Mary Catherine Kolb, 92, died Aug. 25, 2012, in her residence at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. Born in Takoma Park, Md., she was a daughter of the late Lester Newman Koontz and Emma Richter Koontz . She was the wife of Jacob S. Kolb for 72 years.
She was active in the U.S.O. during World War II.
She was a member of the Junior League of Bethlehem. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at St. Luke's and Muhlenberg hospitals.
Theresa "Tessie" V. Sinko, 95, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 20, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital Anderson campus, Bethlehem. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Julius S. and Margaret S. (Farkas) Demko. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Sinko and the late Edmund J. Kreska.
She was a 1936 graduate of Liberty HS.
She was a hairdresser for 25 years, retiring in 1967.
She was a member of the former St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Dr. Edwin "Mr. E" S. Erickson Jr., 84, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 20, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Edwin and Dorothy Erickson. He was the husband of Adele Erickson for 59 years.
He earned a PhD in mineralogy from Penn State University.
He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Homer Research Labs. He was an adjunct professor at Northampton Community College.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem.
Dorothy A. Shiner, 86, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Phillipsburg, N.J. she was a daughter of the late Phillip A. and Grace (Lawler) Lucas. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Shiner.
She retired from the City of Bethlehem where she worked in the tax office from 1971 to 1991. She had previously worked as a secretary for Moravian College and Lehigh University.
Patricia R. John, 91, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 26, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, she was daughter of the late Patrick and Modesta (Blackton) Roche. She was the wife of the late Weston John.
She was a clerk for Western Electric for 23 years, retiring in 1979.
She was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem, and was active in the church senior group
She is survived by two sons, W. Roger of Bethlehem and Dennis of Nazareth; and a granddaughter, Laura of Boston.
She was predeceased by a brother, James; and a sister, Modesta.
Bernard "Bernie" S. Yaglowski, 34, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 21, 2012, while vacationing with his family. Born in Flemington, N.J., he was the son of Stanley Yaglowski and Diane (Copeland) and her husband Nick Paul. He was the husband of Katherine (Monte) Yaglowski.
He was a graduate of Saucon Valley HS.
He was a fuel service technician for Deiter Brothers, Bethlehem.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two children, Evan and Suzannah; and three sisters, Cynthia and Melissa Yaglowski and Valerie Downing.
Jeanne Audre Barthold Vogler, 86, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 22, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Judge William G. Barthold and Francis C. (Werkeiser) Barthold. She was the wife of the late W. "Bill" E.Vogler Jr., M.D.
She was a graduate of Willam & Mary College. She maintained a lifelong connection to her Kappa Kappa Gamma friends and the school.
She volunteered at her church. She worked at the polls.
Anna Talotta, 88, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 21, 2012, in Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill Annex. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Eva (Latowski) Kendzierski. She was the wife of the late John C. Talotta for 48 years.
She was a member of Life of Christ Church, Bethlehem.
Geraldine (Gerry) F. Brandt, 92, of Bethlehem and Round Rock, Texas (1995 to 2010), died Dec. 3, 2011. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Warren J. and Florence M. (Werst) Fink. She was the wife of the late Marvin W. Brandt for 58 years.
She was a 1936 graduate of Liberty HS.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and of First Presbyterian Church, both in Bethlehem.
She is survived by two sons, Lee B. of Acworth, Ga. and Gary W. of Round Rock, Texas; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mervin A. Heller Jr., 65, of Bethlehem and formerly of Berks County, died Aug. 21, 2012. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Mervin A. Heller Sr. and Rachel Turkington. He was the husband of Jan S. Heller of Bethlehem.
He graduated from East Stroudsburg University, where he played on the school's tennis team and went undefeated in conference matches for four years. He held the school record for career wins in singles and doubles. He earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.