Robert A. “Bobby” Gilbert, 83, and longtime resident of Macungie, died suddenly Jan. 30, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Dorothea M. (Helfrich) Gilbert for 54 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ray G. and Eva F.A. (Roth) Gilbert.
He was a member of Solomon’s UCC, Macungie.
He was a 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School and worked for Mack Trucks for over 33 years until retiring.
He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army.
Catherine M. Hillegas, 95, of Emmaus, died peacefully Feb. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Stanley Hillegas. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose (McClellan) Antrim.
Before retiring, she worked at the Emmaus Shirt Factory and Rental Uniform (Cintas).
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Richard “Rick” H Krieg Jr., 60, of Allentown, died unexpectedly Jan. 29, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus, with his family by his side. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Ruth M. and Richard H. Krieg Sr.
He was a graduate of Salisbury High School, where he played football and baseball. He also played baseball with the Moondogs of The Twin River League. He was a member of the over 40 teams that played in Phoenix, Ariz. in the NABA World Series.
He was employed at Kidspace, Schnecksville Campus.
Janet J. Royer, 77, of Macungie, died Jan. 21, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Raymond Royer with whom she celebrated 57 years of marriage this past June. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Katherine Peters and Woodrow Wieder.
She was a 1961 graduate of Dieruff High School.
She built circuit boards for Allen Organ Co., Macungie, for 18 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Allentown.
Evelyn H. (Rick) Newcomb, 87, formerly of Macungie, died peacefully Feb. 2, 2019, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Newcomb who died Oct. 14, 2013. Born in Finesville, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John William and Katie (Antoni) Rick.
She worked as a postal clerk and eventually postmaster at Durham Post Office.
She was a faithful member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham.
Janice L. Ritter, 85, of Allentown, died Jan. 31, 2019, surrounded by her family at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Ritter Sr. who died in March. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Dorothy (Eck) Wentling and a graduate of Allentown High School.
S. William “Bill” Jeffers, 91, of Emmaus, died Jan. 31, 2019. He was the husband of the late Marion (Garney) Jeffers. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Stanley and Rose (Johnston) Jeffers.
He worked in sales, retiring from Lehigh Valley Honda.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.
He was an avid sports and car enthusiast and his dedication to his family was paramount.
Thomas L. Brunner, 85, of DevonHouse Senior Living, formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 29, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Catherine E. (King) Brunner. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Percival and Mae (Laeger) Brunner.
He was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and served two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea.
Mark McGinley, 51, of Rock Hill, S.C., died Jan. 20, 2019. A native of Macungie, he was the son of Anita L. (Nacci) McGinley and the late Eugene J. McGinley.
He was a 1985 graduate of Emmaus High School and the University of South Carolina in 1989 and was a proud Gamecock fan and part of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
He was the owner/operator of The Appraisal Company in Rock Hill, S.C.
He enjoyed acting in dinner theater events, playing golf with friends, or just working at home with his fiance.
Carrie A. Amey, 83, formerly of Coopersburg, died Jan. 26, 2019, at LifeQuest Nursing Center, Quakertown. Born in Springfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Rice) Amey.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran (Blue) Church, Coopersburg.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Stella, Hattie and Mary; brothers, Thomas, Franklin and William.
Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran (Blue) Church, 505 Blue Church Road, Coopersburg, 18036.