Violet M. Dietz, 90, of The Fairways at Brookside, Macungie, died October 18, 2012, in the Devon House, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Linford F. Dietz, who died on Feb. 15, 1996. Born in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, she was the daughter of the late Titus and Ida (Sell) Haberle.
She was an active member of Chestnut Hill Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and was a past president of the Women's Guild.
She was a cook in the Southern Lehigh School District for 18 years until retiring in 1984.
MaryEllen (Brown) Kleckner, 74, of Emmaus, died October 17, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Joel Kleckner Sr. They were married for 53 years in September. Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Brown.
She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School, class of 1956.
She was employed at the former Stewart Sandwich Company and Lutron Electronics until retiring.
She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus for over 40 years.
Caleb Josiah Pultro, 18, of Alburtis, died October 13, 2012.
He is survived by his parents, David and Susan and an older brother.
His Going Home Service was held at Providence Calvary Chapel, Trappe, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
James J. McLaughlin, 82, of Macungie and formerly of Park Place, died October 20, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Julia (Tambasco) McLaughlin. They were married for 52 years. Born in the village of Trenton he was the son of the late James and Anna (Falatovich) McLaughlin.
He was a 1947 graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He had been employed with and retired from AT&T Technologies, Allentown, after 30 years of service.
He was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Hon. Robert W. Mader, 77, mayor of Alburtis, died suddenly, October 22, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Shirley F. (Blank) Mader. They were married for 39 years on Oct. 13. Born in Ridgewood, N.J., he was a son of the late Robert W. Sr., and Elizabeth (Grace) Mader.
He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis, where he was a past consistory member.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He graduated from Union Springs Central School, Union Springs, N.Y., in 1952.
Santos Arroyo Jr., 69, of Alburtis, died October 10, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.
He was employed as a janitorial supervisor at Agere for 20 years prior to retirement.
Arrangements were made by the Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.
Lawrence J. Brendlinger, 73, of Emmaus, died October 11, 2012, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Jean J. (Gross) Brendlinger.
He is survived by his wife; stepson, James Silvius; grandson, Jeremy Silvius; brother, Dr. Darwin and his wife Shirley; two nieces and a nephew.
Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
William A. Ney, 53, of Macungie, died October 10, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Audrey J. (Hewel) Ney. The couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Oct. 9. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of Gladys M. (Martin) Ney of Harrisburg and the late William M. Ney.
Catherine Virginia Parker, 83, died October 10, 2012, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Parker, who died Feb. 9, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Christian and Gertrude Sara (Keough) Noller.
Dorine F. Reichert, 85, of Alburtis, died October 13, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Reichert, who died in February, 2010. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Spencer L. and Katie E. (Weidner) Hoffman.
She retired from the physical therapy department of The Lutheran Home at Topton. Previously she was an administrative assistant for the Berks County Treasurer.
She was a member and lay reader of Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis and its Ladies Auxiliary.