Bonnie L. Drabick, 61, of Emmaus, died peacefully in her home Dec. 30, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Stephen Drabick and Nancy Brophy.
She was employed many years at Day-Timer, East Texas. She currently worked as a case cart technician; nicknamed Picker Palace at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, after being there for over 13 years.
Florence (McKelvey) Loux, 79, formerly of Emmaus, died Jan. 15, 2020. She was the wife of John Loux. They were married for 57 years. Born in Doylestown, she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Florence (Davidyan) McKelvey.
She attended Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus.
She was a 1958 graduate of Central Bucks in Doylestown.
She had been employed by Artistic Glass Co., Trumbauersville. She later became activities director for elders at LifeQuest Center, Quakertown.
Donald R. Genshart, 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 8, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Anne A. (Apfelbaum). They would have been married 62 years this month. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick W. K. Genshart, DDS and Julia P. (Peters) Genshart.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1950.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman.
He was employed by Mack Trucks for over 32 years in plants 4 and 5-C, retiring in 1987.
Larry R. Ruth, 76, of Salisbury Township, died Jan. 13, 2020, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of the late Dorothy K. (Larimore) Ruth, who died in August 2019. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Clarence and Dorothy (Heil) Ruth.
He was a 1961 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He worked for many years in maintenance at Rodale Press and Hubbel-Bell in Fogelsville.
He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
He enjoyed attending stock car and sprint car races.
Josephine J. Derr, 81, of Trexlertown, died Jan. 10, 2020. She was the wife of the late Lynn R. Derr. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Dey) Fegley.
She was employed at Knoll Furniture for many years before retiring. She enjoyed going to bingo.
She is survived by children, Donald, Theodore and Audrey; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald and William. She was predeceased by daughters, Connie Hregician, Brenda Smoyer and Susan.
Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Buehrle, 90, retired president and CEO of The Lutheran Home at Topton, died Jan. 5, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Betty G. (Gulden) Buehrle, who died June 15, 2019. They were married 68 years at the time of her death. Born in Blooming Glen, Bucks County, he was a son of the late George R. and Irene M. (Landis) Buehrle.
He and his wife were members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Roger R. Butterfield, 75, of Emmaus, died Jan. 2, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Judith A. (Pinto) Butterfield. They were married for 40 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Roger and Patricia (McCord) Butterfield.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and Drexel University.
He was the co-owner of Oak Hill Controls, LLC, for the last 15 years.
He was a member of the NRA and an avid hunter and golfer.
He is survived by his wife; brothers-in-law, Stephen Pinto and Brother John Michael Pinto.
Lillian M. (Kramer) Bilger, 92, formerly of Alburtis, died Jan. 11, 2020, at Carolyn’s House, Hospice of Central, PA, Harrisburg. She was the wife of the late Donald C. Bilger, who died Sept. 22, 1980. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Irene (Reith) Kramer.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis, where she was a member of the crafters group and a former Sunday school teacher.
Mary Nicol Rockwell, 96, of Emmaus, died Jan. 4, 2020. She was the wife of the late Dr. Stewart Ray Rockwell. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Mary Louise (French) Nicol.
She helped her husband run East Penn Veterinary Associates as a bookkeeper, scheduler and surgeon’s assistant after hours.
She was an active member of Emmaus Moravian Church, serving on the choir, Women’s Fellowship, Sunday school teacher and church missions.
Tessie (Mazur) Kuchinos, 96, of Macungie, formerly of Wescosville, died Dec. 20, 2019, with her family by her side at Lehigh Commons, Macungie. She was the wife of the late Walter Kuchinos with whom she was married for 70 years before his death in 2017. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Piatak) Mazur.
She was a lifelong member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.
She loved to crochet and made many baby blankets, caps and booties for the babies in the NICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center.