Robert V. Reckmack, 79, of Slatington, formerly of Emmaus, died Oct. 2, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Palmerton. Born in Danbury, Conn., he was the son of the late Raymond V. and Claire E. (Neimeyer) Reckmack.
He enjoyed viewing the beautiful outdoors through the eye of his binocular collection. He liked visiting the Comic Masters Comic Book Store, collecting sunglasses and through the years enjoyed satisfying his eclectic palette.
Mary Ann Kusko, 62, Center Valley, formerly of Allentown, died at Sacred Heart Assisted Senior Living facility. She was the daughter of Mary (Hreshko) Kusko and the late Joseph Kusko.
She attended Lafayette College and graduated from Penn State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She served in student government and played intramural team tennis at both colleges. She was a member of the Freshman Day Organizing Committee at Lafayette. She received her master’s degree in telecommunications.
Lisa A. Hoffman, 59, of Allentown, died Oct. 4, 2018. She was the wife of Brian Hoffman, They were married for 36 years last month. She was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Massarelli) Eissmann.
She grew up in Salisbury Township and attended Allentown Central Catholic High School and Penn State University.
She was employed by Parkland School District for 20 years. She loved working as a teacher’s aide and paraprofessional at Ironton Elementary School, where she was devoted to her co-workers and her students.
June Marie Danweber, 78, formerly of Emmaus, has died. She was the wife of Carl T. Danweber, to whom she was married for over 58 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Dorothy (Ward) Caine.
While attending and later graduating from the nursing program at Muhlenberg College she was crowned queen of the 1959 Allentown National Guard. Working for over 30 years in the Emmaus area, she was a registered nurse and the office manager for the OB-GYN practice of Dr. Dorsey and Dr. Lam.
Clifford W. DeFrain, 93, died Sept. 15, 2018, in his Macungie residence. He was the husband of the late Delphine M. (Schaffer) DeFrain. They were married for 69 years. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Jonas and Carrie (Schuler) DeFrain.
He retired from Bally Case and Cooler.
He was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie.
Epifania “Stephanie” Ramos, 85, of Salisbury Township, died Sept. 17, 2018. She was the wife of the late John Pierog. Born in Ensenada, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan Rivera and Monse Rivera-Vega.
She was employed by SureFit where she worked in shipping and receiving for over 30 years.
She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church where she was very active for many years.
She was a caretaker by nature and will always be remembered for her giving spirit and her elegance.
John Reigner Jr., 89, of Macungie, died in his home Sept. 30, 2018. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Adam) Reigner. They celebrated 66 years of marriage.
He was employed at Mack Trucks in Macungie for 30 years, retiring in 1986.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown.
Dorothy Sarah Pezoldt, 88, of Emmaus, died Sept. 20, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James A. Pezoldt Sr. and they celebrated 46 years of marriage. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Franklin and Ida Mae (Bean) Werst.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1948 and worked as a secretary at Electrochemical Engineering, Emmaus, until retiring.
She was a member of St. John’s UCC, Emmaus.
Margaret E. (Johnson) Bruns, 84, of Macungie, formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., died Sept. 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of John T. Bruns for 63 years. Born in Phillipsburg, she was the daughter of Russell (“Duke”) and Elsie (Ignatz) Johnson.
She graduated from St. Philip & St. James High School, Class of 1951 and was employed by the Journal of Commerce.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed watching sporting events and playing cards, Scrabble and Words with Friends.
Gilbert Link, 60, of Emmaus, died peacefully Sept. 17, 2018, after a brief illness. He was the son of Sarah (Sally) Link and the late Gilbert Link.
He was a 1975 graduate of Emmaus High School and attended Shippensburg University and Muhlenberg College.
He worked at Dan Schantz and worked as a landscaper.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and plants.
He is survived by his mother; Shirley Bitler, Stuart and his wife Kelly, Gail and her husband Robert Williams; seven nieces and nephews and three great-nieces.