Edward G. Graybill III, 71, of Macungie, died June 10, 2019, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Kathryn (Pysher) and Edward George Graybill Jr.
In the past, he was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
He was a graduate of Lehigh University and was a member of Alpha Lambda Omega. Prior to retiring he was an IT programming technician at Pfizer Co.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member and past officer of the Rittersville Fire Company.
Mary E. Beishline, 94, formerly of Zionsville, died July 22, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Clayton Beishline, who died Dec. 12, 1985. Born in Shimersville, she was the daughter of the late Chester Fenstermaker and Ella (Krammes) Buss.
She worked for Knoll International in East Greenville for several years until her retirement. Previously, she was a florist and arranger at Buss Greenhouse.
She was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
E. Richard Gordon, 86, of Allentown, died July 16, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy S. (Salvino) Gordon. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Abraham and Henrietta (Sokol) Gordon.
After attending Central High School, Philadelphia, he graduated from Gratz College, Melrose Park, in 1953. He furthered his education at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania graduating in 1956.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the reserves.
Robert E. Rhoads Sr., 87, of Macungie, died July 20, 2019, in Legend Senior Living. He was the husband of the late Lorraine T. (Miller) Rhoads. Born in Boyertown, he was the son of the late Walter and Clara (Mauger) Rhoads.
He worked for Air Products and Chemicals for over 40 years, retiring in 1994.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
John B. Mesics Sr., 71, of Macungie, died July 12, 2019. He was the husband of Shelley (Strauch) Mesics. They were married for 47 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James and Patricia (Marsh) Mesics.
After graduating high school, he went to work for Mack Trucks where he retired after 44 years and had served in the past as a union steward.
Barbara P. Hahn, 91, of Emmaus, died July 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Clarence “Bill” Hahn, who died in 1981. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Cozette (Thomas) Pennebacker.
She was a graduate of Hood College, Frederick, Md. and was the first kindergarten teacher in Emmaus.
She volunteered at the Emmaus Public Library and The Elephant’s Trunk.
She attended St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Emmaus and was a member of the Emmaus Historical Society.
Margaret A. Durn, 86, of Emmaus, died July 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late LaMar C. Durn who died Feb. 26, 2005. Born in Ashland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Harris D. and Hulda (Walz) Wertman.
She graduated from Delano High School in 1950 and Allentown School of Nursing in 1953.
She was a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, from 1974 to her retirement in 1995. Previously she worked at Valley Manor Nursing & Rehab., Coopersburg from 1965 to 1974.
Lenore L. Herbst, 70, of Emmaus, died July 10, 2019, in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was the lifelong partner of the late William P. Lentz. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Magdalene (Stolp) Lapinski.
She was a 1966 graduate of Parkland High School.
She was a licensed customer service representative at Ian D. Webb Erie Insurance Company, Allentown, retiring in 2013. Prior to that, she worked in the same capacity for the Bruce D. Miller Insurance Company, Allentown.
Raymond Thomas Mohr, 100, died July 9, 2019, at The Willow in Macungie. He was the husband of the late Clara (Kelchner) Mohr for 64 years. Born in Corning, he was the son of Clarence Mohr and Sally Mohr (Stahl).
He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Zionsville, where he served as a lay leader, cemetery superintendent, Sunday school teacher and trustee, occasionally leading services in Pennsylvania German, his first language.
He attended the one-room schoolhouse in Dillingersville and later earned his high school diploma.
Kathleen Mary Gabriel, 75, of Macungie, died peacefully July 11, 2019. She was the wife of the late John Gabriel for 50 years. Born in Plainfield, N. J., she was the daughter of the late James Foster and Florence (King) Schmiede.
She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1962 and after earning her associate of science degree from Northampton County Community College, she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Cedar Crest College in 1992.