Betty L. (Heffner) Stump, 85, of Emmaus, died Dec. 29, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where she was a patient since Christmas Day. She was the wife of the late Roger S. Stump, who died Dec. 4, 1992 and the longtime companion of Ron Kaspern. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Percy P. and Verna (Mest) Heffner.
She was a member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Fleetwood.
Grace E. (Entenmann) Kirby, 98, of Macungie, died Jan. 3, 2019, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Horace E. Kirby. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Rebecca (Mentz) Entemann.
My husband, Joe, and I went to bed Christmas Eve filled with anticipation. We couldn’t wait for our 21-month-old son, Benjamin, to wake up Christmas morning to see what presents Santa had left on the living room floor next to the fireplace. We knew this Christmas would be even more exciting than last year’s holiday since Ben is older, very playful and understands better.
I wasn’t too worried about how Ben’s voice sounded Christmas Eve after dinner and while putting him to bed. I remember thinking to myself, ‘Darn — he’s getting a cold for the holidays.’
Gaetano Randazzo, 53, of Macungie, died Jan. 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Maria (Amato) Randazzo. Born in Italy, he was the son of Rosaria (Gambino) Randazzo and the late Giovanni Randazzo.
He was the owner and operator of Joe’s Pizza II in Emmaus.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Stevie Kearse, 31, of Emmaus, was arrested Dec. 13, 2018, for alleged simple assault and harassment after a dispute in the 400 block of South Seventh Street, according to police.
Mickey Jadallah, 52, of Allentown, was arrested Dec. 17, 2018, for alleged simple assault and criminal trespass after a disturbance in the 500 block of Jubilee Street, according to police.
Kristian Andersen, 38, of Emmaus, was arrested Dec. 17, 2018, for alleged public drunkenness in the 300 block of Ridge Street, according to police.
Julia M. (Kuhar) Moroz, 93, formerly of Emmaus, died Jan. 3, 2019, at Luther Crest, Allentown where she had been residing. She was the wife of the late Eugene Moroz. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Julia (Fisher) and Alexander Kuhar.
She was a longtime member of Brookside Country Club, Macungie and enjoyed bowling and golfing with her husband and friends. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling abroad. She and her husband enjoyed being snow birds in Florida for many years.
She was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church.
David Thomas Jones Jr., 57, of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 2, 2019, in his residence. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Darlene R. (Stuber) and David Thomas Jones Sr., of Lower Macungie Township.
He was a graduate of William Allen High School. He worked in shipping and receiving at Bridesburg Foundry, Whitehall, for over 15 years before retiring.
He served as shop steward for many years.
He is survived by his parents; son, Daniel D., of Lower Macungie Township; brother, Douglas T. and his wife Nancy, of Wescosville.