William Mihala, 93, of Salisbury Township, died March 3, 2013, in ManorCare, Allentown. He was the husband of Beatrice (Rastocky) Mihala. They were married 69 years in October. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Juracek) Mihala.
He was employed in the open hearth division of the Bethlehem Steel Co. before retiring.
He was a former Salisbury Township commissioner.
He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
An avid camper, he held the distinction of being the first and oldest camper at Baker's Acres, Tuckerton, N.J.
William B. Nonnemacher, 57, of Ashfield, died February 25, 2013, at his residence. He was the companion of Denise D. Rhyder, of Ashfield. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Christine (Roth) Nonnemacher, of Allentown, and the late Harvey Nonnemacher who died in 1992.
David Mueller, 31, of Schnecksville, died February 27, 2013, at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Allentown, he was the son of James P. and Susan E. (Fennell) Mueller with whom he resided.
He was employed as an insurance agent at Geico in Whitehall.
He was currently attending LCCC working toward a degree in nursing.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2000.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.
Paul H. Gunn, of Macungie, died February 19, 2013. He was the husband of Louise Gunn.
He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, and former owner of the Bookarama bookstores of Allentown, Bethlehem and Pottstown. He was originally from Noxapater, Miss., and left there to join the final stages of World War II, ultimately serving for 22 years.
In his later years he was a voracious reader and writer.
Lester "Les" Jay Bacon died February 22, 2013, in Claremont, N.H. following an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Anna Lee Akers Bacon for 56 years until her death in 2000. Born in Sheboygan, Wis., he was the son of Lester Fay and Viola Tousley Bacon.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp prior to a 36-year career as an engineer at Buckeye Pipe Line Company where he served as a manager in the Right of Way department.
He was an active member of the Parkway Church of Christ, Allentown, and a 32nd Degree Mason out of the Reading lodge.
Helen Proud, 67, of Allentown, died February 23, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospice inpatient unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Tom Proud. They were married for 47 years. Born in Czech Republic, she was a daughter of the late Jakob and Katarina (Thomay) Tremba.
She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Macungie.
Shirley Z. (Simmeth) Leith, 81, of Salisbury Township, died February 21, 2013, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Maynard G. Leith who died April 19, 2003. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Mary (Waddington) Simmeth.
She was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
She is survived by children, John W., Michael S., Leslie A. and her husband Robert W. Snyder; sister-in-law, Catherine Simmeth; grandson, Joshua, all of Allentown. She was predeceased by a brother, Glen.
Richard L. "Dick" Patterson, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie, died February 13, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Mayellen (Shahmoon) Patterson. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last July. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Sherry) Patterson, of Allentown.
He graduated from Augusta Military Academy and was their champion trumpet player all through school.
He served several years in the Merchant Marines.
He attended Lebanon College as a music major.
The Honorable Augustus Christian Martin, 68, of Ladson, S.C., died February 15, 2013. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Edward H. Martin and the late Jennie M. Hammond.
Eleanor R. Fredericks, 92, formerly of Macungie, died February 19, 2013, in Arden Courts, Lower Macungie Township. Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Otto L. and Bertha M. (Kokat) Fredericks.
She graduated from Mahanoy City High School and was a 1940 graduate of McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City. She was employed at Mack Trucks Inc., for over 40 years, retiring in 1981 as the executive secretary for the vice president and controller at the world headquarters. Previously, she was the secretary for the controller at the Allentown plant.