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.
Edgar R. Dennis, 84, of Emmaus, died January 4, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Marjorie L. (Dundore) Dennis. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage June 14. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Edgar L. and Esther M. (Krauss) Dennis.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and played basketball, football, softball and ran track.
He was employed by General Electric in Allentown for many years working in the warehouse and driving a truck for the company.
Llewellyn D. Dottery, 91, of Mac-ungie, died December 31, 2012, in the Hospice Unit of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Betty M. (Hein) Dottery. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary June 22. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Harvey and Maude Dottery.
He worked for the former Tyler Pipe Foundry in Macungie and Norwalk Truck Lines in Allentown for many years before retiring.
He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Pauline (Kozy) Meckes, 94, of Emmaus, died December 30, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul Meckes. She was the daughter of the late Wasyl and Katherine (Bonchak) Kozy.
She worked at Rodale Manufacturing Co. and later as a cook in East Penn school cafeterias.
She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Claire R. Fenstermaker, 84, of Allentown, died December 26, 2012, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Fenstermaker, who died in 1989. Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (DeLong) Bernhard.
She was a retired bookkeeper.
She was a member of Egypt Community Church, Egypt.
She is survived by sisters, June Herman and Mary Jane Hittner; Walter's sons, Dale and Kenneth Fenstermaker; four nieces and four nephews.
Dr. Harry J. Nonne-macher, 67, of Pensacola, Florida, died December 23, 2012. He was the husband of Sylvia Hiester Nonnemacher. They were married for 44 years. He was an ordained minister serving the Lord in the Pastorate and Pensacola Christian College and Pensacola Theological Seminary.
Ora May Stephen, 78, formerly of Emmaus, died January 1, 2013, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Stephen. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harvey W. and Lulu G. (Carl) Iobst.
Before retiring, she worked for Buckeye Pipeline and previously at Square D and Rodale Manufacturing Co.
She was a lifetime member of Emmaus Moravian Church,
Thomas P. Ferry Sr., 83, of Alburtis, died December 28, 2012, in Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of the late Helen C. (Keeney) Ferry, who died Oct. 19, 2011. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Anne K. (Hallinan) Ferry.
He was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Bally.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He worked as a union supervisor with Local 600 Carpenters Union, Bethlehem, for 40 years.