Gregory D. Feldman, 30, of Lower Macungie Township, lost his long-fought battle with heroin and depression Sept. 25, 2017, in Chester County. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Janet and Ken Feldman, of Lower Macungie Township.
He graduated from Emmaus High School where he played varsity baseball.
He had a newspaper route during his high school years.
He earned a degree in bio-medical engineering from Penn State University, where he was a brother in good standing of the SAM fraternity.
He had an avid interest in coins, loved animals and had many friends.
Nicholas Lee Diehl, 35, of Macungie, died Sept. 30, 2017. He was the husband of Adrea L. (Rushatz) Diehl, devoted father of Cadence and Autumn. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Lee A. Diehl and Donna M. (Rhoads) Diehl.
He honorably served his country in the Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He worked as a truck driver for US Foods.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Ruth L. Knedler, 91, of Emmaus, died Sept. 19, 2017. She was the wife of the late Milton G. Knedler Jr. Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Earl Souders and Verna (Brobst) Souders Schaffer.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Shirley W. “Gram” Green, 81, of Macungie, died Oct. 1, 2017. She was the wife of the late Russell H. Green. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Kratzer) Bowman.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown.
She was employed at AT&T for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Raymond G. Hanzl, 74, of Macungie, died Sept. 25, 2017, in his residence. He was the husband of Sylvia (Kline) Hanzl, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage Nov. 25, 2017. Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Ruppert and Stella (Keppel) Hanzl.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He worked for Lucent Technologies as a machine maintenance repairman for many years, retiring in August 1999.
He was an avid fisherman.
Glenn D. Hertzog, 57, of Upper Milford Township, died Sept. 27, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of Sandy L. (Stetler) Hertzog. They were married for 24 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Carl W. and Betty J. (Blank) Hertzog.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1977.
He worked as an electrical assembler for Coulbourn Industries, Whitehall, for over 38 years.
Shirley S. Kutz, 82, of Macungie, died Sept. 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Edwin L. Kutz. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie (Bowers) Godusky.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School.
She was an active member of the community being a member and officer in many organizations including a three time vice-president of Emmaus Senior Citizens, past-president of POF, a volunteer for Bethlehem Special Olympics and was a SPARK and ARC assistant for AARP.
Lacey Beth Herring, 20, of Emmaus, died Sept. 22, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital after a long battle with addiction. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Shannon Hutters-Herring, of Emmaus and Craig W. Herring, of Alburtis.
She was a 2015 graduate of Emmaus High School.
She was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie.
She loved softball, the beach, hiking, being with family, laughing and goofing with friends, taking pictures, and eating pasta salad and hot wings.
James M. McDaid, 75, of Macungie, died Sept. 19, 2017, in his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Patrick and Ann (McGee) McDaid.
He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He was a retired computer programmer.
In his retirement, he most enjoyed discussing politics, history and sports and spending time with his sons and eight grandchildren.
Margaret M. “Peggy” Deutsch, 71, formerly of Alburtis, died Sept. 22, 2017, in her residence. She was the wife of Charles E. Deutsch. They were married for 48 years. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Quinn) Groark.
She worked for Rodale as an administrative assistant for 20 years before retiring.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.