Renee J. Ringer, 58, of Lower Macungie Township, died peacefully June 14, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Robert P. Ringer Jr. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of Betty J. (Brotzman) Ritter and the late Donald A.M. Ritter.
She was a graduate of William Allen High School and loved taking care of children.
She worked as a teachers aide in various day care centers in the Lehigh Valley.
John E. Keck, 78, of Richmond Township, died June 10, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Stephens) Keck. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in February. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Christine (Danenhower) Keck.
He was a 1958 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He worked as a farmer for Rodale Organic Gardening and later in maintenance at Rodale Press, retiring in 2001.
He was a member of New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fleetwood.
Rhoda M. Kline, 77, of Emmaus, died June 1, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Merril D. Kline. The couple would have celebrated 58 years of marriage Sept. 23. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Williams) Morgan.
She was a member of Faith Evangelical Free Church, Trexlertown, where she sang in the choir for many years.
She was a graduate of Hamburg High School, Class of 1960.
She worked alongside her friend, Shirley Christman, at the Tot to Teen Outgrown Shop in Emmaus.
Clifford G. Ward, 86, of Macungie, died June 3, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Helen (Boggs) Ward. They were married for over 60 years. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late Charles E. and Margaret (Loughridge) Ward.
He graduated from Rahway High School in 1951 and was a member of the school’s state championship football teams.
He was a skilled carpenter for many years and later worked in various roles for PSE&G.
Maryrose I. Dorward, 71, of Macungie, formerly of Neffs, died June 1, 2019, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Clifford N. Dorward, who died in 2011. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Spisszak.
She graduated from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing and was employed by Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus as a registered nurse and PCC.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, involved with music ministry for many years and an avid equestrian.
Veronica Sue Holben, 71, of Salisbury Township, died June 9, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Thomas J. Holben, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Dorothy M. (Newhard) Albitz.
Before retiring, she was a teacher aide at Western Salisbury Elementary School.
She enjoyed listening to various audio books, especially mysteries and watching the Nickelodeon channel with her grandchildren.
Paul T. Kline Sr., 88, of Salisbury Township, died June 7, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Betty J. (Bachman) Kline, who died in 2014. Born in Salisbury Township, he was the son of the late John and Edna Mae (Hittinger) Kline.
He was a graduate of Fountain Hill High School.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army as a medic in Germany.
He worked as a die sinker at Bethlehem Steel/Beth Forge for 40 years.
Robert L. Fox, 81, of Alburtis, died June 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Bauder) Fox. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary May 30. Born in Hickory Township, N.C., he was a son of the late Troy L. and Vannie Marie (Brown) Fox.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He worked on the assembly line at Mack Trucks for 30 years and was a truck driver for National Freight from 2002 to 2012.
He was a member of Local 677 UAW and the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club.
Priscilla E. (Brahler) Alderfer, 91, of Emmaus, died June 1, 2019, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the wife of the late James H. Alderfer. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Warren S. and Edna E. (Guth) Brahler.
She worked as a telephone operator for the former Emaus Telephone Company, Hess’s and Zollinger’s department stores, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Emmaus.
Andrew E. Beible III, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died May 5, 2019, in Deltona, Fla. He was the husband of the late Sandra E. (Miller) Beible. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Kathryn (Arnold) and Andrew E. Beible Jr.
He owned and operated Beible’s Pump and Supply Company, Emmaus, for many years.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
He was a member and past master of Emmaus Lodge #792 F&AM and served in the Army Reserves.