Robert L. Ettl, 91, of Lower Macungie Township, died Oct. 30, 2017, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House of Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of the late Gloria M. (Fink) Ettl who died March 14, 2006. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Leonard and Florence (Bast) Ettl.
He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He was a service manager for the former Daniel’s Cadillac, Allentown, retiring after 39 years.
Clifford Kemmerer, 84, of Emmaus, died Nov. 12, 2017. He was the husband of Gloria Kemmerer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Webster and Bertha Kemmerer.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was employed as a sheet metal worker for AT&T and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club.
He is survived by his wife; five children; four stepchildren; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held noon until a service 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Weber Funeral Home, 1619 Hamilton St., Allentown.
Ethel R. Nester, 85, of Allentown, died peacefully Nov. 10, 2017, at Above & Beyond, Allentown. She was the wife of Raymond H. Nester. They were married for 66 years this past August. Born in Vera Cruz, she was the daughter of the late Harold S. and Mildred B. (Kleckner) Bauman.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Emmaus.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1949.
Helen M. Bower, 85, of Emmaus, died Nov. 3, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Fred B. Bower. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Lorish and Alice M. Moyer.
She was a seamstress for various companies.
She will be remembered for her love of bingo, watching “Westerns” on TV and reading the newspaper.
A resident in the 2100 block of Church Road reported contractor fraud to police 1 p.m. Oct. 26. The resident contacted a contractor last year following a burst pipe in the home resulting in damage totaling $89,000. The contractor took the money, began the work and never finished. Police are investigating.
A resident in the 1600 block of East Emmaus Avenue reported she received personal social security numbers and personal identifiable information on residents for her use 7:25 p.m. Oct. 30.
Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets. The program will include information about the Schwar Geneology Library which is housed in the museum. Society member Lynette Fink will talk about the history of the Schwar Genealogy Library.
Thomas E. Schlener, 52, of Macungie, died Nov. 9, 2017, at home. Born in Trenton, Mich., he was a son of the late Richard A. and Jacklyn (Seehausen) Schlener.
He was a professional truck driver for various companies in the Allentown area.
He is survived by a brother, John; a sister, Susan. He was predeceased by a son, Justin in 2010 and a brother, Richard in 2007.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.