Elizabeth “Dolly” Spaar, 80, a caring and loving mother and grandmother, of New Tripoli, died March 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert Spaar Sr. She was the daughter of the late Mary Borst.
She was a Brownie leader in Allentown, 4-H leader in Zionsville, volunteer for Everlasting Ministries, Allentown, Vacation Bible School and Sunday school teacher and a member at Hope Community Church, Fogelsville.
She was a cook for the East Penn School District for several years and a head cook at Milford Bible Camp.
David W. Leindecker, 73, formerly of Zionsville, died in his son’s home March 16, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ralph Young and Eva (Landis) Leindecker.
He was the co-owner of Charles’ Chips for over 35 years.
He was one of the world’s top chess players and was a professional boxer for over 20 years.
He was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Philadelphia Eagles.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown.
Edward J. “Doc” Dougherty, 73, of Emmaus, died peacefully March 22, 2018, in his residence with his family at his side. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth “Lu” Lee Dougherty. They were married for 36 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James D. and Betty Rose Cuff Dougherty.
He had been employed as a finance/insurance manager for PNC Bank, Northampton, until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Peter G. Manakos, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully March 21, 2018, at Whitehall Manor, Allentown, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Froso (Perdikis) Manakos. They were married for 60 years. Born in Plaka, Athens, Greece, he was a son of the late George and Chrysoula Manakos.
He graduated from the University of Athens, Greece, the Naval Academy of Greece and the London School of Economics.
He was the executive director of the Lansdale Public Library for over 30 years.
Kathleen D. Lindley, 74, of Emmaus, died March 20, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of George A. Lindley III, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage on Sept. 28, 2017. Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late David and Dorothy (Moran) Skinner.
She was a loving homemaker and her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She helped raise many children over the years. She enjoyed camping with her family and spent many summer evenings playing cards around the campfire. Anyone she met became a friend.
Frederick J. Richardson III, 86, of Wescosville, died March 23, 2018. He was the husband of Kathryn S. (Compton) Richardson. They were married for 65 years in January. Born in Mount Rainier, Md., he was a son of the late Mayor Frederick J. Richardson II and the late Wilhelmina M. (Nuthall) Richardson.
He was a member of the first graduating class of DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, Md.
After serving his country in the Army during the Korean War, he graduated from the University of Maryland in 1968 and retired from the M. W. Wood Co.
George Wilson Kistler Jr., 77, of Marco Island, Fla., formerly of Emmaus, died peacefully March 18, 2018, in Pinehurst, N.C. He was the husband of Velma Gould Kistler. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Verna Kistler.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School, Mercersburg Academy and Tufts University, Boston, Mass.
He was a prominent businessman and real estate entrepreneur in the Lehigh Valley for over 50 years. His career started by working for his father in a business endeavor of recharging fire extinguishers.
Terry Gerald Shingler, 63, of McAllen, Texas, died Feb. 23, 2018, at Comfort House, McAllen, Texas. He was the husband of Mary (Chen) Shingler. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Regina (Kemmerer) Shingler and Gerald Knauss Shingler.
He was a 1972 Emmaus High School graduate and earned the John Phillip Sousa award for outstanding musicianship.
He started percussion with drum lessons at an early age. After taking lessons at his father’s studio, he continued weekly lessons, studying privately in Philadelphia.
Barbara E. “Barbie Doll” Roth, 91, died peacefully March 29, 2018. She resided with her daughter Heidi and son-in-law Martin. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Roth. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Courtland and Dorothy (Sibbach) McNelly.
She graduated from Allentown School of Nursing in 1947 and worked for various private doctors and at the former Allentown General Hospital before joining her husband as co-owner of C.E. Roth Formal Wear.
She loved traveling to Aruba and considered that her second home.
Doris J. “Dully” (Long) Dornblaser, 80, of Alburtis, died March 19, 2018, in her residence. She was the loving wife of Kenneth C. Dornblaser. They were married for 60 years. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Elsie (Wetzel) Long.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis.
She was a 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School.