East Penn Press

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Jay Weaknecht

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Jay Weaknecht, 88, formerly of Emmaus, died May 13, 2018, in The Health Center at Galloway, N.J. He was the husband of the late Kathryn E. (Stortz) Weaknecht. Born in Topton, he was the son of the late James W. and Marie (Lesher) Weaknecht.

He was a 1947 graduate of Kutztown High School.

He worked for Ritter Furniture as a carpet installer, custodian for Emmaus Moravian Church, and later worked in the maintenance department at East Penn School District, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the Emmaus Moravian Church and the Emmaus Ambulance Corps.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by sons, Rev. Bruce M. and his wife Renae, of Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. and Mark J., of Hamburg and Cindy Durante; grandchildren, Joshua and his wife Carrie, Marissa and her husband Brice Ambron and Gretchen and her husband Isaiah Gerhart; great-grandchildren, Hailey, Aaron, Cozette and Connor. He was predeceased by a daughter, Gail M. and a brother, Richard.

Contributions may be made to the Emmaus Moravian Church, 148 Main St., Emmaus, 18049.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. May 18 in the Emmaus Moravian Church, Main Street and Keystone Avenue, Emmaus. Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.