Carol Anne (Szilezy) Ernst, 70, of Cementon, died peacefully Aug. 14, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, surrounded by family. She was the wife of Walter R. Ernst for 54 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Joyce (Peters) Szilezy Sr.
She was employed by George’s Greenhouse, Emmaus for over 30 years, then became owner-operator of Flowers by George’s for four years. She was a member and secretary of the Lehigh Valley Floral Association for many years.
Tara Lee Lang, 44, of Salisbury Township, formerly of Kingston, died Aug. 18, 2018, while at the St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of Kristopher Lang. They celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary earlier this month. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of Bonnie (Ronall) Hasiak, of Kingston and the late Dale Prynn. She was the stepdaughter of Michael Hasiak.
She held two masters’ degrees, one in psychology and the other in social work. She was a social worker for Colonial Intermediate Unit #20.
She was a member of Grace Community Church, Allentown.
Nancy L. “Nana” Carls Strohecker, 74, of Upper Milford Township, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 16, 2018. She was the wife of David L. Strohecker and the late William J. Carls. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Jeanne (Fahler) Hausman.
She was a 1961 graduate of William Allen High School.
She was an extraordinarily active member of Waldheim Park as treasurer, and of both Christ E.C. Church and formerly, Seibert E.C. Church.
A devoted wife and matriarch, she was truly a woman of “noble character” (Proverbs 31:10-31).
Wilmer A. Hertzog, 94, of Emmaus, died Aug. 11, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the husband of the late Dorthea M. (Buchecker) Hertzog and Ruth I. (Huyett) Hertzog. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Russell H. and Eva M. (Stephen) Hertzog.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II in the African-Mediterranean Campaign and the Atlantic European Theaters.
He was an electrician for the Reading Railroad Co., Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Philadelphia Bethlehem and New England Railroad Co.
Robert E. Lehr Sr. 85, formerly of Alburtis and Coopersburg, died Aug. 19, 2018, at DevonHouse, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Althea M. (Urmy) Lehr. They were married for 66 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Elmer R. and Lucretia P. (Appleton) Lehr.
He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He owned and operated Robert E. Lehr Builders, Coopersburg, for many years until retiring.
He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis and the American Legion Post 217, Topton.
Rose Marie Higgins, 86, of Allentown, died Aug. 10, 2018, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Kenneth C. Higgins. Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late James Y. and Florence I. (Heil) Wenner.
She was a dedicated homemaker and mother.
She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.
Paul H. Mohr Jr., 73, of Emmaus, died Aug. 15, 2018, in Lehigh Commons. He was the husband of Patricia (Bachman) Mohr. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul H. and Elizabeth (Steiner) Mohr.
He was a maintenance foreman for Bethlehem Steel and later worked in the maintenance department at Luther Crest.
He was a man of God and enjoyed spending time with his family, singing, outdoor sports, gardening and traveling.
Dorothy F. Stauffer, 87, formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 7, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Jerald L. Eck and Paul E. Stauffer. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Nevin Gehman and Althea (Rohrbach) Gehman Fronheiser and her husband James Fronheiser, who raised her.
She was a registered nurse, graduating from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1952.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Anthony Lee “Tony” Smith, 79, of Macungie, died Aug. 7, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the loving husband of Doris M. (Conrath) Smith. They were married for 61 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl H. Smith and Helen B. (Bartholomew) Henry.
He was a member of New Apostolic Church, Allentown.
He was the owner and operator of A.L.S. Contracting, Macungie, for 40 years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association for many years.
He loved farming and the outdoors.
Diane Bolich, 72, of Emmaus, died peacefully Aug. 8, 2018 in the Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown, where she was a resident for the past three years. She was the wife of Dennis Bolich. They were married for 51 years. Born in Marietta, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie Ludwick (Black).