Thomas M. Roeder, 84, of Breinigsville, died Nov. 17, 2013, at home. He was the husband of Ruth (Bryfogle) Roeder for 49 years this past June. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Jesse and Ruth (Melroy) Roeder.
He was an elementary school teacher in the East Penn School District for 30 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of and a photographer for Lehigh Chapter/PASR.
His true loves were his National Wildlife Federation registered Backyard Wildlife Habitat property, his photography and his ever-improving sound system.
Fadel Ashmar, 76, of Lower Macungie Township, formerly of Upper Macungie, died Nov. 24, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Rommy "Youmna" Ashmar. They were married for nearly 54 years. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, he was the son of the late Mohamad and Khadija (Hamade) Ashmar.
He enjoyed retirement after working as a highly-skilled electrician/maintenance technician for many years.
He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
Albert D. Geho, 84, formerly of Emmaus, died Nov. 12, 2013, in Spring Creek Rehabilitation Health Care Center, Harrisburg. Born in Shamokin, he was the son of the late Albert O. and Mary (Lorenz) Geho. He was the husband of Lois A. (Dietrick) Geho and the late Dorothy (Cuth) Geho.
He was a self-employed hardwood flooring contractor owning Simeon Moats Co.
He was a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Congregational Church, Emmaus.
Phillip J. Schwartz, 64, of Macungie, died Nov. 6, 2013, at the Lehigh Center, Macungie, where he resided for the past two years. He was the husband of the late Kathy Ann (Schoch) Schwartz who died July 8, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Lillian C. (Raedler) Schwartz.
He was a member of Solomon's United Church of Christ, Macungie.
He was a member of the Macungie Fire Company where he served as a fire policeman for more than 20 years and the Macungie VFW.
He was employed by Tyler Pipe for 35 years until retiring.
Helen L. Aber, 91, of Emmaus, died Nov. 15, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Edward H. Aber, with whom she celebrated 68 years of marriage. Born in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Eva (Krawiec) Lacki.
She was a World War II worker for the former Western Electric.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She volunteered for the Lehigh Valley Hospital for over 20 years and volunteered for Camelot for Children.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Emmaus Garden Club.
Ora Lou Wagner, 91, of Emmaus, died peacefully in her sleep Nov. 20, 2013, surrounded by her children, in her home. She was the wife of the late Billy N. Wagner who died March 17, 2008. Born in Florence, Ala., she was the daughter of the late David and Nellie E. (Jones) Beadle.
She had been an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir.
She was employed as a secretary in the administrative building for East Penn School District for 20 years, until retiring.
She was a member of the Emmaus Chorale.
David Wardlaw Moore III, 83, of Macun-gie, died Nov. 19, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice. He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Smith) Moore. Born in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late David W. Moore Jr. and Gladys (Shields) and Arthur Byrd.
He was a proud graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He honorably served his country as a Major in the Army for 14 years.
He worked as a purchasing manager for Air Products and Chemicals for over 20 years and retired from Acme Cryogenics in 2002.
Peter P. Kuzma, 82, of Allentown, died Nov. 12, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice. He was the companion of Lucy Hess for the past 30 years. Born in Emaus, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Kostura) Kuzma.
He was a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel and owned Peter Kuzma Paving for 50 years.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1949.
He was a life member of the Mercantile Club.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Richard K. Diehl, died peacefully in his daughter's home Nov. 18, 2013. He was the husband of Shirley Irene (Kemmerer) Diehl. They were married for 56 years. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of Ambrose and Marguerite Diehl.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1950.
Helen Rose Lash, 90, of Alburtis, died Nov. 1, 2013. She was the wife of the late LeRoy Francis Lash who died Feb. 12, 1962. Born in Evansville, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Sophia (Mielnik) Krafczyk.
She last worked as a manufacturing technician in the optical industry.