Edward Maurer, 89, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 13, 2017, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Nina M. (Comfort) Maurer. They were married for 31 years last December. Born in Ober-Schonborn, Ukraine, he was the son of the late John and Mary Ekenberger Maurer.
He was a self-employed brick and stone mason for 30 years.
Jordan Mark DiPietro, 20, of Lower Macungie Township, died Aug. 11, 2017, with his family at his side at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Aug. 1. He was the son of Mark and LyneDee DiPietro, of Macungie.
He was a vibrant and passionate person with a huge heart. He lived his life doing things he loved including snowboarding, skateboarding, drawing, attending Penn State football games and cheering on the Eagles.
His greatest passion was writing and producing music.
Cynthia A. Amorino, 64, of Lower Macungie Township, died Aug. 7, 2017, as a result of a traffic accident. She was the wife of Eugene J. Amorino. They celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary last month. Born in Orange, N.J., she was a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Marshall) Masson.
She was a graduate of Bloomfield High School in New Jersey and also a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School.
David L. Mathias, 74, of Emmaus, died Aug. 4, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Hawk) Mathias. Born in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Sylvester B. and Florence (Zeider) Mathias.
He received his master’s degree in computer science from Penn State University in 1968.
He was a computer programmer for IBM in Glendale, N.Y., for 25 years, retiring in 1995. He was a mathematics teacher for various schools.
He was a member of Rivers of Life Seibert Church, Allentown.
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Nathan Joseph Borak, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering and Megan Ann Matus who earned a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated summa cum laude, both of Allentown; Carly Grace Muller, of Macungie, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated summa cum laude.
Penn State Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Carbon Community College have announced a new partnership that will benefit students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it.