George E. Reichard, 91, of Wescosville, died peacefully Aug. 8, 2019. He was the husband of Sandra J. (Kotsch) Reichard. They were married for 37 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George W. and Lulu L. (Lichtenwalner) Reichard.
He was a 1945 graduate of Allentown High School and a longtime employee of the PBNE Railroad.
He enjoyed gardening, bowling, golf and singing in the choir at Nativity Lutheran Church of Allentown.
He was a member and Past Master of the Jordan-Martin Lodge No. 673 F. & A.M.
Edward Charles Romig Sr., 61, of Macungie, was released from his pain and suffering that he endured for many years. He was the husband of Rosemary Romig. He was the son of the late Charles Sr. and Fern Romig.
He is survived by his wife; son, Edward Jr.; stepdaughter, Tracy and her husband Ramon Torres; grandson, Casey Lagler; brothers, Robert, Richard, John; sister, Elaine. He was predeceased by his son, Anthony and his brother, Charles Sr.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Rest in peace Ed. Your battles are over.
Robert D. Kichline, 79, of Macungie, died Aug. 18, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown campus. He was the husband of Dolores M. (Bonner) Kichline. They were married for 43 years. Born in Fullerton, he was the son of the late Clark R. and Pauline V. (Heckman) Kichline.
He honorably served his country in the Army during Vietnam.
He worked as a director of food services for M.W. Wood and Sodexo for 35 years, retiring in 1998.
He was a member of Old Zionsville U.C.C.
Paul A. Calissi, 80, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 4, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Faith O. Calissi. Born in Darby, he was the son of the late Paul C. and Pauline (Chaimowicz) Calissi.
He was a manager in the industrial gas department at Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown, for 40 years until retiring.
He was a graduate of Villanova University.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Nicholas J. Balzano Jr., 36, of Macungie, died Aug. 9, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was the husband of Luisa (Pieroni) Balzano. He was the son of Robyn Balzano (Bruce Clauser) and Nicholas Balzano (Diane).
He was the owner of D&D Quality Auto Service, Coopersburg.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and the New York Yankees.
He was a great father who adored his children.
Dorothy K. Ruth, 72, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 7, 2019, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of Larry R. Ruth for 53 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Albright) Larimore.
She worked in maintenance for Rodale Press for 20 years.
She was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
She is survived by her husband; brother, Robert Larimore, of Allentown. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Larimore.
Arrangements were made by the K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown.
Magdalene Kloiber, 89, of Emmaus, died Aug. 5, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Kloiber with whom she shared 62 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2013. Born in Emaus, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kostura) Kuzma.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was a secretary at Mack Trucks for many years until her retirement.
Alton M. DeBold, 76, of Macungie, died in his home Aug. 5, 2019. He was the domestic partner and companion of Joyce G. Smith for the past 26 years. Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Alton M. and Vera (Moore) DeBold Sr.
He was a custodian for the Quakertown Community School District, retiring in 2013.
He greatly enjoyed woodworking, celebrating Halloween and making memories with his family.
Karen L. (Oels) Angelino, died Aug. 10, 2019, eight days before her 79th birthday. She longed for eternity and peacefully died surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Anthony R. Angelino. They were married for 53 years. She was the daughter of Miriam Oels.
She was a loving wife, mother and Nana. She loved children, whether teaching at Bethany Preschool, spending summers at Milford Park Bible Camp cooking in the kitchen and snack stand or caring for her family.
She was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church.
Ray Scheffy, 87, died peacefully Aug. 10, 2019. He was the husband of the late Jean (Fritz) Scheffy for over 57 years. He was the son of the late Mark and Mable (Hillegass) Scheffy.
He was a graduate of Allen High School, Class of 1949.
He and his wife had several businesses through their years together, including Ray K. Scheffy Heating & Electric, the Courtyard Apartments in Allentown and the Broad Street Saloon, in Emmaus.
He enjoyed sailing, camping and antique nickelodeons.