Josephine A. “Jo” Nolt, of Fullerton, died Sept. 1, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Franklin E. “Frank” Nolt for 67 years. They celebrated their anniversary Aug. 26.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mabel M. (Smith) Siegfried.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, and a member of the Chancel Choir.
She was a 1948 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She was co-owner of Budget Instant Print, Whitehall, for many years until retiring.
Ronald F. Ernst, 72, of Whitehall, died Aug. 29, 2017, in his home.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank S. and Mary (Datta) Ernst.
He was a Kutztown University graduate and earned a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Delaware.
He was an engineer for Lucent Technologies for many years until he retired.
He is survived by a sister, Jeanette Reppert; and two nephews, Erik and Troy Reppert.
He was predeceased by a nephew, Lawrence Reppert.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.
John Paul Roeder, 91, of Punta Gorda Isles, Fla. and formerly of Whitehall and Allentown, died Aug. 15, 2017, in Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla. He was the husband of the late Edith (Deedy) Roeder.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of Dr. Jesse N. Roeder and Ruth Melroy Roeder.
He was a 1944 graduate of Palmerton Hight School. He attended Penn State University and graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in commerce and finance.
He was a corporal in the Army Air Forces during World War II.
Robert D. Ernst, 78, of Fullerton, died Aug. 1, 2017.
He was a son of the late Robert C. and Madeline E. (Peckett) Ernst.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He was a stock chaser at Mack Trucks, Allentown, until he retired.
He was a life member of Fullerton Fire Company No. 1. He was active with Whitehall Fire Police for many years.
He was a life member of Howard L. Peter American Legion Post 576, Allentown.
He is survived by extended family; and friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, Lewis J. Ernst.
Kathleen A. Bleiler, 62, of Allentown, died peacefully at her home Aug. 31, 2017, following a battle with cancer.
She was a devoted wife of 34 years to her husband, Dean K. Bleiler.
Born Feb.19, 1955, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Frank D. Jr. and Jane A. (Schaffer) Savage of Allentown.
She graduated from Parkland High School in 1973 and from Mansfield University in 1977, from which she received a bachelor’s degree in music education.
Catherine A. (Turbed- sky) Witczak, 89, of Fullerton, died Aug. 21, 2017, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of Leo R. Witczak for 66 years.
Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Salovay) Turbedsky.
She was a 1946 graduate of Whitehall High School and a 1949 graduate of Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.
She worked in both the emergency and operating rooms at the former Allentown General Hospital. She was an obstetrical nurse for Dr. Michael Vigilante and Allen Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates for many years.
Geoffrey Allan Bender Sr., 63, of Northampton and formerly of Needham, Mass., died suddenly Aug. 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Marianne Bender.
Born in Hyannis, Mass., he was a son of the late Edward and Jeanne Uhlenhaut Bond Bender.
Dennis Cintron, 55, of Palmerton, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the husband of Deborah (Peckitt) Cintron for 21 years.
He was the son of the late Angelo Cintron and Margarita (Ortiz) Citron of Allentown.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was a security guard for Wells Fargo, Allentown,
He was a member of Palmerton Veterans for Foreign Wars and a former captain of Cetronia Fire Police.
Arlene G. Beginnes, 88, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late John M. Beginnes for 58 years.
Born in Hackensack, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Emily (Frankenfield) Geisinger.
She was a 1947 graduate of Liberty High School.
She was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and then by Western Electric.
She was a member of Ss Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
She was active with the Girl Scouts for many years.
Norwood “Woody” E. George Sr., 90, of Kunkletown and formerly of Little Gap, died Aug. 25, 2017, at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of the late Christiana S. (Kocher) George.
Born in Kunkletown, he was a son of the late Perry W. and Miriam (Greenzweig) George.
He was a truck driver and a mail room worker for 43 years at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation until he retired in 1987.
He attended New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Trachsville.