George G. Sevart Jr., 78, of Mac-ungie, formerly of Allentown, died July 5, 2013, at Lehigh Commons, Macungie. He was the husband of Ruth (New) Sevart of Macungie. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in June. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George G. Sr. and Bessie M. (Umberger) Sevart.
He was a long-time member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown, where he was a member of the Henritzy class, a class officer and served on the church's board of trustees.
John "Jack" F. Fritz, 78, of Zionsville, died July 2, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Pauline F. (Miller) Fritz and they would have celebrated 57 years of marriage in August. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Anna R. (Young) Fritz.
He served in the U.S. Army during peacetime.
He was employed at Tyler Pipe Co. for 30 years until retiring as a foreman. He was also employed by Upper Milford Township.
He was a member of Salem United Methodist, Zionsville, and was an avid train enthusiast.
Vanna Vaia Raptis, 35, of Emmaus, died July 5, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Dimitrios "Jimmy" and Ekaterina "Kathy" (Gatzaras) Raptis of Emmaus.
She graduated from Parkland High School in 1995 and attended Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece.
She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem.
She was employed at The Superior Restaurant in Emmaus.
Earl D. Caine, 75, of Pennsburg, died June 24, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Jeanne B. (Fenner) Caine. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage Oct. 4. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Oliphant) Caine.
He worked as a manager in the Bethlehem Steel Printery for 29 years and at Marshall's Garden Center, Pennsburg, in the sales department for 13 years, retiring in 2007.
He attended Emmaus Moravian Church.
Mary A. Reichl, 90, of Macungie, died June 29, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Walter R. Reichl, who died Sept. 1, 2007. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Jennie (Rader) Bittenbender.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She worked as an assembler at Rodale Manufacturing Co./Square D until retiring. Previously she worked as a hairdresser.
Edward R.N. Charles, 98, of Whitehall, died June 16, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Durkin) Charles for 61 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charlie A. and Amelia (Bishwaty) Charles.
He was a 1933 graduate of Allentown High School. Following 45 years as a local automobile dealer, he retired as president and general manager of Jack Dankel Chevrolet in 1979.
William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013.
With heavy hearts but beautiful memories of a life well lived, the family mourn the passing of their husband, father, brother, grandfather, colleague and friend who passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Savior after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.
John "Mike" Carlisle, 70, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 23, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Karen L. (Fields) Carlisle. They were married for 48 years. Born in Washington, he was the son of the late John J. and Marian (Allender) Carlisle.
He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
He was a steel sales representative for 25 years. He later worked for Daytimers Inc. for 10 years.
He was an avid Notre Dame football fan and he enjoyed fishing.
Dorothy S. Rothrock, 83, of Topton, died June 21, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Earl E. Rothrock Jr. Born in Perkiomenville, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Alice (Simpson) Snyder. She was a homemaker.
Robert Harold Grozalis, 68, of Lower Macungie, formerly of Hackensack and Pompton Lakes, N.J., died June 20, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Mary (Carolan) Grozalis. They would have been married 46 years June 24. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Kathryn (Gibbons) Grozalis.
He graduated from Hackensack High School in 1963 where he excelled in football, wrestling and track and field.
He retired from both United Parcel Service and Federal Express.