Anthony A. “Tony” Maini, 58, of Lower Macungie Township, died Feb. 25, 2020. He was the husband of Jane A. (Frank) Maini. They celebrated 35 years of marriage last July. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of Louis G. Jr. and Frances (Porambo) Maini.
He was a 1979 graduate of Emmaus High School and a 1986 graduate of Northampton Area Community College.
He was a registered nurse in the operating room at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest for 36 years and was currently working as an infection preventionist at Old Orchard.
Anthony Joseph Lokez, 87, of Lawrenceville, died March 1, 2020, at the Carleton Senior Care and Rehab in Wellsboro. He was the husband of Jean Marie Lokez. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of John and Anna (Kuzma) Lokez.
He was a member of Zion’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Tioga.
He enjoyed gardening and hunting.
Ronald V. Gilbert Jr. 56, died Feb. 26, 2020, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Born in Allentown, he graduated from Allen High School and turned his lifelong interest in vacuum cleaners into a career with Electrolux where he eventually became the regional director of the Mid-Atlantic region. His interest in vacuums started at Wenners in the Allentown Farmers Market when he was a boy. He could identify model, year and type of vacuum simply from hearing it run.
Joseph W. Harden Jr., 82, of Salisbury Township, died March 1, 2020, peacefully at home, while surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Beverly Ann (Schaadt) Harden, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage prior to her death in 2001. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Hope (Fuller) Harden.
For more than 60 years, he was a professional auto body technician and worked at various auto body shops throughout the Lehigh Valley. He was truly an automobile enthusiast and loved restoring cars and attending car shows.
Raymond J. Legg Jr., 65, of Salisbury Township, died Feb. 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and daughter. He was the husband of Doreen (Dries) Legg. They were married for 46 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Raymond and Manuela Legg.
He was a 1972 graduate of Emmaus High School and a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zion Hill.
Amanda Joy Smith, 30, of Alburtis, died Feb. 25, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, she was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2007.
She was a service biller at Eastern Lift Truck, Fogelsville and was a member of New Apostolic Church, Allentown.
Kristi Lynn Hanawalt, 51, of Emmaus, died March 1, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of Bob and Gloria Hanawalt.
She graduated from Lehigh County Vocational Technical School, now Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, in 2000. She participated in various Special Olympics team sports, spent time laughing with friends at the ARC of Lehigh County and at Tuesday Night Together events and worked in the bakery at Wegmans for 12 years.
Glenroy K. Conrad, 88, of Macungie, died Feb. 25, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Newhard) Shoemaker. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Florence (Bortz) Conrad.
He worked at the former Willard Battery and Exide Battery for 31 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a life member of Alburtis Nimrods and the Macungie VFW.
Dawn E. Mendez, 54, of Salisbury Township, died in her home surrounded by her family Feb. 2, 2020. She was the loving wife of Jose R. Mendez with whom she shared over 31 years of marriage. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of Joan (Eldridge) Brodt and the late Dale Brodt.
She was a graduate of William Allen High School and went on to further her education at Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University, where she earned her master’s degree in education.
Ellen Ethel Taylor, died Feb. 10, 2020. She was the wife of the late Donald Taylor. Born in Hellertown, she lived in Rochester, N.Y. as a young adult. She and her husband lived in several towns in Pennsylvania, including Canton, Mansfield and Hershey. They mainly raised their family in Macungie and Greentown. She relocated to Allentown after her husband’s death.
She lived at The Village at Willow Lane in Macungie from 2004 to 2019 where she enjoyed retirement and made several friends.