Sandra “Sandy” L. Heffner, 79, of Alburtis, died Dec. 11, 2019. She was the wife of David L. Heffner Sr. They were married for 61 years. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Kathryn (Hilbert) Schmoyer.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd in Alburtis.
She was employed at Caloric for 31 years before retiring.
She enjoyed horse racing, going to the mountains and being outdoors. She loved to dance and most of all loved spending time with her family.
Steven P. “Doc” Lakernick, 71, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 11, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Donna J. (Mathias) Pfost. They were married for 14 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Fritz and Rose (Felstein) Lakernick and was of the Jewish faith.
He was a Vietnam veteran and served as the District III Director of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (Pennsylvania State Council). A former Wisconsin state police officer, he was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an investigator prior to retiring in 2005.
Lloyd E. Slifer, 87, of Emmaus, died Dec. 9, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Francine D. (Schumaker) Slifer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Russell and Anna (Frankenfield) Slifer.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a steamfitter, working for Local #420 for many years, retiring in 1994.
He was a member of Unami Fish and Game.
Gloria M. Levan, 85, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 10, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Levan, who died in 2003. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Boms) Kogelman.
She was a graduate of William Allen High School and Allentown Business School.
She worked as a secretary for Attorney Hank Perkin for many years.
She was a member of VFW Post 2124 and the Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and loved flowers.
William R. Baker, 83, of Macungie, died Dec. 8, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Jean S. (Meltsch) Baker. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in January 2020. Born in Duncansville, he was the son of the late Ross L. and Catherine M. (Bishop) Baker.
He attended The New York Institute of Photography and graduated in 1962.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
He worked as a maintenance mechanic at the Lehigh County Vo-Tech School.
He enjoyed photography and woodworking.
Nora P. Schantz, 80, of Macungie, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family Dec. 13, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Glen B. Schantz. Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ada (Broadhurst) Evans.
She was employed at the former Wendy’s Restaurant in Emmaus for 15 years before retiring.
She was a very charitable and giving person who enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Jillian Elizabeth Snyder, 30, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 10, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by her loving family, due to complications from asthma. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Keith W. and Deborah L. (Benscoter) Snyder, of Salisbury Township.
She was a graduate of Salisbury High School, Class of 2007 and Lehigh Carbon Community College where she graduated as an occupational therapy assistant in 2014.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Walter “Yogi Bear” Baron, 83, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 15, 2019, in Manor Care - West Allen. He was the husband of Eleanor J. “Ellie” Baron. They were married for 43 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Stephen and Anna (Kasick) Baron.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard.
He worked for Bethlehem Steel in the 48” Mill for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
In his spare time, he hung out at Yocco’s on Liberty Street. He loved bowling and going to the casino.
Margaret M. “Peggy” Bartholomew, 95, former resident of Fullerton, Whitehall Township, died peacefully Dec. 13, 2019. She was the wife of the late Harold A. Bartholomew for 62 years at the time of his death in 2011. They created many fond memories for family and friends at their cabin on Peck’s Pond. Born on the family farm in Vera Cruz, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Hureck) Balascak.
Allen R. Walk, 95, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 15, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Jean A. (Dorney) Walk. They were married for 72 years. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Russell and Marguerite (Harvilek) Walk.
He was a graduate of Allen High School, Lincoln Technical Institute and attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.
He worked for Mack Trucks, Inc., for 40 years, retiring in 1987.