James Anthony Casey Jr., 58, of Emmaus, died March 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Meredith “Merry” A. (Hopke) Casey. They celebrated 37 years of marriage. Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., he was the son of James A. Sr. and Mary Jane (Lynch) Casey.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from College of the Holy Cross and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Persian Gulf War and retired as a Major.
Janet A. (Rohrbach) Adams, 83, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019, at Manor Care West, Allentown, while being serenaded by Elvis/Teddy Bear and surrounded by loving family members and caring staff. She was the wife of the late Evan Adams, who was her high school sweetheart. She was a daughter of the late Earl and Mae (Krauss) Rohrbach.
Carol A. Albright, 76, of Macungie, died March 4, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Ronald A. Albright. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in January. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Ruth (Lorish) Christman.
She was a graduate of Allentown High School.
She was a florist in the Lehigh Valley for many years.
She was an avid reader and baker.
Betty Jean Glass, 92, of Macungie, died March 8, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles Glass, who died in 1993. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Kramer) McGonigle.
Robert W. Wellons, 87, of Allentown, born in Barberton, Ohio, died March 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, after a lengthy battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was the husband of Elizabeth L. (Van Horn) Wellons. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 25.
Before retirement, he was employed as an executive vice president at Carlos R. Leffler, Inc.
Johanne (Fromm) Oswald, 86, died peacefully, March 7, 2019, at the Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Isabelle and Paul Fromm.
She was a stay-at-home mom for many years before becoming a baker at the 1760 House, Trexlertown. She was a personal assistant to Max Hess Jr. and a caretaker at various places including Country Meadows.
She was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown.
She was a fun-loving person who enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and most importantly, spending time with family.
Marvin H. Boehm, 90, died Feb. 28, 2019. He was the husband of Marian (Brown) Boehm. They were married for 69 years. Born at home in Vera Cruz, he was the son of the late James R. and Dorothea (Debus) Boehm.
Before retiring, he worked for the Reading Company and Conrail.
He enjoyed gardening, long walks, playing cards, sports of all kinds and talking about his childhood.
Warren G. Buss, 65, of Emmaus, died March 10, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of Robin R. (Eckley) Buss. They were married for 16 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Jeanette (Dries) and Howard J. Buss Jr.
He was a 1971 graduate of Emmaus HIgh School.
He worked in the maintenance department at East Penn School District, retiring in 2013.
He was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club and was a past Post Master of Wheels of Time.
He loved to hunt, fish and restore automobiles.
Erwin R. Schmid, 97, of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home. Born in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid. He left Germany at the age of eight to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France and moved to New York City at the age of 16 where he completed his high school education.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.
Stephen Ewanev, 93, of Lower Macungie, died peacefully March 7, 2019. He was the husband of Kathleen (Weber) Luchansky. They celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in October. He was the son of the late Harry and Catherine (Harbove) Ewanev.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.
He served in the U.S. Navy as an EMP2 during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He worked as an electrician for Bethlehem Steel and also independently.