East Penn Press

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

John M. Gibbons Jr.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member, Summer Harmony chorus

John M. “Jack” Gibbons Jr., 92, of Center Valley, died July 23, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jeanne (Harris) Gibbons who died in 2007 and Rose Marie (Giltrap) Gibbons who died in 2016.

He was an executive in the steel industry.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Coopersburg, where he taught CCD, sang in the choir, was a lector and served on the finance committee.

Rose M. Fatzinger

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Rose M. Fatzinger, 96, of Alburtis, died Aug. 4, 2019, at Luther Crest. She was the wife of the late Alden A. Fatzinger. Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Golles) Lukitsch.

She worked for Rodale Shirt Factory before retiring.

She was a longtime member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield and the Women’s Guild.

Consuelo G. Strohl

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel employee

Consuelo G. Strohl, 94, of Macungie, died June 20, 2019, at Lehigh Commons. She was the wife of the late Edwin V. Strohl. They were married for 69 years. She was the daughter of the late Francisco and Olivideo (Moran) Guerra and stepmother, Loretta Guerra.

She retired from Bethlehem Steel as a secretary and translator for the mining department.

She was active in altar guild and the hospitality committee at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem and served 25 years as a volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital, Hellertown Library and Meals on Wheels.

Raymond F. Davis

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

founded Davis Construction, Steel Erectors, Inc.

Raymond F. Davis, 94, of Emmaus, died Aug. 3, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Carmen V. (Rivera) Davis, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Palm, he was the son of the late Daniel and Minnie (Hoffman) Davis.

He honorably served in the Army during World War II, earning a Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, and the French Jubilee of Liberty Medal.

He was a graduate of Perkiomen School.

James “Jake” Boyer

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Alburtis barber

James J. H. Boyer, 85, of Alburtis, died July 30, 2019. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Stoudt) Boyer. They were married for 64 years. He was the son of the late Jacob J. Boyer and Pauline M. (Schmick) Boyer Trexler.

He was a self-employed barber in Alburtis for 63 years, worked at Air Products and retired from the East Penn School District.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Gary J. Voyden

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Salisbury School District graduate

Gary J. Voyden, 49, died Aug. 1, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, with his loving mother by his side and went directly into the arms of his father. He was the son of the late Ronald J. Voyden and Patricia A. (Greenzwieg) Voyden.

He was a 1989 graduate of Salisbury School District.

He worked for the former Grief Company, Allentown, unloading trucks and later worked for the Good Shepherd Homes in Allentown and Bethlehem.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Robert T. Sopko Sr.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Robert T. Sopko Sr., 89, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully July 31, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Anna (Fabian) Sopko, with whom he shared over 66 years of marriage. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Hornak) Sopko.

He honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He worked as a carpenter for Mazziotta until retiring.

Marvin L. Moyer

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Macungie councilman

Marvin L. Moyer, 76, of Macungie, died July 31, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Claudia D. (Miller) Moyer to whom he was married for 55 years. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Howard and Mary Ellen (Schierer) Moyer.

He owned and operated Marvin L. Moyer Bricklaying before retiring.

He was a former Macungie borough councilman, coached midget football in Emmaus and was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club.

Barry S. Hickswa

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Barry S. Hickswa, 59, of Emmaus, died July 18, 2019, surrounded by his family at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Alice (Haas) Hickswa.

He is survived by his wife; son, Matt and his wife, Kim; two grandchildren; sisters, Shelly Dechiaro and her husband, Frank and Cheryl McCarthy and her husband, Patrick; nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, 18036.

Services are private.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Sally A. Kocis

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Trust and estate administrator

Sally A. Kocis, 68, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully July 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit. She was the wife of Thomas J. Kocis. They celebrated 35 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Blaine E. and Helen E. (Hamilton) Wible.

She worked for several local financial institutions in trust and estate administration. She was a board member and past president of Group Three Corporate Fiduciaries and the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley.