East Penn Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Charles L. Wilde

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

V.P., Wm. H. Taylor & Co.

Charles L. Wilde, 91, of Coopersburg, died in his home Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lenette F. (Newell) Wilde for the past 18 years. His first wife, Joan P. (Dietrich) Wilde, died in 1994, after 42 years of marriage. Born in Weatherly, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Margaret I. (Rambo) Wilde.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Millersville University.

Robert L. Rabe

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Robert L. Rabe, 76, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2018, in his Zionsville home, surrounded by his family. Born in Allentown, formerly of East Greenville, he was a son of the late Louis W. and Edith C. (Behrle) Rabe.

He was a loving father and great friend to those who traveled in his circles. He was extremely hard working with great mechanical aptitude, spending his lifelong career working in residential construction as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a loving, offbeat, creative thinker who always helped a friend in need. We are forever grateful for his love and presence.

Duncan Yankovich

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Duncan Yankovich, of Salisbury Township, died unexpectedly Oct. 16, 2018. He was loved and will be dearly missed by his parents, Robert and Melissa (Ruggiero) Yankovich.

He was a senior at Salisbury High School where he had a passion in theatre crew. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music and being with friends.

He will be forever remembered for his friendliness, his ability to make people happy and his selflessness. He had a kind heart and made special connections with children.

Thaddeus G. Durback

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

trumpeter with Joe Timmer Orchestra

Thaddeus G. Durback, 81, of Macungie, died Oct. 17, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Kathleen C. (Swank) Durback. They were married for 55 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Labanz) and John Durback Sr.

He honorably served his country in the Navy from 1955 to 1959 and played in the U.S. Navy band.

He worked in sales for A. P. Wagner Appliance Parts, retiring in 2002.

He played the trumpet and sang with the Joe Timmer Orchestra for 30 years.

David L. Fenstermaker

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Allen Organ employee

David L. Fenstermaker, 82, of Emmaus, died Oct. 16, 2018. He was the husband of Betty L. (Merkel) Fenstermaker. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Earle and Mildred (Hunsberger) Fenstermaker.

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

He was a receiver at Allen Organ for 40 years before retiring.

He enjoyed playing golf. He sang with the Fabatones and many choirs.

He is survived by his wife; sister, Linda Hengeveld and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Harry and Rodney.

David Molinaro

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Greg’s Auto technician

David Molinaro, 53, of Allentown, died Oct. 5, 2018. He was the husband of Rosemarie (DiFede) Molinaro. They were married for 10 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Lucille (Perino) Molinaro and the late Anthony Molinaro Jr.

He was an auto technician for Greg’s Auto and Tire Service, Emmaus.

He was an avid camper and loved Wildwood and Cape May. He also loved gardening and volunteering for charitable events.

Leonard D. Hackman

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Leonard D. Hackman, 68, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 10, 2018. He was the husband of Sandra L. (Hawk) Hackman. They were married for 49 years. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Paul Edgar and Mary (Keeler) Hackman.

He worked at Weinstein Plumbing for 27 years until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bethlehem and a honorary and life member of Spring Valley Sportsman’s Association.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed flea markets and playing cards.

Carol B. “Casey” Garrett

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Breinigsville

Carol B. “Casey” Garrett, 70, of Breinigsville, died Oct. 17, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus. She was the wife of Daniel R. Garrett. They would have been married for 48 years Feb. 1, 2019. Born in Havre de Grace, Md., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Kathleen (Moffit) Burns.

She began her career as a research assistant for the Library of Congress. She taught at Central Catholic High School, ran a day care from her home, had a real estate license and retired in 2013 as an associate director from Family Answers.

Carol Allen

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former educator

Carol Allen, 68, of Macungie, formerly of Morristown, N.J., died Oct. 2, 2018, at home. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Helen Allen.

She graduated from Kingston High School, Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and German foreign language, from Lehigh University with a Master of Education degree as an elementary reading specialist and from Rutgers University with a reading supervisors’ certification.