Dr. Will-iam G. Bar-tholomew, 96, formerly of Emmaus, a life-long educator who served as the first executive director of the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit and as a leader in the planning and formation of the Lehigh County Vocational Technical School and the Lehigh/Carbon Community College, died Jan. 4, 2013, at Luther Crest Retirement Community in Allentown. He was the husband of the late Carrie (Paules) Bartholomew. He was born in West Catasauqua.
Darlene F. (Frantz) Roth, 82, of Quakertown and formerly of Northampton, died Dec. 28, 2012, at Life Quest Nursing Center, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late James D. Roth who died in 2009.
Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Grube) Frantz. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Northampton.
LeAnna C. Rabenold, 89, died Jan. 7, 2013, at her residence, Above and Beyond, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Ammon M. Rabenold.
Born in West Catasauqua, she was the daughter of Harold and Minerva (Stauffer) Mantz.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Wayne Bloomberg, 66, of Northampton, died unexpectedly Jan. 8, 2013, in Pocono Medical Center. He was the husband of Danielle (Mihalko) Bloomberg for 40 years.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Everet and Lenore (Long) Bloomberg.
He was in the U.S. Army and was a lieutenant in Vietnam and a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Wilkes College.
He was a wage practice consultant at AT&T - Agere until he retired in 2003.
Herbert E. Long, 87, of Fellowship Community, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elayne M. (Romig) Long for 61 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Herbert F. and Eva S. (Bodman) Long.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II.
He was a foreman and machinist at Ingersoll Rand for 42 years until he retired.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
Harold M. Bryan, 84, formerly of Catasauqua, died Jan. 2, 2013. He was the husband of Wilma (Ring) Bryan.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Milton C. and Ruth M. (Weiss) Bryan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was the owner of H. Bryan and Sons Home Improvement for many years. He worked for Spring Ridge Apartments until he retired in 1990.
Peter Stesney Jr., 87, of Allentown, died Dec. 27, 2012, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Springfield, Va. His daughter, Laura Kordelski, and a sister, Bernice Supinski, also died in the accident.
He was the companion of Joan Matuskowitz for 17 years.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Peter and Kathryn (Cole) Stesney Sr.
He was a Merchant Marine in the U.S. Coast Guard for 17 years and retired in 1988. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was in World War II and the Korean War.
He attended St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Cherryville.
David J. Bielaski, 55, of Allen Township, died Dec. 28, 2012, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Laura (Saleeby) Bielaski for 32 years.
Born in Morristown, N.J., he was a son of Anna (Zuzock) Bielaski of Sun City, Ariz., and the late John Bielaski.
He was a supervising machinist for 30 years.
He was a former vice president of the Allen Township Youth Association and coached the baseball and football teams.
Gary Thomas Breisch, 60, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 1, 2012, in Liberty Nursing Home, Easton. He was the husband of the late Jane (Frankenfield) Breisch.
Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Lester F. and Edna E. (Thomas) Breisch.
He was a silk screen printer for Majestic Printing, formerly R.P. Printing of Coplay. He previously worked for Fashion Prints and Funstuff.
He was involved with Catasauqua Boys Club / Youth Club for 25 years, and was a supervisor for 15 years.
Rose M. Keppel, 88, of Coplay, died Jan. 3, 2013, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Frank F. Keppel Jr.
Born in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Frisch) Rothdeutsch.
She was a sewing machine operator for the former J & J Sportswear, Northampton.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.