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Violet M. Dietz

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of The Fairways at Brookside

Violet M. Dietz, 90, of The Fairways at Brookside, Macungie, died October 18, 2012, in the Devon House, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Linford F. Dietz, who died on Feb. 15, 1996. Born in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, she was the daughter of the late Titus and Ida (Sell) Haberle.

She was an active member of Chestnut Hill Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and was a past president of the Women's Guild.

She was a cook in the Southern Lehigh School District for 18 years until retiring in 1984.

MaryEllen (Brown) Kleckner

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

MaryEllen (Brown) Kleckner, 74, of Emmaus, died October 17, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Joel Kleckner Sr. They were married for 53 years in September. Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Brown.

She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School, class of 1956.

She was employed at the former Stewart Sandwich Company and Lutron Electronics until retiring.

She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus for over 40 years.

James J. McLaughlin

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

AT&T Technologies employee

James J. McLaughlin, 82, of Macungie and formerly of Park Place, died October 20, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Julia (Tambasco) McLaughlin. They were married for 52 years. Born in the village of Trenton he was the son of the late James and Anna (Falatovich) McLaughlin.

He was a 1947 graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He had been employed with and retired from AT&T Technologies, Allentown, after 30 years of service.

He was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.

Hon. Robert W. Mader

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Alburtis mayor

Hon. Robert W. Mader, 77, mayor of Alburtis, died suddenly, October 22, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Shirley F. (Blank) Mader. They were married for 39 years on Oct. 13. Born in Ridgewood, N.J., he was a son of the late Robert W. Sr., and Elizabeth (Grace) Mader.

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis, where he was a past consistory member.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He graduated from Union Springs Central School, Union Springs, N.Y., in 1952.

Lawrence J. Brendlinger

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Lawrence J. Brendlinger, 73, of Emmaus, died October 11, 2012, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Jean J. (Gross) Brendlinger.

He is survived by his wife; stepson, James Silvius; grandson, Jeremy Silvius; brother, Dr. Darwin and his wife Shirley; two nieces and a nephew.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Dorine F. Reichert

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Dorine F. Reichert, 85, of Alburtis, died October 13, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Reichert, who died in February, 2010. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Spencer L. and Katie E. (Weidner) Hoffman.

She retired from the physical therapy department of The Lutheran Home at Topton. Previously she was an administrative assistant for the Berks County Treasurer.

She was a member and lay reader of Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis and its Ladies Auxiliary.