Betty Catherine (Wilt) Seibert, 86, of Macungie (Upper Milford Township), died unexpectedly Aug. 28, 2014, surrounded by her immediate family. She was the wife of the late Warren P. Seibert. They celebrated 42 years of marriage. Born in Cetronia, she was a daughter of the late John A. Wilt and Elizabeth V. (Kline) Wilt of Macungie.
She attended Koch's School, a one-room schoolhouse on Saint Peter's Road and graduated from Emmaus High School in 1945.
Forrest C. Beers, 92, of Emmaus, formerly of Bowmanstown, died Aug. 26, 2014, in Cedarbrook. Born in Bowmanstown, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Hannah M. (Andreas) Beers.
He worked for 39 years at the NJ Zinc Company as a tool clerk.
He honorably served his country in the Air Force during World War II, stationed on the island of Tinian in the Pacific Theater and later served in the Korean conflict.
He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bowmanstown.
Helen Ann E. Hatfield, 54, of Alburtis, died Aug. 26, 2014. She was the wife of Kenneth L. Hatfield. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Walsh) Leporati.
She is survived by her husband; children, Elizabeth and Kevin, three sisters, Mary Matcovich, Patricia Funkhouser and Rita Myers; favorite brother, Joseph Leporati; many cousins; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the church.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.
Grace M. (Meckel) Rosazza, 94, of Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Rosazza who died in 2011. They were married for 69 years. She was the daughter of the late Howard A. Meckel and Lillian H. (Hoffert) Meckel of Bethlehem.
A graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem and Bethlehem Business School, she worked as an accountant/secretary for different businesses in the Lehigh Valley area including Rodale Press, Emmaus.
Sandra J. Smolick, 73, of Wescosville, died peacefully Aug. 29, 2014, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John J. Smolick who died Nov. 1, 2001. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Verna D. (Kurtz) Navarre, Sr.
She worked at People First Federal Credit Union as a bank supervisor and later as a compliance officer.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Social Club, Allentown.
Francis P. "Frank" P. Malone, 68, of Allentown, died Aug. 28, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Hagar E. (Pry) Malone. They celebrated 43 years of marriage. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Frank P. and Madeline (Koch) Malone.
He was a cub master for Cub Scout Troop 80 and an assistant scout master for Boy Scout Troop 80.
He was last employed at Easter Seals and he was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
James A. Althouse, 86, of Emmaus, died Aug. 29, 2014, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Wirth) Althouse. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Daniel and Pearl M. (Sigley) Althouse.
He was employed as an assembler for 22 years at Allentown Brake and Wheel until retiring.
He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during peacetime.
He is survived by his wife; brother, Gerald and his wife Barbara, of Granbury, Texas; nieces and a nephew.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Cherolyn G. Strohecker, 70, of Zionsville, died Aug. 25, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of David L. Strohecker. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage.
She was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregation Church, Allentown and was a graduate of William Allen High School.
Joan A. Meck, 79, of Allentown, died Aug. 30, 2014, in her home. She was the wife of the late Donald D. Meck. Born in South Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Harrison E. Sr. and Margaret (Sterne) Litzenberger.
She was a member of Cedar Lutheran Church of Allentown where she was a member of the altar guild and helped with the Sunday school.
She was a presser with Emmaus Shirt Factory and the former Liberty Knitwear of Allentown. She later became a cashier at Suburban Market until retiring.
She enjoyed country western music and baseball.
John Tapler, 96, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 27, 2014, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Gertrude M. (Bernstein) Tapler who died in 2000. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John F. and Helwig (Unger) Tapler.
He was a molder at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. until retiring.
He was a World War II Army veteran, receiving a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action.
He is survived by a son, Jack and his wife Linda; daughter, Jane Popovich; sisters, Lilly and Roseanne, Florence Berner; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.