Kevin J. Schlegel, 37, of Whitehall, died Dec. 4, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Amanda (Collins) Schlegel of Northampton.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Gerald L. Schlegel of Schnecksville and Christine A. (Shade) Schlegel of Keller, Texas.
He was an inspection supervisor for SimplexGrinnell where he worked for the past 12 years.
Richard H. Deibert, 89, of Walnutport, died Dec. 9, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Joyce J. (Christman) Deibert for 70 years.
Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Alma Deibert Hoffman.
He was a private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was last a forklift operator at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation until he retired in 1990. He worked there for 40 years.
Gertrude Kappes McGonigle, 86, formerly of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 5, 2017, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of the late Edward H. McGonigle.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Louise (Kern) Kappes.
She was an inspector at AT&T for over 30 years.
She was a member of the former St. Lawrence Catholic Church in North Catasauqua, where she also volunteered.
Steven R. Korn, 61, of Northampton, died Dec. 2, 2017, at home, after a fight with cancer. He was the husband of Eileen S. (Mersch) Korn for 37 years.
Born in New York, he was a son of the late Karl H. Korn and Giselheid O. (Neumann) Korn of Queens, N.Y.
He was an Eagle Scout.
He was a chemical engineer for the last 35 years.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived a daughter, Karla M. and her husband Christopher Hudock of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Timothy R. of Queens, N.Y., and Adam C. of Northampton; nieces; and nephews.
Carol A. Reifinger, 61, of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 10, 2017. She was the wife of Donald B. Reifinger for 35 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Robert and Evelyn Kelchner.
She graduated from Allen High School and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute. She was retired from Milano Hair Salon where she was a hairstylist for 43 years. She was employed at Kohl’s for 13 years.
Jean A. Kistulentz-Markley, 80, of Coplay, died Nov. 30, 2017, at the inpatient hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Butchko) Kistulentz.
She was a Liberty High School graduate.
She worked in housekeeping at the Phoebe Home for many years. She was active with Meals on Wheels, Lehigh County and Town Watch.
MaryJane C. Hittner, 84, of Palmerton, died Dec. 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Luther C. Hittner.
Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (DeLong) Bernhard.
She was a waitress for the former Wotring’s Banquet Hall, Schnecksville. She was earlier a bookkeeper for Capital Bakers.
She was a member of St. John’s Towamensing Evangelical Lutheran Church, Palmerton.
Adaline Isabelle “Issy” Dannecker, 93, of Allentown, died Nov. 29, 2017, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Herbert E. Dannecker.
Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Magdalene R. (DeFrain) White.
She was a layout operator at Western Electric for several years, as well as the former Auburn Fair.
Holly A. Cernobyl, 47, of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 6, 2017, in her home.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Stephen and Margaret (Stipkovitz) Banko of Catasauqua.
She was a Catasauqua High School graduate.
She worked for nearly 20 years in the domestic relations department of Lehigh County.
She is survived by a son, Nick and his girlfriend Steph; a daughter, Serena; a brother, Stephen Jr. and his wife Carole Banko; and two sisters, Connie and her husband Thomas Moll and Cindy and her husband Tim Stringer.
Ernie P. Groner Jr., 53, of Tatamy, died Dec. 4, 2017, at his home.
Born in Easton, he was a son of Ernest P. Groner Sr. of Nazareth and Ruth (Brewer) Groner of Tatamy.
He was employed by EQUIPTO Manufacturing, Tatamy, in the receiving department for the past 23 years.