Robert Paluch, 63, of Ringtown, died Jan. 19, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Marion J. and Charlotte M. (Kunda) Paluch.
He is survived by two brothers, James A. Sr. of Northampton and John A. of Allentown.
He was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte.
Services will be private.
Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.
Andrea J. Buskirk, 40, of Northampton, was stricken at home and died suddenly Jan. 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Jarrett G. Buskirk for two years.
Born in Wilson Borough, she was a daughter of Tina M. (Weiss) and Ricky Werkheiser of Walnutport.
She attended Northampton High School.
Gwen “Coach” Whildin, 66, died Jan. 21, 2019, in her home in Pompano Beach, Florida, of complications from diabetes and ESRD.
She was the daughter of the late Lois and Lew Whildin.
Formerly of Bearsden in Germansville, she graduated from Parkland High School, Lock Haven University and did graduate work at the University of Montana and East Stroudsburg University.
John W. Groller, 81, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Coplay, died Jan. 17, 2019. He was the husband of the late Nina (Pitts) Groller.
Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Mills) Groller.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
He was both an athletic and a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) director for more than 40 years with the Department of Defense at Pax River, Md., Kings Bay, Ga., and the Navy Depot, Mechanicsburg.
Madeline J. Sobchak Kurtz, 102, of Fullerton, died Jan. 20, 2019, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Peter P. Sobchak and the late Peter K. Kurtz.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Horvath) Aget.
She was a telephone operator at the former Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, for more than 25 years until she retired in 1979.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church and the Golden Agers.
She was a member of the Club 55 and the Friday Senior Citizens.
Thomas “Buzz” E. Daniels Jr., 70, of Slatington, died Jan. 17, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Regina (Jones) Daniels.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas E. Sr. and Remola (Andrews) Daniels.
He was a 1966 William Allen High School graduate.
He worked for many years in the printing industry before retiring.
He is survived by three sisters.
He was predeceased by twin daughters.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Leon C. Kuhns, 90, of South Scranton and formerly of Whitehall, died Jan. 16, 2019, at the Scranton Healthcare Center. He was the husband of Fern M. Kuntz for 64 years.
Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Clarence and Cora Hunsicker Kuhns.
He was a 1946 graduate of Whitehall High School.
He was in the U.S. Army and was stationed overseas in France during the Korean conflict.
He worked for more than 30 years at Western Electric, Allentown, until he retired.
Donna L. Todora, 72, formerly of Summit Hill and Wind Gap, died Jan. 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital-Gnaden Huetten Memorial Campus, Lehighton. She was the wife of the late John T. Todora.
Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Clayton Bender and Marla L. (Hampshire) Dorshimer.
She was employed as a sales clerk for Bon-Ton Department Store at Palmer Park Mall.
She was a 1964 graduate of Nazareth High School.
Margaret Matejicka-Kent, 89, of Whitehall, died Jan. 15, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Emil J. Matejicka and the late David Kent.
Born in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Los) Sirko.
She was a sewing machine operator for 42 years until she retired.
She was a pierogi maker for many years at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Club, Northampton. She was a life member of the Coplay Saengerbund and a member of several area senior groups.
Melvin L. Schwindenhammer, 78, of Allentown, died Jan. 20, 2019, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Silfies) Schwindenhammer for 51 years.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late John E. and Ellen M. (Kline) Schwindenhammer.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
He was a forklift operator and material handler for Wenco and the former Hubble Bell Corporation for many years until he retired.