Betty L. Pierce, 98, died March 18, 2019. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. Pierce.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stanley C. and Carrie A. Smith.
She was a 1938 graduate of Northampton High School and was the class salutatorian. She graduated from Drexel University in 1942 as a trained nutritionist.
She was a seventh generation member of Zion Stone United Church of Christ, Northampton.
Dallas E. Spengler, 93, of Bath, died March 17, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn (Arndt) Spengler for 68 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Howard and Florence (Huber) Spengler.
He was a 1943 graduate of Northampton High School.
He was a farmer for 35 years before retiring in 1975.
He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
Rose J. Filipovits, 91, of Northampton, died March 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest Hospice. She was the wife of the late William “Herby” Filipovits for 47 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Sipos) Gratzel.
She worked at the former Cross Country Clothes for over 25 years until she retired.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
Frederick J. Polgar, 83, of Slatington, died March 22, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Filyac) Polgar.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Edna (Frankenfield) Polgar.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
A truck driver for many years at the former Chemical-Leaman Tank Lines, Nazareth, he twice earned a safe driving award for 1 million miles. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 773, Allentown.
Thomas F. Wisser, 87, of New Tripoli, died March 19, 2019, at Sacred Heart Villa, Reading, Berks County. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Haas) Wisser.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Bechtel) Wisser.
A lifelong farmer in Lower Milford Township and New Tripoli areas for 44 years, he retired in 1997.
He also worked at Kraft Foods, Brown’s Mill and as a courier for New Tripoli Bank.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War earning the rank of corporal.
Anthony F. Colodonato, 75, of Northampton, died March 23, 2019. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Ford) Colodonato.
He was a son of the late Pantaleon and Olive (Bartholomew) Colodonato.
He was a field service technician for 24 years at Ingersoll Rand and was, most recently, a supervisor at DC Fabricators, from which he retired.
He was a member of H. Stanley Goodwin Bethlehem Lodge 283.
Richard D. Ackerman, 81, of Northampton, died March 19, 2019, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Judith A. (Amadore) Ackerman for 41 years.
Born in Weaversville, he was a son of the late Roy H. and Myrtle P. (Yong) Ackerman.
He was a 1954 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. He earned a technical degree from the GM Institute of Technology of Michigan in 1958.
He was, for eight years, a sergeant and 1st Gunner in Battery C Gun Battalion in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Bruce J. Keller, 61, of Catasauqua, died March 2, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Debra (Melcher) Keller for 31 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Elizabeth I. (Keiser) and the late John J. Keller.
He worked for UPS for 25 years. He then owned and operated BKKases.
Martha L. Rummel, 75, of Whitehall, died March 14, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Fred G. Rummel for 49 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth (Hahn) Lauser.
She was a 1961 graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a degree from Kutztown State Teachers College and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.
Dorothea “Dottie” Daubert, 73, of Summit Hill, died March 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert W. Daubert for 41 years.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Stednitz) Seier.
She was a garment inspector for the former Tama Manufacturing, Northampton, for many years before retiring.
She was a member of the Social Butterflies running group dedicated to raising money for cancer research.