Lawrence P. Beauchner, 54, of Emmaus, died May 2, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Helen K. (Kleinsorge) Beauchner.
He was an artist by trade and over his lifetime worked in various fields of art. He won several prestigious awards including being accepted in the Governors Art Scholarship program at Bucknell University and the Tyler Sculpture Award.
He attended Rhode Island School of Design and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University Tyler School of Art.
Ruth Frederick (Hartman) Willistein, 101, died May 1, 2018, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was married for 48 years to Paul August Willistein Sr., who died May 1, 1991, at 85.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Phaon Hartman and Minnie Frederick Hartman, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township.
She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1934.
Ruth was owner-operator of Wayside Flower Shop, Bethlehem; managed Bookman’s Book Store, Allentown, and was a governess in Philadelphia and Ocean City, N.J.
Viola Seidel, 91, of Wescosville, died April 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late George Seidel. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Gustav and Henrietta (Pummer) Tamerler.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville.
She was one of the first woman school bus drivers in the East Penn School District. She retired from Kraft Foods after 14 years of service.
George M. Cosmos Jr., 82, of Emmaus, died May 6, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Eleanore A. (Ondush) Cosmos. They were married for 60 years on May 3. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Celia (Prete) Cosmos.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus and was a graduate of William Allen High School.
He was employed by A&P/Superfresh Markets for 45 years, retiring in 1997.
George J. Konrath Jr. 91, of Macungie, died May 1, 2018, in Westminster Village. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Meckley) Konrath, with whom he celebrated 26 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Stella and George J. Konrath Sr.
He worked as a mechanic for Binney & Smith, Easton, for over 30 years.
He honorably served his country in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion.
Bruce L. Bortz, 93, of Macungie, died May 2, 2018, in Cedarbrook. He was the husband of Margaret A. (Bear) Bortz. Born in Mountainville, he was the son of the late Elden and Mae (Hildebeidel) Bortz.
He worked for General Electric as a mechanical engineer for over 30 years.
He was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie.
He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Macungie VFW, Macungie Fire Company, the Macungie and Emmaus historical societies and the Shelter House Society.
Ellen M. Faryniak, 91, of Salisbury Township, died May 2, 2018, in her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was happily married for 60 years to the late Walter Faryniak. who died in 2006. Born in Portage, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Bahizia Altif.
She worked in many businesses including 20 years at Classic Photo Laboratories, Allentown, with her husband who was its president.