East Penn Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ethel M. (Reiss) Boyer

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Ethel M. (Reiss) Boyer, 86, of Macungie, died Nov. 15, 2018, in Kutztown Manor Nursing Home, Kutztown. She was the wife of the late Harold C. Boyer, who died Sept. 5, 2010. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Henry M. and Ruth (Sallade) Reiss.

She was a member of Huff’s Union Church, Alburtis.

She was employed as a finisher for Knoll, Inc., East Greenville, until her retirement.

She enjoyed cooking and baking and picnics with the family and swimming.

Connie L. Fritch

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

graduate of Emmaus High School

Connie L. Fritch, 72, of Mertztown, died Nov. 24, 2018. She was the wife of Craig Roper, with whom she celebrated 31 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Harriet (Baker) Nuver.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School.

She was employed at Landis Store Hotel and later worked in the care of children. She dedicated her life to the care and rescue of animals.

Louis Edward Fink

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Louis Edward Fink, 80, of Salisbury Township, formerly of Charleston, S.C., died Nov. 24, 2018, in Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, Richlandtown. He was the husband of Carole (Beech) Fink. They were married for 51 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Carl and Margaret Mary (Beckler) Fink.

He was the EDI coordinator for BP Company, Chicago, Ill., retiring in 2002.

He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

His favorite hobbies were golfing, napping and being a Pop-Pop. He loved to cook and enjoyed making soups.

Donna R. Moyer

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donna R. Moyer, 67, of Emmaus, died Nov. 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. She was the wife of the late Craig J. Moyer, who died in 2010. They were married for 35 years. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of Ruth (Smock) DeFrain, of Bethlehem and the late David DeFrain.

She is survived by her mother; daughter, Melissa (Jeffrey) Mackaravitz, of Emmaus; sister, Wendy Young, of Allentown; grandson, Samuel.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

William A. Vargo

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

William A. Vargo, 94, of Zionsville, died Nov. 15, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Rose M. (Schmaldinst) Vargo. They were married for 69 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Posh) Vargo.

He was a 1942 graduate of Emmaus High School.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel, Firestone Tire and retired in 1986 from Occidental Chemical.

He was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.

Lillian A. Babb

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Macungie

Lillian A. (Shafer) Babb, 88, formerly of Trexlertown, died Nov. 23, 2018, at ManorCare, West Allen. She was the wife of the late John C. Babb. Born in Macungie, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Minnie Mae (Ruppert) Shafer.

She worked as a seamstress in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

She is survived by sons, Dean and his wife Lynn, of New Tripoli, and Daniel and his wife Valerie, of Allentown; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary Shafer, of Trexlertown and Carl Shafer (Eddie), of Breinigsville; sister, Florence Eisentraut, of Emmaus.

David James Hvizdos

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

David James Hvizdos, 54, of Niskayuna, N.Y., died unexpectedly in his home Nov. 15, 2018. He was the husband of Marilyn (Saks) Hvizdos. They were married for 31 years. He was the son of Leonard and Barbara Hvizdos, of Emmaus.

He was a 1982 graduate of Emmaus High School and a 1986 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

He worked at Knoll Atomic Power Lab in the Schenectady area of New York state, which was appropriate as that is the state of his beloved New York Mets.

Austin R. Stevens

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northern Lehigh HS graduate

Austin R. Stevens, 22, of Slatington, died Nov. 10, 2018. Born in Brandywine, he was the son of John Stevens and Lisa Marie (Chlebove) Venanzi.

He was a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School.

He was a fun loving, compassionate and caring young man. He loved his family and all those friends he met in his life’s journey. He had a great big heart and touched the lives of all of those he met. We all will miss him dearly.

Eileen Druckenmiller

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished racewalker

Eileen Druckenmiller, 56, of Emmaus, died Nov. 13, 2018. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Roland O. Druckenmiller and the late Constance (Sabol) Druckenmiller.

She enjoyed traveling, baking and spending time with family.

She was an accomplished racewalker and completed many half and full marathons.

She is survived by her father; sister, Ellen; brother, Mark and his wife Kim; nieces, Everly and Aubrey; dear godchildren, Brittany, Alina and Evan Chwastiak. She was predeceased by a sister, Ann.

Franklin W. Reimert

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

popular U.S. Postal carrier

Franklin W. Reimert, 91, of Emmaus, died Nov. 17, 2018, at Mosser Nursing Home. He was the husband of Nancy (Wieand) Reimert for the past 37 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Irvin and Edna Reimert.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1945, where he played football and ran track and served as class treasurer and loyally supported Emmaus High athletics over the years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving at West Point from 1945 to 1946.