Nancy L. Fogel, 76, of Alburtis, died April 9, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital after being stricken. She was the wife of Roger L. Fogel. They were married for 52 years in January. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Walter P. Sr. and Idella L. (Diehl) Boyer.
She worked at Allen Organ Company for 10 years before retiring. Previously she worked at Royal Manufacturing Company.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis.
Bruce P. Stiles, 59, of Emmaus, died April 11, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Brenda M. (Hein) Stiles for 30 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edward and Lucille (Ott) Stiles.
He was a 1971 graduate of Allen High School and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lehigh University in 1976.
His last employer was Benchmark Analytics, Center Valley.
He was a member of Christ E.C. Church, Allentown.
He was a former member of Pyrotechnics International.
Ruth K. Piper, 101, of Macungie, died March 31, 2013, at The Village at Willow Lane Senior Living, Macungie. She was the wife of the late John F. Piper Sr. Born in Rose Point, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John G. and Anna (Boggs) Kelland.
She was a member of Bala Cynwyd United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of Slippery Rock University, Class of 1931 and had taught school for Sunnyside School, a one room schoolhouse in Lawrence County.
Verna A. Cosmos, 79, of Wescosville, died April 7, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Donald J. Cosmos for 50 years last June. Born in Upper Macungie Township, she was a daughter of the late Welton W. and Alma V. (Reinert) Haas.
She worked for Day-Timers in Lower Macungie Twp. for 25 years, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, Cetronia.
Anna S. Rogers, 103, formerly of Emmaus, died April 2, 2013, in the DevonHouse Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Stanley T. Rogers, who died March 11, 1992. Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Annuciata (Secce) Raimondi.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was a seamer for the former Fleetwood Hosiery Mill where she worked for 20 years, retiring in 1956.
She is survived by nieces; nephews; wonderful neighbors who were always helpful to Anna.
Bessie L. Pearsall, 79, of Macungie, died April 8, 2013, in her residence. She was the wife of William Pearsall, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage in June 2012. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paul C. Long Sr. and Martha (Charles) Long.
She was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, active member of the Macungie Minstrelaires, volunteer at Macungie Memorial Park, active member of rabbit clubs with her husband and an active community volunteer.
Janet Hornick, 77, of Macungie, died suddenly March 20, 2012, while in Florida. She was the wife of Kenneth Hornick. They were married for 58 years. She was born in Detroit, Mich.
She worked for AT&T for 35 years before retiring, beginning as a clerk and finishing as an HR manager.
She enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends, playing cards and shopping.
Lee C. Yeakel, 60, of Emmaus, died April 2, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Wanda M. (Engleman) Yeakel of Emmaus and the late Marvin A. Yeakel.
He is survived by his mother; son, Timothy L.; two granddaughters; sister, Kay Hopko; brothers, Jeffrey and Jack.
Contributions may be made to Old Zionsville UCC, 5981 Fountain Rd., and Kings Highway, P.O. Box 215, Old Zionsville, 18068.
Ellen M. (Ziegler) Strauss, 92, formerly of Macungie, died April 4, 2013, in the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Strauss, who died in 2004. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late David and Mabel (Lorish) Ziegler. She was the youngest of 10 children.
She was a lifetime member of Solomon's U.C.C., Macungie.
She worked for Allen Organ for many years.
Alma A. Apgar, 83, of Allentown, died March 27, 2013, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Fenton Apgar Jr., who died in 1992. Born in Philadelphia,, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Gollon) Strunk.
She was a member of the Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Lutheran Congregation.
She was employed as a long distance telephone operator for almost 29 years, for the former Bell Telephone, now Verizon, and was a lifetime member of the Pioneers of Bell Telephone. She had also worked part time as a PBX Operator at Sears.