Jonah Malachi Herring, stillborn infant of Rachel E. (Tankalavage) Gintz of Neffs, died April 18, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
In addition to his loving mother, he is survived by siblings Jesse, James, Michael, Phillip Jr., Elicia, Faith, Angelina and Rosalina Gintz; maternal grandfather Arthur G. Tankalavage of New Smithville; and paternal grandmother Donna J. Herring and her fiancé, Chas Schmitt of Whitehall.
A private graveside service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park, Whitehall.
There will be no calling hours.
Peter McLaughlin III, 57, of Whitehall, died April 11, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born Sept. 3, 1961, in Jenkins Township, Luzerne County, he was son of the late Peter II and Love Ann (Alexanderwicz) McLaughlin.
He was a clinic supervisor at Fresenius Kidney Care, formerly Bio-Medical Applications, for 30 years before retiring in 2012.
Roderick R. Bennicoff, 91, of Coconut Creek, Fla., formerly of Allentown, died April 12, 2019, in Brookdale Assisted Living, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
He and his wife Winifred E. (Marshall) Bennicoff celebrated 69 years of marriage in February.
Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Esther S. (Beitler) Bennicoff.
He was a sub foreman for the Former Trojan Powder Company, Allentown, for 48 years before retiring.
Dale J. Levan, 83, of Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, died April 11, 2019, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.
He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Good) Levan.
Born Sept. 8, 1935, in Orefield, he was the son of the late Allen J. and Lurene E. (Merkel) Levan.
He was employed at Mack Service Center, South Whitehall Township, for 33 years before retiring in 2000.
He was an affiliate member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.
Bertha I. Sittler, 92, of Breinigsville, formerly of Jacksonville, died April 10, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late George W. Sittler.
Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Jacksonville, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Ethel (Scott) Bailey.
She was a graduate of Slatington High School.
Her survivors include a daughter Ann L. Kuhns and her companion, Wayne R. Nothstein, of Wescosville.
Her service will be private. There will be no calling hours.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.
Anna H. Haas, 92, of Allentown, died April 5, 2019, at home.
She and her husband Walter E. Haas were married for 63 years, until his death in 2010.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stanley M. and Helen (Monahan) Crone.
A switchboard operator with LANTA bus for many years, she retired in 1991.
She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for almost 20 years.
Virginia “Ginny” Mae (Gower) Beck, 91, of Allentown, formally of Kunkletown, died peacefully April 12, 2019.
She was an operator of three restaurants in the late 1960s, and a waitress for many years in the Lehigh Valley.
A dedicated volunteer at Lehigh Valley Senior Center for many years, she belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, both in Allentown.
She worked for Rite-Aid for 23 years until retiring at age 80.
Jane E. Takacs, 77, of Kutztown, died April 12, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
She and her husband Michael T. Takacs were married 57 years last November.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of George J. and Jane E. (Skiba) Kotch.
She was a certified nursing assistant at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown, for six years.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kutztown.
Mary Jane C. Cole, 81, of New Tripoli, died April 14, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late John H. Cole.
Born Oct. 9, 1937, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Adrian R. and Pearl C. (Ridenour) Raymer.
She attended Muhlenberg College and was a life member of Muhlenberg College Auxiliary.
A self-employed accountant for many years before retiring, she was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, and the NRA.
She has no immediate survivors.
Jeffrey A. Gerhard, 62, a longtime resident of Whitehall, died peacefully April 5, 2019, in his home.
He and his wife, Katherine M. “Kathy” (Marushak) Gerhard, were married 40 years
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry and Nannette “Nan” (Fetzer) Gerhard Raber, and stepson of June Gerhard and the late Edgar A. Raber.
A 1974 graduate of Whitehall High School, he was a very talented baseball and football player at the school.