Patricia K. Hertzog, 79, of Northampton, died May 13, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Durbert Williams.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Rose (Kopfer) Kochan.
She was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
She worked at Lucent Technoloigies for 38 years before she retired in 2001.
Catherine (Gisler) Pancoast, 91, of Cherryville and formerly of Palmerton, died May 9, 2018, in Lehigh Township. She was the wife of the late Milton R. Pancoast Sr.
Born in Tulare, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Gisler) Gisler.
She worked in the packaging and shipping department of the Rillings Bakery, Trevose,
She attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.
She was a past president of the Carpet Workers Union, Southampton. She was a former Cub Scout pack den mother in Trevose.
Barbara “Barbie” J. Kroboth Gagney, 60, of Whitehall, died May 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital- Sacred Heart.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Lorraine (Joehl) Kroboth.
She was a Whitehall High School graduate.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.
She was a receptionist for many years for Hannabery HVAC, Allentown.
Melissa A. Graberitz Schuler, 51, of Harrisburg, died May 4, 2018, at Harrisburg Hospital. She was the companion of Bruce Hill of Harrisburg.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of John Graberitz of Slatington and the late Dorothy (Deutsch) Graberitz.
She worked in the food service industry for many years.
Patrick William Murray, infant son of Damian and Sarah (Jolly) Murray, died May 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Richard and Christine (Avenali) Jolly of Kane; a paternal grandmother, Sara (Rothenberg) Drey of Arizona; a paternal grandfather, Boyd Murray of Allentown; maternal great-grandparents, Alfreta and Michael Avenali; an uncle, Jesse Jolly; an aunt, Daniella Murray; and extended family and friends.
Donald C. Heffelfinger Sr., 81, of Lehighton, died May 2, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Gloria A. (Parry) Heffelfinger for 41 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late George J.L. and Evelyn V. (Lewis) Heffelfinger.
He was a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem.
He was a heavy equipment operator in the slag plant at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Parryville.
He was a life member of the First Ward Volunteer Fire Company, Northampton.
Paul J. Oswald, 72, of Whitehall, died May 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Janice L. (Neetz) Oswald for 52 years.
Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Agnes (Schelly) Oswald.
He was a track man for the former PBNE Railroad and also the Labor Union 1174, Allentown.
He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Bethlehem.
Helen E. Paukovits, 91, of Northampton, died May 2, 2018, at Scared Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late William P. Paukovits Sr. and the companion of Robert Check for the past 24 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Eberhardt) Herschman.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
She is survived by two sons, William P. and his wife Rosann and John F. and his wife Pattiann; a daughter, Nancy; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Natalie (Natalia) Lutyi, 94, formerly of Whitehall, died April 30, 2018, at Above & Beyond, the Knights, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John (Ivan) Lutyi, whom she met and married while in a German prison camp.
Born in Ukraine, she was a daughter of Yakov and Tatiana (Isayova) Ruban.
She retired from Cross Country Clothes, Northampton, where she worked for 30 years.
Paul D. Shoemaker, 97, of Emmaus, died May 2, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late Mae (Miller) Shoemaker.
Born in Treichlers, he was a son of the late Edwin and Mabel (Owens) Shoemaker.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1939 to 1945.
He was a manufacturing supervisor at the former Caloric Corporation, Topton, for 22 years before he retired in 1980.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Cherryville. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 792.