Rubie J. Hersh, 95, of Hanover, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 7, 2017, at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Hersh, who died in 1967. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was a daughter of the late Titus A. and Ida M. (Gilbert) Fegely.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.
She was a 1940 graduate of Emmaus High School.
She is survived by a daughter, Marlene H. She was the last and the youngest of six children.
Contributions may be made to the Homewood Foundation, P.O. Box 250, Williamsport, Md. 21795.
Virginia W. Conly, 97, of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 19, 2017, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, Ga. She was the wife of Richard T. Conly Sr. The couple celebrated 20 years of marriage Oct. 23. Her first husband, Charles J. Schenkel, died in 1996. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Gertrude (Tongue) Weierman.
She was a former member of Faith Evangelical Free Church, Trexlertown and was a graduate of Abington High School, Abington.
Carol Zagnoli, 61, of Macungie, died after a 6 1/2 year battle with cancer. She was the wife of the wife of David Zagnoli. Born in Clinton, N.J., she was a daughter of Sue and the late Bob Naylor.
She graduated in 1976 from the Temple School of Dentistry and in 1982 from Albright College with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition. She enjoyed her work for many years as a dental hygienist in both Reading and Trexlertown.
Walter W. Houck, 92, of Alburtis, died Dec.. 11, 2017, at Summit Nursing Home, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Betty L. (Mullins) Houck who died June 2, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Smith) Houck Adams.
He was a farmer and worked for Rodale and Square D Electric Company.
He was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church and the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club.
Dolores H. Schreffler, 93, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 12, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Schreffler who died May 17, 2009. Born in Girardville, she was the daughter of the late Michael A. and Eleanor A. (Rakowsky) Selinsky.
She was a graduate of Girardville High School and was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Christopher T. Bishop, 46, of Macungie, died Dec. 13, 2017. He was the fiancee of Patricia L. Trowbridge. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Carol L. (Horning) Bishop Yocum and her husband Larry, of Macungie and the late John K. Bishop.
He was an assistant with the orthopedic surgical team at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was a graduate of Saucon Valley High School, Class of 1989 and the Sacred Heart School of Surgical Technicians. He was a certified EMT and was a volunteer fireman with the Steel City and Leithsville fire departments.
Flora M. Wentz, 87, of Macungie, died Dec. 12, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Charles “Al” Wentz, who died Nov. 19, 1994. Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Assunta (Falcone) Guarino.
She was employed by AARP where she held various positions. She was also the former manager at the Center Valley Motel and worked for the former Toy Ladies, Johnstown.
Dawn L. Sonntag, 78, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 20, 2017, at home. She was the wife of Leonard A. Sonntag. They were married for 58 years. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Richard DeReamer and the late Lois (Major) DeReamer Dodd.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.
She worked as a telephone operator and in the retail industry.
She was a member of several garden clubs and was involved with therapy dogs.
James L. Laudenslager, 78, of Allentown, died in his home Dec. 13, 2017. He and his partner, Walter N. Groff celebrated 54 years together on Aug. 13. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Robert M. and Anna M. (Andrews) Laudenslager.
He was the owner of the former J. Louis Hair Styles, Emmaus for 50 years until 2000. After selling his business, he worked part time for Anne & Co. Beauty Salon, Emmaus, until the beginning of this year.
He was a member of Old Zionsville United Church of Christ.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Ronald H. Wessner, 74, of Emmaus, known to many as Pappy, went to play the big golf course in the sky Dec. 7, 2017. He was the husband of Marian Wessner. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Folk) Wessner. Ever since his heart transplant in 2009, he was playing with “house money” giving everyone an extra eight years.