Mildred P. Benner, 89, of Macungie, formerly of Durham and Springfield townships, died peacefully April 24, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Kermit R. Benner, celebrating 70 years of marriage Dec. 26, 2018. She was a daughter of the late William W. and Helen M. (Bodder) Herman.
After attending Springfield High School, she graduated from the Allentown School of Cosmetology and worked at the former Oswald Beauty Salon, Allentown. She also enjoyed cleaning, working for several families as a housekeeper.
Ku K’Paw Paw, 12, of Emmaus, died April 21, 2019, in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, surrounded by her family. Born in Thailand, she was the daughter of Ah Paung and Jamie K’Paw.
She was a seventh grade student at Lower Macungie Middle School.
She was a member of Whitehall Mennonite Church.
Robert Confer, 79, of Emmaus, died peacefully at home April 16, 2019, surrounded by his family after a 14-month battle with glioblastoma. He was the husband of Ruth A. (DeWalt) Confer and they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage June 18. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Warren H. and Miriam G. (Haas) Confer.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1957.
He retired from Mack Trucks in 2004 after 36 years of service and was previously employed with Cutler Hammer.
Peter J. Latsch, 67, of Upper Milford Township, died April 15, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Karen L. (Solomon) Latch. They celebrated 47 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Norbert Latsch and the late June C. (Peters) Marshall.
He was the owner of Latsch Aluminum, Emmaus and was a carpenter by trade.
He served in the United States Coast Guard.
He was a member of the Catholic War Vets and UNAMI.
He enjoyed hunting and loved driving and tinkering with classic Corvettes.
Paul D. Cera, 81, of Lower Macungie Township, died April 13, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elizabeth M. (Orsulak) Cera. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in August. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Peter John Cera Sr. and Mary (Sovine) Cera.
Daniel Jacob Harries, 9, of Macungie, died April 18, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Brendan D. and Jessica B. (Krupnick) Harries.
He was a student at Western Salisbury Elementary School.
He loved going to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms games, Dorney Park, roller coasters, dogs and laying in the sun by the pool listening to Bob Marley.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.
Dr. George A. Kirchner, 76, of Allentown, died April 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Carol E. (Cox) Kirchner. Born in York, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Marie (Stine) Kirchner.
Mary A. Grois, 99, formerly of Emmaus, died April 20, 2019, at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the wife of the late Stanley E. Grois, who died in 2015. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Lasco and Anna (Haluschak) Terfinko.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Sylvia Rhea (Moyer) Nikles, 76, of Alburtis, died April 20, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred L. “Nick” Nikles. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley W. and Miriam (Moyer) Beidelman, of Whitehall.
She was a graduate of Whitehall High School. At 17, she was the youngest appointed church organist in the Lehigh Valley. She was the organist and choir director for Salem U.C.C., Catasauqua, for 32 years and 15 years at the former Dubbs Memorial U.C.C., Allentown, directing several charity musical programs to benefit the churches.
Thomas J. Marzola, 76, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully April 12, 2019, in his home, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was the husband of Joanne (Bove) Marzola, with whom he shared over 53 years of marriage. Born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., and raised on Long Island, he was the son of the late John and Ida (Giordano) Marzola.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He owned and operated T.J. Marzola Building and Remodeling since 1971, until retiring in 2011.