Shirley A. Ertler, 78, of Emmaus, died September 7, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late George Ertler, Thomas Murphy and Reuel Bray. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Perma I. (Krause) Llewellyn.
She is survived by a son, Ronald Bray and his wife Carol of Bethlehem; daughter, Diane and her husband David Schwartz of Macungie; brother, Dean of Alexandria, Va., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Macungie Baptist Church, 126 S. Church St., Macungie, 18062.
Ira E. Doney, 89, formerly of Emmaus, died Sept. 7, 2012, in Cedarbrook. He was the husband of Florence A. (Rupp) Doney, Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Fred and Mamie (Stahl) Doney.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by nephews.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home P.C., Emmaus.
Russell W. Bortz, 88, of Macungie, died September 11, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Annetta A. (Stephen) Bortz and the late Evelyn E. "Betty" (Sittler) Bortz, who died in 2001. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late George C. and Mary E. (Heller) Bortz.
He was employed at Plant 5c of Mack Trucks Inc. for 44 years.
Margaret D. Gaul, 87, of Macun-gie, formerly of Hellertown, died September 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late William F. Gaul Sr., who died in 2004. Born in Lower Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Secho) Kozul.
She was a seamstress for various factories in the Lehigh Valley and a member of the Garment Workers Union.
She attended St.Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown, and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at the former St. John Capistrano Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Marie T. Bauer, 83, of Emmaus, died September 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Rowland Bauer with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Hugo and Teresa (Kukitz) Schultz.
She ws a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus and was the head cook at Harrison-Morton Middle school for 25 years.
Robert Q.C. Bechtel Sr., 83, of Whitehall, formerly of Emmaus, died peacefully September 9, 2012 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, with his loving and dedicated family by his side. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Keller) Bechtel for over 59 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Anna (Koch) Bechtel.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.
He was a 1947 graduate of Allentown High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
James P. Ewell, 87, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown and Philadelphia, died September 15, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary (Bradley) Ewell. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James P. and Ellen (Anderson) Ewell.
He was a graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia and LaSalle University, and was a district sales manager for Uniroyal Corporation for many years until retiring.
Ruth G. Yutz, 92, died September 11, 2012, of natural causes in Covington, Ga. She was the wife of the late Harold F. Yutz. She previously resided in Emmaus and Allentown, before moving to Social Circle, Ga., in 2005 to reside with her son. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Goheen) Miller and Raymond Goheen.
She was a 1938 graduate of Emmaus High School and 1942 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.
Janice E.R. Moore, 66, of Macungie, died September 17, 2012, at Emeritus of Allentown. She was the wife of the late Andrew H.R. Moore. Born in Hampton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Donald Sr. and Helen (Stephens) Roberts.
She had been employed as a secretary for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Allentown for many years.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown.
Kerwin G. O. Wetzel, of Emmaus, died Sept. 8, 2012. Born in 1935, he was the son of the late John and Erma (Kuhns) Wetzel. He was the husband of Janet (Morris) Wetzel with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage this May.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and his wife Lynne, of Emmaus, and Eric and his wife Cheryl, of Springfield, Va.; and three grandchildren, Marissa, Christie and Justin.
Family, friends and neighbors will be received at the home between 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 15.