Francis J. Coppola, 75, of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 23, 2018, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Carol A. (Prydybasz) Coppola. They were married for 46 years last September. Born in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose (Fredicine) Coppola.
He worked as a corporate tax analyst at Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown, until retiring.
He was a graduate of DeSales University and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a member and longtime usher at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Harry J. Dannecker, 79, of Emmaus, died Jan. 26, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Dougherty) Dannecker, who died May 29, 1999. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Howard C. and Ruth B. (Wertman) Dannecker.
He was an elevator repairman for many years until retiring.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play baseball.
Donald N. Dotson, 88, of Macungie, died Jan. 26, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Evelyn J. (Miller) Dotson. They shared more than 60 years of marriage. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of the late Claude and Dorothy (Potts) Dotson.
He worked for Western Union Telegraph company for 40 years and after retirement he became an enthusiastic member of The Classic Bicycle Club of America.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Ken and his wife Carol, and David; grandchildren, Sara and her husband Dan Street and Eric.
Becca Leigh Siegfried, 37, of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 18,2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Trevor S. Siegfried. They celebrated seven years of marriage Oct. 16, 2017. Born in Oneonta, N.Y., she was the daughter of Linda (Jones) Douglas, of Morris, N.Y. and the late Barry Douglas.
Dennis R. Bush, 72, of Allentown, died Jan. 18, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of Patricia I. (Seibert) Bush. They were married for 47 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Howard and Eleanor (Masenheimer) Bush.
He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict and served in the Secret Service for the Kennedy White House including security detail for JFK’s funeral procession.
He began his career as a chef in 1969 and retired as vice president from the Brass Rail Restaurant in 2016.
Rev. Ralph James Stevenson, 69, of Macungie, died Jan. 15, 2018, in the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Christal (Wentz) Stevenson. They were married for 46 years last May. Born in Shamokin, he was the son of Mary (Salvatore) Stevenson, of Shamokin and the late Ralph Thomas Stevenson.
Brandon C. Talkach, 23, of Zionsville, died Jan. 15, 2018, from injuries received in a vehicle accident. He was the son of Shawn L. Talkach, of Coopersburg and Tammy (Batholomew) Talkach, of Zionsville.
He was a 2012 graduate of Southern Lehigh High School and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute with a carpentry degree.
He was a production technician with Mack Trucks, Inc., Macungie, for over three years and previously worked for Reeb Miller, Bethlehem.
Nita C. Shah, 58, of Fogelsville, died Jan. 15, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Chetan M. Shah. They celebrated 32 years of marriage May 16, 2017. Born in Bombay, India, she was the daughter of the late Sagunbhai and Sulochana (Shah) Jalundhwala.
She was a member of the Hindu Temple Society, Allentown and was a graduate of Bombay University.
She was employed as a personal banker at Key Bank, Emmaus, where she worked for the last 17 years.
William H. Moyer Jr., 65, of Lower Macungie Township, died peacefully in his home Jan. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Karen A. (Moyer) Moyer for 39 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William H. and Sadie R. (Carl) Moyer.
He graduated from William Allen High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology from the Pennsylvania State University and served as a missile maintenance specialist in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.
Donald A. Stephen, 86, of Macungie, died Jan. 11, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Minesite, he was the son of the late Alvin O.J. and Effie H. (Hilbert) Stephen.
He was a 1949 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He was a carpenter for Alvin O.J. Stephen for 35 years; a member of Carpenter’s Union Local 600 and later worked part time for Lexus of the Lehigh Valley during retirement.
He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, serving as a Sunday school superintendent.