Ruth-Ann J. Schell, 78, of Wescosville, formerly of Vera Cruz, died May 23, 2020. She was the wife of the late Carl W. Schell. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Laura (Cowley) Walck.
She and her husband were proprietors of Schell’s Egg Ranch in Vera Cruz. She also worked at Sears as an accountant and Weis Market as a cake decorator.
She was a member of Old Zionsville UCC Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served on the Consistory as a Deacon and Elder.
Stephen A. Balazs, 72, of Macungie, died May 22, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Rosemary (Fazekas) for 52 years. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Louis and Joan (Farrington) Balazs.
He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the Army and completed his enlistment in the Army chorus.
He was an accomplished musician playing both saxophone and piano.
William H. Coles III, 74, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 17, 2020, after a long fought battle against cancer. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Cloyes) Coles to whom he was married for 43 years. Born in Summit, N.J., he was the son of the late Jeannette (Hubbard) and William H. Coles Jr. He grew up in Westfield, N.J. and graduated from Westfield Senior High School in 1964 and Waynesburg University in 1969 with degrees in business administration and psychology.
Nadenia Fonthein Butko, died May 29, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Edwin Butko and companion of William Schimeneck for 26 years. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Doris and Alfonse Fonthein.
She graduated from Cortland Jr.-Sr. High School.
She and her late husband settled in Green Book, N.J., where they raised their two daughters. While living in New Jersey she worked at Miron’s Ethan Gallery for 26 years as an office manager and accounting supervisor.
David Zapach, 85, formerly of Macungie, died May 24, 2020. He was the son of the late Joseph Zapach and Julia (Hopko) Zapach.
He is survived by four daughters and their families; a sister, Sylvia Kozy; brothers, Theodore, Thomas and Michael.
Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Emmaus.
Philip C. Romig, 85, of Palm, formerly of Emmaus, died May 29, 2020. He was the husband of Janice L. (Merkel) Romig, with whom he shared over 60 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Oliver and Bessie M. (Faust) Romig.
He was a truck driver for Nothstein Brothers trucking for 38 years.
He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis.
He was an avid enthusiast and collector of John Deere tractors. He founded the East Central PA Two-Cylinder Club in 1995.
He helped organize the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association in Emmaus.
Emily R. Landis, 93, died peacefully of natural causes May 31, 2020, at the South Mountain Memory Care, Emmaus. She was the wife of the late Samuel N. Landis Sr. who died in 2006. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Gulla) Benedick.
Early in her life, she worked at Rodale Mfg. in Emmaus and later became a housewife.
John Kuncio Jr., 71, died May 22, 2020, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown, his home for the past 19 years, where he was cared for like family by the loving staff. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Mary (Lisi) Kuncio.
He was a forklift operator at AmeriCold Logistics from 1990 to 2000 and previously worked for Exide Battery, Allentown, from 1971 to 1989.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.
Formerly, he was a member of St. Ann Church, Emmaus and a member of the Fogelsville Fire Company social hall.
Elleen M. Kelly, 88, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 20, 2010, at Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township. She was the wife of the late Robert Kelly, who died in 2007 and the late Thomas Scheuering who died in 1970. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (McLaughlin) Kinney.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna M. and her husband, John Basilavecchio; a son, Kenneth Scheuering; a former daughter-in-law, Allison Larson Scheuering; grandchildren, Melissa and Tommy. She was predeceased by a brother, Johnny Kinney.
James L. Sassaman, 71, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 19, 2020. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Loyko) Sassaman. They celebrated 37 years of marriage April 16. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Albert and Edna (Acker) Sassaman.
He was a graduate of William Allen High School, Class of 1967.
He was employed at Walmart in Trexlertown, working as a stocker for 14 years, retiring in 2013. Previously he worked for Sears & Roebuck Co. in the Whitehall store for many years.
He enjoyed playing the guitar, camping and going to flea markets.