James A. Hare III, 69, of Breinigs-ville, died January 14, 2013, in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Charlotte (Feijo) Hare. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in July. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late James A. Jr. and Thelma C. (Brayton) Hare.
For the past 10 years he worked for Cyoptics Inc., and prior for 29 years at AT&T-Bell Labs.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.
He was a baseball coach for the Breinigsville B-Vets.
Debra A. (Oswald) Kocher, 49, of Allentown, died January 15, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of James C. Kocher. They celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary last June 14. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Herbert E. Oswald of New Tripoli and Anna M. (Kiser) Neulin of Allentown.
She was employed as a seafood manager at the former Laneco in Dorneyville for 15 years, last working in 2001.
Paul J. Unangst, 98, of Leola, formerly of Wescosville, died January 6, 2013, in Moravian Manor, Lititz. He was the husband of the late Marion I. (Frey) Unangst.
He worked as a finish carpenter for builders in Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties before retiring. Born in Kintnersville, he was a son of the late Clinton and Rosa (Bergstresser) Unangst.
He was attending Forest Hill Mennonite Church, Leola, and was a former member of Emanuel United Methodist Church, Allentown.
John "Rosey" Laudenslager, 82, died January 7, 2013, at Wuesthoff Hospice House in Rockledge, Fla. He was the husband of Gwen Laudenslager. They were married for 36 years. He was a son of the late Clarence and Veronica (McElroy) Laudenslager, of Emmaus.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Michael and Paul; stepsons, Ronald Campbell and his wife Suzanne, Jerry Campbell and his wife Martha, Craig Campbell and his wife April; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Keller, of Emmaus.
Kerry Trammell, 56, of Oak Ridge, Tenn, formerly of Emmaus, died in his home. He was the husband of Leslie Trammell. He was the son of Byron Trammell and the late Barbara (Stone) Trammell.
He is survived by his wife; children, Hayley and Robert; sister, Danette Waites; father, Byron. He was predeceased by his mother.
Services were held at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, Tenn.
Elizabeth A. Pio, 87, of Macungie, formerly of Fairview, N.J. and Jersey City, N.J., died January 10, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Joseph V. Pio. She was a homemaker. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Walsh) Yohe.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth, of Chatsworth, Calif.
Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.
Ruth T. Baker, 94, formerly of Emmaus, died January 16, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Baker. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Edna (Miller) Trump.
She worked as a telephone operator for the former Bell Telephone for many years.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She was a member of the Mercantile Club, the Bell Telephone Pioneers and the Emmaus New Comers Club.
She was an avid golfer and bowler. She loved to travel, having traveled to China in her 80's.
Carl V. "Pat" Lamm, 80, of Alburtis, formerly of Scranton, died January 8, 2013, in Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Elizabeth R. (Green) Lamm. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Carl B. and Esther (Rafferty) Lamm.
He worked as a circulation manager for several newspapers.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife; brother, John; sisters, Dolores Comerota and Shirley George; grandchildren, Ethan and Larissa. He was predeceased by a daughter, Heidi Buck.
Isabel S. Fowler, 96, of Macungie, died January 8, 2013, at VNA Hospice at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late George Franklin and Carrie (Schlegel) Carter.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus.
She is survived by a daughter, Louise F. McEllroy, of Allentown; son, James C., of Macungie; sisters, Jessetine Carter, Jessie Hieter; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas; siblings, Clariss Nicholas, Jennifer Carter.
Albert Eugene "Barney" Charron, 91, of Emmaus, died January 8, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, after a brief illness. He was the husband of LaMae E. (Schaffer) Charron. They were married for 44 years. Born in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Susanna I. (Deibler) Charron.
He was the proprietor and president of Barney's Diner Inc., in Emmaus for 30 years, retiring in 1986.
During World War II, he was stationed in England where he proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.