Gladys Jean Held, 85, of New Tripoli, died April 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Emma M. (Bealer) Burkhardt.
She and her husband Richard D. Held celebrated 66 years of marriage in May 2017.
She was a member of and former choir member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.
She was a former dog breeder and handler of Chihuahuas.
A former seamstress at the former Anderson Little Company, Allentown, she also worked as a seamstress out of her home for many years.
Kenneth K. Kistler, 71, of New Tripoli, died peacefully April 1, 2018.
He and his wife Beverly E. (Forster) Kistler married on May 30, 1975, and celebrated nearly 43 years of marriage.
Born in New Tripoli, he was the son of Verna R. (Wessner), wife of Leon J. Kistler.
A 1964 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he later attended LeTourneau University, Texas.
He was a member of the Northwestern Lehigh School Board for 24 years and served as board president for several years.
Velma G. Geiger, 90, of Fogelsville, died March 31, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She celebrated Resurrection Sunday with the risen Savior, whom she served and loved.
She was the widow of Elmer C. Geiger.
Born in Plainfield Township, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Ida (Fehr) Shook.
She was a piano teacher in the Lehigh Valley for 68 years.
Richard U. Altemos, 77, of Orefield, died Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Beverly A. (Grammes) Altemos were married 53 years last June 27.
Born Oct. 18, 1940, in Spinnerstown, Bucks County, he was the son of the late Ulysses Charles and Hulda Mae (Brey) Altemos.
A 1958 graduate of Parkland High School, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.
Joseph R. “Duff” Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in his home.
He and his wife Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind were married 65 years last Oct. 4.
Born Aug. 13, 1927, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.
He started his career alongside his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton, where the experiences gained led him and his wife to open their own store, J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.
Wilma M. (Kern) Hein, 93, of Allentown, died April 1, 2018, in Whitehall Manor.
She was the widow of Emanuel G. Hein.
Born in Lehigh County she was a daughter of the late Henry and Estella (Fenstermaker) Kern.
She was a home health care aide at Luther Crest retirement community for many years.
Allen S. Zimmerman, 93, of Cetronia, died March 27, 2018, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township.
He was the husband of the late June M. (Kemmerer) Zimmerman.
Born March 22, 1925, in Lansford, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Daisy E. (Smith) Zimmerman.
Having earned a Master’s degree in vocational education from Temple University, Philadelphia, he was a teacher and electronics instructor at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, for 22 years before retiring in 1985.
Linda A. Hiller, 70, of Allentown, died March 22, 2018, in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem.
She was the wife of the late Howard R. Hiller.
Born Sept. 14, 1947, in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian A. (Walsh) Owen.
She was a cashier at Giant Food Store, Coplay, before retiring.
Before that, she worked for Ohio Casualty and Liberty Mutual insurance companies.
Norma J. Grammes, 86, of Coplay, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died unexpectedly March 23, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband Richard L. Grammes would have celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.
Born in Minesite, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. Sr. and Sallie R. (Snyder) Bieber.
She and her husband co-owned Norma J Restaurant since 1967, which her family continues to operate.
A member of Jordan Lutheran Church, as a child she was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.
Kenneth K. Schellhamer, 78, of New Tripoli, died March 19, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit.
He and his wife Sherrie A. (Stengel) Schellhamer were married 25 years in February.
Born in New Tripoli, he was the son of the late Kermit E. and Catherine E. (Rabert) Schellhamer.
He was a truck driver for ABF Freight, Allentown, for more than 30 years until he retired.
The former fire chief of the New Tripoli Fire Co. for 11 years, he was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and the Knights of the Golden Eagles.