Shirley E. Ryan, 78, of Macungie, formerly of Mahanoy City, died March 31, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Ryan who died Sept. 12, 2009. Born in Mahanoy City, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Elizabeth M. (Ward) Thomas.
She was a 1959 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and past president of the alumni association and was also a member of the Mahanoy Area Historical Society.
She was a member of St. Paul’s UCC of Mahanoy City and a more than 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star Puritan Chapter #126.
CeCelia D. L. Fenstermaker, 67, of Alburtis, died March 30, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Gary R. Fenstermaker. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Madinna (Fink) O’Brien.
Before retiring, she worked in housekeeping for Bear Creek Resort and prior at Bally Case and Cooler and as a certified nursing assistant.
She enjoyed trips to the casino, bird watching and playing bingo and pinochle.
Edward Anthony Medernach, 99, of Alburtis, died March 27, 2019. He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Feidler) Medernach. Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late John W. and Fannie Miley.
He worked for Mack Trucks for more than 43 years.
He is survived by sons, David E. (Elizabeth), Jonathan E. (Sheila) and Leo E. (Debbie); daughter, Carol White (David); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association.
Robert A. Roth, 86, of Emmaus, formerly of Allentown, died March 29, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Wiesner) Roth. They were married for 62 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Phyllis (Keiper) Roth.
He was a graduate of Muhlenberg College.
He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Pocono during the Korean War.
He was employed by Eaton-Cutler Hammer for more than 30 years, retiring in 1996.
Jeffrey Peter Gaugler, 55, of Hereford, formerly of Emmaus, died March 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Donald Gaugler and the late Joyce M. (Smith) Reinbold.
He was a painter at Knoll International, East Greenville.
He is survived by a brother, Dennis D.; sister, Susan J. Balik; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard “Slick.”
Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Betty J. Bauer, 91, of Macungie, died March 22, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Bauer Sr. and Edna M. (Hoffman) Bauer and was raised in Longswamp Township by her maternal grandmother, Stella Hoffman.
She was employed as an assembler at Allen Organ Company, Macungie, for over 40 years, retiring in 1992. She had also worked at the former Royal Manufacturing, Alburtis.
She enjoyed picking up her friends, going on drives and eating at local diners.
Mike Kozak, 84, of Macungie, died March 24, 2019, in the presence of his loving family. He was the husband of Brenda Banks Kozak. He was one of eight children born to the late Helen and George Kozak.
He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960, where he was an ace on the rifle team.
For over a decade, he enjoyed coaching his sons in the Upper Milford Little League.
He was a roofer by trade, working in the construction business as the owner of Mike Kozak Roofing and Siding for over 35 years.
Blanche L. Jones, 94, died peacefully March 20, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Jones. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Aug. 28. She was a resident of Vero Beach, Fla. and Lower Macungie Township. Born and raised in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late George and Elavine Liddicote.
She attended Kingston High School and graduated from Penn State University with a teaching degree. Her first job as a teacher was at Hershey High School.
Nancy L. Andreas, 72, of Macungie, died March 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the fiancé of James J. “Skip” Quilter with whom she resided. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Moffley) Andreas.
She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital and was passionate about raising awareness of dyslexia in teenagers.
Donald F. Ambrose, 72, of Allentown, died March 22, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank Ambrose and Luella (Firestone) Correll.
He graduated from Emmaus High School, in 1965 and was of the Catholic faith.
He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He worked for Air Products in the maintenance department for over 40 years.
He is survived by his mother, Luella Correll; sister, Nancy C. and her husband, David L. Moyer; nephews, Jason and Justin Moyer; niece, Christy Cooper.