Izola Thomas, 69, of Allentown, formerly of New Orleans, La., died Dec. 1, 2017.
She was the widow of Melvin Thomas Sr.
Born in New Orleans, she was a daughter of the late Freddie and Estelle Green.
A certified nursing assistant in New Orleans, she retired after 20 years of service.
In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, along with several members of her family, she relocated to Allentown.
She was a devoted wife and mother and loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
MaryJane C. Hittner, 84, of Palmerton, Forest Inn, died peacefully Dec 6, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Luther C. Hittner who died in 2006.
Born in Egypt, Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (DeLong) Bernhard.
A bookkeeper for Capital Bakers, she later was a waitress for the former Wotrings Reception Hall, Schnecksville.
She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Towamensing, Palmerton.
Rose Marie Neikam, 82, formerly of Allentown, died Dec. 9, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.
She was the wife of the late Calvin E. Neikam Jr.
Born in Trumbauersville, she was a daughter of the late Charles Ziara and Cecilia (Grzegorzewicz) Lest.
A graduate of Quakertown High School, she was a secretary at Mack Trucks for many years before retiring in 1984.
She was a member of Faith Church, Trexlertown, where she was a member of Seniors in Action.
Alfred L. Reimschissel, 91, from South Whitehall, died Dec. 10, 2017, in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Hospice.
The beloved husband of Evelyn A. Flemish Reimschissel for 63 years of marriage, they shared many interesting activities.
They were parents to Carol E. Reimschissel Mackes and James Frank Reimschissel.
He and his brother Ferdinand (Fred) G. Reimschissel were the sons of Gertrude A. Dreisbach Reimschissel, a nanny and active church member, and Frank Bernard Reimschissel, a steam fitter with the coal industry at the Drifton Shops.
Theresa C. Jacobs, 80, from Orefield, died on Dec. 7, 2017, in Westminster Village, Allentown.
She was predeceased by her partner Margie K. Smith.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Dorothy (Stichler) Jacobs.
Passionate about teaching, she was a graduate of Ursinus College.
She taught human biology and physical education for many years in a variety of schools, retiring from the Northern Lehigh School District.
She coached many high school girls basketball and softball teams.
Phillip P. Palmer, 69, of Kutztown, died on Dec. 1, 2017, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.
He was the husband of the late Connie L. (Arndt) Palmer.
Born in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Earl and Margaret Palmer.
He was a self-employed bricklayer in the Lehigh Valley for many years.
A member of St. Catherine of Sienna, Allentown, he loved the outdoors and hunting.
He was a member of the North End Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli.
John Robert Miller, 89, from Schnecksville, died on Dec. 1, 2017, in his home.
He and his wife Elaine N. (Gastauer) Miller were married 66 years.
Born Jan. 10, 1928, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert Derr and Pauline (Hahn) Miller.
He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel, Corp. in 1986 where he was a senior research chemist for 34 years.
John was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
Donna G. Snyder, 63, of New Tripoli, died Dec.1, 2017, at Jeanes Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.
She and her husband Edward S. Snyder were married 43 years in August.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty (Arndt) Kistler of Elwyn, and the late Curtis Kistler.
Donna was a file clerk at Cedar Crest Emergicenter for more than 20 years.
A loving member of Grace Community Church, she taught Sunday School there for many years.
She loved kids and spending time with her family.
Kent Chattin, 85, of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 27, 2017.
Born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Laurie and Catherine (Cuthbertson) Chattin.
His family moved to Weisenberg Township in 1945, and he graduated from Parkland High School in 1951.
He and his twin brother, Bruce, helped manage the sizable family farm which operated as a large dairy operation for many years.
Roland J. Dougherty, 98, of Schnecksville, died Dec. 4 2017, in At Home at Parkland.
He was the husband of the late Catharine A. (Goodman) Dougherty.
Born Jan. 22, 1919, in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late John E. and Ethel (Guldner) Dougherty.
He faithfully and honorably served his county in the U.S. Army during World War II.
An accountant for the former Fuller Co., Catasauqua, for 40 years, he retired in 1979 as assistant treasurer.
He was a member of the former Vernon G. Kern VFW Post 8344.