Louise J. Toth, 83, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 7, 2018. She was the wife of the late Stanley M. Toth. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Nickles) Pearson.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and a former member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church.
She was employed at Western Union for 20 plus years before retiring.
She enjoyed gardening, vacationing and most of all spending time with her family.
Roberta May Sherwin, 75, of Macungie, died peacefully Oct. 12, 2018. She was the wife of Gerald P. Sherwin, M.D. They were married for 37 years. Born in Whitinsville, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Lucille M. (Tancrell) Romasco.
She graduated from Mecklenburg High School, Class of 1960, in Charlotte, N.C. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing, Class of 1963, also in Charlotte, N.C. She worked as an operating room nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest from 1975 until her retirement in 2003.
George J. Smits, 87, formerly of Macungie, died Oct. 14, 2018, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Neuls) Smits. Born in Patterson, N.J., he was a son of the late Garrett and Anna (Fredericks) Smits.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and played with the Second Infantry Division Band.
Warren H. Hanley, 89, of Upper Milford Township, died Oct. 10, 2018, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of the late Elaine M. (Ehret) Hanley. Born in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Swoyer) Hanley.
Prior to retiring in 1992, he was employed in the maintenance department of the East Penn School District for 28 years.
He was a member of Cedar Lutheran Church, Allentown and volunteered at Cedarbrook Nursing Home for more than 25 years.
Joyce M. Ruch, 82, of Allentown, died Oct. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Donald E. Ruch, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in East Texas, she was a daughter of the late Luther R. and Louise A. E. (Peifley) Shade.
She was a supervisor for the former Day-Timer in East Texas for 20 years.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High Schol.
She was an active attendee of the South Whitehall Crime Watch, a member of the Eastern Star, Catasauqua Lodge and a member of the Cetronia Senior Citizens.
Constance S. Druckenmiller, 80, of Emmaus, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Roland O. Druckenmiller. The couple would have celebrated 59 years of marriage Nov. 21. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Stephen M. and Anna C. (Miknius) Sabol.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was employed in the financial office at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, for 40 years, retiring in 2017.
Maxine L. Knapp, 86, of Lower Macungie Township, died Oct. 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Corning, N.Y., she was the daughter of Wendell and Elizabeth (Deuerlein) Knapp.
She graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1950 and majored in art and psychology at the University of New York, Farmingdale.
She spent many years working in the field of human services: in alcoholic rehabilitation, the care of pre-delinquent girls, recovering mental patients, and for 25 years assisting the mentally handicapped.
Glen A. Acker, 37, of Emmaus, died Oct. 5, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Scott A. Acker and Carolyn A. (Page) Bunting.
He worked as a cook for The Shelby and formerly at the Bethlehem Brew Works.
He is survived by his father and wife, Susan; mother and her husband Larry Bunting; son, Derek N.; sister, Melissa Vaka; stepsister, Karen Bailey; grandfather, Glenwood Barlow; grandmother, Elda; many aunts, uncles, niece, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a stepbrother, Derek Smith; grandfathers, Allen, and Warren Koch; grandmother, Alice Barlow.
Russell L. Kernechel, 88, formerly of Allentown and Macungie, died Sept. 30, 2018, in Treyburn Rehabilitation Center, Durham, N.C. He was the husband of the late Nancy K. (Newhard) Kernechel and Patricia (Buss) Kernechel. Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late William and Sara (Schaffer) Kernechel.
He was a carpenter and worked for Dries Building Supply for 25 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Korean Campaign Medal and three Bronze Stars.
J. Julian Familia, 36, of Emmaus, died Oct. 4, 2018. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of Jose Familia, of Orefield and Maria (Medina) Garcia, of Florida.
He volunteered for the Emmaus Fire Department and worked as an EMT for the Emmaus Ambulance Corps. Previously he was a police officer for the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.
He was a member of the Emmaus Lodge No. 792 F.&A.M.