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Mary L. Hunsicker

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Mary L. Hunsicker, 84, of Allentown, died June 5, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lewis E. Hunsicker Jr., who died in 1998. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard W. and Perma R. (Kern) Christman.

Along with her husband, she owned and operated, Lewis E. Hunsicker Jr. Excavating, Allentown, for 60 years. In her younger years, she taught elementary school in Allentown.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She graduated from West Chester Teacher's College in 1950.

Jennie Irene Williams

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

100, of Emmaus

Jennie Irene (Kline) Williams, 100, longtime resident of Emmaus and beloved aunt, died June 7, 2013, in her home, with homecare provided by her great-niece, Janelle. She was the wife of the late Albert (Nun) Williams, who died Aug. 10, 2000. Born in Vera Cruz, she was a daughter of Harrison and Katie C. (Frey) Kline.

She was a member of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville and an associate member of Grace Church at the Lutheran Home, Topton.

Raymond Silnik

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Raymond L. Silnik, 87, of Emmaus, died June 10, 2013, at the VNA Hospice House of St Luke's, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Betty E. H. Schoch.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and he was employed at Mack Trucks for 26 years until retiring.

He was a former member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.

He is survived by a son, Raymond P. of Allentown; granddaughter, Stacy Silnik; brother-in-law, Kent Schoch of Charlotte, N.C. He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Deborah.

Ann Evancho Davies

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Ann Church

Ann Evancho Davies, 95, of both Emmaus and State College, died June 5, 2013, at The Fairways at Brookline Village in State College. She was the wife of the late Ogden R. Davies, who died in 1995. Born in Eckley, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Yanick) Evancho.

She was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Emmaus and attended Our Lady of Victory in State College.

She is survived by five stepchildren; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by seven brothers; four sisters; and a grandson.

Jean Parr

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Jean L. Parr, 76, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 8, 2013. She was attended in her home by her family and the Lehigh Valley Hospice nurses and aides. She was the wife of Donald Parr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Celia (Miller) Bandle and the late Edward Hertzog.

She attended Allentown High School, worked for Hess's Department Store and was an accomplished seamstress. In later years, until retirement, she was a nurse's aide at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.

James N. Woodeshick

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

president, Planning Commission

James N. Woodeshick, 63, died June 4, 2013. He was the husband of Sharon Ann (Wagner) Woodeshick. He was the son of the late Henry and Shirley (Walker) Woodeshick.

He was a 1967 graduate of Emmaus High School. He joined with Local Plumbers Union 690 where he worked in construction as a foreman until his retirement.

He was a consistent attendee of the Emmaus Borough Council meetings and served as president of the Planning Commission.

He loved to ride his bicycle around town and meet with his neighbors.

James F. Williams Jr.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

James F. Williams Jr., 72, of Macungie, formerly of Hatboro, died May 22, 2013. He was the husband of Nancy Margaret (Lazar) Williams. They were married 15 years in April. Born in Star, N.C., he was the son of the late James Franklin Williams Sr. and Mae (Allen) Williams.

He was a furniture designer and manufacturer. He also worked at Needles N Hoops Stichery Company in Hatboro and Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point, Md.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Third Armored Division and was stationed in Germany.

Matthew A. Hober Jr.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Matthew A. Hober Jr., 72, of Wescosville, died May 30, 2013, in his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Matthew A. Sr. and Viola (Hoffman) Hober.

He was a graduate of Drexel University.

He was currently employed as a mechanical engineer for PPL, where he had many years of loyal service.

He is survived by cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, 720 N. 6th St., Allentown, 18102.

Lawrence R. Erney

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

World War II Army veteran

Lawrence R. Erney, 96, of Emmaus, died May 30, 2013, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Jennie (Jacoby) Erney.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus, where he was the treasurer of the Sunday school program for nearly 60 years.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 7088 and the American Legion, both in Emmaus.

He was a charter member of the Flag Day Association in Emmaus and was a member of the Emmaus Historical Society.

Olive L. Smith

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Ancient Oak West

Olive L. (Bruder) Smith, 97, of Ancient Oak West, Lower Macungie Township, died May 28, 2013. She was the wife of the late George Smith and moved to various places. Her later years were spent living at Bear Creek Lake where she enjoyed fun times with family and friends. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lizzie Bruder.