Brett A. Snyder, 41, of New Tripoli, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, March 31, 2019.
He was the adored husband of Carissa B. (Seng) Snyder for 12 precious years and the son of Gary D. Snyder of New Tripoli and the late Susan (Lazarus) Snyder.
A competitive athlete and record holder at Northwestern Lehigh High School Class of ’96 in football, basketball and baseball, he was honored to continue his outstanding football career at Lehigh, while earning a degree in 2000 in mechanical engineering.
Lori Elaine Seip, 48, from Coplay, died on March 30, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband David M. Seip were married 28 years last Dec. 8.
Born Aug. 5, 1970, in Somers Point, Atlantic County, N.J., she was the daughter of Wayne E. Snyder Sr. of Lehighton and Nancy E. (Kemmerer) Kutzer of Coplay.
Nancy L. Andreas, 72, of Macungie, died on March 24, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the fiancée of James J. “Skip” Quilter with whom she resided.
Born Aug. 24, 1946, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Moffley) Andreas.
She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital and was passionate about bringing the awareness of dyslexia in teenagers.
Thomas “Butch” Michak Jr., 65, of Fogelsville, died March 21, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He and his wife Susan E. (Day) Michak celebrated 44 years of marriage in June 2018.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Thomas and Shirley M. (Leibensperger) Michak Sr.
A machinist for Valv-Tech for 25 years, he retired in 2016.
He greatly enjoyed fishing and dove hunting with his wife.
He was known as a fighter and surpassed his doctors’ expectations many times during his brave battle with cancer.
Thomas F. Wisser, 87, of New Tripoli, died March 19, 2019, in Sacred Heart Villa, Reading, Berks County.
He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Haas) Wisser.
Born July 30, 1931, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Bechtel) Wisser.
A lifelong farmer in Lower Milford Township and New Tripoli areas for 44 years, he retired in 1997.
He also worked at Kraft Foods, Brown’s Mill and as a courier for New Tripoli Bank.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War earning the rank of corporal.
Frederick J. Polgar, 83, of Slatington, died March 22, 2019, in his home with his family by his side.
He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Filyac) Polgar.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Edna (Frankenfield) Polgar.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Whitehall.
A truck driver for many years at the former Chemical-Leaman Tank Lines, Nazareth, he twice earned the 1 million miles safe driving award and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 773, Allentown.
Doris H. Bennicas, 86, a resident of Phoebe Berks, formerly of Allentown, died March 21, 2019, in Reading Hospital, West Reading.
She was the wife of the late Carlton J. Bennicas.
Born March 24, 1932, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Edith (Haldeman) Cope.
A graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. she was a food service worker in the Parkland School District for many years before retiring.
She was a member of St. Jame’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.
Barbara L. Hersh, 79, of Schnecksville, died March 16, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband James R. Hersh Sr. were married 62 years last July 11.
Born Jan. 11, 1940, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Carl H. and Evelyn R. (Applegate) Smith.
She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.
Joanne E. Perich, 73, of Heidelberg Township, formerly of Bowmanstown, died March 22, 2019, in Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem.
She and her husband Charles P. Perich were married for 52 years last December.
She spent her career as a teacher after earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Lehigh and Millersville universities, respectively.
She taught in the U.S. Army Dependent School System in Germany, and in both Parkland and Northern Lehigh school districts.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Slatington.
June S. Greenawald, 83, of Breinigsville, died March 15, 2019, in her home.
She and her husband Clifford L. Greenawald were married 61 years last June 22.
Born June 25, 1935, in Lynn Township, she was the daughter of the late Alvin J. and Ella L. (Krause) German.
A customer service supervisor for the former Bank of Pennsylvania, now M&T Bank, Topton, for 25 years, she retired in 1997.
Before that, she was a receptionist at a local physician’s office for a year and was a card writer at the former Hess Brothers, Allentown, for five years.