Edward Joseph Warman, 76, of Macungie, died peacefully Aug. 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He was the husband of Marie-France (Jestin) Warman. They were married Aug. 12, 1978, in Brussels, Belgium. He was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Hawk) Warman.
He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He led several computing software industries throughout his life, moving his family from Upper Montclair, N.J., to Washington D.C., Chicago, Ill., Long Island, N.Y. and eventually retiring in Macungie.
Loretta F. “Taffy” Connor, 88, of Lower Macungie Township, died Aug. 9, 2018, under hospice care in her home with her daughter and son by her side. She was the wife of the late Mitchell Walter Connor. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Dorothy (Parton) Polscer.
She was a 1948 graduate of William Allen High School and attended West Chester University.
She worked for many years as a bank teller before retiring from Wells Fargo.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus.
Ralph Maldonado died Aug. 1, 2018, at his home in Macungie. He was married to Gloria Lopez until her death in 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y..
As a young man he briefly played minor league baseball in Puerto Rico, then left to serve his country during the Korean War.
His wife was his dance partner in their youth and business partner later in life. Together they raised a family and put their two sons through college.
Doris H. Heiserman, 80, of Lower Macungie Township, died Aug. 11, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of the late George A. Heiserman. Born in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Kurt and Erika (Claus) Helwig.
She was employed at ALPO for 24 years until retiring.
She was also an EMT in Emmaus for 13 years.
S. Theodore Furr (Ted), 79, of Emmaus, died Aug. 2, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Lynn Furr. They were married for 54 years. He was born in Santa Monica, Calif.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles and his master’s in metallurgical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
He moved from California to Emmaus in 1964 to become a research engineer for Bethlehem Steel, Homer Research Laboratories.
Shirley A. Leibensperger, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 1, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. Leibensperger. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Maude (Saul) Dutt.
Before retiring, she owned the Gallery Sandwich Shop in Allentown and previously was a waitress.
She enjoyed traveling through every state, Europe and especially to Germany.
She was fond of her collection of history books and movies and will mostly be remembered for her kindness and compassion for others.
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.