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Barry Thomasik

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Barry Thomasik, 46, of Emmaus, died June 17, 2013. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Judith A. (Roberts) Thomasik of Allentown and stepfather, Clifford R. Edwards.

He worked in the accounting department for Omnicare and was a bartender at The Colonial House in Catasauqua.

He was a member of the Catholic War Vets in Emmaus.

He is survived by his mother; brother, Stanley II; sister, Debra Kish; nieces, Ashley Reiss and Nicole Kish; nephews, Jeffrey Reiss Jr. and Jayden Reiss.

Arrangments were made by the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Allentown.

Kenneth M. Baab

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Kenneth M. Baab, 63, of Wescos-ville, died peacefully at his home June 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jeanne L. (Colbourne) Baab. They were married for 40 years last August. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Kenneth A. Baab and Helen (Miller) Baab.

He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Muhlenberg College in 1971, followed by a master's of arts in health care administration from George Washington University.

Anna Mae Shick

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Anna Mae Shick, 85, of Salisbury Township, died June 13, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of the late Howard R. Shick, who died June 11, 2011. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Wilson A. and Bertha (Backus) Bartholomew.

She was a graduate of Allentown High School, class of 1946, and a graduate of Joyce Art Studio.

She was a self-employed beautician.

She was a member of Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown.

Shirley A. Sell

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Shirley A. Sell, 61, of Catasauqua, died in her home June 10, 2013. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor (Stoudt) Knappenberger.

She was employed by the County of Lehigh for the past 35 years.

She is survived by a son, Jason C. Correll; daughter, Melissa Sell; grandchildren, Sabrina, Delano, Arianna and Gionni.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

William Howard Hansell Jr.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former South Whitehall manager

William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013.

With heavy hearts but beautiful memories of a life well lived, the family mourn the passing of their husband, father, brother, grandfather, colleague and friend who passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Savior after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.

Mary T. Zabrecky

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus Village

Mary T. Zabrecky, 91, formerly of Bethlehem, most recently of Emmaus Village, died June 9, 2013. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Zabrecky. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Toth.

She worked for the chemical lab at Bethlehem Steel during World War II. She also worked at various silk mills, Just Born, Durkees Food and Schoenen's Market, all while dedicating herself to her family.

She was a member of the Edgeboro Women's Democratic League, where she assisted at the polls.

Richard George Kelly

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Richard George Kelly, 80, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Macungie, died peacefully June 4, 2013, at Emerus Hospital, in the compassionate care of Hospice and surrounded by the love of his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Jerian Gelbert Kelly. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary June 27. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul Ishmael Kelly and Helen Estelle Goldman Kelly.

He graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, on a full scholarship.

Peggy J. Ernst-Bibighaus

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Peggy J. Ernst-Bibighaus, 66, of Salisbury Township, died June 14, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House. She was the wife of David A. Bibighaus. They were married for 28 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Eleanor P. (Lutz) Ernst of Bethlehem and the late Mahlon L. Ernst.

She was a 1963 graduate of Liberty High School. She worked as a property manager for Morgan Properties in Allentown.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salisbury Fire Company.

Jan F. Gren

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Jan "John" F. Gren, 69, of Zionsville, died June 16, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth Gren. They were married for 35 years. Born in Debowiec, Poland, he was the son of Hermina (Foltyn) and the late Karol Gren.

He worked as an auto mechanic for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife; children, Matthew, Adrianne and Alexandra; mother; two sisters; one half brother and numerous nieces and nephews in Poland. He was predeceased by one brother and two half sisters.