Ronald G. Janz, Sr., 78, of Schnecks-ville, died Feb. 16, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He and his wife Patricia A. (Gochanour) Janz celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Jan. 7.
Born Jan. 31, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Edward H. and Anna M. (Moll) Janz.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He was a mechanical engineer at Thomas and Betts Inc. formerly in New Jersey and, prior to that, the former General Electric, Allentown.
Bruce A. Philip, 66, of Fogelsville, died Feb. 15, 2013, in the home of his son, Douglas, of Germansville.
He was the husband of the late Marian P. (Howerter) Philip, who died last November.
Born Jan. 16, 1947, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Althea I. (Masenheimer) Philip.
He was an electrical maintenance technician for Coca Cola Fountain USA, Fogelsville, for the last 13 years.
Prior to that, he worked for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 25 years.
Bruce D. Ruppert, 49, of Allentown, died suddenly Feb. 12, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Rebecca R. (Reiss) Ruppert celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary May 18, 2012.
Born Dec. 15, 1963, in Allentown, he was the son of Mae I. (Roth) Fitzgerald of Germansville and the late Daniel Ruppert.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.
He was an active member of the Sons of Liberty of the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215.
Margaret Jean Orwan died Feb. 7, 2013, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
She was always surrounded by her loving and dedicated family.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Van and Terrell Bailey.
Kathryn E. Snyder, 79, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 15, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband Ernest D. Snyder celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2012.
Born in Lynn Township, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Esther ( Hamm) Koenig.
She was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the New Tripoli substation until retiring in 1995.
A member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, she served for many years as the former church secretary and a member of the church quilters and Women of the Church groups.
Betty L. Hamm, 89, formerly of Orefield, died Feb. 13, 2013, Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.
She was the wife of the late Willard N. Hamm.
Born Nov. 20, 1923, in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the late Amandus O. and Verna A. (Bryfogle) Mertz.
She and her late husband owned and operated the former Hamm's Service and Auto Parts, Orefield, for 24 years before retiring in 1982.
Before that, they owned the former Hamm's Service Station, Union Boulevard, Allentown for six years.
She was a member of Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orefield.
Janet Anne Caverly, 62, of Allentown, died peacefully on Feb. 10, 2013, with her loving and devoted family and friends by her side in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born of the Catholic faith in Mineola, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edward Foley and Margaret (Gough) Pickhardt.
She attained her nursing degree, and worked for 26 years at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network as manager of operating room scheduling.
She loved to travel the world and enjoyed fine foods and good times with friends and family.
James L. Hoffman, 84, of New Tripoli, died on Feb. 9, 2013.
He and his wife Patricia A. (Schwenk) were married 53 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Mark W. and Elsa C. (Lehnert) Hoffman.
Before retiring, he taught science in several school districts, ending his teaching career in the Allentown District.
He loved gardening and operated a nursery for many years.
He traveled the world including spending time in Germany while serving in the Army and spent many winters in Glendale, Ariz. with his daughter, Patty.
Joyce G. Tiesler, 83, of Coplay, died Feb. 17, 2013, in Whitehall Manor.
She and her husband Hans Tiesler were married 58 years in September 2012.
Born in Chapmans, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Grace (Ziegler) Marcks.
She was a bookkeeper for the Allentown Jewish Day School and various other companies.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, crafts and dressmaking.
She was of the United Church of Christ faith.
Timmy P. Wellington, 49, of Walnutport, died Feb. 10, 2013, in Palmerton Hospital, Palmerton.
Born Aug. 2, 1963, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Wesley P. and Joyce R. (Kropp) Wellington.
His survivors include a brother Kenny P. and his wife, Laurie, of Maine; sisters Joyce I. Mohring and her husband, Robert, with whom he resided, Karen E. Wellington of Kutztown, Sylvia M. Gerhard and her husband, Leslie, of Emmaus; 11 nieces and nephews.
His service will be private. There will be no calling hours.