Herbert E. Oswald, 80, of Lock Haven, formerly of New Tripoli and Allentown, died April 25, 2019, in UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
He was the husband of the late LaVerne M. (Snyder) Kocher Oswald.
Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur F. and Beatrice M. (Steckel) Oswald.
He was employed at ALPO, South Whitehall Township, for many years before retiring.
He was a former volunteer fire police for Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, Germansville.
Ray L. Hausman, 83, of Breinigsville, died April 25, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Gloria M. (Hoffman) Hausman were married 65 years in March.
Born in Upper Macungie Township, he was a son of the late Howard E. and Alma S. (Gresley) Hausman.
A machine operator at Stroh’s Brewery for 25 years, he had also worked at the former Freeman’s Dairy for 21 years.
He was a member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville.
A member of the Seipstown Grange for many years, he also was a member of the police auxiliary.
Virginia D. “Ginny” Shoemaker, 80, of Trexlertown, died April 26, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband Russell L. Shoemaker were married 60 years.
Born Aug. 3, 1938, in Jacksonville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Emma (Morton) Marshburn.
She was a member of Morgenland Church, Orefield.
She enjoyed eating breakfast at Bear Swamp Diner, taking trips to North Carolina to visit family, attending yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren.
Thomas M. Arner, 79, of Orefield, died on April 23, 2019, in his home.
He and his wife, Bonita L. (Heiser) Arner, were married 50 years last May 4.
Born Jan. 16, 1940, in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Harry T. and Mildred A. (Daubenspeck) Arner.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.
An inspector and machinist at Mack Trucks Inc., Macungie, for 21 years, he retired in 1987.
He was a member of the North End Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, and a former Cub Scout leader at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.
Jeffrey K. Brady, 55, of Breinigsville, died peacefully April 19, 2019, at home surrounded by loved ones.
He and his wife Ellen M. (Milke) shared the last four years.
Born in Sinking Spring, he was the son of the late Jack K. and Catherine M. (Hartline) Brady.
He graduated in 1981 from Parkland High School and from Kutztown University cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
He was a repair supervisor for 20 years with Ironton Telephone Company.
Richard A. Frantz, 87, of South Whitehall Township, died peacefully April 19, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the beloved husband and soul mate of the late Nancy G. Frantz.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harley S. and Isabelle (Andres) Frantz.
He graduated from South Whitehall High School in 1949 and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer before being honorably discharged.
Colton J. Siegfried, 2 months, 22 days, of Walnutport, died peacefully April 18, 2019, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born Jan. 26, 2019, in Allentown, he was the infant son of Savannah L. Sommer and Scott J. Siegfried Jr. of Walnutport.
Ruth Ann Roth, 77, of Coplay, died April 20, 2019, in her home.
Born Oct. 13, 1941, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond A. and Grace M. (Peters) Roth.
She worked for The Orloski Law Firm, Allentown, and H&R Block, Whitehall.
Lorene E. Leeney, 91, of Schnecksville, formerly of Madison, N.J., died peacefully April 20, 2019, at home, surrounded by her children.
She and her late husband, Frederick F. Leeney, were married 64 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.
Born July 3, 1927, in Platte, S.D., she was a daughter of Onesime E. and Mary (Korbel) Turgeon.
A graduate of Chamberlain High School, Chamberlain, S.D., she held various jobs over the years and volunteered her time in several capacities.
Joanna Mulqueen, 89, of Allentown, died Good Friday, April 19, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of the late James T. Mulqueen.
Born June 8, 1929, in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Marie E. (Dougherty) Ryan.
A graduate of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in child psychology, she was a tenant selection supervisor with the Allentown Housing Authority for 20 years before retiring in 1996.