John Martin Pergosky III, 54, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 1, 2018.
A graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School and Penn State University, he was actively involved in the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau for 10 years, during which time he was spokesman for the 15th Congressional District National Legislative Committee, and president of the Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council.
A state winner of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet, he was a first place winner of PFB State Young Farmer and Rancher of the Year.
Rose F. Prinz, 94, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 12, 2018, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.
She was the widow of Raymond E. Prinz who died in 2002.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Dax) Dinbokowitz.
She was a waitress for most of her life around the area, including at the former Hess’s Patio, the former Percy Brown, and the former Alton Park Lounge, which she also co-owned.
She also previously owned R&R Cut Rates, a small business in Fullerton.
Annamae Meck, 93, formerly of Mertztown, died Jan. 9, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.
She was the wife of the late Willard D. Meck.
Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Ella M. (Moyer) Seibert.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.
She enjoyed cooking, pie baking, canning vegetables and will be remembered for her needle work.
Randy E. Meagher, 65, of Kempton, died Jan. 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter to the late Rodney and Jean M. (Pugh) Meagher.
She was employed at HCSC Laundry Services, Allentown, for 48 years.
Her survivors include a brother Dennis J. and his wife, Judy, of Lenhartsville; niece Traci, wife of Dave Mazac, of Kempton, with whom she resided; and stepmother Jean (Fisher) Meagher of New Tripoli.
She loved to work in her garden and she loved her feline companions Sapphire and Topaz.
John E. Dreisbach, 80, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 3, 2018, in his home.
He and his wife Anita F. (Minet) Dreisbach were married 57 years.
Born Jan. 26, 1937, in Northampton, he was the son of the late John S. and Anna T. (Slokliklowitz) Dreisbach.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during a peacetime era.
The store manager of Macy’s in the Lehigh Valley Mall for 20 years, he retired in 2001.
Before that, he worked in the same capacity at the former Hess’s, Allentown, for 22 years.
Martin P. “Marty” Bright, 58, of Coplay, and a guest at Westminster Village, Allentown, died peacefully Jan. 3, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.
He and his wife Kathleen A. (Deutsch) were married 32 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Joyce Bishop Bright of Bethlehem and the late Paul N. Bright who died in 2002.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.
He honorably served his country in both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Hilda L. Yeager, 98, of Weisenberg Township, died Jan. 3, 2018, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.
She was the widow of Lesher Yeager.
Born in Weisenberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Helen (Diehl) Lackey.
Along with her husband, she was a farmer all her life in Weisenberg Township.
She was a member of Ziegels United Church of Christ, Breinigsville.
Marion D. Becker Stuhltrager, 92, of Allentown, formerly of Walnutport, died Jan. 4, 2018, in her home.
She was the wife of the late Phillip Stuhltrager, Willard F. Becker and Randolph A. Pfaff Sr.
Born June 8, 1925, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Carrie (Rentzheimer) Diehl.
She was an inspector for the former J.G. Furniture, Quakertown, for 20 years before retiring.
Her survivors include children Charles Fink, Charlotte Kacapyr, Dolores Neas, Dennis and Darrell Pfaff, Marilyn Navarre; 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Margaret Bridget Boyle died Dec. 28, 2017.
Born March 15, 1933, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Madge and John Francis Boyle.
Known as “Peggy,” she lived in the Inwood section of Manhattan almost her entire life.
The later years of her life she lived in Bronxville, N.Y. and then in Pennsylvania to be close to her brother, John, and his son, Sean.
She attended Good Shepard Elementary School, Sacred Heart of Mary High School, Manhattanville College and then Columbia University for her Master of Science degree in library science.
Robert E. “Bob” Frantz, 77, from Schnecksville, educator, avid bird watcher and gardener died Dec. 22, 2017.
Born Aug. 21, 1940, in Slatington, he was the son of the late Willard and Dorothy (Pugh) Frantz.
A 1958 graduate of Slatington High School and a 1961 graduate of Kutztown State College, he also participated with graduate studies at Penn State, Duke and Kutztown in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, earning a Master’s degree from these studies.