Alice A. Schaffer, 94, of Macungie, formerly of Northampton, died April 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospice-Inpatient Unit, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Truman Schaffer who died in 2006. Born in Allen Township, Weaversville, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Mary E. (Laubach) Lawfer.
She was employed by the former AT&T as an inspector for many years before retiring.
Deran D. Smith, 79, formerly of Alburtis, died April 5, 2014, at Above and Beyond Personal Care Home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Alverta (Green) Smith, of Kresgeville and the late Kenneth Smith.
He was a heavy equipment mechanic at Eastern Industries before retiring.
He was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club and the Alburtis Fire Company.
He was an Air Froce veteran of the Korean War.
He enjoyed lounging at his swimming pool.
Hope A. Hopper, 63, of Wescosville, died March 31, 2014, at home. She was the wife of Charles Hopper to whom she would have been married 44 years April 11. Born in Chapmans (Upper Macungie Township), she was a daughter of the late Franklin H. and Annie M. (Holben) Schaffer.
She had been employed as a machine operator for 20 years at Nestle Purina, formerly ALPO, Orefield.
Merle Louise (Freed) Hower, 70, of Zionsville, died peacefully April 3, 2014, at home. She was the wife of Dale Hower for 52 years. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of Earl and Grace (Wieand) Freed.
She was employed as a woodcrafter by Knoll International in East Greenville for over 30 years, most of which was spent on the panel framing line.
She was a member of Trinity Great Swamp United Church of Christ in Spinnerstown.
David "Kelly" MacLaughlin, 83, of Fullerton, Whitehall, died March 26, 2014, at Westminster Village, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane (Maddox) MacLaughlin.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Allentown, where he taught Sunday School, ushered, and sang in the choir. He was also a member of AARP, Whitehall.
He was a graduate of Catasauqua High School, attended Long Island University, and graduated from East Stroudsburg University with his Bachelor of Science degree and Lehigh University with his master's degree.
Donna M. Swartley, 54, of Zionsville, died March 26, 2014, in her home. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Anne E. (Mokros) Seachrist.
She was last employed as a department manager at the Quakertown Walmart.
She was active with the Upper Bucks Relay for Life and enjoyed going antiquing and collecting elephants. She loved her pet cats.
She is survived by three sons, Joey and his wife Donna, Jason and Jacob; brother, Willard T.; granddaughter Hayley and a niece Missy Lynn.
Jay W. Zotter, 59, of Macungie, died suddenly and unexpectedly March 27, 2014. He was the husband of Audrey J. (Wieder) Zotter. They were married for 36 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of William F. and Erna (Blaukowitsch) Zotter.
He was a member of Solomon's United Church of Christ, Macungie.
He worked his way through the ranks at Air Products and Chemicals and would have celebrated 40 years of service in May. His last position with the company was as an account manager of O & M Services.
Patricia Fern Hendrickson, 73, of Allentown, died March 26, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Danny J. Hendrickson to whom she was married for over 50 years. Born in Sharon, Conn., she was the daughter of the late John and Nina (Golding) Langton.
She enjoyed playing bingo, occasional casino trips and taking a chance with a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Pamela J. Judd died peacefully in her sleep March 29, 2014, at home, after a long battle with cancer, which she fought with courage and dignity. She was the wife of William Judd of Salisbury Township. They were married for over 60 years. Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Ettridge) Allen.
She was a collector of antiques, and was co-owner of Judd's Antiques for over 50 years.
She was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, where she served on the church council for several years.
Geraldine Mae Helfrich, 81, formerly of Macungie, died March 27, 2014, at the Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Helfrich who died in 1994. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Peter Bauman and Bertha Stofflet.
She was a member of Solomon's United Church of Christ, Macungie.
She worked at Daytimers as a final assembler until retiring in 1995. She previously worked at Royal Manufacturing in Alburtis and All Dry in Emmaus.