Bonnie Ray Merkel, 72, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2017. She was the wife of Craig Merkel Sr. for 53 years.
She was a past president of Whitehall Woman’s Club.
She was an active Sunday school teacher.
Millard “Sonny” A. Kemmerer Jr., 85, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2017, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Annie M. (Marino) Kemmerer for 57 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Millard A. Sr. and Evelyn (Beck) Kemmerer.
He was a truck driver for the former Van Brundt and Son Trucking Company, Fogelsville, for 32 years.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
Carol A. Eberhart, 71, of North Catasauqua, died Sept. 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and May L. (MacAdam) Eberhart.
She attended Catasauqua High School.
She was a lifetime member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.
She worked for many years in the nursery for the former LARC program of Bethlehem.
She is survived by two sisters, Nancy and her husband Dennis Greb and Diane and her husband Michael Holenda; a brother, William J. Eberhart; nieces; and nephews.
Richard G. Fowler, 59, of Breinigsville, died Sept. 8, 2017, at home.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Donald L. Leaser and Susan (Hartman) Reynolds.
He was a Marine Corps veteran.
He worked on the production line at Kraft Foods. He was previously a service manager for Jack Williams Tire and a technician at Auto Additions.
Larry E. Stein, 75, of Walnutport, died Sept. 1, 2017, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton campus. He was the husband of Mary Jane M. (Kremsner) Stein for 53 years.
Born in Orefield, he was a son of the late Henry E. and Hilda E. (Smale) Stein.
He was in the U.S. Air Force with a rank of Airman Basic.
He worked in the delivery department of Yeager Fuel Oil Company, Allentown, until he retired.
He was a member of Schnecksville Volunteer Fire Company and of the former Odd Fellows Lodge, Schnecksville.
He enjoyed auto mechanics and worked on cars.
Judy Heffner, 77, of Northampton, died Sept. 5, 2017.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late James and Eleta (Rader) Smith.
She was employed by Acme Markets for many years before she retired.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
She is survived by a daughter, Janeen Brida; two sons, John and his wife Tracy and Jerry; a sister, Faye Farkas; six grandchildren, Kali, Joelle, Parker, Brooke, Jacob and Paige; and a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Heffner.
She was predeceased by a sister, Karen Geiger.
Verna I. (Grim) Reinheimer, 93, of Whitehall and formerly of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 4, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late George E. Reinheimer.
Born in Ballietsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Grace S. (Lazarus) Grim.
She was a secretary at Crowder Jr. Company, formerly located in Allentown, for 17 years when she retired in 1960.
She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt.
She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 60 years.
Larry L. Swanger, 67, of Walnutport, died Sept. 5, 2017, in his home. He was the fiance of Catherine L. (Shick) Smith with whom he resided.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late William H. and Margaret M. (Soos) Swanger.
He was a 1970 graduate of Palmerton High School.
He was the head fabricator for the former Lee Held Steel/Metal Fabricators, Northampton; and later at SMF Company, Palmerton, for 20 years until he retired.
He was known as “the golf cart guy” as he serviced, sold and customized golf carts for several years.
Charles G. Wechsler, 74, of Treichlers, died Sept. 5, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network Hospice, Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Lagler) Wechsler for 53 years.
Born in Albany Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Charles M. and Ida R. (Correll) Wechsler.
He was in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 4 grade during the Vietnam War.
He was responsible for transportation and distribution of products at Ingersoll-Rand Corporation, Allentown, where he was last employed for 30 years until he retired in 1993.
Quentin H. Dimmick, 72, of Northampton, died Aug. 29, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of the late Brenda C. (Edelman) Dimmick.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harley W. Dimmick and Irene C. (Dietz) Dimmick.
He was a shipping clerk for the former Cross Country Clothes/Rapid Apparel, Northampton, for 30 years before he retired in 1995.
He was a former choir director and organist for various churches throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and taught organ and piano to many students through the years.