Charlotte G. Wetzel, 65, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019.
Born in Fountain Bleau, France, she was the daughter of Wanda S. (Blood) Eckrode and the late John F. Eckrode Sr.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 24 years, Glenn Wetzel, in 1997.
A graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, Mahanoy City, she was a certified nursing assistant at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall, until her retirement
Alfred F. Wolfe, 99, of Allentown, died on March 2, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.
He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Church) Hendricks Wolfe and Helen J. (Goebert) Wolfe.
Born Nov. 17, 1919, in Lebanon, Lebanon County, he was the son of the late Harry Alfred and Sarah Irene (Freed) Wolfe.
He was the Eastern Pennsylvania territory manager for Standard Milling Co., based in Kansas City, Mo., and also for various Philadelphia food brokers.
Additionally, he worked part-time at several men’s clothing stores in the Lehigh Valley.
Forrest Daniel Grim Jr. 83, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019, in HCR ManorCare, Allentown.
He and his wife Carol A. (Wilkinson) Grim were married 61 years last July 13.
Born March 29, 1935, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Forrest Daniel Grim Sr. and Zula (Smith) Grim.
He was employed at Durkee Foods, formerly in Bethlehem, for 28 years before retiring in 1996.
Since his formal retirement, he was employed part-time at JetPay HR and Payroll Services as a courier.
He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
Milton J. Hechler, 89, of Schnecksville, formerly of Center Valley, died on Feb. 25, 2019, in his home.
He was the widower of Helen M. (Hauck) Hechler, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.
Born in New Ringgold, he was a son of the late William and Cora (Hafer) Hechler.
He was a maintenance worker and a bus driver for the Salisbury Township School District.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Friedensville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Center Valley.
Donna Marie Kratzer, 64, of New Tripoli, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late LeRoy C. Kratzer Jr.
Born Nov. 26, 1954, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Sarmir) Mlynek.
She was a secretary in the Lehigh County Adult Probation Office, Allentown, for 10 years before retiring in 2005.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.
Patsy E. (Krull) Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal. Born in Chicago, IL, August 7, 1934, Patsy was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull. She was employed as a secretary at the former Whitehall Development, Inc. for several years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked at Pepper Construction in Chicago.
Thelma Dolores (Olson) Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger. Born in Newark, NJ, September 11, 1919, Thelma was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson. She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.
Daniel C. Roman, 75, of Slatington, formerly of Whitehall, died March 1, 2019, in his home.
He and his wife Patricia J. (Genovese) Roman were married 49 years last June 28.
Born Oct. 26, 1943, in Fort Bragg, N.C., he was the son of the late Carl Anthony and Pauline Ann (Tunella) Roman.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a radioman on the USS Long Beach, the first nuclear powered missile cruiser to travel the world.
Alfred F. Wolfe, 99, of Allentown, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus. He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Church) Hendricks Wolfe and Helen J. (Goebert) Wolfe. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, November 17, 1919, Alfred was the son of the late Harry Alfred and Sarah Irene (Freed) Wolfe. He was the Eastern PA territory manager for Standard Milling Co. based in Kansas City, MO and also for various Philadelphia Food Brokers. Additionally, Alfred worked at several men’s clothing stores in the Lehigh Valley part-time. He was a member of the former St.
Paul G. Billig Sr., 91, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Kutztown Manor, Kutztown.
He was the husband of the late Doris J. “Dolly” (Correll) Billig, who died March 2, 2017.
Born in Lynn Township, he was a son of the late Gorman R. and Regina M. (Eschbach) Billig Sr.
After graduating from Slatington High School, he served as a special medical aide for the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was the owner of the former Billig Contracting and Heating Company, New Tripoli, until retiring in 2007.