Edwin Franklin Hunsberger, 90, of Macungie, died April 19, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice, Allentown.
He was the husband of the late Violet Iobst (Fisher) Hunsberger who died Oct. 19, 2011.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Franklin and Pearl (Diehl) Hunsberger.
He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and was a part of Anti-Tank Company 414 during his service in Iwo Jima.
His service in Iwo Jima included being present for the raising of the flag.
He was the owner of Edwin F. Hunsberger Septic and Excavating, Macungie.
Dorothy “Dot” Starr, 71, died Dec. 21, 2016, in Indio, Calif.
She is survived by her husband William Starr and children Scott, of Chino Hills, Calif., and Tracey of Brussels, Belgium.
Born Dorothy Jean Cross in 1945 in Ambridge, Beaver County, she graduated from Ambridge High School in 1963, and The Pennsylvania State University in 1966.
After marrying in 1967, she and her husband lived and worked in Allentown, Coopersburg and then Lebanon before retiring to Marco Island, Fla., and then to Indio.
Karen F. Johnson, 67, of Orefield, died April 26, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Viola M. (Ziegler) Billiard.
A graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, St. Luke’s School of Nursing and Gwynedd Mercy College, she was a critical care registered nurse for more than 30 years.
She enjoyed caring for animals, bird feeding, flower gardening, cooking, baking, sports, reading and music.
She was a member of Morgenland Church, Orefield.
Christopher J. Yocum, 49, of Boyertown, formerly of New Tripoli, died April 28, 2017.
He was the fiancé of Dena M. Long.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of C. John and Dianne (Mantz) Yocum of New Tripoli.
A truck driver for JBL Transport, New Tripoli, for three years, he previously worked for AC Miller Concrete, Spring City, Agliano Brothers Trucking Inc., Barto, and was also a self-employed truck driver.
He was a life member of the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club and was a member of the A.J. Bird Memorial VFW Home Association.
Richard A. “Dick” Gray, 85, of Northampton, died April 27, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the husband of the late Barbara P. (Doser) Gray.
Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Augustus and Frances M. (Gillespie) Gray.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era.
An estimator and sales representative for H.T. Lyons, Inc. for 20 years before retiring in 1993, he prided himself as being one of the first employees of H.T. Lyons.
He previously worked for Lehigh Engineering.
Janina C. Brown, 65, of Kempton, died April 23, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband Hugh R. Brown celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary in May 2016.
Born in Bryn Athyn, she was a daughter of Karen (Pitcairn) Cole of Bryn Athyn and the late Charles S. Cole.
She was a member of Kempton New Church, Kempton.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by 10 children and their spouses; two sisters and two brothers and their spouses; and 24 grandchildren.
William D. “Bill” George II, 82, of Schnecksville, died April 24, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife and family in his home.
He and his wife, Shirley A. (DeLong) Harring George, were married 36 years last Aug. 23.
Born July 8, 1934, in Neffs, he was the son of the late Allen M.M. and Ethel M. (Schneck) George.
He was a 1952 graduate of Parkland High School and a 1956 graduate of Lehigh University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.
Kay-Marie Suder, 56, of Kempton, died April 14, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.
She and her husband Martin J. Suder celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary last August.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of Henry and Jacquelyn (Kromer) Bisbing of Lehighton.
She was a member of The Church on the Hill, Kutztown.
James D. “Big Jim” Hamm, 83, died April 20, 2017, in his Kempton home.
He was predeceased by his wife Lucille S. (Bailey) Hamm in February 2016.
Born in Albany Township, he was a son of the late Clarence R. and Elsie M. (Merkel) Hamm.
A truck driver for more than 45 years, he worked for the former Loch Brothers Bulk Milk Hauling, New Tripoli, from 1953-67; from 1967-69 for the former Carl O. Loch Fuel Oil, New Tripoli; various steel haulers from 1969-98 and from 2001-13, for Albright’s Mill and Wessner Trucking, Kempton.
Kathleen M. Gray, 63, of North Whitehall Township, died April 18, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.
She and her husband Gary L. Gray were married 39 years.
Born Nov. 28, 1953, in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Anne (Lopert) Muhr.
A 1971 graduate of Liberty High School, she attended York College.
She was a receptionist and administrative assistant for the last 17 years at Penn State Lehigh Valley.