Betty L. Burns, 93, formerly of Slatington, and Canton, Ohio, died peacefully Aug. 12, 2018, in Brookdale Assisted Living, Stillwater, Okla.
She was the wife of the late Carlyle P. Burns who died in 2001.
Born June 1, 1925, in Newside, she was the daughter of the late Harvey D. and Helen M. (Rau) Lorah.
She was the office manager of Nickels Bakery for 30 years before retiring.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington.
Raymond L. Truesdell, 91, of Allentown, died Aug. 12, 2018, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Frey) Truesdell, whom he married in 1954 in New York City, N.Y.
Proud to have served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during WWII, he used the GI Bill to became an electrical engineer, and worked for RCA more than 30 years.
An avid gardener, he was a passionate do-it-yourself person who loved cats.
Lucille H. Held Williams, 94, of Allentown, died Aug. 11.
She was the widow of Paul F. Held and Thomas L. Williams.
Born in Lowhill Township, she was a daughter of the late James Y. and Florence (Heil) Wenner.
She and her husband, Paul, owned the former Jonas Hotel in Jonas from 1950-60.
Her family owned the Leather Corner Post Hotel from 1940-50, where she also worked.
A former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Allentown. she was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.
Wallace “Wally” R. Ely, 81, died Aug. 7, 2018, in Allentown.
An author, historian, broadcaster and marketer, he was a prolific writer, spending part of every day at his computer writing essays about his life and memories of the Lehigh Valley, as well as several railroad books and e-books.
He received the Arts Ovation Award from the Allentown Arts Commission in 2011 for literary excellence.
He and his devoted wife, Suzanne, also his caregiver, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June.
Lynnette “Lynne” Ann Klinger, 57, of Allentown, died Aug. 9, 2018, at home surrounded by family.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Darlene (Snyder) Souders of Allentown, and the late Marvyn “Mike” Souders.
A 1979 graduate of Parkland High School, after high school she attended Moravian College, graduating with degrees in social work and psychology and then Kutztown State University from which she received a Master’s degree in psychology.
Constance T. Harkins, 79, of Allentown, died Aug. 8, 2018.
She was the wife of the late Neil J. Harkins.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Kelly Layman and stepdaughter of the late Dorothy Layman.
Before retiring, she was a registered nurse in the Allentown area for EPGI Associates, and previously at Good Shepherd Home and Sacred Heart Hospital.
She was a faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown.
She also enjoyed being part of the Red Hat Society.
Brian P. McAvoy, 47, died July 28, 2018, at the home of his parents.
Born in Endicott, N.Y., he was a son of Thomas J. “Mac” and Barbara A. (Austin) McAvoy of New Tripoli.
Before his illness, he was a warehouse laborer.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by children Medina and Sean, both of Kempton; brothers Thomas Jr. of New Tripoli and Robert of Allentown; and beloved companion Michelle Stoudt.
Condolences may be made at kellerfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.
Dale T. Fenstermaker, 84, of Allentown, died July 29, 2018, in his home.
Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Tilghman and Hattie E. (Bear) Fenstermaker.
He was a laborer for Grim Sanitation Co., Ironton.
He attended Jordan United Church of Christ, Walbert, South Whitehall.
An avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed motorcycling, and volunteered at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Allentown.
Stephen J. Deutsch, 91, of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2018, in Country Meadows Retirement Community, Bethlehem.
He was the husband of the late Helen B. (Billig) Deutsch.
Born in Kreidersville, he was a son of the late Steffan and Mary (Stutzenberger) Deutsch.
A 1945 graduate of Northampton High School, he was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army Air Corps.
He later was a supermarket refrigeration specialist, working last for R.L. Eggert Refrigeration Co., Irvington, N.J. for 22 years, before retiring in 1992.
Dorothy K. Hermany, 88, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 4, 2018, at home.
She was the wife of the late Elmer K. Hermany who died in 1979.
Born in West Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Cora Catherine (Long) Koenig.
A former employee of Atlas Powder Co., Reynolds, for more than 42 years, she retired in 1991.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Her survivors include several nieces, nephews and friends.