John J. Voortman Jr., 82, of Center Valley, died Jan. 14, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mildred M. (Handwerk) Voortman for 31 years.
Born in Upper Saucon Township, he was a son of the late John and Gertrude (Snyder) Voortman.
He worked for Mack Trucks, Allentown, for 31 years until he retired in 1986. He had a lifelong love of farming.
Barry Lee Stephen, 60, of Schnecksville, died on Jan. 14, 2013, in Palmerton Hospital.
Born March 1, 1952, in Northampton, he was the son of Alice M. (Good) Stephen, with whom he resided, and the late Ernest C. Stephen.
He attended Haven House, Allentown.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by siblings Richard A. of Bangor, Barbara A. DeFrain of Schnecksville, Janice L. Meinhart of New Tripoli, Jane M. Stephen of Allentown; several nieces and nephews.
Expressions of sympathy may be recorded at heintzelmancares.com.
Shirley M. Whitby, 77, of Orefield, died Jan. 9, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Duaine Whitby.
Born in Hecktown, she was a daughter of the late William and Elsie (Dornblaser) Filchner.
She was a graduate of the Allentown Nursing School.
She worked for many years as a OB-GYN nurse at the former Allentown General Hospital until she retired.
Ruth E. Skvoretz, 91, formerly of Catasauqua, died Jan. 10, 2013, at her residence, Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late John V. Skvoretz Sr.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Weaver) Heffelfinger.
She worked in the payroll department for the former Graver Tank Company, Catasauqua. She was a secretary for 16 years for the Catasauqua Area School District.
She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.
Anna P. Steinhofer, 95, formerly of Fullerton, died Jan. 6, 2013, in Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Steinhofer for 60 years.
Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Pfeiffer) Hacker.
She was a presser for the former Clyde Shirt Company, Northampton, and the former Fuller Sportswear, Whitehall.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
She was a member of the Fullerton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
Edward L. Schwartz, 89, of Slatington, died Jan. 8, 2013, in the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Theresa C. (Deutsch) Schwartz for 66 years.
Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Lagler) Schwartz.
He was in the U.S. Army in World War II and was listed for several months as missing in action in Germany. He was awarded a Purple Heart; a Good Conduct Medal; the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars; and the American Theater Ribbon.
He worked at 21st St. Clothing, Northampton, for many years.
Ronald J. Wuchter, 67, of Slatington, died Jan. 7, 2013.
Born in Sebring, Fla., he was a son of the late Donald and Mae (Zellner) Wuchter.
He was a 1963 Slatington High School graduate and a 1965 Churchmen's Business School, Allentown, graduate.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.
He was a postman in Northampton for many years until he retired in 2008.
Patricia Ann Sexton, 88, of Whitehall Manor and formerly of Hanover Township, Lehigh County, died Jan. 6, 2013, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Burton Henry Sexton.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of Richmond Van and Sarah Jane (Stewart) Spencer.
She was a 1942 Allentown High School graduate.
Mary T. Faust, formerly of Coplay, died Jan. 6, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Barbara Pammer, in Orlando, Fla. She was the wife of the late Allan C. Faust.
Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Frisch) Rothdeutsch.
She worked for the former Lova Textile Mill, Coplay.
She was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two sisters, Emily Hornak of Northampton and Ella Schloffer of Coplay; nieces; and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.
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.