East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Janet E. Lichtenwalner

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member, Emmaus Moravian Church

Janet E. Lichtenwalner, 68, of Allentown, died June 14, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Ronald L. Lichtenwalner Sr. They were married for 49 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter R. Schwartz and Evelyn M. (Fegley) Schwartz Hamm.

She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed knitting, gardening and birds.

She was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church.

Carl F. Schaeffer

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Carl F. Schaeffer, 85, of Old Zionsville, died June 1, 2020, at his home. He was the husband of the late Ruthann (David) Schaeffer, who died in 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin E. and Minnie M. (Souders) Schaeffer.

He worked at Mack Trucks for 31 years as a draftsman in the engineering department and was a member of UAW Local 677.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War serving as microwave relay site chief at NATO headquarters in Fountainbleu, France.

Elizabeth W. Wilkins

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Lower Macungie Township

Elizabeth “Betty” W. Wilkins, 87, formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died June 13, 2020, at her residence in South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Herman F. Wilkins who died July 31, 2013. Born in Spring Valley, she was the daughter of the late Wilson E. and Elizabeth E. (Eisenhart) Wimmer.

She was a graduate of Coopersburg High School and attended Kutztown State Teachers College.

She worked as a programmer in the salaried payroll department of the former Bethlehem Steel for 40 years until retiring.

Emma Louise Howe

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

local artist

Emma Louise (Lynn) Howe, 88, of Emmaus, formerly of Orwigsburg, died June 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Dorothea I. (Myers) Lynn and George R. Lynn Jr.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, University of Pennsylvania and completed some studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Canterbury Club, The Choral Society and active with the campus radio station, WXPN.

Louise McEllroy

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Louise McEllroy, 77, formerly of Macungie, died June 19, 2020, in Above and Beyond West End. She was the wife of the late Gilbert McEllroy. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George Moore and Isabel S. (Carter) Fowler.

She was a dishwasher for the Brass Rail.

She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Emmaus.

She is survived by a brother, James Fowler, of Macungie; a daughter, Lorraine. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Fowler.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth St., Emmaus, 18049.

Joseph G. Kopecki Jr.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

former PPL foreman

Joseph G. Kopecki Jr., 77, of Macungie, died June 22, 2020, in his home. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Sillmann) Kopecki. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary April 14. Born in Columbia, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Virginia L. (Fyler) Kopecki.

He was an Air Force veteran and served with the 552nd Airborne during the Vietnam era.

He was a maintenance machinist and foreman at PPL’s Holtwood Power Plant for many years.

He was a member of Solomon’s UCC, Macungie.

Morgan Lewis Faust Sr.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Morgan Lewis Faust Sr., 80, of Emmaus, died June 19, 2020, in his residence surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Linda L. (Dries) Faust. They were married for 41 years. Born in Audenried, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Elizabeth (Davis) Faust.

He honorably served his country in the Army during Vietnam.

He was a master electrician and handyman who, along with his best friend Jimmy Kayal, were always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was also an experienced long-haul truck driver for many years, retiring in 2014.

Agnes H. Schaffer

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

former paraprofessional

Agnes H. Schaffer, 86, of Emmaus, died June 3, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Ronald W. Schaffer. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in April. Born in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late James and Helen (Kaminski) Obes.

She was a paraprofessional for the Allentown School District where she taught remedial reading for 15 years, retiring in 1995.

She served as president of the 12th Ward Citizen Association for six years and the Paraprofessional Union for six years.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in School

Student earns scholarship

MPRA

Emmaus High School student Caden Wright, of Macungie, recently received a Military Police Regimental Association scholarship.

Wright will study mechanical engineering at Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

According to the Lehigh University website, Wright holds an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference District XI wrestling title and is an EPC Scholar-Athlete.