Janet J. Royer, 77, of Macungie, died Jan. 21, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Raymond Royer with whom she celebrated 57 years of marriage this past June. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Katherine Peters and Woodrow Wieder.
She was a 1961 graduate of Dieruff High School.
She built circuit boards for Allen Organ Co., Macungie, for 18 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Allentown.
Evelyn H. (Rick) Newcomb, 87, formerly of Macungie, died peacefully Feb. 2, 2019, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Newcomb who died Oct. 14, 2013. Born in Finesville, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John William and Katie (Antoni) Rick.
She worked as a postal clerk and eventually postmaster at Durham Post Office.
She was a faithful member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham.
Janice L. Ritter, 85, of Allentown, died Jan. 31, 2019, surrounded by her family at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Ritter Sr. who died in March. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Dorothy (Eck) Wentling and a graduate of Allentown High School.
S. William “Bill” Jeffers, 91, of Emmaus, died Jan. 31, 2019. He was the husband of the late Marion (Garney) Jeffers. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Stanley and Rose (Johnston) Jeffers.
He worked in sales, retiring from Lehigh Valley Honda.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.
He was an avid sports and car enthusiast and his dedication to his family was paramount.
Thomas L. Brunner, 85, of DevonHouse Senior Living, formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 29, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Catherine E. (King) Brunner. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Percival and Mae (Laeger) Brunner.
He was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and served two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea.
Mark McGinley, 51, of Rock Hill, S.C., died Jan. 20, 2019. A native of Macungie, he was the son of Anita L. (Nacci) McGinley and the late Eugene J. McGinley.
He was a 1985 graduate of Emmaus High School and the University of South Carolina in 1989 and was a proud Gamecock fan and part of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
He was the owner/operator of The Appraisal Company in Rock Hill, S.C.
He enjoyed acting in dinner theater events, playing golf with friends, or just working at home with his fiance.
Carrie A. Amey, 83, formerly of Coopersburg, died Jan. 26, 2019, at LifeQuest Nursing Center, Quakertown. Born in Springfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Rice) Amey.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran (Blue) Church, Coopersburg.
She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Stella, Hattie and Mary; brothers, Thomas, Franklin and William.
Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran (Blue) Church, 505 Blue Church Road, Coopersburg, 18036.
Kerry K. Kehm, 68, of Emmaus, died peacefully Jan. 22, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Donna J. (Schantzenbach) Kehm. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Robert G. Kehm and the late Yvonne Jean-Doris (Vogel) Kehm.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
He began his working career at Exide Battery in Allentown, where he spent 19 years with the company. He finished his career as a production coordinator at Rodale in Emmaus where he worked from 1993 to 2011.
Dr. Charles S. McClain, 89, of Macungie, died Jan. 28, 2019, at Lehigh Center. He was the beloved husband of Veralee (Hardenburg) McClain to whom he was married for 63 years Aug. 20, 2018. Born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Mary (Mathews) McClain.
Jean M. Brobst, 88, of Emmaus, died Jan. 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. Brobst, who died June 14, 2012. The couple celebrated 63 years of marriage at the time of his death. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Henry O. and Grace (Wieand) Musselman.
She was an active member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown, where she sang in the choir for more than 50 years and was involved with the Pioneer Girls and Women’s Missionary Society.