John J. Pavis of Newhard Pharmacy, 1001 Main St., Northampton, has received the 2012 Excellence in Innovation award.
The award, presented at the Leadership Dinner at the Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center, Scranton, coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated innovation, resulting in improved patient care and advancement of the profession.
Joseph Stephen Nagy Jr., 62, of Macungie, died October 19, 2012, after succumbing to complications from a motorcycle accident. He was the husband of Barbara L. (Levinson) Nagy. They were married 39 years June 3.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Jeremy S. and his wife Adrienne of Allentown, Joel S. and his wife Joanna of Amnityville, N.Y.; a grandson, Shane.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, 18101.
Paul E. Meck, 86, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Alburtis, died October 19, 2012, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Winifred (Boyer) Meck, who died in 2000. He was a son of the late Paul E. Sr. and Elsie V. (Eck) Meck.
He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, Alburtis.
He was a member of the former Pennsylvania State Guard Reserve, Alburtis. He also served his country as a U.S. Army veteran during World War II.
He was employed part-time as an auction assistant at Alderfer Auction Company Inc., Harleysville, until his retirement in 2001.
Hipolito A. Rodriguez, 49, of Emmaus, died October 17, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.
He is survived by a daughter, Alicia; one sister and two brothers, extended family and friends.
Arrangements were made by the Irwin M. Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.
Janet Dalla Palu Rose, 72, of Macungie, died September 30, 2012.
She is survived by a son, Robert; daughters, Suzell, Justell and Neldel; four grandchildren.
Services are private. Funeral arrangements were made by the Sell-Herron Funeral Home and Herron Crematory, Allentown.
Donald F. Collins, 94, of Germansville, formerly of Macungie, died October 21, 2012, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Edith (Annable) Collins. Born in Plymouth, England, he was the son of the late Percy and Hilda (Webber) Collins.
He was the Director of Market Research for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 30 years, retiring in 1983.
Active in the life of his church, he was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Macungie, where he formerly served as treasurer and business manager.
Violet M. Dietz, 90, of The Fairways at Brookside, Macungie, died October 18, 2012, in the Devon House, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Linford F. Dietz, who died on Feb. 15, 1996. Born in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, she was the daughter of the late Titus and Ida (Sell) Haberle.
She was an active member of Chestnut Hill Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and was a past president of the Women's Guild.
She was a cook in the Southern Lehigh School District for 18 years until retiring in 1984.
MaryEllen (Brown) Kleckner, 74, of Emmaus, died October 17, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Joel Kleckner Sr. They were married for 53 years in September. Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Brown.
She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School, class of 1956.
She was employed at the former Stewart Sandwich Company and Lutron Electronics until retiring.
She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus for over 40 years.
Caleb Josiah Pultro, 18, of Alburtis, died October 13, 2012.
He is survived by his parents, David and Susan and an older brother.
His Going Home Service was held at Providence Calvary Chapel, Trappe, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
James J. McLaughlin, 82, of Macungie and formerly of Park Place, died October 20, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Julia (Tambasco) McLaughlin. They were married for 52 years. Born in the village of Trenton he was the son of the late James and Anna (Falatovich) McLaughlin.
He was a 1947 graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He had been employed with and retired from AT&T Technologies, Allentown, after 30 years of service.
He was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.