Althea C. Urffer, 91, of Emmaus, died April 14, 2018, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late William A. Urffer. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Elma (Buchecker) Snyder.
She worked as a cook for the Southern Lehigh School District, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of Chestnut Hill U.C.C. and the Macungie Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
Mary James Wagner, 86, of Lower Milford Township, died April 13, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Wagner.
For numerous years she served as the Bethlehem police reporter for the former Bethlehem Globe-Times. An award winning journalist, she held several excellence in journalism awards from The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. She was an outstanding mentor to young reporters who held her in high esteem. She was instrumental in the launch of The Valley Voice, Saucon Valley’s newspaper, where she served as editor.
Rose M. Krajcsir, 76, of Coopersburg, died in her daughter’s home April 14, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Frank Krajcsir. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Rose (Andrew) Shearer.
She is survived by her husband; son, Frank E. and his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Rose M. Landis and her companion Wayne Kucinski, and Marcia and her husband Patrick Leonard; brothers, Ernest Jr., Robert and his wife, Mary Ann and Kevin and his wife, Jill; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; beloved dog, Terry.
Emma L. Silvers, 96, formerly of Emmaus, died April 12, 2018, at Heather Glen Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Dr. Murray S. Silvers, who died in 1990. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Schaeffer) Smink.
She was a graduate of Liberty High School and assisted her late husband in his optometric practice in Allentown.
William H. Patterson Jr., 58, of Lower Macungie Township, died in his home April 10, 2018. He was the loving husband of Corinna B. (Lichtman) Patterson with whom he shared 25 years together. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Carolee A. (Trinkle) and William H. Sr.
He was a 1978 graduate of Dieruff High School and received an associate degree in mechanical engineering at L.C.C.C.
He was the owner of Patterson Petroleum for 20 years and later worked in HVAC for the Saucon Valley School District.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Elizabeth P. “Elsie” Pavlick, 92, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died April 11, 2018. She was the wife of the late John C. Pavlick who died in 1986. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Wint) Konrath.
She worked as a layout operator for the former Western Electric Co., Allentown, retiring in 1990.
She was a long time member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church.
George R. Fenstermacher, 88, of Macungie, died April 9, 2018, in Bosie, Idaho. He was the husband of the late Esther P. Fenstermacher. He was a son of the late George and Nettie (Mitman) Fenstermacher.
He was a mechanic at Modern Transfer and Kline’s Foundry.
He was a member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli.
He served in the U.S Army during the Korean War.
Linda J. Unger, 63, of Salisbury Township, died April 9, 2018. She was the wife of Larry J. Unger. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Joyce (Dreher) Stettler and the late Marvin Stettler.
She was a team leader for FedEx Air.
She is survived by her husband; mother; son, Larry; daughter, Lynn; brother, Marvin; sisters, Sally Evans, Debbie and her husband Mark Peters; five nieces; three nephews; eight great-nieces; three great-nephews; one great-great-niece.
Arrangements were made by the Sell-Herron Funeral Home, Allentown.
Cynthia J. Shakespeare, 68, of Macungie, died April 13, 2018, in her residence. She was the wife of W. Jeffrey Shakespeare, with whom she celebrated 43 years of marriage. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Mary (Simpson) Farley.
She was a 1967 graduate of St. Gabriel’s High School and a graduate of McCann Business School.
She worked as a regulatory compliance specialist for Buckeye Pipeline for 10 years.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
Donald Edwin Miller, 93, of Emmaus, died peacefully April 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. One more of the “greatest generation” who’s light has been extinguished. He was the husband of Mary (Leiby) Miller for 47 years, until her death in 1995. He then wed Elsie (Samora) Shanda Miller, of Souderton, with whom he shared the last 21 years. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Minerva and Harry Miller.