Leon L. Meitzler, 62, of Alburtis, died suddenly Oct. 19, 2013. Born in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late George F. and Margaret A. (Geist) Meitzler.
He was a professional truck driver currently employed by Wolf Distribution, Allentown. Previously he worked for Packaging Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for over 30 years.
He was a combat engineer serving in Vietnam during the conflict from 1970 to 1972.
He was a life member and trustee of the Robert M. Fegely V.F. W. Post 8282, Breinigsville.
John F. McKiernan, 79, of Emmaus, died Oct. 21, 2013, in his home after a courageous battle with myleofibrosis. Born and raised in South Boston, he was the oldest son of John F. and Elsie McKiernan.
He was an Air Force veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a champion swimmer in the Air Force and taught electronics.
Christine M. Reitnour, 62, of Zionsville, died Oct. 16, 2013, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of James Reitnour for the past 41 years. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and LaVelle (Reichert) Crane.
She was a certified water aerobics instructor.
She was a 1969 graduate of Spring Ford High School, Royersford.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Matthew and his wife Kelly, Michael and his wife Emily; grandchildren, Grace M., Alice M. and Raegan C.
Charles P. Wotring, 85, of Alburtis, died Oct. 17, 2013, in Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Joyce Althea (Haines) Wotring. Born in Egypt, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Alice E. (Miller) Wotring.
He worked as a laborer for various companies throughout his career.
He was a member of Zion Lehigh Church, Alburtis.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Stephen Scrip, 77, of Alburtis, died Oct. 18, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Dolores J. (Hess) Scrip, who died Feb. 8, 2006. Born in New York City, N.Y., he was a son of the late Anna Lantz.
He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Huff's Union Church, Alburtis.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
He attended Boyertown High School.
He was employed as a laborer by Cabot Corporation, Boyertown, for 38 years, retiring in 2002.
Ruth W. Warmkessel, 93, formerly of Wescos-ville, died Oct. 19, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Ray M. Warmkessel, who died in 2005. Born in Lower Macungie Township, she was a daughter of the late Howard E. and Anna (Walbert) Raedler.
She was a graduate of Emaus High School and Kutztown State Teachers College in 1942. She taught elementary school in the East Penn School District for 40 years.
Charles H. Schaffer, 78, of Emmaus, died Oct. 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Christine F. (Hallman) Schaffer. Born in Limeport, he was the son of the late Horace and Meri Schaffer.
He worked for Air Products for 52 years, retiring in 2007.
He honorably served his country in the Army.
He was a member of Upper Milford and Alburtis Rod and Gun clubs.
Wayne W. Gamble, 66, of Salisbury Township, died suddenly while on a cruise vacation Oct. 4, 2013. He was the husband of Linda (Neff) Gamble. They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary June 28. He was a son of the late John and Laura (Hauber) Gamble.
He graduated from William Allen High School in 1966 and Temple University in 1979.
He was a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corp and served his country in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.
May M. Abeloff, 82, of Macungie, died Oct. 11, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Frederic Abeloff. They would have been married 61 years Oct. 12. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Evelyn (Cadden) Moss.
She was a graduate of Cedar Crest College, Allentown, and was a certified nursing assistant working in the health care field.
She had been a member of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown.
She loved to volunteer, especially at the Temple and the Parkland Library.
Vincent "Vince" Herman, 81, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Emmaus, died Oct. 14, 2013. He was the husband of Madeline Louise (Pietrobon) Herman. They were married for 58 years. Born in Allentown he was the son of the late Vincent Aloysius and Magdelen (Erschen) Herman.
He graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1950 and the University of Miami, with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management in 1960 and thereafter from the Academy of Advanced Traffic in Philadelphia.