East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stephen A. Banyas

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Steve’s Radiator Repair Shop

Stephen A. Banyas, 74, of Emmaus, died in his home Sept. 12, 2017. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Stephen and Helen A. (Sabol) Banyas.

He was the owner and operator of Steve’s Radiator Repair Shop in Emmaus until retiring.

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

He enjoyed golfing, hunting, going to car races and spending time with his family, friends and his little buddy, Baxter.

He is survived by a brother, Terry and his wife, Janell; nephews, Donald Keiser, David Keiser and Michael; nieces, Carol Keiser and Karen Snyder.

Walter Kuchinos

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

auto body repair teacher

Walter Kuchinos, 95, of Wescosville, died peacefully surrounded by family Sept. 9, 2017, at Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township. He was the husband of Tessie (Mazur) Kuchinos, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage July 19, 2017. Born in Bath, he was the son of the late Paul and Sophie (Dziadyk) Kuchinos.

He was a graduate of Northampton High School and continued his education at University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, Temple University, and Muhlenberg College.

Agnew N. Conrad

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Agnew N. Conrad, 84, of Alburtis, died Sept. 15, 2017, at Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Ruby R. (Rauch) Conrad, to whom he was married for over 62 years. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Clarence F. and Beatrice (Muth) Conrad.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School

He was employed at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for five years. He retired from the Philadelphia Bethlehem and New England Rail Road Co. (Bethlehem Steel) as an engineer with 38 years of service.

He was a veteran of the Koran War, where he served as a sergeant.

Charles “Smokey” Snyder

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Charles C. “Smokey” Snyder, Jr., 71, of Emmaus, formerly of Macungie, died suddenly at his home Sept. 11, 2017. He was the husband of Mary Louise (Schaffer) Snyder who he married March 17, 1990 and was the love of his life. He was the son of the late Charles C. and Marian M. (Shingler) Snyder.

He retired in 2010 from Mack Trucks after a 37-year career.

He graduated from Emmaus High School, Class of 1964, where he lettered in football, wrestling and track.

A member of St. Matthew’s E.C. Church, Emmaus, he was always a willing worker and served in numerous capacities.

John T. Royer

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

engineer/draftsman, teacher

John T. Royer, 71, of Emmaus, died Sept. 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Mary L. (Brown) Royer. They were married for 49 years on June 1, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles and Amelia (Schriner) Royer.

He graduated from Dieruff High School and Lafayette College.

He was an engineer and draftsman at the Bethlehem Steel Company, Ingersoll-Rand and Air Products. Later he was a teacher at Lincoln Technical Institute and taught math to the engineering students at Lafayette College.

Timothy H. Knecht

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Timothy H. Knecht, 69, of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Maria V. (Moller) Knecht. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Edna (Eschbach) Knecht.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.

He is survived by his wife; children, Matthew and Jennifer.

Philbur E. Miller

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Limeport

Philbur E. Miller, 92, formerly of Limeport, died Sept. 14, 2017, at Devon House, Allentown. Born in Salisbury Township, he was the son of the late Erwin F. and Edith H. (Erney) Miller.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was employed at Mack Trucks as a production truck driver until retiring in 1987 after 32 years service.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Blue Lutheran Church, Coopersburg, and was a member of the Saucon Lodge #469 F&AM, Coopersburg.

Beth R. Spivak

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

lab tester

Beth R. Spivak, 67, of Emmaus, died Sept. 6 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She worked in lab testing at the chemical company Wacker Products for many years.

She enjoyed collecting movie trading cards.

She is survived by a stepsister, Karen Van Tassel, of New Jersey; a niece, Jennifer and her husband Joachim Heppner and their children Julia, Lauren and Jack; a nephew, Donald W. Jr. and his wife Tammy Van Tassel along with their children Jessica and Ryan; and the love of her life, her pet dog Clay.

Services will be private.