Jaenis N. Delossantos, 18, of Catasauqua died together with her boyfriend, Thomas Bono, December 29, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident in Catasauqua.
Her death will glorify God as she did not die in vain but rather to send a message to all and especially youth to glorify God and seek him while he is near. Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of Juan and Denise (Gonzalez) Pena.
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, 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 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. 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
Philip Anthony Pappalardo, 62, of North Whitehall Township, died Dec.18, 2012.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.