Jane T. Ekstrom, 85, of Neffs, formerly of Harmony, N.J., died Aug. 10, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Carol A. Herman, of Camden, N.C.
She was the wife of the late Oke B. Ekstrom Sr.
Born October 24, 1926, in Gloversville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Willard Sr. and Florence (Van De Walker) Kobuskie.
A retired seamstress, she worked in the textile industry for many years.
She attended Rochester School for the Deaf and was a member of the Lehigh Association of the Deaf, Allentown, for many years.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Arlan R. Kunkel, 83, of Steinsville, Kempton, died Aug. 10, 2012, in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown.
He and his wife Eva J. (Hemerly) Kunkel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January.
Born in Steinsville, he was a son of the late Calvin P. and Lila J. (Frey) Kunkel.
He loved being a lifelong self-employed farmer in the Steinsville and Lynn Township areas.
He was a member of the Kempton Rod and Gun Club; the Kempton and Lynnport fire companies as well as a member of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, Philadelphia.
Joseph Anthony "Tony" Toole moved onto his next venture Aug. 9, 2012, after a life highlighted by a wealth of friendships and bold entrepreneurship.
Born in Scranton to John and Florence (Tigue) Toole, he was raised in Allentown and graduated from Allentown Central Catholic in 1967.
An athletic youth, he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall but could dunk a basketball.
He earned a degree in finance at the University of Miami in 1971 and began a successful career with Fairmont Real Estate, later founding his own firm, Hallmark Real Estate.
Ronald R. Bittner, 71, of Whitehall, formerly of New Tripoli, died Aug. 13, 2012, at home.
Born in Pleasant Corners, Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Russell and Violet (Wiesner) Bittner.
A 1963 graduate of Rider College, formerly in Trenton, N.J., he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce.
He was a manager and buyer for Hess's Department Store for many years and also worked for Dun & Bradstreet, Bethlehem.
He was a member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church, Heidelberg Township, and was a member of the Grundsow Lodge in Kutztown.
Terry L. Peters, 59, of North Whitehall Township, died Aug. 6, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, in his home.
He and his wife Ros-anne F. (Leshko) Peters celebrated their 39th anniversary Aug. 12, 2011.
Born April 21, 1953, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul J. Sr. and Betty (Rumfield) Peters.
A member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 600, he was a carpenter foreman at Duggan and Marcon Inc., Bethlehem, for 32 years before retiring in 2006.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.
Arthur H. Muth, 91, of Allentown, died July 31, 2012, in his home.
He was the husband of the late Marie C. (Green) Muth.
Born in Upper Macungie Township, he was the son of the late Wilson E. and Mamie F. J. (Mohr) Muth.
He was a member of Cedar Union Church, Cetronia. He was also a member of American Legion Post 0480 of Kutztown and the Kutztown Optimist Club.
Having honorably served his country in the Army during World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 480, Kutztown. He was a forklift operator.
Ruth Carolyn Williams, 76, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 1, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Linus in Midlothian, Va.
She was the wife of Homer Earl Williams.
The couple celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last June 27.
Born Nov. 5, 1935, in Upper Macungie Township, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothea (Muth) Dehrs.
She was a customer service representative at the former Wachovia Bank, Cedar Crest Branch, before retiring.
Charles Robert McAnall III, 72, of Slatington, died on July 31, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the life partner of Ronald K. DeLong.
Born June 28, 1940, in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles Robert Jr. and Vivian Elizabeth (Farr) McAnall.
A graduate of Hoover High School, class of 1958, North Canton, Ohio, he also was a 1962 graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, including his junior year of studies in Salzburg, Austria; a 1965 SMM graduate of the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary.
Jewel E. MacWilliam, 81, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2012, in Westminster Village.
She was the widow of James H. MacWilliam.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Beulah (Schmoyer) Schoch.
A graduate of Allentown High School and Kutztown University, she was a public school librarian for 31-1/2 years.
She was a member of Boulevard Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
She was a member of various educational and library organizations.
She is survived by her cousins.
Austin Tyler Zalik, 21, of Upper Macungie Township, died Aug. 3, 2012.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of Matthew A. and Jacqueline L. (Hoodmaker) Zalik.
A 2009 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a member of the Parkettes Men's Gymnastics Team.
He was a student and served as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
He would have been part of the 2013 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy and was selected to be the USNA men's gymnastics team captain.
He was an Academic All-American Award recipient for 2006 through 2009.