Frances "Nana" E. Grzenczyk, 89, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 23, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. She was the wife of the late Victor R. Grzenczyk.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Carrie (Siegfeldt) Sassaman.
She is survived by a daughter, Judi Luckenbill, with whom she resided; a son, Dennis J. and his wife Barbara of St. Louis; four grandchildren; three great–grandchildren; and two expected blessings.
She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Roy "Bud" K. Luckenbill; and a brother, Joseph Sassaman, who died in World War II.
Timothy Bird Sr., 57, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 31, 2014, at home.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Edith (Fritz) Bird and the late Gordon Sr. Bird.
He was employed by SMS, Nazareth, and previously worked for Conrail.
He is survived by a son, Timothy R. Jr. and his wife Jamie of North Catasauqua; a daughter, Margaret Fister of Whitehall; a grandson, Brian; three granddaughters, Ashley, Selena and Makayla; a brother, Scott of Walnutport; and two sisters, Mary Zehner of Walnutport and Tammy of Emmaus.
He was predeceased by a brother, Gordon Jr.
Richard "Fuzzy" L. Fetherolf, 84, died Feb. 3, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mildred "Millie" E. Fetherolf for 52 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Oscar and Jean (McCloskey) Fetherolf.
He was a 1947 graduate of Allentown High School. He attended the University of North Carolina and graduated from Muhlenberg College.
He was a paratrooper with the 82nd U.S. Airborne Division in the U.S. Army.
Rose E. Bottazzi, 84, of Allentown, died Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Alvin "Tinker" Bottazzi for 44 years.
Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Teofil and Angela (Kosik) Korich.
She was an expert seamstress.
She last worked for Bru-Mar Manufacturing, Allentown.
She was a longtime waitress at the former Italian Club, Allentown, where she was an officer in the ladies club.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Allentown.
Edna V. Borger, 93, of Northampton, died Feb. 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. She was the wife of the late Norman J. Borger Sr.
Born in Leck Kill, Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Nora (Beisel) Mattern.
She was a 1939 graduate of the former Pine Park High School and a 1946 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a registered nurse at Allentown General Hospital, retiring in 1985.
Previously, she worked for the late Dr. Dryer, M.D., Allentown for several years.
Barbara J. (Fisher) Yost, 72, of Northampton, died Feb. 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Yost Sr.
Born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late John R. Fisher and Charmaine (Fabian) Balent.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
Anne Hebelka, 87, of Salisbury Township, died Jan. 31, 2014, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Robert Hebelka.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Hrynik) Kraynick.
She was a sales clerk at Food Lane for 18 years until retiring in 1986. Before that, she worked at Adams Clothing.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang on the choir for many years.
She was a volunteer at Lehigh Valley Hospital for more than 15 years.
Elizabeth R. Warnken, 91, of Northampton, died Jan. 21, 2014, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late William E. Warnken.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late William and Rose (Ettinger) Warner.
She worked in the shipping department of the former Phoenix Clothing Company, Allentown, for many years until retiring.
She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.
She was a member of the Raccoon Club, East Allen Township.
Gunnar R. Ostby, 74, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 25, 2014, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Gunnar and Else M. (Bjerke) Ostby.
He was the husband of the late Mary Maurer (Epstein) Ostby.
He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1972 with a degree in electrical engineering.
He was a noncommissioned U.S. Air Force officer.
He worked for AT&T on the transcontinental cable crew for many years before retiring.
M. C. "Shorty" Kresge, 91, of Whitehall and formerly of Walnutport, died Jan. 25, 2014, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Kathyrn (Bartel) Kresge.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Rute) Kresge.
He was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was a regional sales manager for the former Tappan Corporation, Houston, Texas, for 20 years before retiring in 1984.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.