John “Jack” Jones Jr., 95, of Emmaus, died April 15, 2019. He was the husband of the late Mary R. Jones.
During his many years of residency on Broad Street in Emmaus, he belonged to several social clubs including The Owls Home, The Mercantile Club, fire company and Emmaus Senior Golf League.
He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Texaco Oil.
He is survived by son, John J. (Carolyn) and daughter, Teresa Spanitz (John); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel T.
Ann Sabb Detry, 76, of Macungie, died April 22, 2019, in her home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Charlotte Sabb.
She was a pediatric registered nurse for more than 30 years at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
She is survived by children, Anthony P. and his wife Donna, of Brooklyn and Denise M. and her husband, Jereme Joseph, of Maryland; sibling, Fred Sabb; granddaughter, Dylan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, in her name.
Jean L. Stauffer, 93, of Macungie, died April 22, 2019, one day after her 93rd birthday, in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of Stanley Stauffer. They were married 74 years. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Beulah (Shade) Kauffman.
She was a loving mother and homemaker. Her greatest joy was her family and her pet cat Pusser.
Timothy Franklin Dreas, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 25, 2019, at the Goshen Care Center, Torrington. He was the husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” (Connors) Dreas. Born in Vera Cruz, he was the son of the late Francis G. and Florence M. (Schoenly) Dreas.
He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958 as a sergeant with the 82nd Airborne.
He lived a full life as a devoted husband, father, handyman and mobile home contractor.
Jean Irene Ditch, 85, of Macungie, died in her home April 23, 2019. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Ryan R. Ritter and Grace (Koder) Laub.
She was a cashier at the Lehigh Valley Hospital cafeteria for several years and previously was a cashier at the former H. Leh & Co. Restaurant, Allentown. She loved gardening and spending time with her children and grandson.
Joan Phillips Naylor, 89, formerly of Macungie, died April 15, 2019, at Phoebe Richard Health Care Center, Richlandtown, surrounded by her children after a long battle with primary progressive aphasia. She was the wife of the late Donald C. Naylor. Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Dr. C. Hayden and Joyce (Whineray) Phillips.
She grew up in Trucksville and graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Forty-Fort in 1948.
She and her husband enjoyed camping, hiking, skiing, fishing and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Daniel C. Eckhoff, 62, of Macungie, died April 23, 2019, in the Blough Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem. Born in Flushing, N.Y., he was a son of Carl Eckhoff, of Williston Park, N.Y. and the late Anne (Mergel) Eckhoff.
He was a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens, N.Y. and received his degree in finance from Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y.
He was the owner and operator of Bear Swamp Beverage, Macungie, from 1992 until the present.
Mildred P. Benner, 89, of Macungie, formerly of Durham and Springfield townships, died peacefully April 24, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Kermit R. Benner, celebrating 70 years of marriage Dec. 26, 2018. She was a daughter of the late William W. and Helen M. (Bodder) Herman.
After attending Springfield High School, she graduated from the Allentown School of Cosmetology and worked at the former Oswald Beauty Salon, Allentown. She also enjoyed cleaning, working for several families as a housekeeper.
Ku K’Paw Paw, 12, of Emmaus, died April 21, 2019, in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, surrounded by her family. Born in Thailand, she was the daughter of Ah Paung and Jamie K’Paw.
She was a seventh grade student at Lower Macungie Middle School.
She was a member of Whitehall Mennonite Church.
Robert Confer, 79, of Emmaus, died peacefully at home April 16, 2019, surrounded by his family after a 14-month battle with glioblastoma. He was the husband of Ruth A. (DeWalt) Confer and they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage June 18. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Warren H. and Miriam G. (Haas) Confer.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1957.
He retired from Mack Trucks in 2004 after 36 years of service and was previously employed with Cutler Hammer.