Gladys E. Reifinger, 85, of Allentown, formerly of Alburtis, died on Dec. 30, 2019, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall.
Born Sept. 26, 1934, in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Catherine R. Hunsicker and Alfred E. Rank.
A graduate of Kutztown High School, she was a garment worker at the former Royal Mfg., Alburtis, before retiring.
Before that, she was a secretary at Atlas Minerals and Chemicals, Mertztown.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Roy W. Hahn, 97, formerly of Schnecksville, died Dec. 31, 2019, in Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley.
He and his wife Anna V. (Hamm) Hahn were married 72 years in August 2017, shortly before she died.
Born in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Edgar C. and Ruth (Betz) Hahn.
He owned and operated the former Parkland Lawnmower Service, Orefield, from 1958-84.
After that, he worked for Hahn Mower Services, Allentown, until 1997.
He was a Scout Leader with Boy Scout Troop 60, Orefield, for many years.
Emma M. Smith, 83, of Kempton, died Jan. 2, 2020 at home.
She and her husband Larry J. Smith Sr. were married 35 years last August. She was also the wife of the late Ernest Schwartz for 24 years.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James and Emma (Mermon) McKeown.
She loved baking, canning, gardening and many different types of crafts, and was a wonderful caretaker for her husband, Larry, and a loving mother and grandmother.