Sterling R. Smith, 60, from Downingtown, died on Sept. 27, 2017.
He was the son of Maralyn D. (Leibensperger) Smith of Folsom, Calif. and the late Ray A. Smith.
He received his Bachelor of science degree from Purdue University, was a mechanical design engineer for several companies over the years and was a member of the American Chemical Society.
He was a member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville.
He most enjoyed his cat, riding his motorcycle on open roads, and was always reading and studying.
Irene W. Spitko, 100, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 30, 2017, in Berks Heim Nursing Home, Leesport.
Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late William James and Erma Mae (Erdell) Waters.
Before retiring in 1987, she was a department manager at Zollinger Harned department store for 15 years and Van Scoy Jewelers for seven years.
She was a member of the Newcomers Club and was an avid bridge player and played for seven different clubs.
She was a former member of the former Boulevard E.C. Church, Allentown.
LouAnn (Richards) Gill, 56, of Slatington, died Sept. 28, 2017, in her home.
Born April 1, 1961, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Evan E. Richards of Coaldale and Louise P. (Sniscak) Mele and her husband, Anthony, of Nesquehoning.
A graduate of West Chester University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, she was a credit analyst at The Neffs National Bank for the last four years.
Before that, she drove school bus for the Northern Lehigh School District for many years.
Denis C. Querio, 74, of Allentown, died Sept. 24, 2017, in Hospice House, Bethlehem.
He was the husband of the late Kathleen A. (Macsisak) Querio.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Otto and Margaret (Goldschmidt) Querio.
He attended Central Catholic High School and later Lehigh County Community College, now Lehigh Carbon Community College, for an electronics technology Associate degree and Lafayette College for electrical engineering as well as many company designated special work-related schools.
Clement Z. “Clem” Reed, 94, of Slatington, died Sept. 23, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends.
Born April 3, 1923, in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Samuel and Jennie Reed.
He was the husband of the late Hazel C. (Davies) Reed.
He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, fighting in Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army and participating in The Battle of the Bulge.
Jean LaRae (Sell) Herring, 77, of Moore Township, died peacefully Sept. 22, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, surrounded by her loving family.
The wife of Larry H. Herring for 42 years, she was born at Kern’s Dam, Orefield, to the late William J. and Ursula G. (Kuhns) Sell.
She was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
A 1958 graduate of Allentown High School, she was an assembler at Western Electric earlier in life.
She enjoyed flowers, arts and crafts, and spending time with her loved ones.
Richard W. “Dick” Kline Sr., died Sept. 21, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The son of Ralph and Helen (Kleppinger) Kline of Allentown, he graduated from Allentown High School in 1952, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, serving four years.
After leaving the Military, he earned his Associate degree as an electric technician.
He met his wife, the former Rita Kulhamer in 1956, and they were married May 10, 1958.
They made their home in Whitehall and raised four children.
Jean M. Perch, 78, of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 23, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born March 28, 1939, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Wassel.
She and her husband Leonard J. Perch were married 51 years in May.
A member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, she sang with the funeral choir.
In addition to loving husband, she is survived by sons Leonard C. at home and Gary of Scottsdale, Ariz.; siblings Joseph of Wilkes-Barre Township; and twin sister Arlene Wassel of Dallas.
Clarence E. Laub Jr., 93, of Allentown, died Sept. 22, 2017, in Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem.
He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Rex) Laub.
Born March 8, 1924, on the family farm in Egypt, Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Clarence E. Sr. and Flossie (Troxell) Laub.
He worked for many years on the farm as well as at Trojan Powder Company until retiring.
He lovingly received and donated to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County for several decades.
John C. Muhr, 64, of Egypt, died Sept. 19, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.
He and his wife Shirleen L. (Meckel) Muhr were married 45 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Harriet (Benninger) Muhr.
A 1971 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate, he was a materials handler and superintendent for East Penn Manufacturing (DEKA battery) for 45 years.
He was a member of Ranger Rod and Gun Club, North Whitehall Township, and was affiliated with the Lehigh Valley Hog Chapter and enjoyed motorcycling.