Fern A. Gilly, 94, formerly of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2017, at her residence at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Michael F. Gilly.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Margaret (Brewen) Artz.
She was a 1942 Liberty High School graduate.
She worked in packaging and assembly for B. Braun Medical, Bethlehem, for many years before she retired. During World War II, she worked in the offices of Bethlehem Steel.
She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, for many years.
Catherine A. (Shimshy) Lorenz Mink, 92, died Feb. 22, 2017, at her home in Whitehall. She was the wife of the late John K. Lorenz and the late Edward A. Mink.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Haraida) Shimshy.
She was a member of St. John Fisher Church, formerly St. Lawrence Church, North Catasauqua.
She is survived by a son, Edward A.; three daughters, Susan and her husband Raymond Raysley, Ann Lorenz and Jean and her husband Lou Wrabel; nieces; and nephews.
Joseph R. Dispensa, 87, of Whitehall, died March 2, 2017, in his residence.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Randazzo) Dispensa.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He worked in the garment industry for many years for the former Cross Country Clothes, Greif and Today’s Man.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Whitehall, for more than 50 years.
He was a past president of and a coach for Coplay Sports.
Emelia Minnie Brusko, 102, died Feb. 22, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.
A lifelong resident of Egypt, she was the wife of the late Mike Brusko.
She was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Sokilka) Stetz.
She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.
Lynda L. Marks, 55, of Whitehall, died Feb. 20, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Anthony “Tony” S. Marks for more than 33 years.
Born in Sunbury, she was a daughter of June (Keller) Tomb of Whitehall and of the late Forrest “Ray” Tomb.
She was a 1979 graduate of Whitehall High School. She was a graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College and Cedar Crest College with high honors.
Ruth V. Hall, 97, of Nazareth and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 22, 2017, at Gracedale, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late George C. Hall.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Earle and Elsie (Vaughn) Clause.
She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
She was a past member of Northampton Senior Ladies Group and Order of the Eastern Star.
Dale E. Newhart, 91, of Bethlehem and formerly of Treichlers, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Phoebe Lillian (Simpson) Newhart for 53 years.
Born in Treichlers, he was a son of the late Elvin G. and Stella M. (Bossard) Newhart.
He was a 1943 graduate of Northampton High School. He earned a degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College in 1949.
He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II at Johnston Island as a radio-telephone operator.
Nancy A. Costenbader, 69, of Walnutport, died Feb. 23, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John Q. and Anna (Vengrin) Treichler.
She was a 1965 graduate of Northampton High School.
She was a supervisor for the U.S. Post Office, Lehigh Valley-Bethlehem, until she retired after 26 years.
She is survived by a son, Scott R. and his wife Roseann of Lehigh Township; a granddaughter, Jessica; and several cousins.
Glenn N. Carmitchel, 92, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 26, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Lucille C. (Smith) Carmitchel.
Born in South Allentown, he was a son of the late John R. and Elizabeth (Bensinger) Carmitchel.
He was a Navy veteran and was in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
He was an air brake inspector for the New Jersey Railroad for 35 years.
Marion S. (Snyder) Butz, 92, formerly of North Whitehall Township, died Feb. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was the wife of the late Norwood C. Butz.
Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Harvey E.D. and Elsie V. (Guth) Snyder.
She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She worked at The Phoebe Home, Allentown, and Kraft Foods, Fogelsville, before retiring.
She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
She was a volunteer with NOVA Auxiliary.