Ernest M. Spinelli, of Macungie, died peacefully Aug. 30, 2017. He was the husband of Lois Spinelli. Born in Elizabeth Township, he was the son of the late Etecleo and Rafaella Gallo Spinelli, and grew up in McKeesport.
He served in the U.S. Army for many years, including serving in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, then retiring as a CW3 in 1995.
Jan Porzuczek, 97, of Wescosville, formerly of Binghamton, N.Y., died Sept. 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Zofia (Czerwinska) Porzuczek. The couple celebrated 68 years of marriage on April 19, 2017. Born in Przedborz, Lwow, Poland, he was the son of the late Stanislaw and Karolina (Olszowa) Porzuczek.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Jacqueline Fox, 77, of Macungie, died Sept. 10, 2017, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Craig Fox. They would have been married for 44 years on Sept. 15. Born in Tarrytown, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmen (Dube) Nicol.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
She was a sales associate at Walmart for 21 years, starting at the Whitehall location, then Trexlertown.
She loved sewing and her animals.
Constance L. Palmer, 61, of Kutztown, died Sept. 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Phillip P. Palmer for 13 years last December. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Grace (Jacoby) Arndt.
She was a rural postal carrier for the U.S. Post Office, Fogelsville for 20 years. She was also a bus driver for the Northwestern Lehigh School District.
She was on the board of directors for the former Northwestern Ambulance Corps and was of the Lutheran faith.
Stephen A. Banyas, 74, of Emmaus, died in his home Sept. 12, 2017. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Stephen and Helen A. (Sabol) Banyas.
He was the owner and operator of Steve’s Radiator Repair Shop in Emmaus until retiring.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He enjoyed golfing, hunting, going to car races and spending time with his family, friends and his little buddy, Baxter.
He is survived by a brother, Terry and his wife, Janell; nephews, Donald Keiser, David Keiser and Michael; nieces, Carol Keiser and Karen Snyder.
Bernadine M. Hancharik, 84, of Manor Care West Allen; formerly of Emmaus, died Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Hancharik, who died in 2011. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Randolph M. and Julianna (Lang) Yale.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Walter Kuchinos, 95, of Wescosville, died peacefully surrounded by family Sept. 9, 2017, at Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township. He was the husband of Tessie (Mazur) Kuchinos, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage July 19, 2017. Born in Bath, he was the son of the late Paul and Sophie (Dziadyk) Kuchinos.
He was a graduate of Northampton High School and continued his education at University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, Temple University, and Muhlenberg College.
Agnew N. Conrad, 84, of Alburtis, died Sept. 15, 2017, at Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Ruby R. (Rauch) Conrad, to whom he was married for over 62 years. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Clarence F. and Beatrice (Muth) Conrad.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School
He was employed at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for five years. He retired from the Philadelphia Bethlehem and New England Rail Road Co. (Bethlehem Steel) as an engineer with 38 years of service.
He was a veteran of the Koran War, where he served as a sergeant.