Dolores “Dolly” J. Kotsch, 88, of Whitehall, died Aug. 28, 2018, in the house that her grandfather built. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Kotsch Sr. for 36 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer and Dora (Eberhart) Stem.
She was a 1948 Whitehall High School graduate and graduated in 1951 from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.
William D. Reese, 59, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Merkle) Reese for 28 years.
Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late William and Gertrude (Ruane) Reese.
He was in the U.S. Navy.
He was a construction engineer for RCN for more than 37 years.
Alice K. Vandergrift, 90, died Aug, 31, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late John A. Vandergrift.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Jeanette (James) Dorwart.
She was employed by the former William Atkin Shirt Company, Allentown, for 17 years. She then worked at Walmart in North Fort Myers, Fla., for 10 years.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.
Craig A. Geissinger, 61, of Whitehall, died Sept. 1, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Linda M. (Frantz) Geissinger for 37 years.
He was a son of Paul “Gus” E. Geissinger Jr. and the late Arlene (Millham) Geissinger.
He was a facility manager for cryogenic machinery for 25 years with Air Products and Chemicals and retired in 2002. He was a research and development technician from 2010 to 2016 for Smooth-On, Lower Macungie Township. He worked previously for Muller Martini.
Janet D. Pickett, 84, of Bath, died Aug. 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of William F. Pickett Sr.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Tony and Julia (Nagy) Abraham.
She was a member of Northampton Assembly of God.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kathleen and her husband Brian Collins and Cynthia and her husband Michael Anderson; a son, William F. Jr. and his wife Cynthia; a sister, Dorothy Sodl; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Marie T. Kollar, 95, formerly of Coplay, died Aug. 31, 2018, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Kollar.
Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Theresa (Poltl) Leitgeb.
She was a seamstress throughout the Lehigh Valley for 46 years before she retired.
She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
Eleanor Jean (Good) Brown- Connelly, 88, of Northampton, died Aug. 31, 2018, at VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ronald C. Connelly Sr. for 44 years and of the late Walter B. Brown.
Born in Butler, she was a daughter of the late Frank Miller and Rella (McKay) Good-Miller.
She was a 1948 graduate of Butler High School.
Julius “Joe” Hlasney, formerly of Whitehall, died Sept. 3, 2018, at Bethlehem Manor. He was the husband of Helen (Tutko) Hlasney for 68 years.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Mucha) Hlasney.
He was an electrical technician for the former Western Electric before retiring.
He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Pensacola, Fla.
Larry V. Kulhamer, 67, of Whitehall, died Aug, 29, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Marion D. (Lindenmuth) Kulhamer and the late Vincent P. Kulhamer.
He was a professional driver for PennDOT for many years until he retired in 2012. He worked earlier in life in the 5C plant of Mack Trucks.
He was a life member of Woodlawn Fire Company and Fullerton Fire Company No. 1.
William A. Flamish, of Whitehall, died Sept. 1, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Doris (Clauser) Flamish for 55 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Yanger) Flamish.
He was 1944 graduate of Allentown High School, where he lettered in both football (under coach J. Birney Crum) and track. He was inducted into the Allentown-William Allen High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a 1949 graduate from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While there, he played in two Sugar Bowls.