Armand C. Benincasa, 61, of Breinigsville, died Dec. 31, 2012, at home.
He and his wife Elsa M. (Aull) Benincasa were married 28 years in October 2012.
He was a self-employed commercial project manager for 42 years.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Armando and Rose (Vozza) Benincasa.
As a member of the Elks, he was a master carpenter and built ramps for children who needed wheelchairs.
He also was a member of the Old Time Plowboys.
An avid Green Bay Packers fan, he also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Alisha M. Heilman, 28, of Kempton, died Jan. 2, 2013, after being in a two-vehicle accident on Route 100, Lowhill Township.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of Joseph E. and Patricia K. (Magee) Heilman Jr. of Kempton, with whom she resided.
She was a stylist at Outlooks for Hair salon and a bartender at Rascal's Food and Fun, both in Allentown.
She also did part-time modeling.
She was a 2002 graduate of Conrad High School, Conrad, Mont.
Daniel L. Herrlinger, 52, of New Tripoli, died Dec. 31, 2012, in his home, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He and his wife Justine A. (Hartman) Herrlinger celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary June 20, 2012.
Born Dec. 27, 1960, in Sellersville, he was the son of Shirley Schwager of Red Hill and John Herrlinger and his wife, Mae, of Perkasie.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.
Amelia Mulhern, 85, of Allentown, formerly of Chatham Township, N.J., died Dec. 27, 2012, in Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Mulhern.
Born Nov. 16, 1927, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George and Rose (Romano) Piccirillo.
She was a teller at the former Chatham Savings Bank, Chatham, N.J., before retiring.
She was a former member of the Chatham Senior Citizens Club and was of the Catholic faith.
Fern I. Hassler, 85, of Whitehall, died Dec. 27, 2012, in her home.
She and her late husband Harold E. Hassler shared 45 years of marriage until his passing in 1998.
Born Feb. 5, 1927, in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Pearl L. (Wotring) Good.
A cashier at the former Pantry Pride, Allentown, for 34 years, she retired in 1979.
She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
Douglas C. Hoffman, 54, a Pennsylvania auto racing legend, of Allentown, died Dec. 24, 2012, in his home.
He and his wife Gena L. (Schock) Hoffman celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2012.
Born Oct. 30, 1958, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Joan E. (Hippert) Hoffman.
He began his racing career at the former Dorney Park Speedway winning in his fifth start.
During his 32-year career, he won an unprecedented 482 feature wins and 25 championship titles at 40 different tracks in nine states and two Canadian provinces.
Clark H. Weiss, 85, formerly of Slatington, died Dec. 26, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the husband of the late June (King) Weiss.
Born May 11, 1927, in Washington Township, he was the son of the late James G. and Alice B. (Gouldner) Weiss.
He was a shipping clerk at Ingersoll Rand Company, formerly in Allentown, for 45 years before retiring in 1989.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
His survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Carl L. Hinkel, 85, of Lenharts-ville, died Dec. 25, 2012, in Laurel Center, Hamburg.
He and his wife Beatrice S. (Heckman) Hinkel were married 56 years in October 2012.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Aaron and Estella (Kunsman) Brotzman Hinkel.
He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 44 years in the drop forge department.
He was a farmer all of his life in the Bethlehem area and then in Lynnport.
He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.
Fern J. Romig Smith, 83, formerly of Allentown and Macun-gie, died Dec. 13, 2012, in the Heritage Care Center, American Fort, Utah.
She was the beloved wife of Harold W. Smith.
Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. and Minnie Mae (Conrad) Shoemaker.
Before retiring in 1992, she worked as a packer at Daytimer for 25 years.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, and the Macungie VFW.
Clyde E. Buchman Jr., 86, of Macungie, died on Dec. 21, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.
He was the husband of Grace L. (Hopkins) Buchman of Macungie.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clyde E. Sr. and Sarah (Leiser) Buchman.
He was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church, formerly in Allentown, where he served on the building committee when the church was built on Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.
He worked for 43 years for Ingersol Rand in Allentown, first as a machinist before retiring from the office and supply department.