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.
Jane M. Hahn, 76, of Schnecksville, died April 7, 2019, in her home.
She and her husband James A. Hahn were married almost 48 years.
Born Feb. 22, 1943, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Martha J. (Meader) Kohler.
A 1965 graduate of Muhlenberg College, from which she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, she received a teaching certificate from Kutztown University.
A science teacher in the Brandywine Heights Area School District, Topton, for 27 years, she retired in 2007.
Annetta R. Oswald, 87, of Allentown, died April 7, 2019, in the home of her daughter, Diane, surrounded by her loving family.
Born Dec. 18, 1931, in Lowhill Township, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. Seibert and Hermie A. (Snyder) Kerschner.
A bench hand and final inspector at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 32 years, she retired in 1985.
She attended Emmanuel Assembly of God, Allentown, and was a member of the Allentown AARP chapter.
She enjoyed cooking, baking desserts and going to flea markets throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Frank J. Loprest, Ph.D. 90, of Macungie, formerly of Holland, Bucks County, died April 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in his home.
He and his wife Jane A. (Stables) Loprest were married 59 years.
Born Jan. 8, 1929, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Lizzitano) Loprest.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard.
Alfred Ignatz Sauerzopf, fondly known as “Fritz,” 86, husband of the late Angela M. Sauerzopf of Whitehall, died March 9, 2019, at Lakeview Community, Bloomingdale, Ill.
He and his late wife had been full-time residents of Whitehall since 1959 and were active parishioners at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ignatz and Anna (Billowitz) Sauerzopf.
Jeanne Ehret, 90, of Schnecksville, died March 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband Francis J. Ehret were married 58 years.
Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Gladys (Young) Markle.
She was a file clerk and secretary at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for nine years before becoming a mother and raising her children.
Mary Kumernitsky, 95, of North Whitehall Township, died peacefully March 28, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the wife of the late John Kumernitsky Sr.
Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Ormrod, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Dorociak) Fedio.
She retired in 1981 from Western Electric after 35 years of employment.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.