Doris J. “Shadow” Gardner, 92, of Emmaus, died Dec. 20, 2017, in Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Center Valley. She was the wife of the late Elwood L. Gardner and David R. Searfass. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Mabel R. (Kahle) Kleckner.
She was a cashier for the former Pantry Pride and Food Fair for many years. In her younger years she enjoyed ballroom dancing to the sounds of Big Band music and Frank Sinatra. She was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. She loved a trip to the casinos.
Robert L. Benner, 74, of Allentown, died Dec. 13, 2017, in his residence. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Cornelius E. and Ida R. (Nicotera) Benner.
He worked as a stone mason for Ralph Paul; Bethlehem Steel as head security guard to the last four general managers from 1967 to 1980, then from 1980 to 1984 as a plant security guard. From 1984 to 1988 he was hotel manager for Harold Fulmer at Hotel Traylor and Sheridan Inn, Easton and was in charge of 137 employees. He owned and operated Lehigh Jewelers from 1988 to 1998 and became a stone setter and goldsmith.
Larry A. Wingard, 79, formerly of Legacy Oaks, Macungie, died Dec. 13, 2017, at Luther Crest. He was the husband of Virginia D. “Ginny” (Maher) Milley Wingard, to whom he was married for 27 years. Born in Shade Township, Somerset County, he was the son of the late Kermit Ross and Miriam Jennetta (Huston) Wingard.
Mark James Reccek, 42, of Bath, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Dec. 17, 2017, while in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospice. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Violet (Janzso) Reccek. He was raised by his grandparents Violet and Geza Janzso.
Dr. Herman Corradetti (“Dr.C.”), 77, of Schnecksville, died, with faith, Dec. 13, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. He was the husband of Dolores “Dolly” L. (Hilbert) Corradetti with whom he celebrated 44 years of marriage. Born in Cologna Spiaggia (Roseto degli Abruzzi) Italy, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Teresa (Chiappini) Corradetti.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, for over 30 years, where he was a member of the choir.
Jacob V. “Jay” Lichty, 82, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 14, 2017, at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of Kathryn L. (Reid) Lichty. The couple celebrated 56 years of marriage earlier this year. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edgar H. and Evelyn J. Lichty.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
He was a graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was employed in the book division at Rodale Press.
Osbon “Ozzie” D. Arndt, 90, of Emmaus, died November 27, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Fenstermacher) Wenner Arndt and Jean (Schaffer) Arndt. Born in Vera Cruz, he was a son of the late Earl and Anna (Kline) Arndt.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1945.
He was employed at Square D, Emmaus, and later at Otterbine Barebo, Vera Cruz.
Helen Karluk, 97, of Emmaus, formerly of Moosic, died peacefully Nov. 12, 2017, at Belle Haven Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Stanley F. Karluk who died in 2009. Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Katchur Battle.
She was educated in Dunmore schools and prior to her retirement, she was employed as a silk mill weaver, a YMCA receptionist and a medical office receptionist.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Scranton.
Delores M. Oplinger, 84, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 5, 2017, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Gordon W.J. Oplinger Jr. Born in East Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Hartman) Fritz.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was a member of St. Matthew’s E.C. Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by sons, Stephen L. and his wife Missy, Todd L. and his wife Debbie, and Scott L. and his wife Jaime; daughter, Sandra L. and her husband Andy Caverly; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Gregory J. Psarsky Jr., 42, of Allentown, died Nov. 15, 2017, at his residence. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Mary E. Zenz, of Bethlehem and Gregory J. Psarsky Sr. and his wife Radelle, of Orefield.
He was a cook at Big Woody’s, Emmaus for the past year and previously a dairy manager at Weis, Emmaus.
He attended Life Church, Allentown.