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Carlton Andrews

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Carlton Andrews, 76, of Macungie, died at home January 6, 2013, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Patricia (Epting) Andrews. They would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Jan. 30. Born and raised in East Macungie, he was a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Raedler) Andrews.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, where he had served as a church council member and usher.

He worked as an expediter for Mack Trucks, retiring in November of 1991 with 22 years of service.

Ruth Caroline Boyd

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Ruth Caroline Boyd, 92, of Macungie, formerly of Alburtis, died December 29, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late Howard K. Boyd who died in 2003. Born in Wescosville, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Barbara I. (Rupp) Diefenderfer.

She and her late husband spent over 60 years farming in the Lehigh Valley.

She is survived by daughters, Suzanne Enright, of Horsham, and Barbara E. of Macungie.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Homer H. Hetrick

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Zionsville

Homer H. Hetrick, 87, formerly of Zionsville, died December 31, 2012, at Pennsburg Manor. He was the husband of Virginia (Batman) Hetrick. Born in Kraussdale, he was the son of Herman and Eva (Kulp) Hetrick.

He worked for the Tyler Pipe Co. of Macungie, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Bechtelsville and the Upper Milford Western District Fire Co.

Wesley E. Timmcke

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Air Products executive

Wesley E. Timmcke, 85, of Emmaus, died December 27, 2012. He was married to Jean Timmcke for 20 years with whom he had six children. Jean passed away in 1967. After three years of raising children on his own, he married Joan MacKenzie who was an English teacher at Emmaus High School with two children of her own. He and Joan celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 28, 2012. Born in Beloit, Wis., he was a son of Julius and Edna Timmcke. He was the third of five children with three brothers and a sister.

Beverly Ann Wohlbach

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Beverly Ann (Miller) Wohlbach, 71, of Zionsville, died December 23, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Leon F. Wohlbach for 37 years on April 19. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Carl F. and Arlene E. (Smith) Miller.

She was a bookkeeper and bill processor for Hospital Central Service Corp. in Allentown for 30 years.

She was a member of Palm Schwenkfelder Church where she was a past president and current treasurer of the Ladies Aide Society and also sang in the church choir.

Forrest Scholl Jr.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Forrest Scholl Jr., 83, of Emmaus, died December 24, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Greta M. (Stoudt) Scholl, who died Feb. 2, 2011. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Forrest A. and Mabel E. (Keiser) Scholl.

He was a member of St. John's U.C.C., Emmaus, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a lineman for the former Emaus Phone Company until retiring.

Clarence W. Frey

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Kutztown

Clarence W. Frey, 92, of Kutztown, died December 26, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a machinist at Caloric Corp., Topton for many years until retiring.

He is survived by a daughter, Leilani L. Heller-Dimmig; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald C.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

May Barto

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former EHS secretary

May Barto, 88, of Emmaus, died December 28, 2012, in LifeQuest Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Wayne W. Barto. Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Morris T. and Eliza G. (Heimbach) Eck.

She was a secretary for Emmaus High School and later did clerical work for Rodale Press.

She was a member of St. John's U.C.C., Emmaus where she served on the altar guild.

She was a member and past president of Emmaus Senior Citizens, a member of the Emmaus Historical Society and was an avid bowler in several bowling leagues in the area.

Donald I. Hallman

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donald I. Hallman, 78, of Emmaus, died December 29, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Rohrbach) Hallman. They observed their 59th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Luther P. and Lillian I. (Praetorius) Hallman.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife; son, Michael and his wife Grace; sister Elizabeth Dreas; brother Albert; granddaughter, Lindsay Wirth; great-grandsons Charlie and Marshall.

Fern J. Smith

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Fern J. Romig Smith, 83, formerly of Allentown and Macungie, died December 13, 2012, at the Heritage Care Center, American Fort, Utah. She was the wife of Harold W. Smith. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. and Minnie Mae (Conrad) Shoemaker.

Before retiring in 1992, she worked as a packer at Daytimers for 25 years.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

She was a member of the Macungie VFW.