Howard E. Hattal, 92, of Wescos-ville, died Aug. 13, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Yvonne T. (Thomas) Hattal. They were married for 62 years. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Russell C. and Susan (Schultz) Hattal.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a Navy SEAL in the South Pacific during World War II.
He was assistant to the vice president of operations at the Bethlehem Steel at the time of his retirement. He was employed at Bethlehem Steel for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute.
Joseph DeSalvatore, 84, of Allentown, formerly of Millbrook Chase Community and Emeritus of Allentown, died Aug. 7, 2013, in ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late JoAnn W. (Scarola) DeSalvatore. Born in Messina, Sicily, he was the son of the late Antonino and Domenica (Giglio) DeSalvatore.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
He worked as a dress cutter in the garment industry in New York City for many years until retiring.
Dr. William J. Leary Jr., 72, of Glenside, died Aug. 2, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Buchanan) Leary.
He served as Superintendent of Schools for East Penn School District.
He is survived by his wife; children, William J. III, Michael B., J. Christopher and Gretchen E.; five grandchildren.
Contributions may be made in his name to The College of Education at Penn State University, 247 Chambers Building, University Park, Pa. 16802-3206.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Flourtown Country Club.
Esther Jean (Haines) Martin, 91, died July 8, 2013, surrounded by her sons in Old Zionsville where she lived with her oldest son. Born in New Burlington, Ohio, she was a daughter of Everett E. and Eva Ruth (Compton) Haines. Raised in a Quaker (Society of Friends) family and community on a farm with four brothers, she grew up with vivid stories of the Civil War era Underground Railroad which passed through their family barn, events which took place 60 years before she herself was born.
Carol J. Jaffe, 83, of Emmaus, died Aug. 9, 2013, at Woodland Terrace, Allentown. She was the wife of Donald Jaffe. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage Feb. 1. Born in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Lyndon and Dorothy (Over) Rodgers.
Theodore L. Schantzenbach Sr., 81, of Hereford, died Aug. 7, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Leon and Carie (Schwartz) Schantzenbach.
He worked for F.M. Weaver Steel Fabricators, was manager at Moyer's Lake and Walp's Guest House, and retired from Lehigh Country Club.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a life member of Quakertown American Legion Post 0204 and Cannoner's Sportsman Club.
Irvin F. Yerger Jr., 79, of Wes-cosville, died Aug. 9, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Joan J. (Kneller) Yerger. Born in Frackville, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Irvin F. Sr. and Caroline A. (Spears) Yerger.
He was employed as a truck driver for various companies in the Lehigh Valley for many years before retiring.
He was a member of the Orefield congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Anne M. Meade, 54, of Lower Mac-ungie, contently left for heaven Aug. 7, 2013, on her own terms from home, surrounded by her loved ones, after fighting a valiant battle with cancer since age 13. She was the wife of Dr. Thomas Meade. Born in Atlanta, she was a daughter of the late Jeanette and Joseph Salome.
Walter F. Dryfoos Sr., 72, of Allen-town, died Aug. 11, 2013. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Llewellyn F. and Mary (Fahringer) Dryfoos. He spent his entire adult life living happily in the Allentown area.
He was a graduate of Ursinus College, Collegeville, with a BA in Economics. He was employed as a sales executive for RJ Reynolds, Allentown until he retired in the mid 1980s. From 1967 to 1969, he served as the first varsity basketball coach at Allentown College, now DeSales University.
Lee G. Derr, 77, of Emmaus, died in her home Aug. 12, 2013. She was the wife of David E. Derr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lorraine (Hoffman) Derr.
She was a 1954 graduate of Emmaus High School and she worked as a secretary at A.P. Houser.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Pamela and her husband Michael Masser; sisters, twin Gayl, wife of the late Charles Ramer, Kay and her husband Gerald Diehl Sr.; grandchildren, Courtney Pammer and her husband John. She was predeceased by a son, David Ritter.