Thomas W. Paxson, 74, of Allentown, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Cedarbrook. He was the husband of Maryrose (Donahue) Paxson for 52 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William A. and Hilda E. (Roth) Paxson.
He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Cathoilic High School.
He was in the U.S Army.
He was a technician in the plating department of General Electric, Allentown. He retired in 2000 from the former Southeastern Clinical Laboratories where he was a courier.
Louis Szilvagyi Jr., 79, of Fullerton, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Magdalena (Mandi) Szilvagyi for 52 years.
Born in Szombathely, Hungary, he was a son of the late Louis Sr. and Ana (Horvath) Szilvagyi.
He was a draftsman and designer for International Custom Built Homes, Fogelsville, for 30 years.
Andrew C. Schwartz, 71, of Whitehall, died Feb. 9, 2013, at home.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary (Marx) Schwartz.
He was an assembler for the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 40 years.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, and of its Holy Name Society.
He played for the 1960 Coplay American Legion state baseball champion team. He was a member of the West Coplay Mannerchor and the Coplay Saengerbund.
Margaret Wilding, 98, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of the late Oliver J. Wilding.
Born in Olyphant, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Helen (Cool) Craig.
She is survived by two daughters, Lynne W. Yurgel of Upper Macungie Township and Sharon and her husband Nelson Greer of Nazareth; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Rose Gartner-Marx, 96, of Northampton, died Feb. 10, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Rudolph S. Gartner and the late Carl Marx.
Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Kogelman) Gilly.
She was a sewing machine operator at the former D&D Shirt Company, Northampton, for many years before retiring.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and of the German Altar and Rosary Society.
Ruth D. (Deibert) Heintzelman, 92, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 31, 2013, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Luther C. Heintzelman.
Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Elwood T. and Minnie C. (Benninger) Deibert.
She was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, Bath.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley A. and her husband Ronald P. Kozo of Allentown; a brother, Elwood W. Deibert of Allentown; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
John J. Lawlor, 56, of Allentown, died Jan. 29, 2013.
He was a son of Florence Fermaintt of Whitehall and the late John Lawlor.
He is survived by a sister, Catherine M. Pappalardo; nieces; and nephew.
He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Lawlor.
Contributions may be made to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church memorial fund, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, 18052.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.
Larry L. Mayers, 72, of Hanover Township, died Jan. 30, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Culp) Mayers.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Charles and Sarah (Heffelfinger) Mayers.
He was a landscaper at Moravian College, Bethlehem, for 25 years before retiring in 2010.
He attended Valleyview Baptist Church, Northampton.
Leonard "Blackie" "PopPop" Anthony Pasquale Martucci, 85, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital campus. He was the husband of Elsie Rose (Koefer) Martucci.
Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late Innocenzo Anotnio (James) Martucci and Antoinette (Dorothy) Cameron Martucci.
He was a graduate of Lehighton High School.
He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy Seabee. He was a ship's serviceman third class. He was awarded both the Pacific and American Theater Ribbons and the Victory Medal.
Albert P. Gehret, 87, of Nazareth, died Jan.28, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Harvey Sr. and Ellen (Eyer) Gehret.
He was in the U.S Coast Guard during World War II.
He worked for Easton Buick for before retiring. Before that, he worked at the former City Service Station, Nazareth.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.
He was a past post commander of the American Legion Post 353, Northampton. He played in the post's drum and bugle corps.