Clifford W. DeFrain, 93, died Sept. 15, 2018, in his Macungie residence. He was the husband of the late Delphine M. (Schaffer) DeFrain. They were married for 69 years. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Jonas and Carrie (Schuler) DeFrain.
He retired from Bally Case and Cooler.
He was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie.
Epifania “Stephanie” Ramos, 85, of Salisbury Township, died Sept. 17, 2018. She was the wife of the late John Pierog. Born in Ensenada, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan Rivera and Monse Rivera-Vega.
She was employed by SureFit where she worked in shipping and receiving for over 30 years.
She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church where she was very active for many years.
She was a caretaker by nature and will always be remembered for her giving spirit and her elegance.
John Reigner Jr., 89, of Macungie, died in his home Sept. 30, 2018. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Adam) Reigner. They celebrated 66 years of marriage.
He was employed at Mack Trucks in Macungie for 30 years, retiring in 1986.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown.
Dorothy Sarah Pezoldt, 88, of Emmaus, died Sept. 20, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James A. Pezoldt Sr. and they celebrated 46 years of marriage. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Franklin and Ida Mae (Bean) Werst.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1948 and worked as a secretary at Electrochemical Engineering, Emmaus, until retiring.
She was a member of St. John’s UCC, Emmaus.
Margaret E. (Johnson) Bruns, 84, of Macungie, formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., died Sept. 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John T. Bruns for 63 years. Born in Phillipsburg, she was the daughter of Russell (“Duke”) and Elsie (Ignatz) Johnson.
She graduated from St. Philip & St. James High School, Class of 1951 and was employed by the Journal of Commerce.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed watching sporting events and playing cards, Scrabble and Words with Friends.
Gilbert Link, 60, of Emmaus, died peacefully Sept. 17, 2018, after a brief illness. He was the son of Sarah (Sally) Link and the late Gilbert Link.
He was a 1975 graduate of Emmaus High School and attended Shippensburg University and Muhlenberg College.
He worked at Dan Schantz and worked as a landscaper.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and plants.
He is survived by his mother; Shirley Bitler, Stuart and his wife Kelly, Gail and her husband Robert Williams; seven nieces and nephews and three great-nieces.
Cheryl A. (Knauss) Fatzinger, 68, of Macungie, died Sept. 20, 2018. She was the wife of David G. Fatzinger. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 8. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dolores (Nuss) Tarboro and Robert D. Knauss Sr.
She worked as a receptionist, secretary and administrative assistant. Later in life she was a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care until her illness forced her to retire in 2015.
Ruth E. Adams, 88, of Macungie, died Sept. 29, 2018, in the Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of the late Allen A. Adams. Born in Fleetwood, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Sallie (Heck) Hoch.
She was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Trexlertown.
She was employed at DayTimer Dorney Printer until retiring.
She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary at Ray Master’s Post, Topton and past president and secretary of Kutztown Post 480 American Legion.
Janet E. (Egner) Salvage, 75, died Sept. 27, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Len Salvage for nearly 44 years. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Egner.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and attended business school.
She was a dedicated employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 33 years.
She was active for many years with Pennsylvania Playhouse and played lead female roles in 25 plays.
Arthur Joseph Georgantas, 66, of Lower Macungie Township, formerly of Hyannis, Mass., died Sept. 18, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Beulah (Zarate) Georgantas.
Before retiring, he was employed in executive sales for Dietz and Watson, Philadelphia.
A devoted Catholic, he was a Eucharistic minister and member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.