Mary E. Stover, 89, formerly of Emmaus and North Plainfield, N.J., died May 25, 2019, at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John O. Stover. Born in New Market (currently Piscataway, N.J.) she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Mae (Murray) Gray.
She graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Class of 1948, in Westfield, N.J.
She was a parishioner of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus and was a member of the St. Ann’s Women’s Club and NewComers Club.
Ethel M. Duracinsky, 88, of Emmaus, died May 20, 2019, in Country Meadows, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Paul F. Duracinsky Sr. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Norman C. and Katie (Moyer) Stoudt.
She worked as a secretary for the East Penn School District for over 30 years.
She was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church, where she was a member of the woman’s group and was a member of the Emmaus Garden Club.
Jessica L. Confer, 41, of Macungie, died May 26, 2019, in the home of her parents, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma cancer. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Donald J. and Carol A. (Seibert) Confer, of Alburtis.
She was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mertztown.
A graduate of Brandywine Heights Area High School, Class of 1995, she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 1999.
Melvin C. Holland, 83, of Alburtis, died May 12, 2019. He was the husband of Jennie I. (Wieser) Holland. They were married 59 years. Born in Kline’s Corner, he was the son of the late George W. and Beulah (Hilbert) Holland.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was employed at Caloric for 25 years, most recently at Kulp Car Rental, retiring in 2018.
He enjoyed yard sales and watching sports on TV.
Michael E. Conrad, 66, of Oley, died May 18, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Linda D. (Schantzenbach) Conrad. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Glenroy K. Conrad and Frances H. (Ackerman) Moyle.
He was a trout farmer and was the owner of Pine Springs Trout Hatchery, Oley.
He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Army.
Ruth Ann (Boyer) Leone, 58, of Emmaus, died May 14, 2019, in Manor Care West Allen. She was the wife of John T. Leone. They were married for 42 years. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Dale Boyer and Elizabeth Armpriester.
She owned and operated Ruth’s Sewing and Alterations in Wescosville and previously in Macungie.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Lori and her husband, Matthew Stephens, of Mertztown and Candice and her husband, Tyler Moyer, of Emmaus; grandchildren, Leah and Anthony, Skyler and Samuel Stephens.
Martha L. Maletz (née Leedle), 96, founder of the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley died peacefully at her residence March 22, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joseph Maletz. She and her husband shared a love of music which continued through their 58 years of marriage. She played the piano and he played the violin.
For many years, she offered private piano lessons in her home in Philadelphia and Allentown.
Milagros “Millie” A. Fingerman, 73, of Macungie, died May 14, 2019, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was the wife of the late Louis Fingerman, who died in 2012.
Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late John Martin and Generosa (Cardona) Gerena.
She was a member of St. Ann Church, Emmaus.
She worked for John Wanamaker’s and various credit unions before retiring.
She enjoyed her family, her dogs, crocheting and the arts.
David W. Price, 58, of Macungie, died May 15, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Nic Chan. They had been together for over 25 years. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Dorothy P. (Mudron) Lee, of West Mifflin and the late William J. Price.
He retired in 2014 as the vice president for the Asian Operations of Air Products and Chemicals. He was currently a personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley area.
He loved to travel. He enjoyed cooking, music, movies, studying nutrition and foreign languages.
Mae E. Foster, 89, of Emmaus, died May 15, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late Roy W. Foster, who died Oct. 25, 2009. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Irwin J. and Elsie R. (Rayden) Welliver.
She was a waitress for Moore’s Diner, Allentown.
She is survived by daughters, Susan and her husband, Armand, Debra and her husband, James Druckenmiller; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna and five siblings.
Contributions may be made to AseraCare Hospice, 7660 Imperial Way, Suite 410, Allentown, 18195.