Arthur Joseph Georgantas, 66, of Lower Macungie Township, formerly of Hyannis, Mass., died Sept. 18, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Beulah (Zarate) Georgantas.
Before retiring, he was employed in executive sales for Dietz and Watson, Philadelphia.
A devoted Catholic, he was a Eucharistic minister and member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
Carol Sue (Dry) Doup, 74, of New Tripoli, died Sept. 20, 2018, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Doup. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Frederick and Eloise (Miller) Dry.
She was a graduate of Dickinson College, University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers Law School.
She was a Lehigh County Deputy Solicitor for Children and Youth. Previously, she was an assistant district attorney for Lehigh County.
She was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church, Allentown.
Josephine W. Sadrovitz, 92, formerly of Emmaus, died March 13, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Sadrovitz. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Lederer) Wilfinger.
She was active in the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association, Emmaus Garden Club, Emmaus Flag Day Association and AARP.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Thelma Derstein Bolton, 89, of Souderton, formerly of Vera Cruz, died Sept. 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late John L. Bolton. Born in Franconia Township, she was a daughter of the late Granville and Blanche (Derstein) Moyer.
She was employed for 42 years at the former Hackman’s Bible Bookstore, Whitehall, before retiring.
She was an active member of Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown and actively participated with other Mennonite churches and ministries.
Richard S. Ruben, 70, of Zionsville, died Sept. 18, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon A. (Lute) Ruben, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Indiana, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Ann (Sagal) Ruben.
He was a graduate of Millersville University.
He was a graphic arts teacher at Emmaus High School for 38 years, retiring in 2008.
He was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Edwin Philip Kohler II, 82, of Atlanta, Ga., died Sept. 6, 2018, of natural causes. He was the husband of the late Ellen (Hagelow) Kohler. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Edwin P. and Rosalie (Redman) Kohler.
After graduating from Emmaus High School he enlisted in the Army, serving three years, including time in Korea.
Anthony A. Esposito, 85, of Lower Macungie, died peacefully in his home Sept. 22, 2018. He was the husband of the late Marianne (Curley) Esposito for 54 years until her death in 2016.
He was a graduate of Old Forge High School and a lifelong fan of Old Forge pizza.
He proudly served his country during the Korean War and achieved the rank of corporal and served as a field and mash unit medic with the 31st Infantry Regiment and 2nd and 45th Infantry divisions. He received the Presidential Citation, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
Dr. Eleanor P. Cummins, 82, of Emmaus, died Sept. 20, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Doris (Kaufman) Goldberg.
A woman of significant accomplishment with two masters degrees and a doctorate, she was a teacher, assistant principal and a consummate educator.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is a time to forget the stigma surrounding suicide and to share our stories and resources as a lifeline to others.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The World Health Organization recognizes suicide as a public health priority and reports approximately 800,000 people die from suicide every year.
Mary Nicholson, 88, of Allentown, died peacefully Sept. 12, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Langhorne. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Nicholson, of Hazleton, who died in 1970. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was the youngest daughter of the late Harry Joseph and Kathryn (McLaughlin) Carroll.
She was a 1947 graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School where she played on the women’s basketball team; making her a lifetime sports fan.