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Ralph E. Bentley

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Ralph E. Bentley, 70, of Emmaus, died July 17, 2013, in New Tripoli. He was the husband of the late Frieda L. (Schock) Bentley who died Jan. 31, 2012. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late George and Evelyn (Dimmick) Bentley.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.

He was an electronics technician for Western Union for more than 30 years, retiring in 1991.

Donald Mumbauer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Donald Mumbauer, 80, of Allentown, died peacefully July 19, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Civitts) Mumbauer. They celebrated 42 years of marriage in April. Born in Geryville, he was a son of the late Harry and Carrie (Krauss) Mumbauer.

He was the manager of the former Bally Pants Factory for many years, retiring in 1984.

He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.

He was a member of the Lower Lehigh Lions Club.

Karen L. Schmidt

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Karen L. Schmidt, 66, of Emmaus, formerly of Northampton, died July 17, 2013, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Francis D. Schmidt who died April, 1993. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Geraldine M. (Mohrey) Pinter.

She was last employed by Dr. Mark Cerciello as the office secretary for a few years, retiring in 1992. Prior to, she worked for Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, as a secretary for 10 years. Before that she was a unit secretary at the former Osteopathic Hospital, Allentown, for five years.

Anna Doddy

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Anna M. (Blihar) Doddy, 91, of Salisbury Township, died July 21, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice. She was the wife of the late Vincent Doddy who died in 2006. They were married for 60 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Anna Sniscak and Louis Blihar.

She attended Ss. Cyril & Methodius grade school, Broughal Middle School and Liberty High School.

She was a seamstress for the former Laros Co.

She was a member of Incarnation Church, Bethlehem.

Allan G. Stead

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Allan G. Stead, 91, formerly of Emmaus, died July 10, 2013, in Palm Harbor, Fla. He was the husband of Ruth "Judy" (Matthews) Stead. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Harold W. and Ruth C.M. (Wagner) Stead.

He served in the Navy during World War II and graduated from Muhlenberg College with the delayed Class of 1944.

He owned and operated Shelter-All of Eastern PA until his retirement in 1978.

He golfed for many years at Brookside Country Club and was a member of the Emmaus Rotary Club.

Bernard Bernatovich

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Bernard J. Bernatovich, 87, of Emmaus, formerly of Allentown, died July 22, 2013. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Kerbacher) Bernatovich. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late John and Helen Bernatovich.

He worked for Montex Textile in Allentown for 30 years and then worked part time for the 1st National Bank and the Little Apple Market as a custodian.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Allentown.

He was an avid fan of polka music, polka dancing, playing bingo and cards.

Thomas William Panunto, Ph.D.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner, Saladworks

Thomas William Panunto, Ph.D., 54, of Emmaus, died July 18, 2013, surrounded by his family, in his home. He was the husband of Mary Margaret "Mitzy" Cullen. The couple would have celebrated 28 years of marriage Sept. 7. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Virginia (Graham) Panunto of Philadelphia and the late William J. Panunto.

He earned his doctorate from the University of Minnesota, received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and graduated from Drexel University.

Dolores E. Simmons

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of East Greenville

Dolores E. Simmons, 82, of East Greenville, died July 19, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Robert W. Simmons. They were married for 62 years this past March. Born in Erie, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Esther (Geiger) Neimeyer.

Early in life, she was a mender for the former Stouffer's Hosiery in Emmaus. Following that, she was a polisher for the former Plummer Precision Optics, Pennsburg.

She was a member of the Hosensack E.C. Church.

Helen Monroe

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Macungie councilwoman

Helen F. Monroe, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie, died July 21, 2013, in Westminster Village, Allentown. Born in Norristown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Theresa (Zone) Potter.

She worked as a legal secretary for 25 years in the Lehigh Valley prior to retiring.

He was a former Macungie councilwoman and a former member of the Macungie Planning Commission.

As a 1953 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, she was active for many years on the Reunion Planning Committee.