Eleanor (El) A. Gasdaska, 83, of Emmaus, died Dec. 31, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of William G. Gasdaska. They were married for over 63 years. Born in Mt. Union, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Mary (Kormucik) Puchalla.
She and her husband met at the former Western Electric in Allentown where they both worked. She also worked at Concern Day Care, Emmaus, for several years.
She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and she was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown.
Lloyd R. Greiss, 67, of Alburtis, died Dec. 23, 2013. He was the husband of Anna Mae (Anders) Greiss.
Arrangements were made by the Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 E. Broad St., Souderton.
Raymond W. Patridge, 88, of Mac-ungie, died Jan. 4, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Carole A. (Mount) Patridge, with whom he was married for 44 years. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Burnett J. and Juanita (Cameron) Patridge.
He was educated in the Columbus public schools and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.
Calvin C. Reiss, 90, formerly of Allentown and Macungie, died Jan. 1, 2014, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of the late Florence R. (Heilman) Reiss. Born in Old Zionsville, he was the son of the late Calvin T. and Blanche (Scholl) Reiss.
He was employed as a bowling alley mechanic at the Rose Bowl and Parkway Lanes, both in Allentown, for 30 years, retiring in 1993.
He was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, Allentown.
Martin J. Pavolko, Jr., 71, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 30, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Ellen (Reichard) Pavolko, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Martin J. and Elizabeth (Gavuva) Pavolko, Sr.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1966, and later became a machinist for Mack Trucks in Allentown until his retirement in 2002.
He was also affiliated with Goosey Gander #7 on Emmaus Avenue.
Joseph S. Brehaut, 69, of Kutztown, died Dec. 28, 2013, in the Lutheran Home at Topton, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving companion of Brenda Y. Corle for the last seven and a half years. Born in Bristol, Bucks County, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Jean (Napa) Brehaut.
He was co-owner of Moll's Garage in Macungie along with his friend Chris Moore for over 30 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam for two tours of duty.
He was known to many as "Motorhead Joe." He loved brutal cars and motorcycles.
Ruth C. Stoudt, 92, of Emmaus, died Jan. 1, 2014, in the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Walter C. Stoudt. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Milton H. Stortz Sr. and Stella (Wieder) Stortz.
She worked as a dispatcher for the Emmaus police, fire and ambulance for many years.
She was a faithful lifetime member of Emmaus Moravian Church, where she was involved as a leader and active participant in multiple organizations, committee and service opportunities.
Fay B. Eck, 88, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 29, 2013, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Harvey O.A. Eck. Born in Topton, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ellen Jane (Barto) Stauffer.
She was employed as a cafeteria worker in the East Penn School District for 15 years until retiring.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus, and she was a charter member of the Emmaus Women's Club.
Henry C. Schraden, 75, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 29, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Sally A. (LeVan) Schraden. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last March. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Wesley H. and Frances H. (Balliet) Schraden.
He retired from Maier's Bakery as a driver salesman after 34 years of service. He was employed by Orlando Diefenderfer as a truck driver and in the warehouse for nine years, retiring in 2002.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
James J. "Pop-Pop" Heiserman, 60, of Salisbury Township, died Jan. 5, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Allentown, he was a son of John J. "Junior" Heiserman and the late Jean J. (Snyder) Heiserman.
He was employed at Salisbury Fire Co. #1 as a bartender and a lifetime electrician in the Lehigh Valley.
He is survived by his father; son, James; brother, Jeff and his wife, Robin; sister, Jill; nephews, Jesse and Matt; aunts; uncles; cousins.