Robert Clay Heatley (aka R. Clay Heatley, “The Heat”), 63, devout Christian and 1972 graduate of Emmaus High School, fought a great fight but lost his battle with cancer and died peacefully, Aug. 2, 2018, in his home with family present at Good Shepherd Independent Living apartments. Born in Allentown Hospital, he grew up in Zionsville. He was one of the six Heatley children of Marjory Ann (Davis) Heatley, of Emmaus and the late Charles James Heatley Jr.
William B. Calse, 77, of Zionsville, died Aug. 3, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Rose Mary (Steuer) Calse. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Margaret (Jones) and William B. Calse Sr.
He was an electrician, working as a lineman for Philadelphia Electric, owned and operated his own electrical business and later was the electrical inspector for Lower Macungie Township.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus and was a life member of the NRA.
Frank P. Kroboth, 90, of Lower Macungie Township, died peacefully Aug. 3, 2018, surrounded by family. He was the husband of the late Rose Marie (McGinley) Kroboth. They were married for 62 years until her death in June 2012. Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Karl and Angela (Klusarits) Kroboth.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, where he and his late wife were affiliated with many activities of the parish.
He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Donald E. Eitner, 97, of Wescosville, died July 31, 2018, in his home. He and his wife, Mary Jane (Hauser) Eitner, were married for 36 years until her death on June 23, 1984. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Howard J. and Marion (Templin) Eitner and was very close to his late grandmother, Lillian Templin.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School and Allentown Business College.
He was a World War II veteran and served with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations.
Brian Douglas Ormsby, 48, formerly of Emmaus, died unexpectedly July 17, 2018, in his home in Beaverton, Ore. He was the husband of Tiffan Sackett Ormsby. They were married for seven years. Born in Towanda, he was the son of Robert and Janet Ormsby of Lithia, Fla.
Albert J. “Al” Neumeyer, 75, of Lower Saucon Township, died July 31, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was the husband of Shirlee (Kovacs) Neumeyer for 42 years in December.
Allison Marie Beal, of Media, died July 20, 2018, of a sudden illness at her home, the day of her 39th birthday. Born in Ellsworth, Maine, she was a daughter of Barbara (Kasnic) Beal and Leon E. Beal Jr., of Macungie.
Jay H. Fasnacht, 82, of Macungie, died peacefully July 27, 2018, at home. He was the loving husband of Marian Louise (Wolgemuth) Fasnacht for 60 years last October. Born in East Cocalico Township, he was a son of the late Alvin S. and Esther (Showalter) Fasnacht.
He graduated from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1962.
James Rickard, 71, of Macungie, died July 28, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Mae (Weaver) Rickard. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Reginald H. and Margaret (Czekitz) Rickard.
He was a service technician for JES Basement Systems before retiring.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
John F. “Jack” McDonald Jr., 89, of Emmaus, died in his home July 28, 2018. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Haviland) McDonald. Born in East Newark, N.J, he was the son of the late John F. Sr. and Sarah (Grady) McDonald.
He was a project manager working on commercial construction projects in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., including the N.J. Meadowlands Race Track and the HBO Building in New York City. He lived in both Kearny and Ocean Grove, N.J., before settling in Emmaus in 2005.