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Richard C. Brinker

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

store manager

Richard C. Brinker, 69, of North-ampton, died June 1, 2013. He was the husband of Carolyn (Krause) Brinker for 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William C. and Bertha M. (Gaumer) Brinker.

He worked for Royal Manufacturing and Jack Dankel Chevrolet, both in Allentown. He was a store manager for Two Guys from Harrison, Penn Jersey Auto, Gold Star Auto and A & A Auto Parts, from which he retired in 2007.

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Exchangettes co-founder

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers, 74, of Bethlehem, died June 11, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ralph Zellers Jr. for 10 years and of the late William Leibold.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Wagner) Hetrick.

Before retiring in 2000, she was a crossing guard and worked as a dispatcher for the Northampton Police Department for five years.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moore Township, where she was an assistant Girl Scout leader of Troop 392, Emmanuels.

William Howard Hansell Jr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh County executive

William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he held a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School and a master of governmental administration from the Fels Institute.

Dorothy M. Kropf

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

proofreader

Dorothy M. Kropf, 80, of South Whitehall Township, died June 4, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Alfred "Fritz" J. Kropf Sr. for 60 years.

She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Angel) Seng.

She worked as a proofreader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Denise and her husband Rick Gery, Patricia and her husband Woody Thompson, Sharon and her husband Dave Wieder and Melissa; a son, Fred and his wife Debbie, eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joseph C. Garger

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired PPL system programmer

Joseph C. Garger, 83, died June 6, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of late Gloria (Perry) Garger for 51 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Frances (Sarka) Garger.

He was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School, where he had been a member of the 1945 CCHS basketball team that won the PCIAA State Championship.

He earned an accounting degree from Penn State University.

He was in the U.S. Army and was a corporal during the Korean War.

Reginald E. Lewis Sr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired truck driver

Reginald E. Lewis Sr., 89 of Whitehall, died June 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Katie (Wellman) Lewis.

Born in New Milford, he was a son of the late Reginald and Rachel (Tingley) Lewis.

He was a truck driver and was last employed by Encor Coatings, Bath, for 10 years before retiring in 1993. He drove for the former Matlack Trucking, Northampton, and for MCP Facilities Corporation. He was an independent driver for many years as well.

Alvin A. Danner Jr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Alvin's Oil Burner Service

Alvin A. Danner Jr., 80, of Northampton, died June 9, 2013, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehab Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn E. (Borger) Danner for 56 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Alvin A. Sr. and Carrie (Ervin) Shutters.

He was a U.S Air Force veteran, achieving the rank of airman second class, serving in the South Pacific.

He owned and operated Alvin's Oil Burner Service, Northampton, until he retired in 1999. He worked previously for Town and Country Oil Burner Company, Cementon.

Aldo B. Barovero

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former machinist

Aldo B. Barovero, 73, of Whitehall, died June 5, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Maria E. (Figueroa) Barovero for 44 years.

Born In Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was a son of the late Bartolome and Lidia Barovero.

He was a machinist at the former National Can Company and the former Stroh's Brewery, Fogelsville.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

Howard "Bench" Hartman

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

awarded Purple Heart

Howard "Bench" William Hartman, 89, of Whitehall, died June 8, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Mae (Johns) Hartman.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Howard and Amy (Dech) Hartman.

He was a World War II veteran and was in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, Company C, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. He jumped onto the Normandy coast, Utah Beach area, on D-Day, 1944, and later in Holland and Bastogne. He was the recipient of a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.