Retired Chaplain Lt. Col. Nevin David Snyder, 84, formerly of Melbourne, Fla., died Jan. 2, 2013, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie (Baron) Snyder in 2006.
Born in Kistler Valley, Lynn Township, he was a son of the late David and Mildred (Kistler) Snyder.
A 1946 graduate of Slatington High School, a 1950 graduate of Muhlenberg College, and a 1953 graduate of United Theological Seminary, he pastored Evangelical United Brethren churches in Kempton, Schuylkill Haven, Danielsville, Middle Creek and Bowmanstown.
Frances (Messina) Finger, 84, of Breinigsville, died Dec. 31, 2012, in Lehigh Center.
She was the widow of Edward Finger.
Her survivors include sons Joseph and Peter; and one grandson.
Condolences may be offered to the family at kellerfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.
Joseph D. Brawn, 46, of Orefield, died Dec. 31, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at home.
He and his wife Gail M. (Eisenhart) Brawn celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary April 28, 2012.
Born May 27, 1966, in Abington, he was the son of Joseph W. and Cindy R. Siddons of Orefield.
He was a branch manager at Roslyn Supply, Allentown, for the last 19 years.
He served his country in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division during a peacetime era.
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.