Esther J. (Kidd) Wanamaker, 83, of Emmaus, died November 9, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Luther F. Wanamaker for 55 years. She was the daughter of the late Walter G. and Edna E. (Kurtz) Kidd of Catasauqua, and was a graduate of Catasauqua High School.
She was a graduate of the Allentown School of Nursing and was a nurse at Allentown General Hospital for 20 years.
She was a member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus for over 40 years.
Lynell S. Sterner, 63, of Macungie, died Oct. 29, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Geraldine (Conrad) Toman. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie and a member of the Grace Sisters in Spirit.
Evelyn L. Roscioli, 89, of Macungie, died November 1, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Enio Roscioli who died in 2005. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Clotilda Marra.
She was a clerk at the former Falk's Food Basket in Forks Twp., retiring in 1979.
She was a graduate of Easton High School, Class of 1941.
Maria Ventresca, 73, of Salisbury Township, died October 30, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Ventresca. Born in Molina Aterno, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Guiseppe Antonangeli and Laura (Orsini) Antonangeli.
She was a member of the Italian Club and their ladies auxiliary and had been a sewing machine operator at various factories in the Lehigh Valley.
She was a former member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and current member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Allentown.
Joy E. Hendricks, 87, of Macungie, died November 5, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Hendricks. Born in Sellersville, she was the daughter of the late Roswell Roth and Pauline (Nase) Myers.
She is survived by sons, Steven R. and his wife Diane of Macungie, John A. of Macungie; brother, Charles Myers; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Robert.
Services are private. Arrangements were made by the David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macungie.
Jerome J. "J.J." Tyson, 38, of New Tripoli, died suddenly Nov. 3, 2012, shortly after admission to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where he was taken after a work accident in Lehigh County.
He and his wife, Melissa M. (Baus) Tyson, were married May 2, 1998.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Randall A. Tyson of Ringtown, Schuylkill County, and Eileen K. Reiss of Whitehall.
A Lutheran, he attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown.
He was the owner and operator of J.T.'s Home Maintenance & Remodeling, New Tripoli for more than six years.
Ernest S. "Smokey" Brensinger, 74, of Old Zionsville, died November 9, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Darlene L. (Ruppert) Gilbert Brensinger. The couple celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary last August 22. Born in Longswamp Township, Berks County, he was the son of the late Amandus M. and Arline (Roth) Brensinger.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during a peacetime era.
George Ferdinand John Heimberger, 86, died October 23, 2012, in Lexington, N.C. He was the husband of Shirley Ann Hoffman Heimberger. They were married for 55 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of George Ludwig Heimberger and "Phoebe" (Phillipine) Katharina Welz Heimberger.
Theodore A. Brent, 59, of Zionsville, died November 6, 2012, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was the husband of Linda A. (Persa) Brent. They celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary in August, 2012. Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he was the son of Bruce and Eda (Switzer) Brent of Apalachin, N.Y.
Joshua B. Smith, 27, of Salisbury Township, died November 5, 2012. He was the son of Brian E. and Nancy K. (Laible) Smith of Salisbury Township.
He was a graduate of Salisbury High School where he co-captained the soccer team.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years until being honorably discharged. He served in Afghanistan during "Operation Enduring Freedom." He was a color guard sergeant at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
He will be missed dearly by many friends and family.