Robert “Mac” J. Eder, 78, of Whitehall, died Jan. 23, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Theresa M. (Dulik) Eder.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Celia M. (Nickisher) Eder.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He was retired from the maintenance department of Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Lester F. Tarnopolski, 93, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Kistler) Tarnopolski for 49 years.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Stanley and Frances (Tartar) Tarnoposkli.
He was a 1941 Palmerton High School graduate.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations and was awarded a Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars.
Charles M. Anderson, 80, formerly of Pittsburgh and the Poconos, died Jan. 26, 2017, in Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Margaret E. Anderson.
Born in Bellevue, he was a son of the late Arthur D. and Gertrude M. (Warne) Anderson.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from California State Teachers College and a master’s equivalency in education.
He was an industrial arts teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District for 25 years.
He was a member of Barger Lodge 325, F. & A.M.
Ethel Joyce Wagner, 87, of Fullerton, died Jan. 23, 2017, at Fellowship Community. She was the wife of the late William J. Wagner for 32 years.
Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Yakubecek) Svaby.
She was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School and attended Mary Washington College, Virginia.
She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt, where she assisted in the kitchen and office and was a life member of WELCA.
Warren C. Ludwig Sr., 68, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Diane C. (Kostka) Ludwig for 46 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Warren T. and Dorothy E. (Hodes) Ludwig.
He was a truck driver for Tommy Burke Provisions and worked on the docks for Ward Trucking for over 30 years.
Shirley M. Hirschman, 82, of Northampton, died Jan. 3, 2017, at Alexandria Manor, Bath. She was the wife of the late Anthony “Tony” F. Hirschman for 56 years.
Born in Danielsville, she was a daughter of the late William I. and Effie (Reimer) Heffelfinger.
She was in the U.S. Air Force and was a Korean War veteran.
She was a licensed practical nurse at a podiatrist practice in Northampton.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.
Sarah K. (Bickleman) Miller, 91, of Whitehall Township, died Dec. 30, 2016, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus. She was the wife of the late Karl I. Miller for 57 years.
Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late James B. and Sarah (Myers) Bickleman.
She was baptized, confirmed and married in Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua.
She was a 1943 graduate of Tamaqua High School.
She was a seamstress for more than 40 years at various mills.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, where she was an elder.
Rose Marie Salter, 93, of Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township, and formerly of Coplay and Emmaus, died Jan. 1, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine (Etchberger) Gartner.
She worked in the assembly department of the former Western Electric Corporation, Allentown, for 28 years until she retired in 1985.
She was an original member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Nevin “Butch” L. Holderman, 70, of Northampton, died Jan. 6, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Theresa B. (Jackson) Holderman for 51 years.
Born in Rockdale, he was a son of the late George Holderman Sr. and Pauline (Schneck) Holdeman.
He worked several jobs in the Lehigh Valley until he retired.
He was a stock car racer at Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley speedways.
He was a volunteer fireman and a life member of Hokendauqua Fire Company. He was a member of Sons of the Legion of Fred Snyder Post 353, Northampton.
Sandra M. Cherry, 77, of Walnutport, died Jan. 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Robert E. Cherry for 58 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Christian and Zelda (Glass) Hildebrand.
She and her husband co-owned and operated Sunset Diner and Family Restaurant, Kresgeville, for 22 years until she retired in 2005.