East Penn Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gregory R. Reph

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Gregory R. Reph, 69, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Russell R. and Naomi A. (Laub) Reph. He and his wife Doris M. (Barndt) Reph were married May 10, 1969 and just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a real estate broker serving the Lehigh Valley for over 42 years.

He was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville.

Mert M. Loper

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Mert M. Loper, 86, of Macungie, died June 7, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late John Loper Sr. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Gallagher) Bleiler.

She is survived by children, John Jr., Lawrence, Deborah, Rodger; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Chapter, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, 18017.

Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

John F. Kelly

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

John F. Kelly, 69, of Allentown, died June 9, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Lynnette R. (Bailey) Kelly. They were married for 35 years last August. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Francis and Bettie Kelly, of Emmaus.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and the Philadelphia College of Textile and Science.

He served the United States Marine Corps as a supply sergeant in Da Nang at the height of the Vietnam War.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Theft from vehicle

Several medications were removed from a KIA Optima vehicle in the 1700 block of West Minor Street. The theft was reported May 30.

A flashlight and $60 cash were removed from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Ridge Street. The theft was reported May 31.

A woman told police she left her wallet in a booth after dining at a restaurant in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street. When she arrived to retrieve the wallet, $43 cash was discovered missing from the wallet. The theft was reported June 4.