Gene K. Monroe, 93, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie, died March 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Kyle A. Monroe, who died in 2000. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Florence (Eisenhard) Iobst.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and was an Army veteran, serving in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II.
She was employed as a buyer for the former H. Leh & Co. and the former Hess's Department Store.
Anna Louise Eisenhard, 82, of Lower Macungie Township, died March 5, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Delmar F. Eisenhard. Born in Topton, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Maggie (Hausman Strauss) Brensinger.
Before retiring in 1994, she worked as a seamstress for Royal Manufacturing, Alburtis. Along with her seamstress work, she enjoyed knitting and ceramics.
Jeanette "Tooty" Belshaw, 78, of Coopersburg, died unexpectedly March 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of John Belshaw for 58 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Potak) Glass.
She was a 1952 graduate of Bethlehem High School.
She was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Allentown.
Carl David Dries, 70, of Macungie, died February 27, 2013, at home with his family. He was the husband of Lois G. (Wetzel) Dries, to whom he was married for 48 years. Born in Breinigsville, he was the son of Grace (Geist) Dries, of Emmaus, and the late Junior Dries.
Before retiring in 2013, he worked at Allen Organ Co., Macungie for 50 years in various departments and lastly as an assistant foreman.
For close to 15 years, he worked craft shows under the name Iron Mountain Toys, showing his creations of wooden cars, toys and banks.
Doris M. Grim, 78, of Alburtis, died March 1, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Grim Sr., who died in 2005. Born in Allentown, she was the remaining survivor of five children of the late Charles B. and Pauline C. (George) Oswald.
She worked at Emmaus Shirt Company and later became a "Seamstress for Everyone" and homemaker in her Alburtis residence.
She was a member of Longswamp United Church of Christ and its auxiliary.
She was a social member of Alburtis Fire Company.
William Mihala, 93, of Salisbury Township, died March 3, 2013, in ManorCare, Allentown. He was the husband of Beatrice (Rastocky) Mihala. They were married 69 years in October. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Juracek) Mihala.
He was employed in the open hearth division of the Bethlehem Steel Co. before retiring.
He was a former Salisbury Township commissioner.
He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
An avid camper, he held the distinction of being the first and oldest camper at Baker's Acres, Tuckerton, N.J.
William B. Nonnemacher, 57, of Ashfield, died February 25, 2013, at his residence. He was the companion of Denise D. Rhyder, of Ashfield. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Christine (Roth) Nonnemacher, of Allentown, and the late Harvey Nonnemacher who died in 1992.
David Mueller, 31, of Schnecksville, died February 27, 2013, at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Allentown, he was the son of James P. and Susan E. (Fennell) Mueller with whom he resided.
He was employed as an insurance agent at Geico in Whitehall.
He was currently attending LCCC working toward a degree in nursing.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2000.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.
Paul H. Gunn, of Macungie, died February 19, 2013. He was the husband of Louise Gunn.
He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, and former owner of the Bookarama bookstores of Allentown, Bethlehem and Pottstown. He was originally from Noxapater, Miss., and left there to join the final stages of World War II, ultimately serving for 22 years.
In his later years he was a voracious reader and writer.
Lester "Les" Jay Bacon died February 22, 2013, in Claremont, N.H. following an extended illness. He was the husband of the late Anna Lee Akers Bacon for 56 years until her death in 2000. Born in Sheboygan, Wis., he was the son of Lester Fay and Viola Tousley Bacon.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp prior to a 36-year career as an engineer at Buckeye Pipe Line Company where he served as a manager in the Right of Way department.
He was an active member of the Parkway Church of Christ, Allentown, and a 32nd Degree Mason out of the Reading lodge.