Otto L. Hontz, 87, of Palmerton, died March 21, 2013, at Blue Mountain Health Systems - Palmerton Campus. He was the husband of Karline (Marsh) for 66 years.
Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late William and Jennie (Fulk) Hontz.
He was a cement worker for 38 years with the former Whitehall Cement Company until he retired in 1984.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.
Frank J. Soldridge, 85, of Walnutport, died March 21, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Josephine A. (Uhnak) Soldridge.
Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Angela (Bult) Soldridge.
He was an army veteran of World War II.
He was a supervisor for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 30 years until he retired in 1982. He operated the family farm.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Lorraine A. (Siegfried) Henry, 83, of Whitehall and formerly of Bath, died March 12, 2013, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Dr. Joseph N. Pustai and the late Harold "Jack" Henry.
She was a Northampton High School graduate.
She was an executive secretary in the Lehigh Valley for many years. She was the church secretary for Salem Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, until she retired.
Helen M. Romano, 76, of North ampton, died March 11, 2013, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Frank D. Romano.
Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Anna (Konkolics) Zelinski.
She worked for the former DeeVille Blouse Company, Danielsville, and then owned Winmar Fashions, Danielsville. She also worked for many other textile companies during her 25-year career. She and her late husband owned and operated Romano's Riverside Inn, Northampton, from 1979 until their retirement in 1989.
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.