Marian M. Breisch, 75, of Lower Macungie Township, died peacefully in her home Dec. 21, 2017. She was the wife of Thomas R. Briesch and they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary next month. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Dorothy (Siessmayer) Snyder.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1959.
She was a receptionist for Air Products & Chemicals and Miller-Keystone Blood Center and was the lead sales demonstrator of the seasonal crafts at Hess’s Department Store.
Rosalyn M. Saba, 91, of Allentown, died peacefully Dec. 29, 2017, at home among her loved ones. She was the wife of the late Edward T. Saba with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the American Lebanese daughter of the late Nebeha and David Sadd.
She was a devoted housewife throughout the years and helped her husband with his manufacturer’s sales representative business.
Maurice E. “Moe” Youngblut Jr., 53, of Macungie, died Dec. 21, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Rabenold) Youngblut. They were married for 14 years last June. Born in the Army hospital in Wrightstown, N.J., he was a son of Theresa L. Youngblut, of Upper Moreland and the late Maurice E. Youngblut Sr.
He was employed as a bakery manager for Giant Food stores working at various stores for the last 28 years.
He was a member of the APA Pool League. He was an avid Eagles fan and loved fishing.
Donald R. Dougherty, 82, of Emmaus, died Dec. 22, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Gertrude V. (Barley) Dougherty.
He was employed by Brown Shoe Factory for 22 years, Modern Clothing for 10 years, the Hess’s Patio Restaurant for nine years and the former LoBaido’s Restaurant as a kitchen helper before retiring.
He is survived by a sister, Kathryn M. and her husband Michael Scarpino, of Allentown. He was predeceased by sisters, Dolores M. and Barbara A. Rex Nov. 25, 2017.
Everett M. Arndt, 93, of Allentown, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 25, 2017, at Phoebe-Richland Health Care Center, Richlandtown. He was the husband of the late Pauline E. (Kistler) Arndt, who died Aug. 21, 2009. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Edwin C. and Verna V. (Moyer) Arndt.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving during World War II.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Theresa A. Haskey, 98, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 30, 2017, in Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Haskey, who died in 2006. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Marcelina (Roncolato) Ulrich.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She was an assembler at the former General Electric, Allentown.
She is survived by a son, Eugene L. Theodore and his wife Gail; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Sgt. Ashly L. Moyer in 2007.
Gunther D. Heussman, 78, of Emmaus, died peacefully in his home Dec. 19, 2017. He was the husband of Frances (Long) Heussman. They were married for 47 years. Born in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Herbert and Anna (Spreckleman) Heussman. He was a first generation American.
He was a graduate of Perkiomen Joint High School agricultural program. He was a dairy farmer for 20 years. He started “Gunther Heussman Inc.,” selling used farm equipment for 55 years.
He was a board member of the Allentown Rescue Mission.
Dorothy Able Scholl Nicholas, 78, wife of the late Gary G. Nicholas, M.D., died in her home Dec. 14, 2017. Born in Bath, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Catherine (Able) Scholl.
She was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing and had worked as a visiting nurse in Philadelphia, an utilization review nurse at Hershey Medical Center and the office manager for her husband. Their work together was of the highest quality of care and compassion unsurpassed in the health care industry.
Debbie L. Eckert, 66, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of Emmaus, died in her home Nov. 30, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Linwood and Betty Schultz.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and cosmetology school. She spent many years working at the Hair Loft on the Emmaus Triangle.
She loved going to the beach collecting shells or spending the day at the pool. She enjoyed swimming with the Synchro Belles of Highland Lakes Community. She was very creative in sewing and doing arts and crafts.
Clydette J. Lobach, 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 17, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Richard C. Lobach. They were married for 33 years last April. Born in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Mary (Rex) Sorver.
She was a graduate of Dieruff High School, Class of 1964.
She was a bookkeeper for the Lower Macungie Library before retiring. She was a lifetime member of the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club and the Allentown Dog Training Club where she served as the head dog trainer.