Joanne P. Heydt, 84, of Brunswick, Ga., and formerly of Northampton, died March 5, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Paul F. Heydt.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Antonia (Vanim) Pietrobon.
She was a seamstress for many years.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, and of St. Francis Xavier, Brunswick, Ga.
She is survived by two daughters, Sister Bonita L. Heydt of Reading and Lisa and her husband John Pappas of Brunswick, Ga.; two grandchildren, Justin and Britney; and a sister, Loretta Fager.
Ann M. Laubert, 87, of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2019, at her residence at ManorCare. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Laubert.
She was born in Turkey Run.
She was a former member of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catasauqua.
She is survived by a daughter, Valerie Laubert; a sister, Patsy Gaynor; nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother; and one sister.
Contributions may be made to the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem, 18018.
Angella J. Gaal, 93, of West Catasauqua, died March 8, 2019, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Richard E. Gaal for 63 years.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Gabriel and Theresa (Marth) Horvath.
She was a machine operator at the former Western Electric and Agere, Allentown, for more than 30 years until she retired.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Huberta A. Janscak, 89, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 27, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Downington. She was the wife of the late Edward Janscak.
She was the daughter of the late Erwin L. and Mary (McGeady) Meitzler Sr.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua, and a former member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was employed as a secretary for Verizon and the former Bell Telephone Company for 30 years before retiring.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Recchi; and two grandchildren, Alina and Christine.
Samuel N. Wright, 79, of Fellowship Community, died March 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Cecile G. (Henry) Wright for 57 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Samuel W. and Minerva (Hoffman) Wright.
He was a 1957 Catasauqua High School graduate. He earned a pharmacy degree from Temple University.
He was in the U.S. Air Force and earned the rank of first lieutenant.
He was a pharmacist at Hilbert’s Pharmacy, Whitehall, and had worked for Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, from which he retired.
Jeanette L. Shoemaker, 81, formerly of Allen Township, died March 8, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Earl W. and Loretta (Fogel) Praetorius.
She was a 1955 graduate of the former Coplay High School.
She was a secretary for the former McGowan Law Office, Allentown, for many years before retiring in 1995. She was earlier a secretary for Bethlehem Steel Company.
She was a member of Zion Stone United Church of Christ, Kreidersville.
Sandra “Sandi” S. Weinhofer, 72, of Catasauqua, died March 3, 2019, at home.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Lewis and Ruby (Barbarick) Strack. She worked in the shipping department of Daytimers until she retired.
She is survived by two sons, William F. Jr. and Scott J.; a daughter, Leann; three grandchildren, Hayley and her husband Derek Kolumber, Jordan and husband Keith Bisher and Jason Price; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by four siblings, Neva, Gary, Diane and Mary.
Nancy Meckel, 86, of Whitehall, died March 8, 2019, at Valley Manor Health and Rehabilitation, Coopersburg. She was the wife of the late Dale E. Meckel for 57 years.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Bessy (Sanns) Seibert.
She was a graduate of Slatington High School.
She was honorably discharged from the Women’s Army Corps.
She worked at the Palmerton Zinc Company for many years.
She belonged to Egypt United Church of Christ, Whitehall.
Thomas L. Koehler, 73, of Northampton, died March 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, after a battle with lung disease. He was the husband of Jo Ann (Seko) Koehler for 54 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Warren A. and Jean L. (Farrell) Koehler.
He was a chief mechanic for 20 years at Durkee Famous Foods. After retiring, he worked at Miller Supply for five years.
He attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.
He was a member of Mopar Madness of the Lehigh Valley.
Ralph H. Lloyd, 94, of Cherryville, died March 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Leo and Beatrice (Harding) Floyd.
He was a graduate of the former Berlinsville High School.
He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.
He was a power station technician for the Keystone Cement Company, Bath, for more than 40 years.
He was a member of the Oplinger-Hower Post, Lehigh Township; and of the Keystone Road and Gun Club.