Robert E. Lehr Sr. 85, formerly of Alburtis and Coopersburg, died Aug. 19, 2018, at DevonHouse, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Althea M. (Urmy) Lehr. They were married for 66 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Elmer R. and Lucretia P. (Appleton) Lehr.
He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He owned and operated Robert E. Lehr Builders, Coopersburg, for many years until retiring.
He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis and the American Legion Post 217, Topton.
Rose Marie Higgins, 86, of Allentown, died Aug. 10, 2018, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Kenneth C. Higgins. Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late James Y. and Florence I. (Heil) Wenner.
She was a dedicated homemaker and mother.
She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.
Paul H. Mohr Jr., 73, of Emmaus, died Aug. 15, 2018, in Lehigh Commons. He was the husband of Patricia (Bachman) Mohr. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul H. and Elizabeth (Steiner) Mohr.
He was a maintenance foreman for Bethlehem Steel and later worked in the maintenance department at Luther Crest.
He was a man of God and enjoyed spending time with his family, singing, outdoor sports, gardening and traveling.
Dorothy F. Stauffer, 87, formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 7, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Jerald L. Eck and Paul E. Stauffer. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Nevin Gehman and Althea (Rohrbach) Gehman Fronheiser and her husband James Fronheiser, who raised her.
She was a registered nurse, graduating from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1952.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Anthony Lee “Tony” Smith, 79, of Macungie, died Aug. 7, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the loving husband of Doris M. (Conrath) Smith. They were married for 61 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl H. Smith and Helen B. (Bartholomew) Henry.
He was a member of New Apostolic Church, Allentown.
He was the owner and operator of A.L.S. Contracting, Macungie, for 40 years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association for many years.
He loved farming and the outdoors.
Diane Bolich, 72, of Emmaus, died peacefully Aug. 8, 2018 in the Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown, where she was a resident for the past three years. She was the wife of Dennis Bolich. They were married for 51 years. Born in Marietta, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Ludwick (Black).
Charles Danweber, 89, of Macungie, died Aug. 2, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Crystal B. (Klein) Danweber, of Germany. They were married for 60 years this past January. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Theresa (Berger) Danweber.
Known as Charlie to most, he lived a life of Christian faithfulness as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, taking every opportunity available to share his faith and belief in Jehovah God.
Initially having farmed, he moved on to and enjoyed his work as a real estate investor for the past 60 years.
Edward Joseph Warman, 76, of Macungie, died peacefully Aug. 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He was the husband of Marie-France (Jestin) Warman. They were married Aug. 12, 1978, in Brussels, Belgium. He was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Hawk) Warman.
He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He led several computing software industries throughout his life, moving his family from Upper Montclair, N.J., to Washington D.C., Chicago, Ill., Long Island, N.Y. and eventually retiring in Macungie.
Loretta F. “Taffy” Connor, 88, of Lower Macungie Township, died Aug. 9, 2018, under hospice care in her home with her daughter and son by her side. She was the wife of the late Mitchell Walter Connor. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Dorothy (Parton) Polscer.
She was a 1948 graduate of William Allen High School and attended West Chester University.
She worked for many years as a bank teller before retiring from Wells Fargo.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus.
Ralph Maldonado died Aug. 1, 2018, at his home in Macungie. He was married to Gloria Lopez until her death in 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y..
As a young man he briefly played minor league baseball in Puerto Rico, then left to serve his country during the Korean War.
His wife was his dance partner in their youth and business partner later in life. Together they raised a family and put their two sons through college.