Terry "T.K." L. Kresley, 53, of Salisbury Township, died Sept. 29, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Tracy M. (Persing) Kresley. The couple celebrated 31 years of marriage in February. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard C. and Joanne L. (McClafferty) Kresley.
He was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1977.
He was a master concrete worker for most of his life, most recently working as a foreman for Infra-Crete in Frazer, Pa.
Hermina Illes, of Coopersburg, formerly of Emmaus and Allentown, died Sept. 21, 2013. She was the wife of the late John P. Illes who died in 1952. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Kroboth) Windish.
She worked for the former Boise Cascade Co. for 16 years, retiring in 1983. Prior to that she worked for the former Harvey Clothing Co., Quakertown for 12 years.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Kenneth O. Marks, 90, of Emmaus, died in his home Sept. 21, 2013. He was the husband of Eleanor Rose (Wertman) Marks. He married his high school sweetheart shortly after the war. They were married for the past 68 years. Born in Vera Cruz, he was the son of the late Ralph O. and Hattie E. (Stickler) Marks.
He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and served in the reserves for over 20 years.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1941.
He was employed at Mack Trucks for 43 years, retiring as a final inspector at the Macungie plant.
Elizabeth Lomicky, 96, of Luther Crest, Allentown, died Sept. 20, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Joseph Lomicky who died in 1987 following 47 years of marriage.
She was a registered nurse graduating from Norwegian Lutheran Deaconess Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. Born in New York City, she raised her family in Patchogue, Long Island, where she worked in various hospitals and doctor's offices.
Geraldine M. Brennan, 83, of Wescosville, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 21, 2013. She was the wife of the late John A. Brennan Sr. Born in Wilkes Barre, she was a daughter of the late August and Wanda (Zbyszewski) Yankoski.
She was a 1950 graduate of the Sacred Heart School of Nursing. She worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for 18 years, and subsequently for Dr. Leo Hastings for 17 years, prior to retirement.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.
William S. Duschak Jr., 60, of Salisbury Township, died Sept. 17, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Jacobs) Duschak for the past 36 years. Born in Ft. Dix, N.J., he was the son of William S. and the late Rosa (Gibbons) Duschak.
He was employed at PPL for 30 years until his retirement.
He was a United States Navy veteran who served in Vietnam.
He was a life member of VFW Post 2124, Allentown, where he was president of its social club. He was also a member of the Catasauqua Home Association, Post 215.
Nadine Bauder, 98, of Emmaus, died Sept. 23, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Harold H. "Toddy" Bauer, who died in 1963. Born in Marshfield, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Jesse P. and Rosa (Galbraith) Millhauser.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus where she served on the Altar Guild.
She was an Army (WAAC) veteran serving during World War II and was a member of the East Greenville American Legion Post 184 for the last 54 years.
Barbara A. Laudenslager, 61, of Macun-gie, died Sept. 9, 2013, in Manorcare Health Services, Salisbury Township. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Burton E. and Madeline Mae (Houseknecht) Laudenslager.
She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and was an accomplished pianist.
She is survived by sisters, Eileen M. Boylan and Carol A.; nephew, Trevor Boylan.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Richard "Mell" C. Wert, 64, of Emmaus, died Sept. 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Pamela L. (Miller) Wert, with whom he would have celebrated 44 years of marriage Sept. 20. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Dorothy C. (Goedke) Wert.
Earl H. Dietrich, 82, of Wescosville, died Sept. 3, 2013. He was the husband of Linda Dietrich. They were married for 24 years. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of Harvey and Edna Dietrich.
He was a retiree from Mack Trucks, and later supported and worked alongside Linda in her catering business for 17 years.
He held membership with the Masonic Lodge No. 326 in Trexlertown.