Betty H. Schwartz, 85, of Emmaus, died November 19, 2012. She was the wife of the late Arthur P. Schwartz. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Helen M. (Waschek) Brown.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She worked as a sewing machine operator until retiring.
She is survived by a sister, Dolores Carl of Emmaus; nieces; nephews. She was predeceased by her companion, Clifton Kelly; brother, William H. Brown; sister, Marie E. Keller.
Contributions may be made to the church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus, 18049.
Leo P. Kehoe, 86, of Emmaus, died November 28, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Cynthia (Hetherington) Kehoe for the past 24 years and the late Audrey (Thompson) Kehoe. Born in Forty-Fort, he was a son of the late James and Agnes Kehoe.
He was employed by Conrail until retiring in 1986.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Susan Kehoe and Sharon Yeakel; son, Richard; sister, Sissy Kaplan; stepson, Christ Schadler; two step-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson.
Daniel F. Quier, 66, of Emmaus, died November 21, 2012, at his home. He was the husband of Donna M. (Shumack) Quier. They were married for 38 years last August 24. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frederick and Helen (Carom) Quier.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War.
He worked as a conductor for Conrail prior to retiring in 1999.
Karisa L. Kade, 19, of Emmaus, died November 25, 2012, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Quakertown. Born in Sellersville, she was a daughter of Kenneth L. and Kathleen (Sharer) Kade, both of Quakertown.
She is survived by her father and his girlfriend, Denise, of Emmaus; mother, Kathleen and her boyfriend, Michael, of Quakertown; daughter, Kenzie Lauren, at home; brother, Keenan and his fiancee, Geena, of Quakertown; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Betty Sharer. She was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Claude and Dolly.
Deborah Joe Sostarecz, 35, of Emmaus, died suddenly November 30, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Kalman Sostarecz for 14 years. Born in Bucks County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Frieda (Braun) Killo of Bethlehem.
She was a Saucon Valley High School graduate and was a member of VICA through Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech and specialized in AutoCAD and contemporaneous speaking.
She honorably served her country in the U.S. Marines Corps during the Gulf War.
Most recently she worked as an insurance verification specialist for Coordinated Health.
Joseph Krajcic, 77, of Catasauqua, formerly of Salisbury Township, died November 26, 2012, in his residence. He was the husband of Joyce A. Cappolella. Born in Yugoslavia, he was proud to be an American citizen.
He worked as a maintenance man for various garment companies in the Lehigh Valley area.
He was active in Boy Scout Troop 140 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allentown and a Scoutmaster with Troop 146 at Jerusaelm Evangelical Church of Eastern Salisbury.
He was the youngest soldier enlisted in the Yugoslavian Army.
Dolores J. Knecht, 82, of Salisbury Township, died November 23, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Erwin L. Knecht in 1999 and the late Paul J.A. Sterner Sr. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Gladys A. (David) Lease.
Stephen M. "McBean" Skommitz Jr., 59, of Macungie, died peacefully at home November 27, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Barbara D. (Diehl) Skomitz for 33 years. He was the son of Clare (Bellew) Skomitz of Bethlehem, and the late Stephen M. Skomitz Sr.
A 1971 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Corry during the Vietnam War and returned to work many years for the City of Bethlehem until retiring due to his illness.
Douglas L. Washburn, 67, of Emmaus, died November 28, 2012. He was the husband of Bonnie (Cooke) Washburn for the past 48 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Suter) Washburn.
He was employed at Schiller & Pheiffer for the past 16 years and at Iobst Sunoco in Emmaus for the past 41 years. He previously worked at Caloric Corp. in Topton for 26 years until it closed.
He enjoyed car cruises, talking to people and making friends, oldies music, stock car races, and he was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Paul E. DeVries, 89, of Emmaus, died November 30, 2012, in his residence surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Regina E. "Betty" (Brady) DeVries. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in June 2012. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Andrew F. and Emily L. (Greer) DeVries.
He was a 1940 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He retired from Mack Trucks Inc.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.