Stevin Leonard Gaffney, 30, formerly of Emmaus, died in his home June 6, 2014. He was the husband of Gale Gaffney. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Jeff A. and Debra (Stahler) Gaffney.
He is survived by his wife; parents; sister, Tara Benson; brother, Calvin Wehr and his fiancee, Tara; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Gail Heller; aunt, Sue and her husband Randy Line; cousins, Colby and Brandon Line; uncle, Richard Carwell; nieces and nephews, Cody, Sierra, Caleb and Kenzie.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Richard D. Gomes, of Alburtis, died May 21, 2014, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marilyn (Casella) Gomes. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late Seraphim and Josephine Gomes.
He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He was an officer in the Navy and was awarded a commendation for his brave action in rescuing a drowning man from the harbor of Yokohama, Japan. He was a member of the American Legion.
He spent his working years as an executive in the construction engineering field.
Richard T. Bowers, 89, of Salisbury Township, died May 25, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Joyce A. (Clauser) Bowers with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage on May 4. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Huber) Bower.
He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II.
He was a draftsman at Mack Trucks for many years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church Allentown.
He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.
Dennis W. Wible, 67, of Emmaus, died June 18, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Anita C. (Brensinger) Wible. He died on their 48th wedding anniversary. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Gerald L. and Wava (Aller) Wible.
He was a bus driver for Trans-Bridge for over 20 years, retiring in 2014.
He was a true musician, leading Denny Wayne and Texas Fever for many years.
He was a genealogist and a piano tuner.
He was a member of St. Matthew's E.C. Church, Emmaus.
Joseph R. Gogatz, 60, of Macungie, died June 10, 2014. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Joseph and Veronica C. (Gavornik) Gogatz.
He was a supervisor for BASF.
He is survived by a brother, David J. and his wife Mary.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.
Barbara J. Nesfeder, 73, of Salisbury Township, formerly of Plainfield Township and Nazareth, died peacefully May 31, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert K. Nesfeder with whom she shared 47 years of marriage prior to his death in 2006. Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Grover E. and Helen (Feller) Hawk.
She attended Nazareth High School. She served as a nurse aide at Gracedale for 22 years before retiring.
She enjoyed ceramics and loved animals.
Eugene C. Schul, 82, of Salisbury Township, died June 14, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of Anna Mae (Messinger) Schul. They were married for 62 years this past April. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Russel F. and Bertha M. (Mann) Schul.
He served his country honorably in the Army during the Korean war.
He was an electrician at West Side Hammer Electric for 47 years. He also was a guitar teacher at Nazareth Music Center for many years as well as a Sunday school teacher.
Anna (Wimmer) Fox, 84, of Emmaus, died June 21, 2014, in Quakertown Center. She was the wife of the late Frank B. Fox, Sr.
Born in Hellertown, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Ida (Bauder) Wimmer.
She worked for Lutron.
She is survived by a son, Frank B. Jr. and his wife Noreen, of Emmaus; daughter, Mary A. and her husband Eugene Miller, of East Greenville; three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. June 26 in the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
Eileen L. Hines, 73, of Salisbury Township, died May 15, 2014, at The Quakertown Center with her family by her side. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Helen and Basil Brennan.
She was a member of St. Thomas More parish since its founding in 1966.
Jane Ogle Brannan, 81, of Emmaus, died June 15, 2014, in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Donald D. Brannan. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2013. Born in Dexter City, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Harold I. and Winifred S. (Humphrey) Ogle.
She attended Columbus Business School and worked for General Motors. After living in Georgia and Tennessee she moved to the Allentown area.
She was a receptionist at Miller Blood Center, Bethlehem for many years, retiring in 1997.