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Jay H. Fasnacht

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

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Jay H. Fasnacht, 82, of Macungie, died peacefully July 27, 2018, at home. He was the loving husband of Marian Louise (Wolgemuth) Fasnacht for 60 years last October. Born in East Cocalico Township, he was a son of the late Alvin S. and Esther (Showalter) Fasnacht.

He graduated from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1962.

He was affiliated with KPMG Certified Public Accountants, formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., in Cleveland, from 1962 to 1967 and in the Lehigh Valley from 1967 to 1995. After being promoted to partner in 1974 he served as managing partner in the Lehigh Valley office from 1976 to 1995.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and served in several offices of the local chapter of PICPA, including president.

He was a member of a local Kiwanis Club and the local chapter of Management Accountants (formerly National Association of Accountants) and served in several offices in both organizations, including president. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Lehigh Valley Business in 2014. After living in Sarasota, Fla., from 1996 to 2002 he returned to the Lehigh Valley and joined Regan, Searles, CPA’s in 2002. He then joined RLB CPA’s/Accountants as principal in 2010.

He was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church since 1968 where he served as Elder and treasurer from 1971 to 1996. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bible Fellowship Church Denomination from 1976 to 1996 and as a member of the BFC Executive Board from its formation until the present, serving as its treasurer. He served as vice president of the board of the Lehigh Valley Industrial Development Corporation and as president of the Lehigh Economic Advancement Project.

Other board service included Messiah College, Pinebrook Junior College, Lehigh Christian Academy and the local chapter of American Lung Association.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Laurette K. and her husband Dr. Raymond Durkin, of Coopersburg and their children, Raymond Jr., Matthew and Olivia; daughter, Sandra L. and her husband Dr. Larry Rhine, of Orefield and their children, Mark, Lauren, and Natalie; daughter, Lee Ann and her husband Michael Fenstermacher, of Bath and their children, Kirsten, Eric and Taylor; brother, Day and his wife Joyce, of Denver, Pa.; sister, Fay and her husband Carl Eberly, of Ephrata; nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 18103.

Arrangements were made by the Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.