Gerald S. Schirmacher, 77, of Whitehall, died Sept. 13, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Doris J. (Hilbert) Schirmacher for 17 years.
Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Francis and Florence (Lorah) Schirmacher.
He was a mechanic for the Pennsylvania State Police.
Doris Adele Sieger, 90, of Coplay, died Aug. 19, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Lee R. Sieger for 60 years.
She was a daughter of the late Dr. William and Grace (Long) Fox.
She was a graduate of Coplay High School and Kutztown University.
She was an elementary school teacher for the Coplay School District and worked with the Lehigh Valley Child Care Center, Allentown, for 50 years.
She was a member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school.
June L. Edwards, 92, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 10, 2019, at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall. She was the wife of the late George E. Edwards.
Born in North Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Celeste (Haydt) Roth.
A Lehigh Township High School graduate, she worked in various textile mills in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.
A member of the Franklin Social Club, Allentown, she was of the Lutheran faith.
James A. Pany, 69, of Northampton, died Sept. 9, 2019, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Ignatius and Jean (Schneider) Pany.
He was a Northampton High School graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State.
He was a self- employed roofing contractor, and along with his brother, operated Teklits Roofing, Northampton, for the past 47 years.
He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.
John W. Bechtold, 90, formerly of Fullerton and Walnutport, died Sept. 9, 2019, in Bloomsburg. He was the husband of the late Phyllis M. (Schaffer) Bechtold.
Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late John K. and Helen (Parker) Bechtold.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the U.S.S. Orion.
He worked for 35 years before retiring from the maintenance department at Tarkett, Whitehall.
He was a member of the former St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
He was a charter and life member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367.
Pauline A. Minnich, formerly of Walnutport, died Sept. 14, 2019, at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Darwin “Chubby” Minnich.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late George and Beulah (Gangaware) Haydt.
She entered the Army Air Corps in April of 1945 and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as a surgical technician. She was discharged in 1947 as a staff sergeant.
She held various nursing aide positions at Quakertown and Haaf hospitals and Leader and Rau residential nursing homes.
Doris D. and Oliver Stuart Reese, of Slatington, died five days apart from each other. Oliver, 84, died Sept. 1, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, and Doris, 82, died Aug. 27, 2019, at ManorCare-West Allen, Allentown.
They were married for 63 years.
Born in West Catasauqua, Doris was the daughter of the late Melvin H. Kressley and Isabelle (DeWalt) Radon and stepdaughter of the late Walter Radon. Born in Muncy, Oliver was the son of the late Oliver F. and Mary E. (Edkin) Reese.
Irene V. Tanzosh, 92, of Northampton, died Sept. 4, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Mathias S. Tanzosh.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Madaya) Nederostek.
She was employed as a seamstress by the former Tama Manufacturing, Northampton.
She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.
Joan B. Fink, 86, of Coplay, died Aug. 28, 2019, at Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late George N. Fink.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Wertman) Kline.
She worked in the clean room of Western Electric for 14 years until she retired.
She was a member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.
Honnell R. Linton, of Allentown, died Sept. 2, 2019. He was the husband of June V. (Scott) Linton for 55 years.
Born in Jamaica, he was a son of the late Norman and Muriel (Black) Linton.
He was a professional truck driver owner and operator who earlier worked for National Freight.
He attended First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Dunstan and his wife Farbia, Dave, Bruce and his wife Kelly, Jonathan and his wife Willette and Lennox; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.