Thaddeus John Tusinski, 42, of Macungie, died November 17, 2012. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he was the son of David and Jo Ann Tusinski, of Seymour, Tenn.
He graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a degree in elementary education. He earned a master's degree in education from Penn State Great Valley.
He taught grade school in the West Chester School District and in the Michigan school system. The last eight years he taught ninth grade algebra at William Allen High School, Allentown.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Linda L. Lieberman, 66, of Lower Macungie Township, died November 18, 2012, after a three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). She was the wife of Ira Lieberman. They were married for 43 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. Gerald W. and Betty J. (Griffith) Geist.
She graduated from Mansfield University and obtained her master's equivalency through studies at Kutztown and Penn State Universities.
She taught home economics at various local schools until retiring from Nazareth High School in 2002.
Bernice E. (Bogart) Miles, 89, died November 20, 2012. She was the wife of the late Robert Miles, who died in 1987. Born in Milton (Northumberland County), she lived in Wescosville most of her life.
She was an active member of Faith Church of Allentown since 1976.
She worked at Daytimers, Lower Macungie for over 20 years.
She is survived by a sister, Shirley and her husband Edward Miller of Milton; two sons, David of Akron, Ohio and Thomas and his wife Carla of Hatfield; grandsons, Bradley, Matthew and Zachary; granddaughters, Kerry, Molly, Alyssa and Nicole.
Walter "Walt" George Denkowski, 60, of Zionsville, died November 22, 2012, in Quakertown. Born in King of Prussia, he was the son of the late Walter and Natalie Denkowski.
He graduated from Upper Merion High School in 1971 and earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology, from Ursinus College, Collegeville in 1975, where he as a member of Beta Sigma Lambda fraternity.
He worked as a key executive at Milliken Valve Company, Bethlehem for 12 years.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and exploring new places and ideas.
William P. Lang, 85, of Macungie, died November 25, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carolyn J. (Albright) Lang. They celebrated 59 years of marriage this past August. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Anna (Gotzi) Lang.
He was a member of the 1945 Central Catholic High School basketball team that won the PCIAA State Championship.
He was a sergeant in the Army serving as a page at the War Crime Trials in Tokyo.
He was a member of the St. Aloysius Young Men's Society, Allentown.
Gertrude L. Koplin, 92, of Limeport Pike, Zionsville, died November 12, 2012. She was the wife of the late Jack R. Koplin for 41 years. Born in St. Polten, Austria, she came to the United States following her marriage in 1946.
She enjoyed sharing interesting stories about her childhood in Austria and her many experiences during World War II.
She loved being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Throughout her life she found such pleasure in the simple beauty of nature.
James F. "Kat" Heller, 61, of Macungie, died November 11, 2012.
He is survived by a son, Jonathan; sister, Roseanne; companion, Dorice Davis; and loving friends.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
A memorial service was held at the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
John Louis Krajsa Jr., Esq., 65, of Lower Macungie Township, died suddenly on November 9, 2012, while on a 30th wedding anniversary trip to the Dominican Republic. He was the husband of JoEllen Kennedy Krajsa. He was the son of the late John L. and Anna Krajsa.
He was the president of AFC Reverse Mortgage which he founded in 2004. He was one of only fifty certified reverse mortgage professionals in the nation.
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.