East Penn Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ronald M. Reitnauer

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Ronald M. Reitnauer, 78, of Emmaus, died Aug. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Diana G. (Hartman) Reitnauer, with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Marguerite (Marsteller) Reitnauer.

He worked at TBA Supply for 20 years in sales and as a truck driver, real estate agent for the Butz Co. for 10 years and East Penn Bank for 15 years, retiring in 2006. He also worked part time for Schantz Funeral Home for 25 years.

Robert Kip Doescher

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager, Mobil Oil Corp.

Robert Kip Doescher, 84, of Emmaus, died Sept. 2, 2018. He was the husband of Diana Mae Brown Doescher. They just celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Utica, N.Y., he was a son of the late Katharine Kipp Doescher and Frederick William Doescher.

He graduated from high school at Utica Free Academy. He furthered his education at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., graduating in 1956. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.

June M. Stas

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

June M. Stas, 91, of McLean, Va., formerly from Macungie, died Aug. 30, 2018.

She was the beloved wife of the late John D. Stas, who died in 2008. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary (Falat) Klimek.

She was a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Allentown.

Starting in 2015, her family honored her by establishing two prizes in her name at the Great Allentown Fair: The June M. Stas Supreme Baking Award and the June M. Stas Superior Preserved Product Award. The awards will continue in her memory.

Charles E. Bower

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Charles E. Bower, 56, of Alburtis, died Aug. 31, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Helen B. A. (Erb) Bower, of Alburtis and the late George F. Bower.

He was employed at Walmart for 15 years before retiring.

He enjoyed sports, bowling and playing bingo.

He is survived by his mother; brother, Tom; sister, Faye and her husband J.D. Schultz; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Robert W. Tyack Jr.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

world traveler

Robert W. Tyack Jr., 78, died Sept. 1, 2018, in his brother’s home in Macungie. He was the son of the late Robert W. and Madalyn D. (Vozzella) Tyack.

He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and Eagles. He was elated to see his Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2018.

He was a world traveler and his favorite places to visit were Hawaii, Venice and Acapulco.

He was an usher at The Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena in the 1970s to 1990s.

He is survived by his brother David, Kristin and Nick of Macungie.

Elizabeth F. Spadt

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie

Elizabeth F. Spadt, 96, of Lower Macungie, died Aug. 27, 2018, at Manor Care Health Services, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Walter Spadt Jr. who died Nov. 22, 2003. Born in Remlingen, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Koehler) Zorn.

She was a member of the former St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She was devoted to her family and friends.

Barbara L. (Horling) Anderson

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Barbara L. Anderson, 75, of Wescosville, died Aug. 24, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Arthur D. Anderson Jr. for 52 years in August. Born in The Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian (O’Neil) Horling.

She was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught English and reading at Troxell Junior High School in Allentown for four years before having children.

Florence E. “Dolly” Schlonecker

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Florence E. “Dolly” Schlonecker, 88, of Coopersburg and a longtime resident of Emmaus, died Aug. 26, 2018.

She was a lifetime member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus.

She was employed as a para-professional for the Allentown School District until retiring.

Dolly’s life was guided by her commitment to Jesus Christ as her Savior, her love for the Lord and her selfless dedication to her family.

Ross E. Ritter

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

manufacturers’ representative

Ross E. Ritter, 81, of Macungie, died suddenly at home Aug. 19, 2018. He was the husband of Carol Ritter for 56 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Ethel Evans Ritter.

He graduated from Abington High School in 1955 and from Lafayette College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

Joseph C. Kraemer

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Joseph C. Kraemer, 74, of Wescosville, died Aug. 17, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Susan (Howell) Kraemer. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Young) Kraemer.

He worked for Mack Trucks for 30 years, retiring in 2003.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Mark and his wife Kandy, Bryan and his wife Cheryl and Joseph; five grandchildren.