Melvin A. Dilliard Jr., 76, of Lower Nazareth Township, died Dec. 2, 2012, in his home at Promised Land. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Melvin A. Dilliard Sr. and Bertha (Sterner) Dilliard. He was the husband of Elaine "Sis" (Buss) Dilliard for 57 years.
He was a graduate of Wilson Area HS.
He worked at the Green Pond Country Club Golf Course. He was a project estimator for C. B. Haney. He was part owner of Beth-Hanover Supply Company until retiring.
He was a member of Dryland U.C.C. Church, Nazareth.
Miguel Trinidad, 74, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 14, 2012. Born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Juan and Anicasia Trinidad. He was the husband of Maria Melendez.
He was an inspector for Victaulic, Easton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Denise Trinidad, Maggie and her husband Steven Liadis and Diane and Michelle Trinidad, all of Bethlehem; four sisters; two brothers; four granddaughters, Tanya, Tamara, Amaya and Taliya; and two great-grandchildren, Gianna and Isaiah.
He was predeceased by four sisters; and three brothers.
Gloria A. Reimer, 91, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 13, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marian (Dubrowitz) Reichard. She was the wife of the late Eugene M. Reimer.
She retired in 1985 after 43 years as a sewing machine operator in various mills in the Lehigh Valley.
She was a parishioner of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.
She was a member of the ILGWU, St. Bernard's Ladies Auxiliary and the Golden Hillers.
John J. Malok, 81, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 1, 2012, in his daughter's home. Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late John and Anna (LePosa) Malok. He was the husband of the late Gloria (Banks) Malok.
He was a lineman for PP&L for many years.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
He was a former board member of the Lower Saucon Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.), the West End Republican Club and the Grover Cleveland, 540 and the Jefferson Democratic Clubs.
Foster F. Frable Sr., 98, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 24, 2012, in Kirkland Village. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Adam Q. and Mary (Borger) Frable. He was the husband of the late Beatrice (Reiss) Frable for 67 years.
He was a graduate of Liberty HS, Bethlehem Business College and Penn State University.
He worked for Weston Dodson, which later merged with Lehigh Coal and Navigation. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1979 after 45 years in the coal industry.
Elizabeth (Baughan) Buck, 81, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 9, 2012. Born in Abingdon, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Foster) Baughan. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Buck.
She was a kindergarten teacher at Holy Infancy School for 17 years.
She was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church where she was active in the 55 and over club.
Francesca Susan Steingroewer, 81, of Bethlehem, died December 12, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Antonina Dato. She was the wife of the late Hans G. Steingroewer for 38 years.
She was a registered nurse.
She was a parishioner of Notre Dame of Bethlehem for 40 years, where she was a member of the 55 Plus Club.
Edward "Geetz" C. Groller, 82, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Edward and Eva (Dopsovic) Groller. He was the husband of Elaine P. (Schuler) Groller of Bethlehem.
He worked for 42 years. Upon retiring, he was the business agent for Local IW #36.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Edward, Randall, Kevin and his wife Tracy and Kurt and his wife Linaka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two sisters.
Albert Joseph Bauer Sr., 90, of Bethlehem, died Dec.13, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a son of the late John and Mary (Witzak) Bauer. He was the husband of Juliana (Nalesnik) Bauer of Bethlehem for 65 years.
He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, assigned to the 13th Air Force 424th Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bombardment Group, Pacific Theater. He was a gunner and radioman in B-24s, flying 37 missions.
Samuel T. Garris, 63, of Whitehall, died Dec. 15, 2012. Born in Alexandria, Va., he was a son of the late Irene Mae (Ridgeway) and Samuel Everette Garris. He was the husband of Carol Janis Chase Garris.
He worked for Giant Foods for 23 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Noelle and her husband Stephen Compos of Bethlehem; a grandson, Stephen Constantine Compos IV; and three siblings, Joyce Ann Tanis of Orlando, Fla., Pat Garris of Virginia and Ricky Garris of Fairfax, Va.