News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Dorothy D. Gerencher, 91, of Hellertown, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at her residence.
Carey A. Gretzinger, 70, of Hellertown, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Quakertown Center.
Eleanor S. Lewis, 85, of South Whitehall Township, formerly of Washington D.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township.
Iva Arleyne Knappenberger, 96, of Upper Nazareth Township, formerly of Hellertown, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township.
Stewart W. Yeakel Jr., 57, of Hellertown, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill.
Bernadine E. (Yastrop) Hock, 79, of Lower Saucon Township, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township.
Frank J. Wilk Sr., 88, of Hellertown died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.
Mary Lou Wimmer, 91, of Hellertown, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown.
Ann Marie Jones, 65, of Lower Saucon Township, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at her residence with her daughter by her side.
James H. Martin, 82, of Hellertown died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at his residence.
Carel N. Heil, 86, of Hellertown, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at St. Luke's University Hospital, Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township.
James J. Placotaris, 79, of Hellertown, and formerly of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 4, 2014. He was a member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic
Frank T. Johnson, 58, of Lower Saucon Township, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at ManorCare Health Services II, Bethlehem.
Patrick P. Armatruda, 97, of Williams Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Blough Health Care Center, Bethlehem.
Robert J. Takach, 88, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill.
Allen H. Diehl, 88, of Coopersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.
Leslie C. Keiser, 70, of Hellertown, formerly of Quakertown, died Dec. 19, 2013 at his home.
Anna P. Sarson, 100, of Fountain Hill, formerly of Spring Street, Bethlehem, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill.
Kay A. Campanella, 54, of Bethlehem Township died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home.
Nancy A. Mowrey, 78, of Lower Saucon Township died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.