Bruce E. Ferris, 71, of Salisbury Township, died June 18, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Maureen (Phalon) Ferris. They were married for 34 years. Born in Hanson, Mass., he was the son of the late Edward and Rose (Cohen) Ferris.
He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.
He worked for Modern Concrete Co. for over 30 years.
The great constant in his life was the deep love he had for his family and his constant support of his wife Maureen. He was known to play guitar, sing and tinker with all things mechanical or wooden.
Lester J. Miller Jr., 71, formerly of Emmaus, died peacefully June 15, 2019. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Lester Sr. and Charlotte (Soos) Miller.
He worked at American National Can Group Inc. for many years. He then worked and retired from J&J Luxury Transportation, Allentown.
He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He was an avid bowler and golfer. He enjoyed coaching softball over the years.
Jessica Anne (Paulsen) Fisher, 35, of Emmaus, died June 25, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Niskayuna, N.Y., she was the daughter of Michael J. Paulsen, of Emmaus and Marcia E. Green, of Kempton.
She worked in the fraud department for T-Mobile and most recently worked for iQor in Bethlehem.
She is survived by her father; mother; son, Jax, of Morgantown; brother, Michael W. Paulsen, of Emmaus; sister, Ashley and her husband, Joshua Louro, of Bethlehem; maternal grandmother, Anna C. Paulsen, of Greene, N.Y.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Ronald E. Kern, 81, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 21, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joanne M. Kern. They shared 60 beautiful years together. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Emil and Louise Stutzenberger Kern.
He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended Penn State University.
He was employed as a manufacturing engineer at Mack Truck and retired in 1996. Previously, he worked at Air Products.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Salisbury High School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter.
Grade 9: Ifrahim Ansari, George Barbounis, Haroula Barbounis, Hunter Bleam, Krista Bonge, Janiah Cruz, Gianna Fitzsimmons, Mackenzie Hankee, Savannah Harford, Andrew Hines, Nicholas Jewell, Benjamin Krauss, Gabriella Lozada, Kaitlyn Macauley, Aidan Mathieu, Carver Moyer, Stephan Rupa, Marcie Silberman, Sarah Staack, Chase Watto
Carson “Poppy” D. Markle, 87, died peacefully June 23, 2019. He was married to his high school sweetheart, the late Virginia R. Markle. They were married for 61 years. He was the son of the late Victor and Gladys Markle, of Emmaus.
From 1950 to 1953 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps - 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion Easy Company, during the Korean War, fought in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir and received three Bronze Stars.
John Paul Sulick, 80, formerly of Emmaus, died in Los Angeles, Calif., June 25, 2019. Born in Palmerton, he was the son of John J. and Mary Sulick.
He graduated from Palmerton High School, Class of 1957.
He served in the U.S. Army and worked for most of his life at Bethlehem Steel.
He was a talented pianist, a former member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus and a member of The Compassionate Friends.
With his sense of humor and kind soul, anyone who knew him couldn’t help but love him. Above all, he was a loving, dedicated father.
Daniel J. Gaffney, 66, of Emmaus, died June 23, 2019, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Jane L. (Zawilla) Gaffney, of Whitehall and the late Donald B. Gaffney.
He was a 1970 graduate of William Allen High School and furthered his education at Bloomsburg University and Temple University.
He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 2599-13. He was a career steel machinist at Prior Coated Metals, Inc., Allentown, for many years, retiring in 2017.
He was a Lutheran.