East Penn Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

William A. Reith Sr.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William A. Reith Sr., 81, of Emmaus, died April 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Sandra Lee (Bower) Reith, who died Feb. 7, 2019. Born in Lower Milford Township, he was the son of the late Marcus and Eva (Stortz) Reith.

He was a longtime and faithful member of Emmaus Moravian Church.

He was a true farmer, born and raised on the family farm, working it his entire life. He also partnered with his brother, working together for more than 50 years at the former Reith Bros. Well Drilling & Pump Service.

Dr. Wistar B. Paist

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Dr. Wistar Borthwick Paist, 99, of Emmaus, died March 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Agnes (Troxell) Paist. They were married 71 years. Born in Doylestown, he was a son of the late Stanley Scott Paist Sr. and Gertrude (Kolbe) Paist.

His family moved to Glenside and he graduated from Abington High School with a letter in soccer. He enjoyed soccer so much that, 30 years later as an East Penn School Board member, he introduced soccer into the East Penn curriculum.

Frank J. Loprest, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Frank J. Loprest, Ph.D., 90, of Macungie, formerly of Holland, Bucks County, died April 2, 2019, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jane A. (Stables) Loprest to whom he was married 59 years. Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Lizzitano) Loprest.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Albert Stubbmann Sr.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

toymaker, designer and inventor

Albert Stubbmann Sr., 92, of Macungie, died suddenly April 2, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Billie (Blair) Stubbmann. They were married 69 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Katerina (Monsees) and Albert Stubbmann.

He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.

He was a toymaker, toy designer, and toy inventor for Kohner Bros. for 35 years and later operated Al Stubbmann Associates. He held 37 patents and invented the game Trouble.

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

Harold D. Wise

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Harold (Doug) D. Wise, 81, of Salisbury Township, died April 3, 2019, at VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s. He was the husband of Emmagine M. (Miller) Wise. They were married 36 years. Born in Avoca, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harold R. and Pauline (Allen) Wise.

He served faithfully in the U.S. Navy during peacetime.

He worked as a boiler operator at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Previously, he was an exterminator in New York.

Susan S. Stroock

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Susan Schwartz Stroock, 72, formerly of Emmaus, died March 30, 2019, after a two-year struggle with cancer. She was the wife of Chris Hackler. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she moved with her family to Forest Hills, N.Y. at the age of three.

She had an amazing zest for life and loved hiking, dancing and travel, especially to spots of natural beauty. In addition to many U.S. national parks, she and her husband had visited over 40 countries. They continued to travel after her diagnosis, most recently to Antarctica, a lifelong dream.

Laura E. Lehmann

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Laura E. Lehmann, 34, of Emmaus, died in her home, March 27, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Letitia B. (Neil) Debus Forthman and Andrew A. Fredley Jr.

She was a 2002 Graduate of Emmaus High School. She played flute and piccolo in the marching band and flute, piccolo and bassoon in the concert band.

She received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Lafayette College in 2006 where she played bassoon in multiple musical ensembles.

Walter John Okunski

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

LVH, Chief Division of Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery

Walter John Okunski, 81, of Salisbury Township, died March 26, 2019, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the loving husband of June H. (Feldmann) Okunski. They were married for 57 wonderful years. Born in Utica, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Edwena (Dzubian) Okunski.

He was a graduate of Colgate University and Upstate Medical School. He served his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. and did his surgical residency at Upstate Medical Center. His plastic surgery residency was at Allentown General Hospital.

Robert L. Schultz

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Robert L. Schultz, 82, husband of the late Doris J. (Spencer) Schultz, of Zionsville, died March 25, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Zionsville, he was a son of the late Wilbur S. and Carrie A. (Stahl) Schultz.

He was a 1954 graduate of East Greenville High School and was a truck driver for Triple A Trucking for most of his career, retiring after many years.

He was a longtime member of Bethany E.C. Church of Clayton, Barto and a member of Stahls Pottery. He was also on the board of directors of Milford Bible Camp.