Shawn P. Wasiewicz, 45, of Emmaus, died July 5, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Leah N. Funk, of Northampton. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Brenda S. (Zikoski) and stepson of Bruce A. Bartholomew, of Hellertown and son of the late Joseph P. Wasiewicz.
Jodi A. Flakker, 40, of Forks Township, died July 3, 2019, in her home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Marianne (Moritz) and James A. Flakker Sr.
She was engaged to be married to Jason Ruperto.
She was athletic, vibrant and outgoing.
She was well loved and the first person to offer a smile and a hello.
She was a 1997 graduate of Salisbury High School.
Sh was a conductor for the New Jersey Transit.
Peter L. (Pete) Reeder, 78, of Nassau Bay, Texas, died suddenly June 8, 2019, while vacationing in Maine. He was the husband of Judy Reeder. They were married for 49 years. Born “Baby Boy Reeder” in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 1941, his late parents, Sherwood Lewis Reeder, of Williamsport and Jesse Hartman Schantz, of Macungie, later named him Peter Linn Reeder because he had been born on his Uncle Linn’s (Schantz) birthday.
Nancy L. Snyder, 86, of Emmaus, died July 4, 2019, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Richard C. “Strap” Snyder Sr. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Edna (Schmoyer) Lichtenwalner.
She worked as a registered nurse for the former Allentown General Hospital and ASH Hospital for over 30 years, retiring in 1996.
She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Emmaus.
Her children and grandchildren were her life.
Angela E. “Angie” Keim, 35, of Macungie, formerly of Emmaus, died June 29, 2019, in her home. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Karen L. (Walck) Keim and the late Craig S. Keim Sr. who died Sept. 4, 1999.
She was a server at various restaurants throughout the area.
She was a 2002 graduate of Emmaus High School and attended Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Glen R. Dilcher, 74, of Emmaus, died July 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Carol A. (Wallitsch) Dilcher. They were married for 52 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Homer and Dorothy (Hager) Dilcher.
He was a graduate of the Allentown Police Academy. He served as a police officer for the Borough of Emmaus from 1970 until retiring in 1998. After retirement, he was a CSO at the Reading and Allentown federal courthouses for 14 years.
Joseph Kuncio, 86, died suddenly, June 30, 2019, after a very brief illness. In his last moments he was surrounded with loving company: his sister, Helen, niece, Donna, neighbor, Steven Gerhard and his beloved Lockhart Diaz family, who affectionately called him “grandpop.” He was the son of the late Michael Kuncio and Yustyna Terebecka Kuncio of Paszowa and Zawadka, Galicia, Austria-Hungary.
He was a 1951 graduate of Emmaus High School.
From 1953-1955, he served as a corporal in the United States Army. After special training he was assigned to duty in Germany as a cook.
Bruce E. Ferris, 71, of Salisbury Township, died June 18, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Maureen (Phalon) Ferris. They were married for 34 years. Born in Hanson, Mass., he was the son of the late Edward and Rose (Cohen) Ferris.
He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam.
He worked for Modern Concrete Co. for over 30 years.
The great constant in his life was the deep love he had for his family and his constant support of his wife Maureen. He was known to play guitar, sing and tinker with all things mechanical or wooden.
Lester J. Miller Jr., 71, formerly of Emmaus, died peacefully June 15, 2019. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Lester Sr. and Charlotte (Soos) Miller.
He worked at American National Can Group Inc. for many years. He then worked and retired from J&J Luxury Transportation, Allentown.
He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He was an avid bowler and golfer. He enjoyed coaching softball over the years.
Jessica Anne (Paulsen) Fisher, 35, of Emmaus, died June 25, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Niskayuna, N.Y., she was the daughter of Michael J. Paulsen, of Emmaus and Marcia E. Green, of Kempton.
She worked in the fraud department for T-Mobile and most recently worked for iQor in Bethlehem.
She is survived by her father; mother; son, Jax, of Morgantown; brother, Michael W. Paulsen, of Emmaus; sister, Ashley and her husband, Joshua Louro, of Bethlehem; maternal grandmother, Anna C. Paulsen, of Greene, N.Y.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.