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.
Jennie M. Shellhammer, 92, of Allentown, died Dec. 19, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown.
She was the wife of the late Ralph F. Shellhammer.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Annie (Wilt) Smith.
Before retiring in 1987, she was a cook at Cetronia Elementary School for 36 years.
Along with her enjoyment of cooking, she liked to travel and cheer on the Phillies.
She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.
Forrest M. Peifley Jr., 73, of Upper Macungie Township, died Dec. 20, 2012, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, from complications related to Parkinson's disease.
He and his wife Marian C. (Resh) Peifley celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on June 25.
Born Oct. 20, 1939, in Allentown, he was the only child of the late Forrest M. "Pete" and Anna (Remmel) Peifley.
A 1957 graduate of Parkland High School; he recently was able to attend his 55th class reunion.
Gary K. Wagner, 66, of Upper Macungie Township, died December 20, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Debra L. (Miller) Wagner were married more than 20 years.
Born in Fogelsville, he was the son of the late Kermit D. and Pauline A. (Sechler) Wagner.
He was a 1965 graduate of Parkland High School and was inducted into the 2001 Parkland High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his impressive three-year (1963-65) domination in District 11 Track and Field.
Ruth A. Mack, 82, of Breinigsville, died on Dec. 19, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
She was the wife of Jack C. Mack.
Born in Nuremburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Amelia (Treltz) Nicolodi.
She was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and later a sales clerk for the former H. Leh and Company, Sears, Hess's and Bon-Ton.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.
Philip Anthony Pappalardo, 62, of North Whitehall Township, died Dec. 18, 2012, at home.
You were the strongest, most caring person we've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Your determined de-meanor was present even until the very end.
You will always be remembered and loved by the people you've touched and cherished.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall.
Mary-anne E. (Thursland) Larkin, loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and beloved teacher, died Dec. 14, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.
Born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., she lived in Long Beach and Oceanside, N.Y. most of her life before moving to the Lehigh Valley in 1998.
She earned a Master's degree in English and secondary education from Hofstra University and taught in Catholic schools on Long Island and in the Lehigh Valley for many years.
In recent years, she was a teacher at a day care center in Schnecksville.
Dale F. Bossons Sr., 76, of Allentown, died Dec. 13, 2012, in Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli.
He was the husband of Judith A. (Hilbert) Bossons.
Born Aug. 17, 1936, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Doris Bossons and Dennis McHugh.
He was a vehicle inspector at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown and Macungie, for 30 years before retiring in 1994.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, achieving the rank of sergeant.