Curtis James Wallace, 69, died August 15, 2019, at Foxdale Village, State College, after a year and a half battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James J. Wallace and Anne Shatsky Wallace.
He was a 1968 graduate of Quakertown Community High School, and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Penn State University.
He taught for 33 years in the Quakertown Community School District, the last 31 years at the former Milford Middle School. He was a student council and a yearbook advisrr, and a spring plays and musicals director.
Patricia B. McCarty, 71, of Bethlehem, died August 12, 2019. Born in Hazelton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Bridget (McFadden) Bonner. She was the wife of Francis P. McCarty of 48 years.
She was a 1965 graduate of Notre Dame High School.
She was a secretary for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 19 years. She then worked at the Piercing Pagoda home office.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
She was a long time volunteer for the Muhlenberg Hospital gift shop.
Patricia A. Keeler, 78, of Bethlehem, died on August 9, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Harold P. and Laura A. (Smith) Hartman. She was the wife of William S. Keeler for 54 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles A. Hampton Jr. and his wife Sheila of Allentown; a brother, Harold P. Hartman Jr. and his wife Grace and a sister, Ruth Hartman, all of Quakertown; three grandchildren, Cyrstal, Charles III and Devin; and five great-grandchildren, John III, Justin, Josh, Jennah and Aria.
Emily Jane Meixell, 36, of Bethlehem, died July 31, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Nancy J. (Burk) Meixell and the late Peter G. Meixell. She was the wife of Erica Berman.
She was a custom shop artist for Martin Guitar, Nazareth.
In addition to her wife and mother, she is survived by a sister, Laura Bauer and her husband Andrew; a nephew, Zachary; and a niece, Hannah.
Margherita Casamassa, 87, of Bethlehem, died August 4, 2019, in her home. Born in Foiano di Val Fortore, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Michele A. and Maria Grace (Corvino) Gentilcore. She was the wife of the late Giuseppe Casamassa.
She was a member of the former Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Bethlehem.
Elizabeth “Lillian” Harrison, 96, of Bethlehem, died August 8, 2019, while in the care of Alexandria Manor, Nazareth. Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Susan (Matzura) Kosh. She was the wife of the late Richard Harrison and the companion of the late William Bier.
She was a 1941Hellertown High School graduate.
She a well known waitress, along with her sister Irene, at the Hotel Bethlehem for 40 years.
She was a member of the Fountain Hill Senior Center.
She is survived by nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by nine siblings.
Eileen A. Costantino, 38, of Allentown, died July 26, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Kingston, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Nancy (O’Boyle) Costantino of Allentown and Anthony Costantino of Whitehall.
She was a member of the Challenger Baseball League of the Lehigh Valley. She loved going for walks and shopping.
She was a member of the former Christ Methodist Church, Allentown.
Margaret A. (Lutz) Jacobson, 90, of Bethlehem, died July 28, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Edna (Kistler) Lutz. She was the wife of the late Walter A. Jacobson.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and attended monthly book group meetings.
She volunteered at the Trinity Episcopal soup kitchen for more than 20 years.
Anthony F. August Sr., 91, of Bethlehem, died July 29, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Jack and Conceicao (Nyguyen) August. He was the husband of Lois A. (Hinkel) August for 71 years.
He began working at age of 15 with Bethlehem Steel. He later started his own business which included a Texaco service station and a paving-hauling and landscaping business.
He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Mary Anne Werpehowski, 87, of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully July 24, 2019, in her home where she resided for 55 years. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Philip and Anna Ronca. She was the wife of William “Bill” Werpehowski for 38 years.
She attended Fountain Hill HS class of 1950 and then attended Penn State and Millersville College.
She was a secretary at Western Electric and for the Lab of Clinical Pathology. She later became a licensed realtor.