James Richard Hummel, 54, died unexpectedly November 20, 2012, in his home in Flower Mound, Texas. He was the husband of Mary Raimo. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Richard James Hummel (publisher of the Call Chronicle newspaper) and the late Martha Mignon (Wagner) Hummel.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Penn State University and received his master's degree at LaSalle University.
Franklin W. Kleckner, 90, of Allentown, died December 11, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Alice E. (Pry) Klecker, who died Nov. 4, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Mabel Kleckner.
He worked in sales most of his life. He worked for B Inc., Allentown, Hunter Engineering in St. Louis, Mo., and was part owner in the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market.
Dennis R. Oberholtzer, 73, of Macungie, died December 9, in Luther Crest Health Center of complications from 60 years of Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol (Lanz) Weiser Oberholtzer. His first wife, Michelene (Ruggiero) Oberholtzer, predeceased him in 1981. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Roscoe R. and Sara (Stoneback) Oberholtzer of Coopersburg.
Elda L. Benner, 86, formerly of Richlandtown, Quakertown, and Macungie, died December 11, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Carroll F. Benner, who died in 1999. Born in Sellersville, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Marion Nuss.
She was employed by the superintendent's office of Quakertown Community School District for over 25 years and formerly worked as a secretary at PPL in the 1940s.
She was a member of Faith UCC in Center Valley, and a volunteer at the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Center.
Thomas S. Schmoyer, 81, of Emmaus, died December 14, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home. He was the husband of Viola B. (Hilbert) Schmoyer. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary (Schaeffer) Schmoyer.
He was a mechanic for various auto dealers until retiring.
He served in the Seabees during the Korean War and was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1067 of Emmaus.
He was a volunteer firefighter and life member of Emmaus Fire Co. #1 and also a member of Citizens Fire Co. #2 in Emmaus.
Arlene L. Faustner, 90, of Emmaus, died December 5, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Faustner who died Nov. 18, 1995. Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Jonas Bord and Lillian L. (Acker) Bord Remaley.
She was a member of Old Zionsville United Church of Christ.
She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and spending time with her family.
She is survived by children, Barbara Chapkovich, Barry and Jeffrey; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.
Caroline R. Roth, 92, of Emmaus, died December 8, 2012, in Emmaus Village. She was the wife of the late Marcus W. Roth who died in 2010.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus where she ran the school cafeteria for 15 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Loretta S. and her husband Carl Fronheiser of Bally; son, Thomas J. and his wife Mary of White Plains, Md.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Helen Yencik, Josephine Haren and Margaret Barker.
Keith J. Weasner, 43, of Emmaus, died December 6, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
A memorial service was held Dec. 10, in Hope Lutheran Church, Tatamy.
David J. Fried, 41, of Lower Macungie Township, died December 6, 2012. He was the husband of Jennifer (Zentz) Fried. They were married for 11 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of John Fried and Elizabeth Becker.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1989. He received a bachelor's degree in nursing at Temple University and a master of science in nursing anesthesia from St. Joseph's University. He was employed as a certified registered nurse anesthesia at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.
Nancy L. Wieder, 78, of Macungie, died December 4, 2012, in Lehigh Center. She was the wife of Bruce D. Wieder. They celebrated their 56th wedding annviersary September 30. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Alfred "Sam" and Kathryn (Wert) Millhouse.
She was employed at PPL, was secretary for Macungie Borough and was the earned income tax officer for Macungie Borough, retiring in 1997.
She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.