Geraldine E. Civitts, 98, of Salisbury Township, died November 12, 2012. She was the wife of the late J. Paul Civitts. Born in Richland, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Daniel Emerick and Esther (Ream) Emerick.
She was always interested in education. She started a kindergarten for area children in her home when there was none in the community while living in Emporium. She first taught public school in Pine Grove in the 1930's. She had been a teacher in the Allentown School District and had been a former employee of Hess's Department Store in Allentown.
Donna Miller-Bradley of Macungie, beloved wife of David Bradley died suddenly November 9, 2012, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Edgar and Louise Miller.
The single event that affected her life was at the age of four, she contracted juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a burden she would bear for the next 61 years of her life. Despite the pain, she perservered; she acquired both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Kutztown University.
Mary Kovacs, 93, of Allentown, died November 13, 2012, at the St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Louis Kovacs, who died in 2000. They were married for 60 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Skubenich) Skrip.
She was employed by the Warner/Laros Co. of Bethlehem, where she worked in the office for many years.
She was a former member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Joan E. Arndt, 78, of Emmaus, died November 15, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Arndt who died Dec. 24, 2002. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Mahlon C. and Lillian E. (Walbert) Brey.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus.
Eddie P. Samolot, 80, of Emmaus, died November 13, 2012, in Pembrooke Health and Rehab, West Chester. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Herbster) Samolot. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in September 2012. Born in Linz, Austria, he was the son of the late Simon and Maria Perez.
He was a tour guide for Normandy Tours. Later he was a bus driver for LANTA and retired in 2004 as a self-employed security officer.
He was a member of St. John's U.C.C, Emmaus and a member of the NRA.
Ruth Irene Seip, 94, of Allentown, died November 7, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. She was the wife of the late William G. Erney and the late Frank F. Phillips.
She was a resident at DevonHouse Senior Living for seven years prior to residing at Cedarbrook. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ethel Mae (Harper) Seip.
She was a retired dressmaker, an avid reader, enjoyed walking her dogs and doing crossword puzzes.
She was a Phillies enthusiast and a lifelong Phillies baseball fan who enjoyed spring training.
Martin L. Rosenblum, 81, of Macungie, died October 25, 2012, in Arden Courts. He was the husband of the late Marilyn D. (Cornfield) Rosenblum who died in 2004. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Etta (Gelblicht) Rosenblum.
He was a financial consultant for Janney Montgomery Scott, Bethlehem, for 20 years until retiring. He previously was the owner and president of Allentown Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in Whitehall.
He was a graduate of Rider College and was a Navy veteran during the Korean War.
He was a member of Temple Beth El, Allentown.
Philip Robert Jacobson, 76, of Emmaus, died October 27, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Avigail Bleiman Jacobson. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in March. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Henry and Ida Levy Jacobson.
He as a graduate of Scranton Central High School and the University of Scranton.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War.
Prior to retirement he was the owner of Equipment Specialist Co., Allentown.
Dylan Jaime Bisbing was sent to heaven on November 8, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the son of Jaime S. Bisbing and Stephanie A. Rehm.
He is survived by his mother and father; maternal grandparents, Tim and Debra Rehm; paternal grandparents, Cathy Kercher and Thomas; maternal great-grandparents, Donna and Leo Desrosiers; paternal great-grandmothers Carol Kercher and Lucille; aunts and uncle, Tim Rehm Jr., Melissa Rehm, and Kelsey Scheffley; cousins, Jennifer Rehm and Cameron Scheffley.
May A. Deily, 85, of Emmaus, died October 24, 2012, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Lloyd A. Deily. Born in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Louise (Ebert) Yeanish.
She was a registered nurse at the former Allentown Osteopathic Hospital, until retiring. She had also worked as an emergency room nurse at the former Allentown Hospital.
She was a graduate of Slatington High School and the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Allentown.