Raymond “Skip” Paul Koch, 87, formerly of Lower Milford Township, died Feb. 3, 2020, in Bella Vista, Ariz. He was the husband of Shirley Koch. They were married for 69 years. Born in Friendsville, he was a son of Forrest and Elsie (Weierbach) Koch.
He graduated from Coopersburg High School in 1950.
He was born and raised on the farm and worked his whole life farming and raising cattle. He managed Trainor’s Farm of Coopersburg, Risser’s Farm of Riegelsville, Bell Gate Farm of Limeport and later farms in the Midwest.
Mary Urland, 99, of Emmaus, died Feb. 1, 2020, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Urland. Born in Frackville, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Hreshko) Uhryn.
She was a homemaker for Lehigh County Homemaker for 15 years.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Kimberly A. Gross, 46, of Emmaus, died Feb. 6, 2020. Born in Allentown she was the daughter of the late Harold VanBilliard.
She was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Trexlertown.
She was a graduate of William Allen High School, Class of 1991.
She was a supervisor with United Healthcare, while volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Forgotten Felines and Fidos.
She was a loving mother and incredible person, who is gone but never forgotten.
She is survived by children, Cody Allen and Gabriella Jade.
Sergio Javier Morel, 21, of Emmaus, died Feb. 3, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Wilmer J. and Ivette M. (Torrales) Morel.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2017.
He worked as a mover for O’Brien’s Moving & Storage Co., Allentown, for the last year.
He loved to skateboard and participate in extreme sports. He enjoyed music, art and fishing.
He was a very compassionate young man and helpful to others.
Barry L. Decker, 78, of Allentown, died Jan. 24, 2020, at Gracedale Nursing Home. He was the husband of Anita L. (Bloch) Decker, with whom he shared over 57 years of marriage. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Frederick and Rose (Pumm) Decker.
Before retiring, he held various truck driving positions and also worked 18 years in the print shop at Bethlehem Steel.
He was an avid NY Yankees fan and enjoyed history.
The survivors were listed incorrectly in the Anna L. Stahl obituary in the Jan. 22 edition of The Press. She is survived by sister, Rosalie and her husband, Michael. We apologize for the error.
Marian E. Ross, 90, of Willow Valley Communities, formerly of Emmaus, died Jan. 22, 2020, in Lancaster General Hospital.
A Celebration of Life was held at Grace Community Church of Willow Street. Entombment was held in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
Dorothy L. Ross, 89, of Macungie, died Dec. 10, 2019, at Robert Wood Johnson-Somerset Hospital, Somerville, N.J. Born in Newark, she had formerly resided in Clark, N.J., for many years and had resided in Macungie since 1992. She was the wife of Walter B. Ross for 67 years.
She was a manager of professionals division of L’Oreal of Paris, Clark, N.J. She retired after over 25 years with the company.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Church, Allentown and was active in the senior club in Macungie where she was an avid bridge player and enjoyed being part of the walking club.
Denise Marie Mullin, 54, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 14, 2019, in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Christopher P. Mullin. They celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary Nov. 29, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of Salvatore J. and Lorraine E. (Sciortino) Ingoglia, of Jackson, N.J.
She was a teacher’s aide for Wescosville Elementary School.
James A. Cline, 77, of Emmaus, died suddenly at his home Jan. 19, 2020. He was the loving husband of JoAnne (Zerbe) Cline, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Waynesboro, Franklin County, he was the oldest son of the late Arthur H. Cline and Ethel (Smith) Hogan.