Margaret Dluga Galus, 73, of Orefield, formerly of Allentown, died April 24, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband John Galus were married 54 years on Jan. 16.
Born Jan. 21, 1945, in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Jakub Dlugi and Anna (Majerczak) Dluga.
A graduate of the former Northampton County Community College, now Northampton Community College, with a degree in culinary arts, she owned the former Lantern Restaurant, Bethlehem, for seven years before retiring in 2008.
Joseph A. Cichonski Sr. 89, of South Whitehall Township, died on April 20, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
The loving husband of the late Louise T. (Barsuglia) Cichonski, he worked at GE for 41 years until retiring in 1989.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Ozimkiewicz) Cichonski.
He attended Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia, and was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown.
Margaret “Peggy” L. Rinsland, 91, of Allentown, died April 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, George Maxey Rinsland.
Born in Forty Fort, she was a daughter of the late George and Ruth (Reabuck) Spishock.
A member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, she was a secretary for 15 years at Lehigh Portland Cement Company, after which she and her husband operated the historic American Mail Auction for 22 years.
Sarah Beth George, 37, of Coplay, died April 18, 2018, in the home of her parents, Richard A. George II and Barbara A. (Leshko) George, with whom she resided.
Born Oct. 9, 1980, in Allentown, she was a 2006 graduate of Kutztown University, with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education,
She was a substitute teacher in the Northampton and Whitehall school districts. Before that, she taught first grade at Central Elementary School, Allentown.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt, Whitehall.
Larry N. Merkle, M.D., 78, died April 6, 2018, in Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Raised in Slatington by his parents, the late Claude and Lillian (Rauch) Merkle, he lived in Nazareth with his wife of 38 years, Brenda (Reinert) Merkle.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he received his medical degree from Heidelberg University, Germany.
Claire Rose Rantz, 84, of Renaissance Home, Northampton, died April 9, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.
She was the wife of the late Donald E. Rantz.
Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (McGinley) McGeehin.
For more than 50 years, she worked as a registered nurse, beginning her career at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, New York, later working with various medical facilities in the Lehigh Valley and lastly retiring from Luther Crest retirement community.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield.
Harold R. Gehringer, 87, of Kutztown. died April 11, 2018, at home.
He and his wife Mildred E.L. (Wessner) Gehringer were married 68 years last August.
Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Robert and Lillian (Held) Gehringer.
He was a farmer all his life in Weisenberg Township and was a truck driver for the former Wessner’s Grains, Kutztown, for 30 years.
A member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, he served 16 years on church council.
For 55 years, he was a member of the Seipstown Grange where he served as an officer on the board.
David J. Sterner, 40, of Red Hill, died April 12, 2018, in Allentown.
Born in Reading, he was a son of George K. Sterner of Bechtelsville; and Linda D. (Dodson) Wojciechowski, wife of Gerald Wojciechowski, of Macungie.
He attended Boyertown School District and Lehigh Carbon Community College.
He was formerly a tree trimmer with Green Shadow Tree Service, Hellertown.
Pauline E. Henry, 102, died April 14, 2018, in Laurel Living Center, Hamburg.
She was the wife of the late George E. Henry.
Born in Albany Township, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Ida (Snyder) Lutz.
Employed briefly as a cleaning lady for the Tom Schaeffer R.V. Business, Shoemakersville, in the late 1970s to early 1980s, her true passion was taking care of her family and home.
She loved to garden, embroider and bake for her family.
She was a member of New Bethel Church, Kempton.
John Cargill Robertson, 60, of Albany Township, died suddenly in the Emergency Department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken while volunteering with the Kempton Historical Society.
A loving father, son and brother, he valued his family and brought passion to all of his endeavors.
Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was a son of Susan (Ryan) Robertson, Kempton, and the late Chester J. Robertson Jr.
A member of Kempton New Church, Kempton, where he was former treasurer, he was currently serving as treasurer of the Old School Village project.