John Joseph Spanitz Sr., 85, of Coplay, died May 30, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Kutchera) Spanitz.
He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.
He was employed by, and retired from, Exide Technologies, formerly Willard Battery, Allentown, where he served as a shop steward for many years.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles.
Mary “Becky” (Koehler) Hilbert, 94, formerly of Luther Crest and Allentown, died May 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Bertram “Bert” J. Hilbert for 53 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Franklin B. and Katherine M. (Singiser) Koehler.
She was a 1940 graduate of Allentown High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary, Virginia, in 1944; a master’s degree in elementary counseling from Kutztown University; and an early childhood certificate from Temple University.
Betty J. (Peters) Zimmerman, 67, of Fullerton, died May 27, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Zimmerman.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Russel H. and Lovey J. (Behney) Peters.
She was a waitress and hostess at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus, for 30 years until she retired in 2016.
Richard A. Acker- knecht, 65, of Allen Township, died May 23, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Annette S. (Coyle) Ackerknecht for 33 years.
Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Betty Jane (Bernhard) Ackerknecht.
He was a 1972 graduate of Freedom High School.
He was a truck driver for 42 years, before retiring in 2014 from Nazareth Pallet Company, where he worked for 20 years. Earlier, he worked for the former Triangle Lumber Company.
Erik J. Hirner, 38, of Catasauqua, died May 27, 2018 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was the husband of Katrina E. (Segreaves) Hirner for six years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of James B. Hirner and Susan J. (Walp) Hirner of Catasauqua.
He was a 1998 graduate of Catasauqua High School, graduating with honors. He also graduated with honors from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
He was employed at the Allentown Health Bureau as a communicable disease investigator.
Theresa A. Miranda, 69, of Northampton, died May 25, 2018, at home. She was the wife of Jerome S. Miranda for 50 years.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Peter A. and Palma (Vaccaro) Giglotti.
She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at both Gracedale Nursing Home and, most recently, Whitehall-Coplay School District.
She was a member of the Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
RoseMarie (Rossi) DeLucia, 89, of Northampton, died May 24, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Theodore E. DeLucia for 69 years.
Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late David and Grace (Keschel) Rossi.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jane and her husband Jeff Fisher; a sister, Janet and her husband John Meyers; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Thomas DeLucia; and two brothers, David Rossi Jr. and Carl Rossi.
George D. Seyfried, 86, of North Catasauqua, died May 25, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late MaryAnn (Motsko) Seyfried.
Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Paul G.D. Seyfried and the late Catherine C. (Schwindenhammer) Seyfried.
He was an U.S. Army private during the Korean War.
William Joseph Mondjack, 72, of Whitehall, died May 21, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Carol (Keppel) Mondjack for 50 years.
He was a son of the late Elizabeth and John Mondjack of Whitehall.
He was a 1964 graduate of Whitehall High School.
He was in the U.S. Army for three years and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.
Lorraine A. Bandzi, 76, of Palmerton, died May 21, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Lukac “Louis” and Theresa (Horvath) Bandzi.
She was a 1960 graduate of Palmerton High School.
She was an administrative assistant for R.P. Mills Financial Association, Allentown, for 26 years until she retired in 2013.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palmerton.