Joseph A. Scarano Sr., 87, of Macungie, died March 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was the husband of Nancy Scarano. They were married for 62 years.
He was a retired Port Authority police officer, a trained opera singer and an accomplished and published artist and author.
He was the sole author and illustrator of the book “In the Beginning,” one of his greatest accomplishments in life.
He earned a degree from Liberty University and was the former president of the International Cops for Christ and himself, a devout follower of Jesus Christ.
Robert R. Ritter Sr., 87, of Allentown, died March 28, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown campus. He was the husband of Janice L. (Wentling) Ritter. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary June 26, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elsie (Thomas) Kramer.
After high school he started his career at the former Allentown State Hospital where he was an aide. He then served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge he became a line worker at Mack Trucks working in the 4C Plant for over 35 years, retiring in 1988.
James A. Mcclain “Speedy,” 74, of Macungie, died April 4, 2018. He was a loving and great husband and father to his wife Penny and his daughters Kiley and Jamie and a loving grandfather to his two grandsons. He was also a great friend to many and he will be missed dearly.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life in honor of him.
For more information please contact his wife, Penny at 610-704-2439.
Elizabeth “Dolly” Spaar, 80, a caring and loving mother and grandmother, of New Tripoli, died March 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert Spaar Sr. She was the daughter of the late Mary Borst.
She was a Brownie leader in Allentown, 4-H leader in Zionsville, volunteer for Everlasting Ministries, Allentown, Vacation Bible School and Sunday school teacher and a member at Hope Community Church, Fogelsville.
She was a cook for the East Penn School District for several years and a head cook at Milford Bible Camp.
David W. Leindecker, 73, formerly of Zionsville, died in his son’s home March 16, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ralph Young and Eva (Landis) Leindecker.
He was the co-owner of Charles’ Chips for over 35 years.
He was one of the world’s top chess players and was a professional boxer for over 20 years.
He was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Philadelphia Eagles.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown.
Edward J. “Doc” Dougherty, 73, of Emmaus, died peacefully March 22, 2018, in his residence with his family at his side. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth “Lu” Lee Dougherty. They were married for 36 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James D. and Betty Rose Cuff Dougherty.
He had been employed as a finance/insurance manager for PNC Bank, Northampton, until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Peter G. Manakos, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully March 21, 2018, at Whitehall Manor, Allentown, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Froso (Perdikis) Manakos. They were married for 60 years. Born in Plaka, Athens, Greece, he was a son of the late George and Chrysoula Manakos.
He graduated from the University of Athens, Greece, the Naval Academy of Greece and the London School of Economics.
He was the executive director of the Lansdale Public Library for over 30 years.
Kathleen D. Lindley, 74, of Emmaus, died March 20, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of George A. Lindley III, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage on Sept. 28, 2017. Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late David and Dorothy (Moran) Skinner.
She was a loving homemaker and her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She helped raise many children over the years. She enjoyed camping with her family and spent many summer evenings playing cards around the campfire. Anyone she met became a friend.
Frederick J. Richardson III, 86, of Wescosville, died March 23, 2018. He was the husband of Kathryn S. (Compton) Richardson. They were married for 65 years in January. Born in Mount Rainier, Md., he was a son of the late Mayor Frederick J. Richardson II and the late Wilhelmina M. (Nuthall) Richardson.
He was a member of the first graduating class of DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, Md.
After serving his country in the Army during the Korean War, he graduated from the University of Maryland in 1968 and retired from the M. W. Wood Co.
George Wilson Kistler Jr., 77, of Marco Island, Fla., formerly of Emmaus, died peacefully March 18, 2018, in Pinehurst, N.C. He was the husband of Velma Gould Kistler. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late George and Verna Kistler.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School, Mercersburg Academy and Tufts University, Boston, Mass.
He was a prominent businessman and real estate entrepreneur in the Lehigh Valley for over 50 years. His career started by working for his father in a business endeavor of recharging fire extinguishers.