David Jenkins Jr., 65, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2013, as a result of a fire. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late David and Helen (Fennell) Jenkins.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy of Doylestown. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Melissa Ann Twining and her son, Montana James Twining.
Contributions may be made to the Emmaus Fire Victims Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 193, Emmaus, 18049.
Robert C. Boehmer, 80, of Breinigs ville, died March 24, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Allentown Hospice. He was the husband of Doris (Dippre) Boehmer with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Nuremberg, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Croll) Boehmer.
He was employed by Air Products for 38 years, retiring in 1986. After retiring he worked part-time work for Dries Hardware, Macungie.
He was a Navy Korean War veteran who served on the aircraft carriers Bennington and Hornet.
He was a long time member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Montana James Twining, 16, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2013, in his residence as a result of a fire. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Melissa Ann Twining.
He was a student in the LCTI program at Emmaus High School, where he enjoyed working on cars and learning to cook.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, where he was baptized and confirmed.
He was a Boy Scout, enjoyed taking karate lessons, playing Wii and watching WWF wrestling.
William F. Mosser III, 83, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Midge (Goodhart) Mosser.
He is survived by his wife; son, David F.; and daughter, Mary Jo Serfass.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, in The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus. The Schantz Funeral Home P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements.
Edwin J. Eckroth, 75, of Emmaus, died March 21, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of LaRue I. (Guldner) Eckroth. The couple celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last September 27. Born in North Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late John W.B. Eckroth and Edna M. (Merkle) German.
He was a self-employed memorial engraver and designer for 16 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to that, he worked at Keystone Memorial in Allentown for 22 years.
Jeffrey S. Schmeltzle, 53, of Emmaus, died March 20, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He would have been 54 years old March 29. He was the husband of Kerry (Hauser) Schmeltzle, with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage Jan. 16. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Robert R. Schmeltzle of Emmaus and the late Bertha (Reiss) Schmeltzle.
Kenneth R. Holland Sr., 86, of Emmaus, died March 24, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of the late Frances A. (Schmeltzle) Holland. Born in Topton, he was the son of the late George W. and Beulah (Hilbert) Holland.
He was a knitter for the former Royal Manufacturers and an assembler for the former General Machine, Emmaus, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
Paul A. Gehman, 84, of Alburtis, died March 23, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Jeanette I. (Arnold) Gehman, to whom he would have been married 60 years in June. Born in Bally, he was the son of the late John and Perma Gehman.
He worked as a knitter at Royal Mfg. for over 30 years, retiring in the 1990s.
He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
His memberships included various organizations throughout the community.
Michael Allen 'Mike" Dilcher, 56, of Emmaus, died March 11, 2013, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Warren J. and Doris M. (Ernst) Dilcher.
For 25 years, he served as bar manager and recording secretary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Allentown. Previously, he was an assembler at Mack Trucks Inc. for 10 years.
He was an avid pool player.
Ray R. Bast, 88, of Macungie, died March 11, 2013, of natural causes in Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Joan M. (Bard) Bast. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late George and Mamie (Smith) Bast.
He was a 1942 graduate of Kutztown High School and a 1950 graduate with honors from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy.
He was a member of St. Paul's UCC, Kutztown.