East Penn Press

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thomas M. Strelecki Sr.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Thomas M. Strelecki Sr., 72, of Emmaus, died Nov. 29, 2017. He was the husband of Sally A. (Scarola) Strelecki. They celebrated 33-1/2 years of marriage. Born in Chrisfield, Md., he was the son of the late Thomas M. and Mary (Davis) Strelecki.

He was a Navy veteran and was employed at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 31 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Found in the 60s Car Club and enjoyed going to car shows.

Nancy Lichtenwalner Ritter

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Nancy Lichtenwalner Ritter, 68, died Nov. 21, 2017, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico where she and her late husband, John, resided since 2010. She was the daughter of the late Mae and Theodore Lichtenwalner, of Macungie.

She graduated from Emmaus High School in 1967 and later from The Allentown School of Cosmetology.

She was co-owner of The Main Street Gallery, Inc.

She was previously a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a youth fellowship advisor and a choir member.

Barry J. Faustner

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Barry J. Faustner, 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 4, 2017, in The Gardens at Easton. He was the husband of Luella M. (Meck) Faustner. They were married for 41 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Joseph and Arlene (Bord) Faustner.

He was self-employed in the auto body repair industry for many years, retiring in 2007.

He is survived by his wife; brother, Jeffrey, of Emmaus; sister, Barbara Chapkovich, of Emmaus.

Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 28 West Main St., Macungie, 18062.

G. Pauline Kummery

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Grace Pauline “Polly” Moyer Kummery, 98, of Emmaus, died Dec. 3, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frederick Kummery. They were married for 48 years. Born in Telford, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma (Rosenberger) Moyer.

She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Emmaus.

She volunteered at the Emmaus Public Library for 30 years.

She is survived by a son, John F. and his wife Lois; daughter, Jane E. and her husband Glenn Weisbach; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother and two sisters.

Randy L. Kercher

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Randy L. Kercher, 63, of Emmaus, died Nov. 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Karl and Ethel (Poh) Kercher.

His career passion was in independent writing.

He is survived by siblings, Alan, Joan Graham and Fay.

Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie.

Bonnie Dams

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Bonnie Dams, 74, of Emmaus, died peacefully in her sleep Dec. 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Dale Arthur Dams. Born in Grand Haven, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Clyde Zietlow and Cornelia Bol.

She worked at Rodale and Air Products, but her favorite job, by far, was running the preschool at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown. She was a tireless supporter of her son’s athletic teams and managed the Emmaus Fire Company concession stand with an unbridled enthusiasm.

Susan M. Charron

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Susan M. Charron, 68, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in East Stroudsburg, she was the daughter of the late Albert “Barney” E. Charron Sr. and Virgie M. (Green).

She worked in the ability development program at Kutztown University. She taught ESL at the Reading Literacy Council and was an associate professor in the humanity division at Reading Area Community College, from where she retired.

She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown.