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.
Fred E. Montz, of Zionsville, died December 5, 2012. He was the husband of the late Anna E. (Ott) Montz who died in 1997. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary (Huter) Montz.
He worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a crane operator for 42 years.
He was a 50-year member of Lehigh Lodge #326 Masonic Lodge, a member of the Rajah Shriners International Organization and a member of the Scottish Rite of the Lehigh Valley Consistory.
Harold "Tex" Gaal, 84, of Emmaus, died Dec. 6, 2012, in Lehigh Center. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Neubauer) Gaal.
He worked as a maintenance man for Air Products for 33 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
He was a member of Emmaus Lodge #792 F&AM, Valley of Allentown Consistory, Rajah Shrine, Hillbillies, and the Lehigh Shrine Club.
He was a life member of Emmaus Fire Company #1 and #2, Fearless Fire Company, Emmaus VFW, the Mercantile Club of Emmaus, and the former Emmaus Nest of Owls.
Ruth Ann (Urffer) Rivera, 42, of Macungie, died December 7, 2012. She was the wife of Hector M. Rivera Jr. for eight years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. Jr. and Valeria (Crouthamel) Urffer. She was a homemaker.
She was an avid reader and loved children. She was a member of Chestnut Hill Church, Coopersburg.
She is survived by her husband; stepdaughter, Cheyenne; sister, Judy (James) Calhoun.
Janice M. Scholl, 78, of Emmaus, died December 5, 2012, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert E. Scholl. The couple would have celebrated 56 years of marriage Feb. 16, 2013. Born in Limeport, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Sr. and Jennie (Erney) Schaffer.
She was a member of Chestnut Hill United Church of Christ, Coopersburg.
She was a sewing machine operator, having retired from the Linden Company of Coopersburg in 1997 and previously working for the Emmaus Pajama Factory.
Howard Lee Yeakel, 57, died peacefully at his home in Allentown, December 1, 2012, after a courageous six month battle with cancer. Born in Allentown, he was the youngest child of Chester Franklin Yeakel Sr. and Anne (Godusky) Yeakel.
He grew up in Vera Cruz and graduated from Salisbury High School in 1974, where he was the gold key winner in the National Scholarship Arts Award.