East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Harold J. Eyer

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Harold J. Eyer, 100 years and 6 months to the day, formerly of Emmaus, died June 23, 2019, at Heather Glen Senior Living, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Sadie J. (Iobst) Eyer, who died June 7, 2004. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Roy I. and Anita (Moyer) Eyer.

He was employed at Air Products & Chemicals for 35 years before retiring.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in Italy and received eight Bronze Stars.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Congregation, Emmaus.

Emmaus High School and Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Awards

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in School

ACE Award (Exchange Club of Western Lehigh): Chloe Bishop

Art Department Award (Art Department): Otávio Santos de Albuquerque, Katharine Downey, Darci Ott, Amelia Ray

Art Department Award (Permanent Collection): Chloe Bishop, Amanda Ford, Hayden Mitchell, Amelia Ray

Athlete of the Year - Female (Elisabeth “Betsy” Wilson Memorial Award): Taylor O’Brien

Athlete of the Year - Male (Daniel M. Sachs Memorial Award): Devon Boyko

Benjamin Michael Albro Orchestra Award: William Weiss

Blackstone Award for Excellence (ACSL Club): Johnny Yang

Betty G. Buehrle

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Luther Crest

Betty G. (Gulden) Buehrle, 90, of Allentown, died June 15, 2019, in Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of Rev. Dr. Paul L. Buehrle. They were married 68 years. Born in Perkasie, Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late Russell T. and Irma (Snyder) Gulden.

She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.

She was a licensed beautician, operating the former Betty’s Hairdressing Salon, Wilmington, Del.

She was a talented seamstress, dedicated volunteer and loving wife and mother.

Fern I. Ockovic

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Fern I. (Rickert) Ockovic, 102, of Salisbury Township, died June 21, 2019, with her daughter by her side in Devon House. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Ockovic. The youngest of 10 children, she was a daughter of the late George and Ida (Levan) Rickert.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan and partner, Jeff Weiss; nieces, Virginia Sell and Elaine Peter; great-niece, Ann Marie Wranitz.

Contributions may be made to Westminster Adult Day Services or Salem United Methodist Church.

Waldemar Ramirez

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Agere Systems employee

Waldemar Ramirez, 77, of Macungie, died peacefully June 21, 2019, at Legend of Allentown. He was the husband of Alma (Suarez) Ramirez, with whom he shared over 51 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Enrique Ramirez and Obdulia Zapata.

Before retiring, he worked as a layout at Agere Systems for over 41 years.

His grandchildren and canine companions were his pride and joy.

Philip A. Merenda

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks supervisor

Philip A. Merenda, 80, of Emmaus, died June 15, 2019, in Manor Care Allentown. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Micek) Merenda. They were married 41 years. Born in Mineola, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anthony and Gwendolyn (Williams) Merenda.

He was a graduate of Lehigh University.

He was a supervisor in the accounting department at Mack Trucks for 30 years, retiring in 1998. After retirement, he drove a school bus for Paragon Transit for many years.

He was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church, where he was a choir member.

Veronica A. Hafner

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Veronica Ann “Ronnie” (Barber) Hafner, 85, of Salisbury Township, died June 17, 2019. She was the wife of the late Karl “Bud” Hafner. They were married for 53 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Barber and Marguerite (Byrne) Barber Brenner.

Before retiring, she worked for Leh’s Department Store, Bell Telephone, Crown America at the customer service desk and Salisbury Township School District in the cafeteria at Harry S Truman School.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.