John (Jack) J. Mescavage Jr., 74, of Northampton, lost a battle with pulmonary fibrosis on March 12, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Betsy) Mescavage for 47 years.
Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late John J. Mescavage Sr. and Elizabeth A. (Czerkan) Mescavage.
He was in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 and attended the naval electrical school, Great Lakes, Mich. He served aboard the U.S.S. Newport News.
He worked in the electrical construction trade for 34 years.
Dawn D. Klinger, 74, of Allentown,died March 18, 2013, at Hospice House of VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem.She was the wife of the late Grant C. Klinger.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Reichard) Didra.
She was a graduate of Allentown High School.
She was a pianist.
She was a member of Emmaus congregation, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses,
Martha Newhard, 91, of Macungie, died March 14, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. Born in Northampton, she was the wife of the late Raymond A. Newhard.
She is survived by daughters, Bernice and her husband Jacob Ginder of Watchung, N.J., Elaine and her husband Thomas Phillips of Tucson, Ariz.; granddaughter, Heather Lattanzio; grandsons, Raymond Phillips, Spenser Phillips; great-granddaughter, Abigail.
She was predeceased by a son, Howard.
Contributions may be made to Children's Bible Fellowship.
Carl "Dizz" E. Meyers, 79, of Northampton, died March 18, 2013, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Bartholomew) Meyers.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl and Miriam (Jacobs) Meyers.
He was a mechanic at the Bethlehem Steel Company for 40 years until he retired in 1995.
He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton.
He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Postcard Club and the United Steel Workers Union, Local 2599.
Sylvia Sendel, of Lake Harmony and formerly of Fullerton, died March 21, 2013, in the Abingdon Health Lansdale Campus. She was the wife of Robert l. Sendel for 56 years.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Juan and Jesus (Salazar) Rodrigues.
She was a layout operator for Western Electric and Lucent Technologies for more than 27 years until she retired in 1986.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Elsie A. (Kratzer) Bevan, 90, of Hokendauqua, died March 13, 2013, at ManorCare Health Service I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Harold M. Bevan.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Stephana and Anna (Groller) Kratzer.
She worked in assembly at General Electric Corporation, Allentown, for more than 40 years.
She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coplay, where she formerly taught Sunday school.
She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews; and many gret-nieces and great-nephews.
Debra "Deb" E. Gombert, 42, of Allentown, formerly of Whitehall Township., died March 9, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Gerald E. and Renee E. (Stout) Gombert of Whitehall.
She was a 1988 graduate of Whitehall High School. She attended Shippensburg University.
She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.
Maria Dechterenko, 88, of Whitehall, died March 2, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Iwan Dechterenko for 46 years.
Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late Johann and Anna (Wirnsberger) Osterreicher.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by three sons, Robert and Hans of Whitehall and Tony of Sussex, N.J.; three brothers; and a sister.
Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.
Anna A. Semler, 84, of Coplay, died March 13, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Joseph "Seppy" A. Semler for 49 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Keglovits) Stubits. She was a laundress for St. Peter's rectory.
She was a seamstress for several local mills. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, and of its Altar and Rosary Society and the Resurrection Choir.
She was a member of the ILGW. She was a member of the former St. Joseph's Sick and Beneficial Society, Northampton.
George A. Geiger, 89, of Lakeville, formerly of Hokendauqua, died Feb. 18, 2013, in the Hospice Unit of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was the husband of the late Emaline F. (Lynn) Geiger.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late George and Lillian (Grim) Geiger.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked for Mack Trucks Inc., first in the paint department, then in quality control. He was a security guard at Briar Hill, Lakeville.
He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.