Arthur Peter Pappas Sr., 75, of Lower Macungie Township, died peacefully Oct. 10, 2017. He was the husband of Katherine A. (Ramsey) Pappas. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary (Damalas) Pappas.
He was a vice president of human resources for Alpo for 23 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a state high school wrestling champion for West High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a 1964 alternate Olympic Greco Roman wrestler for the USA team in Tokyo, Japan.
Richard Edwin Danner, 84, of East Texas, died Oct. 11, 2017. He was the husband of Emily A. (Lehr) Danner. They were married for 62 years in March. Born in East Texas, he was a son of the late Edwin and Viola (Litzenberger) Danner.
He was a sheet metal worker for over 50 years in union local 19.
He was a member and former church council president of St. Paul’s Lutheran, Breinigsville, a past president of the Lower Lehigh Lions Club, a past president of the East Texas Playground Association and a former superintendent of East Texas Sunday School.
Ruby R. Conrad, 83, of Alburtis, died Oct. 13, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Agnew N. Conrad who died in September. They were married for over 62 years. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Clayton L. and Elizabeth (Miller) Rauch.
She worked for the former Royal Manufacturing Company and Allen Organ before retiring.
She was a member of the Fleetwood and Emmaus drum and bugle corps for many years.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis.
Norman E. Boyer, 95, of Alburtis and formerly of Brookview Apartments, died Oct. 11, 2017, in the home of his son, Richard. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Keeney) Boyer. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl N. and Emily M. (Knecht) Boyer.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a welder for Mack Trucks for 45 years, retiring in 1986. After retiring, he worked at McNabb’s Service Station and Dorney Park.
He was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown.
Richard John Fiesta, 73, of Macungie, died Oct. 13, 2017, at Arden Court, Wescosville, with his superb St. Luke’s Hospice nurse, Deb and his wife of 50 years, Janine (Mutnansky) Fiesta by his side, from complications from vascular disease. Born in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Michael and Edna (Rosendale) Fiesta.
Frederick H. Bernecker Jr., 83, of Macungie, died Oct. 6, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Betty Frances (Joyner) Bernecker. They were married for 61 years, 8 months. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick H. “Fritz” Bernecker Sr. and the late Theresa “Tess” (Mirth) Bernecker.
He was a roofer with Roofers Local #30, for 45 years until retiring.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member and past commander of the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post #576, Allentown.
June V. Laudenslager, 93, formerly of Allentown, died Oct. 8, 2017, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Robert H.A. Laudenslager. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late J. Walter and Laura V. (Wonn) Smith and the late Helen (Weida) Smith.
She was a very supportive and encouraging mother of five children.
She was a floral designer in the Lehigh Valley for many years.
Barbara Pass Glazier, 67, of Gilbert, formerly of Wescosville, died Oct. 4, 2017, at Blough Health Care Center, Inc., Bethlehem. She was the wife of Charles M. Glazier. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Shirley (Nash) Pass.
She was an artist and educator.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cooper Union and a master’s in education from Lehigh University. She studied art in Italy for three years.
She was a member of Congregation B’nai Harim, Pocono Pines.
Brian I. Gracely, died peacefully Sept. 19, 2017, under the watchful care of Lehigh Valley Hospice after a brief struggle with cancer. He was the husband of Laura Gracely. He was the son of Vivian Gracely and the late Ira R. Gracely.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1963 and embarked on a lifelong career in construction.
His company, Mocon Construction, Inc., erected both residential and commercial modular homes and businesses throughout eastern Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic states for individuals, developers and manufacturers for over 35 years.
Janet L. Wetzel, formerly of Emmaus, died May 26, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was the loving wife of the late Kerwin G.O. Wetzel for 56 years until his death Sept. 8, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Jennie (Brobst) Morris.
She was predeceased by brothers, Carl (Myrtle), William (Sophie) and Donald (Alice); eldest son, Michael, who died in 2016.
Kerwin was predeceased by his parents John and Erma (Kuhns) Wetzel and his sister, Loraine (Mearl Mackes) and brother, John.