Lawrence J. Schoepple, 69, of Macungie, died February 14, 2013, at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Eileen (Rompella) Schoepple. They would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary in May. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James Schoepple and Betty J. (Dorward) Finn.
He was employed by Allen Organ Company for 51 years.
He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
He is survived by his wife; mother; son, Steven J. and his wife Anne, of Allentown; granddaughters, Hannah and Abigail.
A. Hazel May, 89, of Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Harris York, Macungie, died February 19, 2013, in the Health Center at Luther Crest. She was the wife of Walter May. They would have been married for 40 years in April. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Donald R. and Marian Hazel (Sterner) Richards.
She was the executive secretary to the chairman, president and CEO of Mack Trucks, Allentown for many years, retiring in 1973.
In 1956 she was awarded the title of "Mrs. Allentown."
John F. Grim, 72, of Lower Macungie Township, died February 15, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Chiyo T. (Tsukiyama) Grim. They celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this past May. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis E. and Catherine R. (Murtaugh) Grim Sr.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Althea O. Wetzel Burns, 84, of Whitehall, and formerly of Emmaus, died February 13, 2013, at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph V. Burns Jr. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Mabel M. (Miller) Rhode.
She was a retired beautician in Emmaus.
She is survived by a grandson, Jamie N. Wetzel and his wife, Heather; great-grandson, Jamie N. Wetzel Jr. She was predeceased by a son, Glenn Wetzel; grandson, Jason Wetzel.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Donald G. Peter, 86, formerly of Allentown, died February 10, 2013, in Clare Bridge of Dublin, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Phyllis B. (Bachman) Peter. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Russell A. and Mable I. (George) Peter.
He was a 1943 graduate of William Allen High School and a 1949 graduate of Muhlenberg College.
One of his favorite jobs included working with his father and uncle at Peters Motor Company selling Studebaker automobiles. He was a sales representative for Cascade School Supplies for 36 years, retiring in 1991.
Lillian B. Custer, 87, formerly of Limeport, died February 15, 2013, in Arden Courts, Wescosville. She was the wife of the late Gerald W. Custer, who died July 31, 2007. Born in Limeport, she was the daughter of the late Victor O. and Bertha (Erney) Schaffer.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran (Blue) Church, Coopersburg.
She was a graduate of William Allen High School.
Thelma M. Oleksa, of Macungie, died February 13, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Metro Oleksa, with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage. Born in Topton, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Leah (Webb) Landis.
She was a member of St. Paul's U.CC., Trexlertown, and a member of the Red Hat Society.
Joseph J. Kramer, 65, of Macun-gie, died February 15, 2013, in his home. Born in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Vivian (Silverstein) Kramer.
He attended Bethany United Methodist Church and was a graduate of the University of Maryland.
He loved gardening history, reading and photography.
He is survived by daughters, Melanie A. and her husband Zachary Dean of Latham, N.Y., and Lauren A.; brother, Clifford of Lansing, Mich.; former wife, Margie (Saro) Kramer.
Kathleen D. Fischl, 51, of Macun-gie, died February 15, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Gregory M. Fischl. The couple would have celebrated 28 years of marriage Sept. 28. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of Mary (Mereo) DePietro and the late James A. DePietro Sr.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was a graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree in accounting. She worked part time in the accounting department at Day-Timer and at Lehigh Valley Hardwood Flooring.
Mary E. Bauer, 95, of Macungie, died February 16, 2013, in HCR Manor-Care, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Bauer Sr., who died December 23, 1978. Born in Kenhorst, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin A. and Grace (McCarthy) Drey.
She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of St. Peter's Union Church, Macungie, where she formerly served as a Sunday school teacher.