Kermit K. Gehman, 93, of Whitehall, formerly of Emmaus, died August 7, 2012, in Fellowship Manor. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Leibert) Gehman. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late William A. and Florence (Yost) Gehman.
He was the secretary-treasurer of the former Wm. A. Gehman Sons Chrysler Plymouth.
Paul Hertl, 86, of Lower Macungie, died August 7, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Evelyn (Turley) Hertl for 4.5 years. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert and Claire (Kornfeld) Hartl.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, during World War II.
He worked as a sales rep. for Atlas Minerals and Chemicals in Mertztown for many years, until retiring.
He was an advocate for no smoking. He volunteered for Smoke Free L.V. and also for the Cancer Society.
Ruthann Schaeffer, 73, of Old Zions-ville, died peacefully, surrounded by her family August 7, 2012, in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Carl F. Schaeffer. The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage March 29. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Viola (Shankweiler) David.
She was a member of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, and was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1956, where she was in the color guard.
Larry L. DeLabar, 82, of Emmaus, died August 5, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of June C. (Henry) DeLabar. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2012. Born in Breinigsville, he was the son of the late Raymond C. and Anna M. (Best) DeLabar.
He worked as a parts manager for DeLabar Chevrolet and in parts at Emmaus Ford and Vinart for many years, retiring in 2001.
He was a member of Lehigh Lodge #326 F&AM and also Lehigh Consistory.
He loved going to Jake's Flea Market and Das Awkscht Fescht in Macungie.
Joyce Althea Miller, 78, of Emmaus, died August 7, 2012. She was the wife of Richard H. Miller. They were married for 58 years Sept. 19, 2011. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late William Albert and Rosa Mary (McClellan) Antrim.
She worked for Bally Case and Cooler and Bally International Structures for 34 years and five years at RUS Rental Uniform.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus and their P.O.F. group and WELCA.
She was a member of Fire Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary and Emmaus Senior Citizens.
Kathryn Grady Stephanoff, 83, died August 8, 2012. She was the wife of the late Robert Stephanoff. Born in Boston, Mass., she was acknowledged and greatly admired as an outstanding community leader. In her role as the director of the Allentown Public Library, the library became one of the showcases for Pennsylvania libraries. She understood and profoundly believed in the importance of public libraries to cities and communities and worked tirelessly, eloquently and effectively to promote them and bring them to the attention of society.
Margaret Sherman Nester, 83, of Emmaus, died Aug. 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph Sherman and the late Linwood Nester. She was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Cahill) Jones.
She worked as a cafeteria supervisor at Lehigh Valley Hospital until retiring.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Mary W. Reeves, 97, of Emmaus, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Lehigh Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur M. Reeves Sr., who died Sept. 24, 2001. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Allen J. and Bertha A. (Weaver) Moore.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.
In the past, she was employed by the P.L.C.B. and Blue Shield Insurance Co.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra R. Alleman of Emmaus; grandson, Joel of Wescosville; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Arthur Jr., siblings, John, Charles, Jeanette, and Nancy.
Pasquale "Patsy" A. Rivetti, 86, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 3, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. Born in Northampton, he was the husband of Cecilia (Somishka) Rivetti. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this past May. He was the son of the late John and Rose (Piscitelli) Rivetti.
He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
He owned and operated Pat's Barber Shop for over 60 years. He also worked for Bridesburg Foundry in the office for 19 years until he retired.
Gary R. Snyder, 72, of Salisbury Township, died in his home Aug. 1, 2012. He was the husband of Sharon M. (Bieber) Snyder. They would have been married for 35 years Sept. 17. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Earle L. and Viola (Smith) Snyder.
He was a 1958 graduate of Allentown High School. He was last employed at Total Imaging, Emmaus, until his retirement. He was previously employed at O.K Printing Co., Allentown, for over 35 years.