Ruth L. Schaffer, 89, of Northampton, died Aug. 9, 2017, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Charles Roth and the late Clayton J. Schaffer.
Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Clara (Fehr) Granda.
She drove a bus for Leibensperger Bus Company for many years, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Northampton, where she was a member of the church quilting group.
She was a member of Laurel Fire Company’s ladies auxiliary.
Kathleen Ebert, 94, of Coplay, died Aug. 3, 2017, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Raymond D. Ebert.
Born in Widnes, Liverpool, England, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lucy (Aldred) Gillett.
She was a telephone operator with British Telecom during the war. After emigrating, she worked in the cafeteria at Whitehall High School from 1966-1985.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, where she taught Sunday school and was on the choir for 21 years.
Ettore “Ed” Joseph Coringrato, 94, of Whitehall, died Aug. 1, 2017. He was the husband of Margaret (Werner) Coringrato for 61 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Dominic and Isabel Coringrato.
He was a 1941 graduate of Allentown High School and in 1946 from Bethlehem Steel Corporation’s machinist apprentice program.
He was a squad leader in the U.S. Army 19th Infantry with the U.S. occupational forces in Japan after the end of World War II.
He was a machinist at Jenkins Machine Shop.
Carlton W. Fink, 93, formerly of Whitehall, died Aug. 5, 2017. He was the husband of the late Hulda E. (Mosser) Fink for 43 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Walter and Marguerite (Repsher) Fink.
He was in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II with the B-29’s in the electrical field with radar and code. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He was an electrical draftsman for UGI, Mack Truck and PP&L until he took retirement.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.
Beverly Ann Rodgers, 74, of Northampton, died July 31, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harold S. and Evelyn A. (Kleppinger) Rodgers.
She was a receptionist at the former Haff Hospital, Northampton, and was a clerk for Manpower Temporary Services, Allentown, before she retired.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
She was a Sunday school teacher at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton, for 30 years.
Eileen E. Arlin, of Whitehall and formerly of Farmingdale, N.Y., and Mendon, Vt., died Aug. 6, 2017, at home after a fight with lung cancer. She was the wife of the late John Arlin.
James R. McGonigle, 82, died Aug. 3, 2017. He was the husband of the late Joan M. (Klein) McGonigle.
Born in Allentown, he was a son the late James and Margaret (Lentz) McGonigle.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He was a mixer for 30 years for Pillsbury.
He played baseball for Allentown Patriots.
Surinder “Cindy” Dell’Aguzzo died July 24, 2017. She was the wife of Marco Dell’Aguzzo.
She was a parish secretary at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mario and Antonio; and the Kaur family in Singapore.
Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, 18052.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.
Tiffany J. Hein, 37, of East Allen Township, died July 27, 2017, at her home.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Larry D. and Karen A. (Keller) Hein of Northampton.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She worked as a registered nurse.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her longtime companion, Michael R. Manes; a son, Tyler J. of East Allen Township; and a sister, Amber M. Hein of Northampton.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.
Bonnie L. (Serfass) Eckrode, 54, of Northampton, died July 24, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of Robert M. Eckrode for 33 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Luther H. and Dolphin J. (Butz) Serfass.
She was a self-employed beautician and was the owner/operator of The Main Wave Styling Salon, Northampton, for many years.
She was a member of Faith Reformed Church of Christ, Lehigh Township, where she was a secretary of the ladies aide.
She was an Avon and Longaberger basket representative.