Dexter F. Baker, 85, former Chairman and CEO of Air Products and Chemicals died November 1, 2012, in Houston, Texas, after an illness. He was the husband of Dorothy Baker. They were married for 61 years.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a Master of Business Administration and Honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees from Lehigh University. In 1952 he joined Air Products and Chemicals in its formative years. He moved to London with his young family and built their international division.
Nathan E. Heilman, 82, of Macungie, died peacefully in his home November 3, 2012, with his wife of 61 years, Joyce (Kromer) Heilman, by his side. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Nathan and Edna (Steigerwalt) Heilman.
He was a member of Locust Valley Chapel, Coopersburg, where he formerly served as a deacon and trustee.
He was an avid outdoorsman and love to work with his hands.
John P. Schuler, 80, of Old Zions-ville, died October 31, 2012, in the Inpatient Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Anna M.A. (Schuler) Schuler who died in 2004 after 46 years of marriage. Born in Vera Cruz, he was a son of the late Preston F. and Eva A. (Schafer) Schuler.
He worked for Pillsbury Company formerly of East Greenville for 32 years, retiring in 1994. Before that, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for nine years.
He was a member of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
Michael S. Turko, 72, of Emmaus, died October 30, 2012, in the Good Shepherd Special Care Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Eleanor (Wuench) Turko. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in September. Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Michael S. Sr. and Amelia (Yarema) Turko.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1956.
He was an Army veteran having served in the adjunct general's office in Thailand.
Kathleen M. Schenk, 62, of Upper Milford Township, died October 30, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William Bailey and Eleanor (Peifer) Nonnemacher.
She was a member of Locust Valley Chapel, Coopersburg.
She was employed by Air Products in Trexlertown, for more than 20 years.
Tammy Kerosetz, 48, of Macungie, died October 30, 2012. She was the wife of Frank Kerosetz. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Timothy and Sharon (Ayers) Lentz.
She was a food service manager at Dorney Park and was a member of Emmanuel U.M.C.
She is survived by her husband; parents; two sisters; four children; one grandson.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 1335 Linden St., Allentown, 18102.
Arrangements were made by the Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.
Jorge O. Santiago, 34, of Wescosville died October 28, 2012, in Reading Hospital.
Arrangements were made by the Irwin M. Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.
Frank Beck, 89, of Emmaus, died October 30, 2012, in Manor Care, Allentown. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Paul and Anna (Molnar) Beck.
He was the co-owner of Beck Brothers, a farm and light industrial equipment business in Emmaus, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the Gablesville Athletic Association, member of the Vera Cruz Fire Co. and the Upper Milford Western District Fire Co., was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to travel.
Robert A. "Freddie" Fritch, 84, of Emmaus, died Nov. 2, 2012, in the Phoebe Home. He was the husband of the late Mary P. (Fegley) Fritch. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Lloyd A. and Erma M. (Acker) Fritch.
He worked as a gauger for Buckeye Pipeline for 28 years, retiring in 1988.
He honorably served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean conflict.
He was a member of St. John's U.C.C. and Emmaus VFW Post 7088.
In his retirement, he enjoyed golfing.
Vernon H. Oswald Sr., "Ossie," 86, of Emmaus, died October 29, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of the late Helen J. (Feist) Oswald, who died Feb. 29, 2012. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Carrie E. (Fegely) Oswald.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus and was a naval veteran serving during World War II.
He was the owner of Ossie's Coin Shop in Allentown and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus.