Fern I. Hassler, 85, of Whitehall, died Dec. 27, 2012, in her home.
She and her late husband Harold E. Hassler shared 45 years of marriage until his passing in 1998.
Born Feb. 5, 1927, in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Pearl L. (Wotring) Good.
A cashier at the former Pantry Pride, Allentown, for 34 years, she retired in 1979.
She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
Douglas C. Hoffman, 54, a Pennsylvania auto racing legend, of Allentown, died Dec. 24, 2012, in his home.
He and his wife Gena L. (Schock) Hoffman celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2012.
Born Oct. 30, 1958, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Joan E. (Hippert) Hoffman.
He began his racing career at the former Dorney Park Speedway winning in his fifth start.
During his 32-year career, he won an unprecedented 482 feature wins and 25 championship titles at 40 different tracks in nine states and two Canadian provinces.
Clark H. Weiss, 85, formerly of Slatington, died Dec. 26, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the husband of the late June (King) Weiss.
Born May 11, 1927, in Washington Township, he was the son of the late James G. and Alice B. (Gouldner) Weiss.
He was a shipping clerk at Ingersoll Rand Company, formerly in Allentown, for 45 years before retiring in 1989.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
His survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Carl L. Hinkel, 85, of Lenharts-ville, died Dec. 25, 2012, in Laurel Center, Hamburg.
He and his wife Beatrice S. (Heckman) Hinkel were married 56 years in October 2012.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Aaron and Estella (Kunsman) Brotzman Hinkel.
He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 44 years in the drop forge department.
He was a farmer all of his life in the Bethlehem area and then in Lynnport.
He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.
Fern J. Romig Smith, 83, formerly of Allentown and Macun-gie, died Dec. 13, 2012, in the Heritage Care Center, American Fort, Utah.
She was the beloved wife of Harold W. Smith.
Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. and Minnie Mae (Conrad) Shoemaker.
Before retiring in 1992, she worked as a packer at Daytimer for 25 years.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, and the Macungie VFW.
Clyde E. Buchman Jr., 86, of Macungie, died on Dec. 21, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.
He was the husband of Grace L. (Hopkins) Buchman of Macungie.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clyde E. Sr. and Sarah (Leiser) Buchman.
He was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church, formerly in Allentown, where he served on the building committee when the church was built on Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.
He worked for 43 years for Ingersol Rand in Allentown, first as a machinist before retiring from the office and supply department.
Jennie M. Shellhammer, 92, of Allentown, died Dec. 19, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown.
She was the wife of the late Ralph F. Shellhammer.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Annie (Wilt) Smith.
Before retiring in 1987, she was a cook at Cetronia Elementary School for 36 years.
Along with her enjoyment of cooking, she liked to travel and cheer on the Phillies.
She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.
Forrest M. Peifley Jr., 73, of Upper Macungie Township, died Dec. 20, 2012, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, from complications related to Parkinson's disease.
He and his wife Marian C. (Resh) Peifley celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on June 25.
Born Oct. 20, 1939, in Allentown, he was the only child of the late Forrest M. "Pete" and Anna (Remmel) Peifley.
A 1957 graduate of Parkland High School; he recently was able to attend his 55th class reunion.
Gary K. Wagner, 66, of Upper Macungie Township, died December 20, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Debra L. (Miller) Wagner were married more than 20 years.
Born in Fogelsville, he was the son of the late Kermit D. and Pauline A. (Sechler) Wagner.
He was a 1965 graduate of Parkland High School and was inducted into the 2001 Parkland High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his impressive three-year (1963-65) domination in District 11 Track and Field.
Ruth A. Mack, 82, of Breinigsville, died on Dec. 19, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
She was the wife of Jack C. Mack.
Born in Nuremburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Amelia (Treltz) Nicolodi.
She was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and later a sales clerk for the former H. Leh and Company, Sears, Hess's and Bon-Ton.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.