Howard "Bench" William Hartman, 89, of Whitehall, died June 8, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Mae (Johns) Hartman.
Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Howard and Amy (Dech) Hartman.
He was a World War II veteran and was in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, Company C, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. He jumped onto the Normandy coast, Utah Beach area, on D-Day, 1944, and later in Holland and Bastogne. He was the recipient of a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Helen F. Perdick, 97, of Whitehall Township, died May 29, 2013. She was the wife of the late Lewis J. Perdick for 67 years.
Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Emory and Mary (Bankos) Strisovsky.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.
Lillian E. Unangst, 86, of Catasauqua, died May 17, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice. She was the wife of the late Rowland "Bud" Unangst for 64 years.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Ella (Klingaman) DeLong.
She was a 1944 graduate of Allentown High School.
She was a cafeteria worker in the Catasauqua Area School District, retiring after 27 years.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown, where she was a former member of the fellowship class.
Marilyn E. Schaadt died May 27, 2013, at Phoebe Home, Allentown, after a short illness.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Evelyn Schaadt.
She was a secretary to the president of Stanley Vidmar, Allentown, for many years until she retired.
She is survived by several cousins.
She was predeceased by aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ memorial fund, Coplay, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.
Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.
Melissa A. Sterner, 50, of Whitehall, died May 31, 2013, at her residence.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Martha M. (Andrusky) Bammer of Whitehall and the late Thomas H. Baumer Jr.; and the biological daughter of Allen E. Gross.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Madison Lynn Sterner; a sister, Karen and her husband Brad Fogel; a brother, Thomas Bammer III; a sister, Samantha and her husband Thomas Hodge Jr.; and companion, Larry Weaver.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.
Anna Lubenetski, 93, of Slatington, died June 2, 2013, at home. She was the wife of the late Stephen Lubenetski.
Born in Ormrod, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Borsak) Nush.
She was a sewing machine operator for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, for 22 years.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.
Rose Marie Rice, 69, of Catasauqua, died June 4, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Richard Rice for 50 years.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Deibert) Mehefko.
She was a secretary at Lincoln Middle School, Catasauqua, until retiring.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Annunciation B.V.M., Catasauqua.
She was a member of the St. Andrew's Young At Heart club. She bowled at the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215.
Matthew Koch, 95, of Whitehall, died May 24, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Groller) Koch for 66 years.
Born in Nagy Ganna, Hungary, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Hart) Koch.
He was a U.S. Army sergeant and a World War II veteran, and was awarded a sliver star.
He was a meat cutter for Acme stores.
He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.
He was a life member of the Coplay Saengerbund.
Mary A. Szerensits, 83, of Coplay, died May 30, 2013, in Northampton Village. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Szerensits for 61 years.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Osze) Ifkovits.
She was a sewing machine operator for the former Clyde Shirt Company, Northampton, for 42 years until she retired in 1988.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.
Mary Doncsecz, 80, of Coplay, died May 27, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Frank G. Doncsecz.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Constant and Nancy (Magerko) Wulchak.
She was a shipper for the former Daytimers Inc., East Texas. She was employed previously by the former Western Electric, Allentown.
She was a member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.