Elsie V. Peters, 90, of Whitehall Manor, formerly of Slatington, died March 4, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late George V. Peters.
Born March 28, 1927, in Lehigh Township, she was the daughter of the late Elwood C. and Emma M.A. (Ringer) Peters.
She was a floor worker in the receiving and marking department of the former Hess’s Department Store Warehouse, Whitehall, for 10 years before retiring in 1989.
Bettyjane “BJ” Steiner, 90, died March 1, 2018, in her Allentown home.
The daughter of Raymond and Violeta Kistler Jones, she grew up on a farm near Lynnport.
She graduated from Slatington High School, Albright College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Her professional life reflected her many varied interests.
She was a women’s sportswear buyer for Hess’s Department Store, Allentown, taught life sciences in Somerset Area Junior High School, and chemistry at Minersville High School.
Marian C. Sell, 89, of Emmaus, died March 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Wayne C.A. Fink and Marvin Sell.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Katie (Hess) Wetzel.
She worked for Royal Mfg., Alburtis, and lastly at the former Day-Timers.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She enjoyed bowling, card playing, puzzles and attending several senior citizens groups, including Schnecksville Senior Citizens, where she served as chaplain.
Jane A. “Janie” Holben, 66, of Orefield, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
The loving wife of Barry J. Holben, they were married 38 years last June 30.
Born March 6, 1951, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Ethel (Goach) Grider of Allentown.
A graduate of Gratz College with a Master’s degree in education, she was an elementary school teacher more than 20 years, most recently with the Whitehall-Coplay School District.
George David Jones, 59, of New Ringgold, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at his business.
He was the husband of Deborah A. (Klotz) Jones, with whom he happily spent the last 20 years.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Hazel (Hower) Blinkhorne and a stepson of Robert Blinkhorne of Catasauqua.
He was the owner and operator of George Jones 309 Auto, Tire, Service and Sales Company, formerly of Germansville, and later of New Tripoli since 1993.
Willard A. Mantz, 89, of Laurys Station, and Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Aldine A. (Hoffman) Angstadt-Mantz were married April 27, 1985.
He was also the husband of the late Ruth (Ramaly) Mantz, who died in 1976.
Born in Laurys Station, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Confer) Mantz.
A miller and line worker for ConAgra Flour Mill, North Whitehall Township, more than 50 years, he retired in 1995.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.
Phyllis Tarricone, 69, of Palmer Township, died Feb. 27, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.
She and her husband, Christopher C. Tarricone, celebrated their 47th anniversary.
Born in Rochester N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Indiano) Aloisio.
An accountant for 45 years, she was previously employed by Herder-Tarricone Associates.
Affiliated with St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, she was devoted to her children and grandchildren and was affectionately called “Mama.”
Deloris G. Kline, 83, of Allentown, died Feb. 24, 2018.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hartzell and Geraldine (Trapp) Romanchuk.
A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, she was a member of the Women of the ELCA at the church.
She was a diet clerk for Sodexo at Cedarbrook nursing home before retiring.
David G. Christman, 75, of Shinglehouse, Potter County, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 19, 2018, at the home of his son, Scott, in Germansville.
Born May 3, 1942, in Allentown, he was the son of the late George A. and Miriam A. (Bachman) Christman.
A truck driver for Roadway Express for 37 years, he retired in 2000.
He was a member of the Diamond Fire Co. No. 1, Goodwill Fire Company Germansville, Lynnport Fire Company and Emerald Fire Company.
Andrew “Andy” Simpson Wight, 69, of North Whitehall Township, died Feb. 18, 2018, at home with his puppy, Madison, by his side.
He and his loving wife, Patrice “Patti” (Wanish) Wight, celebrated their 31st anniversary in last December at Disney World.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a son of the late Charles John and Mary (Simpson) Wight.
After coming to the United States at age 4, he was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1965.