Charles H. Shafer, 102, formerly of Allentown, died August 21, 2012, in Paoli Hospital. He was the husband of the late Thalia M. (Marcks) Shafer. Born in Nazareth, he was the son of the late Charles W.K. and Laura H. (Huth) Shafer.
He was a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in forestry. He worked for the National Park Service as a forester and later as an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. from 1948 until retiring in 1975. He was a senior instructor for Life underwriter training.
Elizabeth A. Sarko, 84, of Salisbury Township, died August 29, 2012, in Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of Frank P. Sarko Sr. for 61 1/2 years. Born in Hellertown, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Blanche (Anderson) Snyder.
She worked many years for the Schoebel Bros. Neck Tie and Dick's T-Shirt factories.
She was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
She was past president, and a very active member, of the River Road Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Salisbury Township.
Keith R. Keeler, 58, of Emmaus, died August 25, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Debra A. (Storck) Keeler for the past 38 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Jean (Skinner) Keeler of Emmaus and the late Ralph C. Keeler who died last December.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1971 and attended Kutztown University.
He was currently a supervisor at Lithko Contracting Inc. for the past eight years. He was previously vice-president of operations at Engelman Construction where he was employed for 30 years.
Levi Dingle, 73, of Alburtis, died August 23, 2012, while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. He was the husband of Carolyn T. (Pressley) Dingle. They were married for 36 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edwards Kitt and Emma (Fordham) Jacobs.
He served in the United States Army.
He worked for Labor Union Local #135 and was recording secretary.
He was a former Golden Gloves fighter in the 1960's and sparred with Sonny Liston.
He was a competitive bowler and received many trophies in his career.
Judy O. Morris, 53, of Zionsville, died August 24, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Dr. D. Lynn Morris. Born in Wellsville, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lawrence W. and Marion M. (Lewis) Osgood.
She was a teacher for the past 25 years with the Allentown School District working at South Mountain Middle School and William Allen High School.
She received her bachelor's degree from Kutztown University and her master's degree from DeSales University.
She was a member of Bethel Bible Fellowship, Emmaus.
Gertrude C. "Trudy" Noon, 89, of Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley, formerly of Macungie, died August 24, 2012. She was the wife of the late William J. Noon who died in 2002. They were married for 53 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charlotte and William Conner.
She worked as a secretary for National Cash Register in New York City until she got married.
She was a devout Catholic and a member of the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Colesville.
Mabel Pietropaulo, 97, of Alburtis, originally from Huntington, W.Va., died August 24, 2012 peacefully in her home. She was the wife of the late evangelist Carlo Pietropaulo. They enjoyed 60 years of full-time ministry together. Born in New Boston, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Nora (Campbell) Benner.
She and her husband traveled extensively sharing the gospel all over the United States and Canada.
Edward J. Nemeth, 57, of Easton, formerly of Allentown and Emmaus, died August 22, 2012, in his home. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Mary J. (Wilber) Nemeth and the late John Nemeth.
He is survived by brothers, John and Raymond; sisters, Theresa Pierog and Mary Elizabeth Rini; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
John Francis Costello, 81, of Macun-gie, died August 19, 2012, at Gracedale, Nazareth. He was the husband of the late Mary Lou (Fitzgerald) Costello. He was born in Jersey City, N.J.
He was a graduate of Notre Dame University and Notre Dame School of Law. He was a corporate attorney for Bank of America and Chrysler First until retiring.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Alumni Association of the University of Notre Dame.
He was a member and a communion minister at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Vivian L. (Grasso) Hari, 63, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully August 22, 2012, at the VNA Hospice of St. Luke's in Lower Saucon Township surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Dennis C. Hari. They would have celebrated 42 years of marriage Sept. 6. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Lorraine (Kiefer) Grasso of Salisbury Township and the late Nelson Grasso.
She was a 1966 graduate of Salisbury High School and was employed at Freeman Jewelers for 25 years as a jewelry buyer. Previously she was employed by PPL.