James R. Lynch, D.D.S., 61, beloved husband, father, grandfather, died peacefully Feb. 27, 2013, in Fellowship Community, Whitehall, with his loving and dedicated family constantly by his side.
Born in Titusville, to William W. Lynch of Pittsburgh and the late Martha (Madden) Lynch who died in 2006, he was the husband of Mary L. (Raymond) Lynch for 25 years, since their marriage on April 4, 1987.
Marian G. Eastman died peacefully Feb. 23, 2013.
A daughter of the late Howard and Ruth (Smith) Mengel, she was the wifeof William C. Eastman for 50 years at the time of his passing Dec. 26, 1990.
Her survivors include a daughter Judy Wolf; grandson Matthew Wolf and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by seven siblings.
Her services were private.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall.
Allan J. Holtz, 72, of Allentown, died Feb. 20, 2013.
He was the son of William and Grace (Sewards) Holtz.
He would have been married to his loving wife Barbara (Motko) for 44 years in April.
He graduated from Allentown High School in 1958 and then attended Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.
He served with the U.S. Army as a medical photographer, worked for the Morning Call, and then went on to be a photographer for PP&L for 30 years.
A musician, he played with The High Society Ragtime Band and The Music Makers, as well as many other groups.
Frank Joseph Riemer, 83, of Whitehall, died Feb. 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
He and his wife Theresa (Franz) Riemer were married more than 59 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Studney) Riemer.
He operated Riemer's Economy Grocery Store, Chew Street, with his father for more than 20 years, and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Whitehall.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served in Germany after World War II.
Dr. Mark Noël Martz died Feb. 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown.
He and his wife Ulla (Grimell) Martz were married in 1968 in Ulla's home church, Sjalevad's Lutheran Church, Sweden.
Formerly of Orefield, he was born Dec. 24,1944 in Hanover, York County, as the fourth and youngest child of the late Richard Keeney Martz and Mary (Waybright) Martz.
He excelled academically and was valedictorian of his class of 1962 at Eichelberger High School, Hanover.
He attained the rank of Eagle Scout at Trinity UCC, Hanover.
Anna belle B. Smith, 80, of New Tripoli, died March 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Harlan C. Smith.
Born June 28, 1932, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late George P. and Viola L. (Bittner) Snyder.
Before her retirement, she was employed at the Bon-Ton Distribution Center, Whitehall.
Prior to that, she sold Avon products in the Lowhill Township area for 25 years.
Kathleen L. Neupauer, 65, of Auburn, Schuylkill County, formerly of Germansville, died Feb. 28, 2013, in her home.
She and her husband Joseph R. Neupauer celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 2012.
Born Dec 26, 1947, in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late LaRoy S and Thelma E.L. (Werley) Mantz.
She formerly was a freelance writer for the Northwestern Press, last working in 2005.
Prior to that, she was an accountant in various industries.
She was a member of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield.
Velma M. Sittler, 91, of Slatington, formerly from New Tripoli, died Feb. 21, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
She was the last of 10 siblings born to Calvin and Bertha (Snyder) Sittler in New Tripoli.
She was a longtime cook at Fatzinger's Hotel, New Tripoli, at the former Moselem Springs Inn, Fleetwood, and finally for the Northwestern Lehigh School District.
A life member of the Order of the Eastern Star Rose Croix Chapter 235, she also was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.
Alton M. Hausman, 91, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 20, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Carole J. (Wescoe) Hausman and the late Pauline M. (Hartline) Hausman.
Born June 10, 1921, in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late George and Beulah M. (Semmel) Hausman.
He was an assistant manager and heavy equipment operator for Penn-DOT for 17 years before retiring in 1984.
Prior to that, he operated heavy equipment for the former Windsor Service, Reading, for six years.
Edna Heffner, 89, from New Tripoli, formerly of Poestenkill, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Genevieve R. Stigler, with whom she resided.
Born Dec. 18, 1923, in Dubach, La., she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Muriel A. (Poland) Jordan.
She was raised and spent most of her childhood years in Choccolocco, Ala.
A senior stenographer for the New York State Department of Health for 32 years before retiring in 2000, she was a charter member of Wynants-kill Wesleyan Church, Wynantskill, N.Y.