Miriam G. Trexler, 93, of Bethlehem, formerly of Emmaus, died January 12, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, where she was a patient since November. Born in Longswamp Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Howard T. and Essie M. (Gambler) Keiser.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers.
She worked as a sewing machine operator at several Allentown and Emmaus clothing manufacturers until her retirement.
Orville G. Hawk, 95, of Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Emmaus, died January 3, 2013, in Luther Crest Health Center. He was the husband of the late Marguerite H. (Minnich). Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Martha (Smith) Hawk.
A 1935 graduate of Allentown High School, he was also a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. Employed at First National Bank of Allentown since 1935, he began as a messenger and proof clerk and retired as its chairman of the board in 1982.
Geraldine (Zimmerman) Kranch Moyer Wenner, 82, of Luther Crest died January 10, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Ezra A. Wenner Jr. They were married in 2004. She was married to Robert H. Moyer from 1993 to 2000 and Arnold P. Kranch 1949 to 1978. Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Royce G. Zimmerman Sr. and Marion M. (Schrader) Zimmerman.
She graduated with honors from Allentown High School, 1948. She served on the Class of 1948 reunion committee.
Robert L. Lindenmuth, 91, of Emmaus, died January 13, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Bette G. (Minnich) Lindenmuth.
He was a truck driver for Modern Transfer for 25 years, retiring in 1983. Previously, he worked for Reading Railroad for many years. After retiring, he worked part time at John Monahan Real Estate and Weis Markets.
He was a World War II veteran and served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army.
He was passionate about golf and was still active in his pool league.
Donald L. Gambler, 63, of Allentown, formerly of Alburtis, died January 13, 2013, in Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Allentown. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Paul W. and Catherine R. (Szilli) Gambler.
He was a member of Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis.
He is survived by brothers, Gerald G. and his wife Roxann E. (O'Brien), of Alburtis, and Ronald R. and his wife Paulette E. (Fenstermaker), of Fogelsville; sister-in-law, Carol S. (Conrad), wife of the late Paul K., of Promised Land.
Dr. William G. Bartholo-mew, 96, formerly of Emmaus, a lifelong educator who served as the first executive director of the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit and as a leader in the planning and formation of the Lehigh County Vocational Technical School and the Lehigh/Carbon Community College, died January 4, 2013, at Luther Crest Retirement Community in Allentown. He was the husband of the late Carrie (Paules) Bartholomew. He was born in West Catasauqua.
Miss Avery Elisabeth Williams, of Macungie, died January 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Salisbury Township January 5, 2013, she was the daughter of Joshua D. and Ashley N. (Shurin) Williams.
She was a member of Salem Bible Church.
Ronald Richards, 77, of Emmaus, died January 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township after a prolonged illness. He was the husband of Dorothy (Holton) Richards for 56 years. Born in Coaldale, he was the youngest son of the late Norman and Hilda Richards.
He was a graduate of Coaldale High School, class of 1953 where he participated in sports.
He served in the U.S. Navy and spent time aboard the USS Pictor.
He worked for Air Products and later owned and operated a jewelry store for 48 years.
Janice L. "Jan" Eckenrod, 62, of Upper Mac-ungie Township, died December 31, 2012, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Butch M. Eckenrod, for the past 14 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty J. (Schwindenhammer) O'Donnell and the late Bernard R. O'Donnell, who died July 7, 2012.
She was the owner of Magiclean Powerwash Service, Emmaus, until retiring.
Arthur J. Brimble, 73, of Emmaus, died January 4, 2013, in the Mary Ellen Convalescent Home in Hellertown. Born in Lansford, he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Mary (Evetushick) Brimble.
He was employed in the receiving department of Mack Trucks for many years.
He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is survived by a brother, Gary M. Sr. and his wife Ann Marie of Emmaus; nephews, Gary M. Jr. and Christopher; niece, Michelle and her husband Bart Schmidt.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.