Emma C. Kuchera, 88, of Whitehall, died, July 6, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Bernard P. Kuchera.
Born in Mechanicsville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Muick) Leopold.
She was an inspector at Cross Country Clothes for 25 years.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Ryan Michael Sellars, 21, of Macungie, died July 24, 2017, in Whitehall Township.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Stephen M. and Pamela K. (Stradling) Sellars of Macungie.
He was a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School’s Class of 2014.
He attended LCTI, specializing in cabinet making.
Frank J. Danyi Jr., 81, of Palmer Township, died July 21, 2017. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was the son of Frank J. Danyi and Georgine (Chendo) Danyi. He was the husband of Lillian (Long) Danyi for 59 years.
He earned a bacherlor’s degree from Moravian College and a juris doctorate degree from Catholic University School of Law.
He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Bernard H. “Bud” Cole, of Northampton, died July 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, after a long illness. He was the husband of Beverly L. (Cole) Cole for 24 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard G. Cole and Alvona (Sterner) Cole.
He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1962 and East Stroudsburg University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with a specialty in health and physical education. He was certified in driver education and outdoor education.
Janet P. Huber, formerly of Whitehall, died July 20, 2017. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Huber.
She was a daughter of the late Charles and Erma (Mondin) Bernini.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton.
Louis L. Szoke, 85, of Walnutport, died July 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Joyce M. (Hansler) Szoke.
Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Eva (Polok) Szoke.
He was a 1950 graduate of Palmerton High School. He was a Cpl. (T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.
He worked in the coke oven division of the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 36 years until he retired in 1985.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Berlinsville.
Richard R. Frederick, 78, of Northampton, died July 22, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Paula J. (Nyce) Frederick for 55 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Malcolm and Rozelle (Jones) Frederick.
He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School. He earned a business degree from the former Bethlehem Business School.
Frank “Daunch” M. Serensits, 80, of Northampton, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Elaine (Williams) Serenstis for 51 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late August and Anna (Malits) Serensits.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He worked at A&B Meats for 18 years and then in the produce department of Laneco, in both Nazareth and Coplay, until he retired.
He was a member of Assumption of the B.V.M. Church and of its Holy Name Society for many years.
Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller.
She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.
Avery M. Ziegenfus, 22, of Jim Thorpe, died July 9, 2017, in East Penn Township, Carbon Coun- ty.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of Kelly A. and Kim D. (Schaffer) Ziegenfus of Penn Forest Township.
He was a forklift operator in the shipping department of Arlington Plastics Company, Scranton, and later in the detail department of Tom Hesser Nissan, Dunmore.
He attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Towamensing.