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James N. Woodeshick

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

president, Planning Commission

James N. Woodeshick, 63, died June 4, 2013. He was the husband of Sharon Ann (Wagner) Woodeshick. He was the son of the late Henry and Shirley (Walker) Woodeshick.

He was a 1967 graduate of Emmaus High School. He joined with Local Plumbers Union 690 where he worked in construction as a foreman until his retirement.

He was a consistent attendee of the Emmaus Borough Council meetings and served as president of the Planning Commission.

He loved to ride his bicycle around town and meet with his neighbors.

James F. Williams Jr.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

James F. Williams Jr., 72, of Macungie, formerly of Hatboro, died May 22, 2013. He was the husband of Nancy Margaret (Lazar) Williams. They were married 15 years in April. Born in Star, N.C., he was the son of the late James Franklin Williams Sr. and Mae (Allen) Williams.

He was a furniture designer and manufacturer. He also worked at Needles N Hoops Stichery Company in Hatboro and Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Md.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Third Armored Division and was stationed in Germany.

Matthew A. Hober Jr.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Matthew A. Hober Jr., 72, of Wescosville, died May 30, 2013, in his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Matthew A. Sr. and Viola (Hoffman) Hober.

He was a graduate of Drexel University.

He was currently employed as a mechanical engineer for PPL, where he had many years of loyal service.

He is survived by cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, 720 N. 6th St., Allentown, 18102.

Lawrence R. Erney

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

World War II Army veteran

Lawrence R. Erney, 96, of Emmaus, died May 30, 2013, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Jennie (Jacoby) Erney.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus, where he was the treasurer of the Sunday school program for nearly 60 years.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 7088 and the American Legion, both in Emmaus.

He was a charter member of the Flag Day Association in Emmaus and was a member of the Emmaus Historical Society.

Olive L. Smith

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Ancient Oak West

Olive L. (Bruder) Smith, 97, of Ancient Oak West, Lower Macungie Township, died May 28, 2013. She was the wife of the late George Smith and moved to various places. Her later years were spent living at Bear Creek Lake where she enjoyed fun times with family and friends. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lizzie Bruder.

Jean J. Heiserman

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Jean J. Heiserman, 81, of Salisbury Township, died June 2, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of John J. "Junior" Heiserman. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage. Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Roy A. and Lydia (Ruppert) Snyder.

She enjoyed cooking, not only for herself but for her family and friends.

Dolores Danner

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Dolores P. Danner, 81, of Salisbury Township, died June 3, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of John T. Danner Sr. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage Aug. 31. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Irwin Sr. and Ruth (Jacobs) Bartholomew.

She was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Paul's R.C. Church, Allentown.

She was a retail clerk at many local pharmacies and department stores for the past 30 years until retiring in 2009.

She was a former president of the American Legion Post 406, Ladies Auxiliary in Fountain Hill.

Helen L. Kemmerer

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Helen L. Kemmerer, 85, of Zionsville, died May 25, 2013, as a result of a pedestrian accident. She was the wife of the late Leonard C. Kemmerer. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Macungie Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

She is survived by a daughter, Joan L. and her husband Douglas F. Gelderman of Anna Maria, Fla.

Contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall, P.O. Box 43, Macungie, 18062.

Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.

Patricia Lauman

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia Ann (Fean) Lauman, 59, of Macungie, died May 23, 2013, at her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Thomas E. Lauman Sr. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Romejko) Fean.

She was a devoted mother who made her children's happiness her main concern. Her infectious laugh and ability to make lite of even the worst situations will be missed by many. She left this world early, courageously battling various forms of cancer for more than 14 years.