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Stephen J. Silnik Sr.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Stephen J. Silnik Sr., 89, of Allentown and formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was husband of the late Margaret A. (Schueck) Silnik. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Demeter and Mary Silnik.

He worked in construction, at Perma Stone, and was a machine operator for That's Packaging for many years.

He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by a son, Stephen J. Jr. of Allentown; brother, Raymond of Emmaus.

Witold Jurewicz

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Witold Jurewicz, 58, of Lower Macungie Township, died December 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Bozena Jurewicz, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Stanislaw and Apolonia (Harasim) Jurewicz.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.

He was a limousine driver for J & J Limousine Service for many years.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Olivia; brother, Stanislaw; sister-in-laws, Ewa Bartecka and family, and Joanna Rothkegel and family.

Ruth A. Mack

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Breinigsville

Ruth A. Mack, 82, of Breinigsville, died December 19, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Jack C. Mack. Born in Nuremburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Amelia (Treltz) Nicolodi.

She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and later as a sales clerk for the former H. Leh and Company, Sears, Hess's, and Bon-Ton.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.

We get one chance to do it right

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

"You only live once," a friend who smoked and drank to excess since his teens would respond when I'd chide him about his body abuse.

Right. So since we get only one shot at life as we know it, shouldn't we try to make it last?

Today, as this friend lies terminally ill, far beyond medical repair, he has regrets.

But it's too late. His 62-year-old body has given up.

His sad situation reminds me of another friend who died at 50, the victim of lung cancer.

Mary Alice Schoch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Mary Alice Schoch, 80, of Emmaus, died December 18, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert C. Schoch. They were married for 63 years this past Nov. 19. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Florence (Hartman) Lorah.

She was active in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were young.

She worked part time for Rodale Press and also volunteered for the Osteopathic Hospital, Allentown.

She was a member of St. John's UCC Church, Emmaus.