Robert W. Tyack Jr., 78, died Sept. 1, 2018, in his brother’s home in Macungie. He was the son of the late Robert W. and Madalyn D. (Vozzella) Tyack.
He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and Eagles. He was elated to see his Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2018.
He was a world traveler and his favorite places to visit were Hawaii, Venice and Acapulco.
He was an usher at The Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena in the 1970s to 1990s.
He is survived by his brother David, Kristin and Nick of Macungie.
Elizabeth F. Spadt, 96, of Lower Macungie, died Aug. 27, 2018, at Manor Care Health Services, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Walter Spadt Jr. who died Nov. 22, 2003. Born in Remlingen, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Koehler) Zorn.
She was a member of the former St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.
She was devoted to her family and friends.
Barbara L. Anderson, 75, of Wescosville, died Aug. 24, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Arthur D. Anderson Jr. for 52 years in August. Born in The Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian (O’Neil) Horling.
She was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught English and reading at Troxell Junior High School in Allentown for four years before having children.
Florence E. “Dolly” Schlonecker, 88, of Coopersburg and a longtime resident of Emmaus, died Aug. 26, 2018.
She was a lifetime member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus.
She was employed as a para-professional for the Allentown School District until retiring.
Dolly’s life was guided by her commitment to Jesus Christ as her Savior, her love for the Lord and her selfless dedication to her family.
Ross E. Ritter, 81, of Macungie, died suddenly at home Aug. 19, 2018. He was the husband of Carol Ritter for 56 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Ethel Evans Ritter.
He graduated from Abington High School in 1955 and from Lafayette College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
Joseph C. Kraemer, 74, of Wescosville, died Aug. 17, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Susan (Howell) Kraemer. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Young) Kraemer.
He worked for Mack Trucks for 30 years, retiring in 2003.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Mark and his wife Kandy, Bryan and his wife Cheryl and Joseph; five grandchildren.
Carol Anne (Szilezy) Ernst, 70, of Cementon, died peacefully Aug. 14, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, surrounded by family. She was the wife of Walter R. Ernst for 54 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Joyce (Peters) Szilezy Sr.
She was employed by George’s Greenhouse, Emmaus for over 30 years, then became owner-operator of Flowers by George’s for four years. She was a member and secretary of the Lehigh Valley Floral Association for many years.
Tara Lee Lang, 44, of Salisbury Township, formerly of Kingston, died Aug. 18, 2018, while at the St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of Kristopher Lang. They celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary earlier this month. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of Bonnie (Ronall) Hasiak, of Kingston and the late Dale Prynn. She was the stepdaughter of Michael Hasiak.
She held two masters’ degrees, one in psychology and the other in social work. She was a social worker for Colonial Intermediate Unit #20.
She was a member of Grace Community Church, Allentown.
Nancy L. “Nana” Carls Strohecker, 74, of Upper Milford Township, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 16, 2018. She was the wife of David L. Strohecker and the late William J. Carls. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Jeanne (Fahler) Hausman.
She was a 1961 graduate of William Allen High School.
She was an extraordinarily active member of Waldheim Park as treasurer, and of both Christ E.C. Church and formerly, Seibert E.C. Church.
A devoted wife and matriarch, she was truly a woman of “noble character” (Proverbs 31:10-31).
Wilmer A. Hertzog, 94, of Emmaus, died Aug. 11, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the husband of the late Dorthea M. (Buchecker) Hertzog and Ruth I. (Huyett) Hertzog. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Russell H. and Eva M. (Stephen) Hertzog.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II in the African-Mediterranean Campaign and the Atlantic European Theaters.
He was an electrician for the Reading Railroad Co., Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Philadelphia Bethlehem and New England Railroad Co.