Shannon L. Wanko, 46, of Breinigsville, died March 12, 2018, at home in the presence of her loving family. She was the wife of William “Pete” Wanko. They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 8. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Stanley K. and Carol E. (Moyer) Smith Sr.
She graduated summa cum laude from Kutztown University in 1992 with a bachelor of arts in education.
She was a mentor to many and a devoted first grade teacher for 22 years at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua.
Dorothy J. (Becker) Bretz, 86, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died March 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Ray M. Bretz who died in 2003. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Glennon Sr. and Anna (Gross) Becker.
She was employed as a pocket setter by Emmaus Manufacturing.
She attended Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Western Salisbury Church, Allentown.
She enjoyed attending the Schnecksville Senior Center.
Walter L. Schlaner, 87, of Limeport, died in his home March 15, 2018. He was the husband of the late Veronica (Thomas) Schlaner. Born in Limeport, he was the son of the late Frank and Theresa (Drauch) Schlaner.
He served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Coopersburg.
He was a machine operator at Pillsbury Co. for 35 years until retiring.
He is survived by a daughter, Rosemary; sons, Stephen (Alice), Joseph (Sandra), Andrew (Kari); brother, Ervin; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
David J. Frey, 71, of Alburtis, died March 11, 2018. He was the husband of Carol A. (Rank) Frey. They were married for 46 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold and Bertha (Berghold) Frey.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was employed at Mack Trucks for 15 years before retiring.
He enjoyed buying and selling antiques.
He was a kind and caring person who would help anyone who needed help.
Jean S. Heinze, 89, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died March 14, 2018, in the home of her daughter. She was the wife of the late G. Chester Heinze Jr. Born in Peely, she was a daughter of the late John and Sybilla (Hufford) Lance.
She served as a medical assistant for Dr. Henry Fetterman for 31 years, retiring in 1998.
She was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Allentown, where she was an elder, deacon, choir member, Sunday school teacher, financial secretary and a member of the benevolence committee, prayer committee and Bible study.
Marianna R. Kline, 95, of Allentown, died March 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Chalmers M. Kline, who died Jan. 24, 2011. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Hieter) Christman.
She was an assembler for 42 years at Rodale Manufacturing.
She was a 1942 graduate of Emmaus High School.
Tyler D. M. Miller, 20, of Emmaus, died March 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Tara J. Miller and Dwayne Keich.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2016, where he played football for four years and was currently enrolled in Lehigh Carbon Community College.
He attended Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus and was involved in the youth group at Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown.
He was a ride attendant at Dorney Park in the summer of 2016 and had worked at Coca-Cola Park.
Kimberly J. (Heller) Clauser, 56, of Emmaus, died March 9, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Curtis Clauser. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Thomas and Kay (Eisenacher) Heller.
She is survived by her husband; son, Jesse J.; daughter, Chelsea and brother, Craig Heller.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
Stephen C. “Steve” Moyer, 57, of Bath, died unexpectedly March 1, 2018, while on a business trip to Phoenix, Ariz., to meet with major league baseball teams currently engaged in spring training. He was an avid baseball and football fan, and involved with statistical/analytical baseball for the major portion of his life. He began his career with STATS, Inc. in Skokie, Ill., and was later affiliated with other analytical companies, including directing the operations for Baseball Info Solutions in Coplay.
Shirley Ann Heimberger, 83, died March 4, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late George F. Heimberger. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Naomi (Erb) Hoffman.
She was a member of Zionsville Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was a graduate of Allen High School and held a degree in early childhood education, volunteering at many programs for disadvantaged children.
She was a member of Daughters of the American Colonist, Schwenkfeldian Exile Society and was accomplished at writing poetry.