Thomas A. Mulqueen, 87, of Macungie, formerly of Orefield and Allentown, died Oct. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Ann F. (Hendrickson) Mulqueen. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James T. Sr. and Alice M. (O’Neill) Mulqueen.
He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and the Pennsylvania Military College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, Class of 1953.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.
John S. Kerstetter Sr., 64, of Levittown, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died Sept. 22, 2019, in the Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center, Levittown. He was the husband of the late Petera J. (Trapp) Kerstetter, who died in 2015. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Ruth (Reinard) Kerstetter, Allentown and the late Marlin Kerstetter.
He was a 1973 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He worked for Bethlehem Steel for many years, becoming a supervisor and later moved to the Lackawanna plant, retiring in 2013. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union.
Mae E. Fenstermaker, 91, of Macungie, formerly of Fogelsville, died Oct. 2, 2019, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert F. Fenstermaker for 70 years this past January. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Emma Marsteller.
She was a member of Ziegels United Church of Christ, Breinigsville.
She was a member of the Red Hat Society, volunteered with Meals on Wheels and had a great love for nature and gardening.
Joan K. (Pennebacker) Heimbach, 93, of Zionsville, died peacefully, Sept. 21, 2019, at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of Raymond C. Heimbach. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Beryl Pennebacker.
She graduated from Emmaus High School as valedictorian and from Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics.
She taught home economics at East Greenville High School and continued her graduate study at Penn State University.
Alice E. Ginkinger, 98, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 2, 2019, in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late William F. Ginkinger, who died in 1999. Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late William and Esther (Hullinger) Loring.
She was a salesclerk at the former McCroy’s in Allentown for several years.
She was a member of St. Mark’s UCC, Allentown, where she quilted for many years and was on the Parkway Ladies Bowling League for more than 30 years.
Donald Edward Malloy, 66, of Emmaus, died Sept. 26, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was a loving and devoted father and a big kid at heart. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late William E.R. and Kathryn (Heimbrook) Malloy.
Her loved anything with an engine and was a master technician working in the automotive industry for more than 40 years.
He had a wonderful sense of humor, loved sharing stories of his family’s home cooking and enjoyed any strange food combination you could think of.
John C. Gumpy, 80, of Macungie, died Sept. 29, 2019, in Cedarbrook. He was the husband of Margery (Davis) Gumpy. They were married for 57 years. Born in Danville, he was the son of the late Reginald and Adria (Herring) Gumpy.
He was a pipe organ builder and owner of Lehigh Organ Company for over 30 years.
He was a founding member and Fellow of the American Institute of Organ Builders.
He was church organist for Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton, for 16 years.
He was a member of Grace Church, Bethlehem.
Lorraine C. Miner, 92, of Emmaus, died Sept. 24, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late William D. Miner. Born in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the late David A. and Edna M. (Kuhns) Mertz.
She worked for Lutron Electronics and later Data Works for many years, retiring in 2006.
She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C.
She is survived by a son, Donald W. and his wife, Susan, of Emmaus; daughters, Carol A. and her husband, Ned Wieder, of Emmaus and Donna K. widow of Dale Diehl, of Emmaus; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
Charles “Mike” R. Hammer, 83, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 26, 2019, at Holy Family Manor. He was the loving husband of Joan (Eitnier) Hammer with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles and Julia (Wasichko) Hammer.
He honorably served his country in the United States Navy.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University and a master’s degree while teaching at Salisbury High School from 1963 to 1996.
He worked for Pennsylvania wine and spirits stores for 30 years.
Richard L. Steager, 79, of Emmaus, died Sept. 28, 2019, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the husband of Ilsemarie “Terry” (Eilts) Steager. They were married for 53 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Kenneth S.E. and Beulah C. (Hunsicker) Steager.
He honorably served his country in the Army for 25 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant 1st Class and served during Vietnam.
He later was a life insurance salesman in Germany for 20 years, retiring in 2008.
He was a member of the Emmaus VFW and the NCOA.