Pearl N. Beck, 97, of Emmaus, died April 13, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit. She was the wife of the late Oliver Beck. Born in Limeport, she was a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Snyder) Voortman.
She worked at Allen Organs for many years.
She was a faithful member of L.V. Baptist Church, Emmaus.
She enjoyed tending to her vegetable garden.
Faber B. Tschudy, 96, of Emmaus, died April 1, 2018. He was the husband of the late Mabel (Boettger) Tschudy. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before her death April 30, 2014. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Earl and Erma (Sattizahn) Tschudy.
He graduated from Hazleton High School and attended Houghten College for three years before joining the Army and serving his country during World War II.
He was employed by PP&L Co. for 39 years and retired as a drafting supervisor in 1983.
Ruth D. Schmidt, 85, of Macungie, died peacefully April 3, 2018, while in the care of Compassus Hospice at the Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Schmidt II, who died May 9, 1998. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Viola A. (Reeder) Hoffman.
She worked as a sales clerk for Egypt Star Bakery for 20 years, retiring in 1987.
She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fullerton.
She was a former member of the Fullerton American Legion, where she was on the Ladies Auxiliary.
Beverly B. Seier, 76, of Emmaus, died March 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Edward F. Seier. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. Born in Zionsville, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice (Rothrock) Billger.
She enjoyed wood carving and drawing.
She is survived by her husband; children, Lynn M. and her husband Whitty Boyd, Edward F. Jr. and his wife, Tamissa and Gregory G.; grandchildren, Mark, Andrea and Ashley. She was one of 12 siblings.
Neil B. Lagler, 79, of Macungie, died peacefully April 7, 2018. He was the husband of Pauline L. (Gardner) Lagler. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in October. Born in Zionsville, he was the son of the late Lewis and Vera (Gerhart) Lagler.
He earned an associate degree from Penn State University and was a former member of Salem United Methodist Church.
He was a sheet metal worker for nearly 45 years with Local 19 and served as shop foreman at H.T. Lyons for 14 years.
William J. Worley, 66, of Emmaus, died April 4, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital in the arms of his wife. He was the husband of Susan I. (Guldin) Worley. They were married for 36 years. Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late Billie and Arline (Fournier) Worley.
He worked for Peter Paul Electronics, Conn., Versa Products, N.J., and many other places where he was global supply chain manager. He also worked at Square D, where he met the love of his life.
He was a life member of Optimist International.
Lillian R. Rodberg, 81, of Allentown, formerly of Emmaus, died March 21, 2018, at Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the daughter of the late Katherine and Henry Rodberg, of Woodbury and Avalon, N.J.
From her arrival in the Lehigh Valley from the Woodbury, N.J., area in 1980 until her retirement in 2009, she was founder and principal of The Manuscript Doctors editing and indexing service and a board-certified editor in the life sciences.
Joseph A. Scarano Sr., 87, of Macungie, died March 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was the husband of Nancy Scarano. They were married for 62 years.
He was a retired Port Authority police officer, a trained opera singer and an accomplished and published artist and author.
He was the sole author and illustrator of the book “In the Beginning,” one of his greatest accomplishments in life.
He earned a degree from Liberty University and was the former president of the International Cops for Christ and himself, a devout follower of Jesus Christ.
Robert R. Ritter Sr., 87, of Allentown, died March 28, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown campus. He was the husband of Janice L. (Wentling) Ritter. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary June 26, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elsie (Thomas) Kramer.
After high school he started his career at the former Allentown State Hospital where he was an aide. He then served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge he became a line worker at Mack Trucks working in the 4C Plant for over 35 years, retiring in 1988.
James A. Mcclain “Speedy,” 74, of Macungie, died April 4, 2018. He was a loving and great husband and father to his wife Penny and his daughters Kiley and Jamie and a loving grandfather to his two grandsons. He was also a great friend to many and he will be missed dearly.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life in honor of him.
For more information please contact his wife, Penny at 610-704-2439.