Patricia (Frederick) Reiss, 78, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 4, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte (Reeder) Frederick. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Reiss.
She was a 1951 graduate of Liberty HS.
She was a secretary at Leader Nursing Home.
She was an active member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, where she sang in the choir.
Donald C. Ervin, 82, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 7, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Born in Bath, he was the son of the late William and Grace (Hackman) Ervin. He was the husband of Rose J. (Singer) Ervin for 60 years.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College and a master's degree from Lehigh University.
He was in the Army during the Korean War.
He was employed as a claims adjuster at PMA Insurance for 35 years before retiring.
He was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
Mabel M. Frantz, 83, formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 5, 2012. Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Burton Engler and Mamie (Houser) Gower. She was the wife of the late Russell D. Frantz.
She worked in the kitchen at Walp's Restaurant. She was a seamstress for Jody Fashions for several years.
She is survived by a son, Robert and his wife Donna of Easton; two daughters, Nancy Frantz of Easton and Gloria and her husband Anthony Bonners of Bath; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Robert and Dawn; and one great- granddaughter, Zoe.
Louis "Gates" Robert Gombosi, 85, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Rose (Rainer) Gombosi. He was the husband of Judith Gombosi for 30 years.
He was a graduate of Liberty HS and the Bethlehem Business College.
He was an administrative assistant for Congressman Fred B. Rooney. He worked for Pentamation, Bethlehem.
He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
He served with the South Bethlehem Volunteer Fireman's Association.
John W. Knox Jr., 84, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 7, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice, Allentown. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John E. Sr. and Katherine (Marraccini) Knox. He was the husband of Patricia S. (Swift) Knox for 55 years.
He attended California State College and Penn State University.
He was in the U.S. Army at the conclusion of World War II.
He worked for Sinclair Refining Company and Swann Oil Company, and later, Herceg Hauling for many years.
Robert "Joe" J. Steininger, 84, of Bethlehem, died July 27, 2012 at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. He was the son of the late Herbert and Margaret Steininger. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Loftus) Steininger for 43 years.
He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas.
He was an electrical engineer for Western Electric/Lucent Technologies and then for Bi-Tronics.
He was a ham radio operator.
He is survived by a stepson, John Simchak of Bethlehem.
Arrangements were made by Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Anna T. Nickles, 65, of Bethlehem, died July 22, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Wallace H. and Rose L. (Dunnevant) Heft. She was the wife of Rudolph R. Nickles for 19 years.
She was a graduate of Liberty HS.
She retired from Kraft Foods.
She is survived by two daughters, Anna-Marie and her husband John H. Bryk Jr. of Whitehall and Patricia and her husband Anthony Tocci of Newburgh, Maine; three grandchildren, Kayla, Sarah and Emily; and a sister, Nancy L. Mory of Allentown.
Beatrice "Dolly" A. Unger, 82, formerly of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Aug. 3, 2012, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Keiser) Bender. She was the wife of the late Royal A. Unger.
She was a 1947 graduate of Liberty HS.
She played trumpet and drums as a member of the Swingettes, an all girl orchestra in the 1950s.
She was a former member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
She was a former treasurer of the North West Little League in the 1960s and a volunteer at the refreshment stand.
Joseph L. McLaughlin, 74, of Bethlehem, died July 26, 2012, having battled multiple myeloma for seven years. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Edith (Jones) McLaughlin. He was the husband of Sylvia (Bogdan) McLaughlin for 48 years.
He graduated from Reading Central Catholic HS and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University.
Elmer A. Parton, 87, of Bethlehem, died July 31, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Elmer and Florence (Ziegler) Parton. He was the husband of Lorraine (Pfeffer) Reiser Parton for 17 years. and of the late Anna (Romanick) Parton.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was with the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II.
He was a carpenter for Bethlehem Steel for many years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.