Raffaela “Rae” (Masino) Hooten, 92, died Jan. 18, 2018. She was the wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Hooten.
Born in Brooklyn, she was a daughter of the late Donato and Anna (Pepe) Masino.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Dalmas, Carolyn and her husband Steve Spesak and Carol Beckwith; five grandchildren, Christina and her husband Bobby Gorman, Christopher and his wife Claire Spesak, Jason Spesak, Amanda Dalmas and Columbo Dalmas Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Eric Gorman.
Patricia A. Schutt, 80, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Schutt.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Raymond “Lefty” G. and Catherine “Katie” P. (O’Hawk) Laubach.
She worked in food services for Kidspeace for many years before retiring. She was earlier a Northampton Area School District bus driver from 1980-1993.
Lois G. Schisler, 88, of State College, died Jan. 5, 2018, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. She was the wife of Lee C. Schisler for 66 years.
Born in Milesburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Sprankle Green.
She was a 1947 graduate of State College High School and was still active with the class reunion committee.
She was a secretary to the principal at State College High School. She then worked for Ralph M. Parsons Company, Frederick, Md.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and of the church women’s society.
Rosalyn M. Saba, 91, of Allentown, died Dec. 29, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward T. Saba for 65 years.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Nabeha and David Sadd.
She helped her husband with his manufacturer’s sales representative business.
She was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Allentown.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Keith Allen Borst, 22, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 7, 2018, at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Roy A. and Cindy (Strode) Borst of Bethlehem.
He was a graduate of Liberty High School, where he was involved with the Vo-Tech program; the Academy of Media Production, Gettysburg; and Northampton Community College.
He was an audio/video engineer for Clark Media, Bethlehem.
Surviving along with his parents are his brother, Mitchell Borst; maternal grandmother, Judith Strode; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Harold W. Fabian, 97, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Ritter) Fabian.
Born in North Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Warren and Eva (Moyer) Fabian.
He was a self-employed farmer for 45 years and operated Camel’s Hump Farm, Bethlehem Township, until he retired in 1987.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, where he was a former council member for 24 years and president of the church property committee for 45 years.
Robert W. Deppe, 91, formerly of Bath, died Jan. 3, 2018, at Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli. He was the husband of the late Jean S. (Smith) Deppe.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Russell and Irene (Rex) Deppe.
He was a graduate of Temple University Electronics, Allentown campus 1950-1953.
He was employed as an electrician/inspector at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre and achieved rank of Seaman 1st Class.
Betty “Reds” L. Nonnemacher, 88, formerly of West Catasauqua, died Jan. 4, 2018, at Easton Garden of Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Clarence W. Nonnemacher.
Born in West Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late John Schubert and Lillian (Kline) Snyder.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Whitehall.
She was employed by various silk mills in the Lehigh Valley and the former Smith Candy Company, Catasauqua.
William “Bill” L. Ahner Jr., 80, of Walnutport, died Jan. 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Jean E. (Schleicher) Ahner for 55 years.
Born in Ashfield, he was a son of the late William L. Sr. and Mary C. (Schappell) Ahner.
He was a 1955 graduate of Lehighton High School.
He was in the U.S. National Guard, Lehighton barracks, where he earned a rank of E-4, from 1958-1961.
He was a millwright in the beam yard of the former Bethlehem Steel for 31 years until he retired in 1995.
Kenneth William Buss, 74, of Allentown, died Jan. 4, 2018, in his home.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Adam C.J. and Agnes (Harvey) Buss.
He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era and was a private stateside.
He was a cutter and garment worker for several textile mills in the Allentown area.