Glenn R. Kressley, 61, of Macungie, died July 29, 2018. He was the husband of Peggy A. (Yanisch) Kressley. They would have been married 30 years in August. Raised in Macungie, he was the son of Joanne E. (Pugh), of Macungie and the late Bruce H. Kressley.
He was a percussionist in the Allentown Band, Allentown Symphony Orchestra and Liberty High School Alumni Band.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Andrea N.; mother; brother, Gary and his companion Debbie; nieces Kimmie and Maria; nephew, Matthew.
Lori A. (Bauer) Meitzler, 54, of District Township, died as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident, July 26, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Larry E. Meitzler. They were married for 31 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Carolyn A. (Bales) Bauer, of Alburtis, and the late William L. Bauer.
She was a member of Huff’s Union Church, Alburtis.
She worked for over 13 years as a laboratory technician at Bally Ribbon Mill, Bally; prior, she worked as a pairer at Great American Knitting Mill, Bally.
John C. Wagner, 97, of Emmaus, died July 28, 2018. He was the husband of the late Stella (Koneski) Wagner, who died in 2012. Born in Kutztown, he was the son of the late John N. and Florence E. (Schadler) Wagner.
He was employed at Air Products and Chemicals for 39 years until retiring as a truck driver.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus and a life member of the Emmaus Mercantile Club.
He is survived by a brother, Bruce and his wife, Jean; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Dale J.J., in 2005; brothers, Billy and Carson.
Dorothy B. (Backenstoe) Roth, 91, of Emmaus, died July 21, 2018, in Phoebe-Richlandtown. She was the wife of the late Carl N. Roth. Born in Lower Macungie Township, she was the daughter of the late Clarence B. and Minerva E. (Litzenberger) Backenstoe.
Amanda Jean (Faidley) Layton, 33, of Driftwood, Texas, formerly of Macungie, died July 17, 2018, at MD Anderson Medical Center, Houston, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Christopher David Layton for 12 years. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., she was a daughter of Angela Darling Faidley and the late Stephen Victor Faidley.
She was a 2003 graduate of Emmaus High School and continued her education with an art degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Larry E. Losch, 72, of Emmaus, died July 21, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Gale L. (Bachman) Losch for the past 50 years. Born in Topton, he was the son of the late Ray and Jane (Kroninger) Losch.
He was employed at The Morning Call for 35 years in various positions until retiring.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam era.
He was a member of the Emmaus Moravian Church and its Peanut Gang. He would say, “Life is not a dress rehearsal” and “My cup is half full.”
John Edward Belzner, 52, of Allentown, died July 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Robin (Geary) Belzner. They would have been married 27 years in September. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John Joseph Belzner and Margaret Ann (Fieller) Belzner.
He was a 1986 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem.
John worked at Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC, Allentown, for 20 years, most recently as a service manager.
Robert A. Flexer, 79, of Emmaus, died peacefully July 19, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Miriam (Stauffer) Flexer. They would have been married for 55 years on Aug. 3. Born in Upper Milford Township, he was a son of the late Clarence “Jim” and Emma (Schmeltzle) Flexer.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator throughout the Lehigh Valley for over 44 years, retiring from Schlouch, Inc. in 2000. His former employers included C.T. Flexer Estates, H.R. Kline Petroleum, John Hillegass Excavating, Petroleum Contractors and Gordon Baver, Inc.
Joyce M. Romig, 89, of Wescosville, died July 22, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late James W. Romig. Born in Mertztown, she was the daughter of the late George and Erma (Rader) Lutz.
Chad Allen Owens, 42, formerly of Emmaus, died suddenly July 15, 2018, on Bald Head Island, N.C. He was the husband of Maria del Pilar (Martinez) Owens. He was the son of Gregory and Jacqueline (Eberts) Owens.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and Penn State University.
He worked at Air Products before relocating to the Washington, D.C. area.
He was an independent IT specialist and was a partner in an IT firm providing services to the U.S. Government.