Dolores J. Knecht, 82, of Salisbury Township, died November 23, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Erwin L. Knecht in 1999 and the late Paul J.A. Sterner Sr. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Gladys A. (David) Lease.
Stephen M. "McBean" Skommitz Jr., 59, of Macungie, died peacefully at home November 27, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Barbara D. (Diehl) Skomitz for 33 years. He was the son of Clare (Bellew) Skomitz of Bethlehem, and the late Stephen M. Skomitz Sr.
A 1971 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Corry during the Vietnam War and returned to work many years for the City of Bethlehem until retiring due to his illness.
Douglas L. Washburn, 67, of Emmaus, died November 28, 2012. He was the husband of Bonnie (Cooke) Washburn for the past 48 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Suter) Washburn.
He was employed at Schiller & Pheiffer for the past 16 years and at Iobst Sunoco in Emmaus for the past 41 years. He previously worked at Caloric Corp. in Topton for 26 years until it closed.
He enjoyed car cruises, talking to people and making friends, oldies music, stock car races, and he was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Paul E. DeVries, 89, of Emmaus, died November 30, 2012, in his residence surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Regina E. "Betty" (Brady) DeVries. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in June 2012. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Andrew F. and Emily L. (Greer) DeVries.
He was a 1940 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He retired from Mack Trucks Inc.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.
Joyce G. Miller, 70, of Emmaus, died November 27, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Calvin R. Miller who died in 2005. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Gertrude F. (Miller) Breiner.
She was a graduate of Allentown High School.
She is survived by sons, Joseph, Gary and Jamie Reisinger; brother, Thomas Breiner; four grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William Reisinger. Special thanks to Elizabeth and Karen for their devoted care of Joyce.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Helen P. Schmoyer, 89, of Emmaus, died November 26, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Wilmer C. "Battler" Schmoyer, who died in 1975. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Minnie (Seifert) Tressler.
She is survived by a son, Pete and his wife Rita; grandsons, Peter and Ryan Schmoyer; sister, Edith Ziegler.
Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
Keith G. Geist, 57, of Emmaus, died in his home November 27, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Arthur C.G. Geist and the late Doris F. (Reichard) Geist, who died on Nov. 26, 2012. He was the husband of the late Eleanor Marie (Madonna) Geist.
He was a residential contractor and previously worked as an auto mechanic.
Rudolph M. "Rudy" Schuster, 84, of Limeport, died November 20, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Trudy (Griebel) Schuster. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this past June. Born in Allentown, but raised in Rabafuzes, Hungary, he was a son of the late Michael and Julianna (Heber) Schuster.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Limeport.
He worked for ConEd at Indian Point as a senior quality radiograph asssurance examiner, specializing in radiography.
Charles Cosmus Fegely, 72, of Macungie, died November 19, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Fay (Conrad) Fegely. They were married for 52 years.
He was employed at Knoll's, East Greenville for 43 years before retiring.
He was an active member of Solomon's UCC, Macungie.
Charles E. Miller, 83, of Alburtis, died November 18, 2012, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of the late Julia G. (Kroninger) Miller. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Earl and Rachel (Raudenbush) Miller.
He was a member of Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alburtis.
He worked for the Lehigh Valley Dairy for over 30 years before retiring.
He was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting at his place in Bradford County.