Eileen B. "Betty" Conner, 86, of Allentown, died peacefully Feb. 4, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, with her loving family by her side.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Nellie (Bamberger) Baer.
She and her husband Marshall E. Conner were married 54 years at the time of his death on Nov. 10, 1998.
She was a floor lady at Jo-Mar Manufacturing, Allentown, for many years until retiring.
She enjoyed attending Westminster Village Adult Daycare.
Ernest W. Schleicher, 87, a resident of Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Mount Penn, Reading, died Feb. 10, 2013.
He and his wife Grace I. (Fisher) Schleicher were married 57 years in September 2012.
Born in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Clayton P. and Estella A. (Wehr) Schleicher.
He graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman aboard the USS Cabot in the South Pacific.
Alice E. Roberts, 76, of Kutztown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the widow of Barry Roberts.
Born in Lehigh Furnace, she was a daughter of the late James and Carrie (Werley) Clauss.
She worked for the former Paris Neckwear, Walnutport, for 18 years and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington.
Herman A. Ginder, 85, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
He was the widower of Jane F. (Roessler) Ginder.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur and Esther (Bowman) Ginder.
A carpenter all his life, he worked for Butz Construction Co. for many years where he was a foreman.
He was a member of Carpenter Union 600.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He then went to the Naval Academy from 1947-50.
Paul C. Fisher, 71, of New Tripoli, died peacefully in his home Feb. 6, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Christine M. (Cope) Fisher.
Born March 8, 1941, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Beatrice (Hager) Fisher.
He retired in 2002 after a successful 35-year career in which he and his wife founded the former Lehigh Business Forms Inc. in 1977, which later became PrintConcepts.
Laila M. Arndt, 96, from Kutztown, died Jan. 30, 2013, in Reading.
She was the widow of Edward F. Arndt.
Born in Weisenberg Township, she was a daughter of the late Llewellyn and Minnie (Grim) Danner.
A farmer for many years in Weisenberg Township, she sold Stanley and Fuller home products at Leesport Auction for more than 30 years.
She also sold household items for 22 years and worked at Phoenix Antique Market, Allentown, for eight years.
A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, she was a member of the Ladies Aide and Altar Guild.
Raymond "Ray" Bottazzi, 88, a longtime resident of Catasauqua, Whitehall Manor and Traditions of Hanover, died peacefully Jan. 29, 2013.
Born in Northampton, Mass., he was a son of the late Carmine and Assunta (Pignatello) Bottazzi.
He and his wife,Anna Mae (Hopkins) Bottazzi, were married 48 years at the time of her death on May 1, 2003.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 12th Fighter Squadron in the South Pacific, and was honored with five Bronze Stars for his bravery.
Bonita L. Reeve, 81, of Orefield, died Jan. 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Herbert Reeve, who died May 8, 2012.
Born in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Robinson) Propsner.
A member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, she was involved in the Sunday School program and enjoyed the library and Bible study.
She visited Puerto Rico on a mission trip and was an avid bird watcher.
Ann L. Lengel, 84, of Allentown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late I. Thomas Lengel.
Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Griffith) Kressly.
A graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she was a school nurse in the Northern Lehigh School District for 28 years before retiring in 1988.
She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Slatington.
Mary E. Savacool, 68, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown Campus.
She was the companion of Kermit F. Miller with whom she resided.
Born Jan. 24, 1945, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Ellen J. (Shover) Leibenguth of Nazareth and the late Harold E. Leibenguth.
She was a line worker at Kraft Foods Inc., Fogels-ville, for 33 years before retiring in 2008.