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Clyde E. Buchman Jr.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Ingersol Rand

Clyde E. Buchman Jr., 86, of Macungie, died Dec. 21, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. he was the husband of Grace L. (Hopkins) Buchman of Macungie.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clyde E. Sr. and Sarah (Leiser) Buchman.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked for Ingersol Rand, Allentown, for 43 years, first as a machinist and was in the office and supply department upon retirement. More recently, he worked for Lighting Fixture and Supply, Allentown, for 11 years.

Charles "Butch" W. Parker

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company volunteer

Charles "Butch" W. Parker, 81, of Whitehall, died Dec. 15, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mildred C. (Deily) Parker for 61 years.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Charles G. and Theresa (Duld) Parker.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

He retired from the Coca Cola Bottling Company after 38 years of service. He then worked for Emmaus Auto Parts. Previously, he was employed by Kraft Foods and Vale Chemical Company.

Shirley Becker

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Shirley A. Becker, 81, of North-ampton, died Dec. 17, 2012, at Lehigh Vallley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Wilfred B. Becker Jr.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late James and Eva (Walters) White.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara M. and her husband Paul Conklin and Debra K. and her husband Rodney Altorfer of Whitehall; a sister, Berdell Follweiler of Slatington; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was predeceased by a son, Wilfred J. Becker; and a grandson.

John F. Kruczek

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Bethlehem Steel

John F. Kruczek. 74, of Whitehall, died Dec. 14, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Micholick) Kruczek.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked in the maintenance department of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 30 years until retiring in 1995.

James R. Andrews

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

union business manager

James R. Andrews, 66, of North-ampton and formerly of Carbondale,died Dec. 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Susan (Brady) Andrews for 43 years.

Born In Carbondale, he was a son of the late George and Helen (Alex) Andrews.

He was a Marine during the Vietnam era, during which he received the Marine Corps Dress Blues Award which was given to the most outstanding Marine in his platoon.

He was a business manager for the Laborers Local Union 158 from which he was retired.

Dorothy Mae (Dunstan) Peters

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

textile company retiree

Dorothy Mae (Dunstan) Peters, 85, of Allentown, died Dec. 15, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital after suffering a stroke on Dec. 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Quintus E. Peters.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle (Dettera) Dunstan.

She was employed by former C.M. Smith Textile Company, Allentown, as a board setter and quiller for 43 years before retiring in 1985.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was a volunteer singer with the Salvation Army.

Thomas "Duffer" R. Harding

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

bartender

Thomas "Duffer" R. Harding, 62, of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 19, 2012, from complications of diabetes at his residence. He was the husband of Sigrid (Bergmann) Harding of North Catasauqua.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert and Alverta (Hammer) Harding.

He bartended in local establishments and worked in printing for TGF, Hellertown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Dave, Johnny and Troy; a brother, Michael Harding; a sister Julia and her husband Larry Weik; two grandchildren, Alexis and Johnny; and nieces and nephews.

Betty L. Herbinger

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas church member

Betty L. Herbinger, 98, of Whitehall and formerly of Northampton, died Dec. 13, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Karl J. Herbinger.

Born in Neu Ulm, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Friederick and Mathilde Preschenk.

She was a maitre-d and a coat check worker, who also performed other duties for the Blue Bell Inn, Blue Bell, and the former Gourmet Inn, Northampton, for 35 years. In Germany, from 1932 to 1954, she was a seamstress.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Errold D. Finley

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired machine shop worker

Errold D. Finley, 91, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 21, 2012, in Manor Care, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Ethel V. (Miller) Finley.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late William and Ruth Finley.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He retired from the machine shop at the former Bethlehem Steel.

He is survived by a daughter, Lina and her husband Harold Siegfried of Catasauqua; three grandchildren, Michael, Scott and his wife Brenda and Kristy and wife Tammy; and three great-grandchildren, Scott Jr., Christian and Gabrielle.