Margaret A. Baker, 89, of North Whitehall Township, died March 14, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Dale R. Baker for 64 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Pavlik) Regec.
She was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
She was a volunteer at Whitehall Township Public Library. She was a member of the Whitehall AARP.
Joanne E. Kuntz, 84, of Northampton, died March 11, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Arnold C. Kuntz for 64 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Kermit Haldeman and Catherine (Berg) Haldeman.
She was a Northampton Area High School graduate.
She was a part-time clerk for the former Northampton Hardware for two years. Before that, she worked at the former Miller’s Department Store for five years and the former Coleman’s Department Store for three years, all in Northampton.
Catherine E.A. Knauss, 81, of Bath, died March 12, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of the late Russell W. Knauss.
Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Buskirk Sr. and Kathryn (Wutcher) Buskirk.
She was a garment worker for 20 years at Mary Fashion Manufacturing, Bath, before retiring in 1989. She then worked for eight years in the bakery department of Weis Market, Bethlehem.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton.
Dale T. Krum Sr., 83, of Schnecksville, died March 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Bertha M. (Wirth) Krum for 51 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Norman E. Sr. and Helen M. (Hertzog) Krum.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was an assembler at Mack Trucks for 28 years before retiring in 1998. Before that, he was an auto mechanic.
He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Ulysses “Junior” Conner Jr., 76, of Whitehall, died March 13, 2019. He was, for 54 years, the life partner of Shirley (Ruth) Conner.
He was a son of the late Ulysses Conner Sr. and Blanche (Bauman) Conner.
He was a carpenter, corrections officer, county sheriff’s department, county constable, photographer and Whitehall High School security officer.
He had a deep passion for cycling, and he devoted much of his time to the Ironton Rail Trail.
Irene S. Borger, 70, of Northampton, died March 14, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Richard L. Borger for 53 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella (Slupski) Harder.
She was a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School and attended Lehigh County Community College.
She worked for ABF Freight Systems, Allentown, before retiring in 1997 due to illness.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
Gladys Bowen, 96, formerly of Catasauqua, died March 10, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Sterling (Duffy) Bowen for 69 years.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she once sang in the choir.
She and her husband delivered food for Meals on Wheels for 20 years.
Stephen Papay, 79, of Slatington, died March 14, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Nancy C. (Finley) Papay for 62 years.
Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late Stephen and Ruth (Kincher) Papay.
He was a shareholder and saw operator in the family business for 48 years until he retired in 2002.
He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Slatington.
Joanne P. Heydt, 84, of Brunswick, Ga., and formerly of Northampton, died March 5, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Paul F. Heydt.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Antonia (Vanim) Pietrobon.
She was a seamstress for many years.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, and of St. Francis Xavier, Brunswick, Ga.
She is survived by two daughters, Sister Bonita L. Heydt of Reading and Lisa and her husband John Pappas of Brunswick, Ga.; two grandchildren, Justin and Britney; and a sister, Loretta Fager.
Ann M. Laubert, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2019, at her residence at ManorCare. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Laubert.
She was born in Turkey Run.
She was a former member of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catasauqua.
She is survived by a daughter, Valerie Laubert; a sister, Patsy Gaynor; nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother; and one sister.
Contributions may be made to the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem, 18018.