Evelyn A. Snyder, 95, formerly of Schnecksville, died Jan. 14, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Marvin G. Snyder.
Born Nov. 26, 1922, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer H. and Ida A. (German) Roth.
She was a sewing machine operator at the former Ambro Fashions, Neffs, for 10 years before retiring in 1978.
A member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, she was a former member of Schnecksville Senior Citizens and H.A.R.P.
John L. Shay, 86, of Lynnport, formerly of Quentin, died Jan. 5, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Madlyn J. (Leibig) Shay.
Born in Lebanon, he was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School.
A printer at the Lebanon Daily News, after retirement from there, he worked part time at the Lebanon County Courthouse and at Manheim Auto Auction.
A faithful member of Quentin United Church of Christ, he served several terms there as an elder, and sang tenor with the church choir.
Shirley M. Arner, 79, from New Tripoli, died on Jan. 3, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband William O. Arner were married 55 years last March 24.
Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Francis D. and Mae E. (Kressly) Longacre.
A food service worker at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 26 years, she retired in 1996.
She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, and Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, Germansville.
Elizabeth R. Adams, 67, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband Steven C. Adams were married 45 years last June 24.
Born Jan. 23, 1950, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Evelyn (Warren) McAdam of Blue Bell and the late Will McAdam.
A graduate of Kutztown University with a Master of Science degree in education, she was a home economics teacher and guidance counselor at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 25 years before retiring in 2012.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
Gary R. Wertman, 48, of Allentown, died Jan. 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Lawrence Jr. and Shirley (Brandis) Wertman.
He owned the former Gary R. Wertman Fueling, Allentown, for 25 years.
He was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.
John Martin Pergosky III, 54, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 1, 2018.
A graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School and Penn State University, he was actively involved in the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau for 10 years, during which time he was spokesman for the 15th Congressional District National Legislative Committee, and president of the Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council.
A state winner of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet, he was a first place winner of PFB State Young Farmer and Rancher of the Year.
Rose F. Prinz, 94, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 12, 2018, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.
She was the widow of Raymond E. Prinz who died in 2002.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Dax) Dinbokowitz.
She was a waitress for most of her life around the area, including at the former Hess’s Patio, the former Percy Brown, and the former Alton Park Lounge, which she also co-owned.
She also previously owned R&R Cut Rates, a small business in Fullerton.
Annamae Meck, 93, formerly of Mertztown, died Jan. 9, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.
She was the wife of the late Willard D. Meck.
Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Ella M. (Moyer) Seibert.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.
She enjoyed cooking, pie baking, canning vegetables and will be remembered for her needle work.
Randy E. Meagher, 65, of Kempton, died Jan. 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter to the late Rodney and Jean M. (Pugh) Meagher.
She was employed at HCSC Laundry Services, Allentown, for 48 years.
Her survivors include a brother Dennis J. and his wife, Judy, of Lenhartsville; niece Traci, wife of Dave Mazac, of Kempton, with whom she resided; and stepmother Jean (Fisher) Meagher of New Tripoli.
She loved to work in her garden and she loved her feline companions Sapphire and Topaz.
John E. Dreisbach, 80, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 3, 2018, in his home.
He and his wife Anita F. (Minet) Dreisbach were married 57 years.
Born Jan. 26, 1937, in Northampton, he was the son of the late John S. and Anna T. (Slokliklowitz) Dreisbach.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during a peacetime era.
The store manager of Macy’s in the Lehigh Valley Mall for 20 years, he retired in 2001.
Before that, he worked in the same capacity at the former Hess’s, Allentown, for 22 years.