Dennis R. Holland Sr., 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 17, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Lucy (Talbot) Holland. They were married for 49 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frances A. (Schmeltzle) and Kenneth R. Holland Sr.
He worked in the sporting goods department at Walmart for 17 years. Previously he owned and operated Emmaus Cycle and Fitness and worked for George’s Cyclery and Bike Line.
He honorably served his country in the Army during Vietnam.
John Frost Hartman Jr., 68, died peacefully Nov. 18, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Pamela (Osborn) Hartman. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Mary Hartman and the late John Hartman.
As a child, he trapped in the Pennsylvania woods, helping his family through the sales of pelts. In high school, he played varsity football for the Emmaus Hornets.
After serving in the Air Force, he worked as an arborist alongside other adventurous coworkers. Never judging, he befriended and led even the roughest souls to trust in Christ.
C David Beidleman, 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 18, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Carol A. (Feather) Beidleman. They were married for 46 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Curtis G. and Lillian M. (Geho) Beidleman.
He was a 1966 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He started working as a partner in Geho and Sons, was a truck driver for Schwermann Trucking and F&M Schaefer Brewing Company, was a real estate agent for Patt White and worked as a brewer for Pabst, Stroh’s and Samuel Adams, retiring in 2016.
Mark “Dutch the Auctioneer” Kistler, 94, of Emmaus, died Dec. 17, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Jean B. (Weida) Kistler. They were married for 72 years. Born in Newside, he was the son of the late Edgar and Mary (Eberts) Kistler.
Frank E. DiLeo, 63, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Abbott) Reichley DiLeo. The couple spent the last 14 years together and married on Nov. 27. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank J. Jr. and Jean M. (Shada) DiLeo.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe and was a graduate of Dieruff High School.
He worked in sales and marketing for Target Marketing Company, located in Maryland, for the last 14 years.
Madlyn Alice (Leibensperger) Haines, 92, died Dec. 11, 2018. She was the wife of Paul K. Haines, with whom she enjoyed 67 years of marriage until his death in 2015. She was the eldest child of the late Esther (Bortz) and Allen Leibensperger, of East Texas.
Orville Junior Wright, 87, of Wescosville, died Dec. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Julia Anna Wright. They were married for 58 years. Born in North York, he was a son of the late Orville Grant and Louise Margaret (Kretzing) Wright, both formerly of Newport.
He grew up in York and Allentown and spent summers in Perry County.
He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in chemical engineering and from the Loop Course of Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he was part of the research division.
Ivy Kuhns, 100, of Allentown, died Dec. 4, 2018, at Devon House Senior Living. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Kuhns. Born in Taunton, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Estella F. (Gardner) Henson and was of the Christian Science practice.
Prior to retiring in 1981, she was employed at Mack Trucks, Inc., as an executive secretary for 25 years. Previously, she was employed as a public relations secretary at Exxon/Mobil in New York, N.Y., for 10 years.
Richard W. Schraden, 76, of Old Zionsville, died at home, Dec. 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Betty L. (David) Schraden. They were married for 52 years on May 28. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Earl and Sadie (Wieand) Schraden.
He was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
He was a graduate of Parkland High School. He was a diesel mechanic by trade, retiring from Trans Service Logistics in 2005 after seven years of service. Previously he worked for Exide Battery and began his career with ALPO.
Randall “Randy” LaFaver, of Emmaus, died Nov. 26, 2018, in Burbank, Calif., while on vacation visiting his son. He was the husband of Deborah “Stufflet” LaFaver. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Russell E. LaFaver and the late Joyce (Wetzel, LaFaver) Ziegler.
He was employed for 28 years by the Stroh Brewing company, Fogelsville, retiring in 1999. He was also employed as department head of the professional contractors desk at Home Depot, retiring in 2012.