Mary Alice Schoch, 80, of Emmaus, died December 18, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert C. Schoch. They were married for 63 years this past Nov. 19. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Florence (Hartman) Lorah.
She was active in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were young.
She worked part time for Rodale Press and also volunteered for the Osteopathic Hospital, Allentown.
She was a member of St. John's UCC Church, Emmaus.
Marion D. Gottier, 88, of Macungie, formerly of Malvern and Narberth, died December 12, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of the late Everett C. Gottier. Born in Philadelphia, she was the only child of the late Peter and Helga (Christensen) Mattison.
She was employed by Girard Bank (Narberth branch) until her retirement.
During her retirement she enjoyed the company of her family and friends, reading and completing crossword puzzles.
Paul K. Gambler went to eternal rest December 9, 2012 at the University of Penn Medical Center. He was the husband of Carol Gambler. Born on September 10, 1942, he was a son of the late Paul W. Gambler and Catherine (Szillie) Gambler.
He worked for Kline Foundry until they closed and then worked as a greens keeper at Brookside Country Club.
He will be remembered as an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, David and Jeffrey; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Ott-Gambler; brothers, Gerald, Ronald and Donald.
Miriam M. Schmick, 91, of Emmaus, died December 16, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Charles O. Schmick. Born in Lower Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Elsie (Schaffer) Sell.
She was a homemaker and member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.
Susan Ann Kershner, 46, of Allentown, died December 15, 2012, in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Bryan W. Kershner. They celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Sept. 13. Born in Williamsport, she was the daughter of James M. and Deanna J. (Karicher) Miller of Wescosville.
James Richard Hummel, 54, died unexpectedly November 20, 2012, in his home in Flower Mound, Texas. He was the husband of Mary Raimo. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Richard James Hummel (publisher of the Call Chronicle newspaper) and the late Martha Mignon (Wagner) Hummel.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Penn State University and received his master's degree at LaSalle University.
Franklin W. Kleckner, 90, of Allentown, died December 11, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Alice E. (Pry) Klecker, who died Nov. 4, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Mabel Kleckner.
He worked in sales most of his life. He worked for B Inc., Allentown, Hunter Engineering in St. Louis, Mo., and was part owner in the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market.
Dennis R. Oberholtzer, 73, of Macungie, died December 9, in Luther Crest Health Center of complications from 60 years of Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol (Lanz) Weiser Oberholtzer. His first wife, Michelene (Ruggiero) Oberholtzer, predeceased him in 1981. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Roscoe R. and Sara (Stoneback) Oberholtzer of Coopersburg.
Elda L. Benner, 86, formerly of Richlandtown, Quakertown, and Macungie, died December 11, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Carroll F. Benner, who died in 1999. Born in Sellersville, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Marion Nuss.
She was employed by the superintendent's office of Quakertown Community School District for over 25 years and formerly worked as a secretary at PPL in the 1940s.
She was a member of Faith UCC in Center Valley, and a volunteer at the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Center.
Thomas S. Schmoyer, 81, of Emmaus, died December 14, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home. He was the husband of Viola B. (Hilbert) Schmoyer. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary (Schaeffer) Schmoyer.
He was a mechanic for various auto dealers until retiring.
He served in the Seabees during the Korean War and was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1067 of Emmaus.
He was a volunteer firefighter and life member of Emmaus Fire Co. #1 and also a member of Citizens Fire Co. #2 in Emmaus.