East Penn Press

Sunday, March 24, 2019

David C. Kirk

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

David C. Kirk, 70, of Emmaus, died Feb. 20, 2019, after a year long battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Marie (Malinowski) Kirk. They were married for over 46 years. He was the son of Mary (Miklencic) Kirk and the late Dr. Chester E. Kirk.

He was educated in the East Penn School District and honorably served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Simon Lake, Holy Loch, Scotland.

Throughout his career as a welder, he worked for Air Products, Steam Fitter’s Union and Anchor Fire and Protection.

Robert S. Sinamban

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Robert S. Sinamban, 58, of Macungie, died Feb. 13, 2019, at his home. Born in Quezon City, Philippines, he was a son of the late Aurelio Sinamban Sr. and Teresita (Stein) Pinter.

He was the owner and operator of the Emmaus Smoke Shop and the Phoenixville Smoke Shop.

He graduated with honors, was class president and editor in chief of the high school paper and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of the Philippines.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He enjoyed traveling to keep in touch with his family and friends.

Linda C. Klotz

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Linda C. Klotz, 71, of Macungie, formerly of Hazleton, died Feb. 24, 2019, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the domestic partner of Carol M. Passaro with whom she resided. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Melvin F. and Annie M. (Bittner) Klotz.

She was employed as a residential advisor at Job Corps in Drums for 15 years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Hazleton, The Lutheran Home at Topton and Cloud Nine Pet Cemetery.

Bruce P. Lichtenwalner

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Air Products & Chemicals retiree

Bruce P. Lichtenwalner, 77, of Kutztown, died Feb. 22, 2019. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Wenner) Lichtenwalner. They were married for 49 years at the time of her death in 2014. Born in Trexlertown, he was a son of the late Curtis and Dorothy (Reichard) Lichtenwalner.

He was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Trexlertown.

He retired from Air Products and Chemicals where he worked in the maintenance department for close to 50 years.

Jacqueline A. Souilliard

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Jacqueline A. Souilliard, 87, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 22, 2019, in Lehigh Center. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late J. Robert and Evelyn M. (Broscious) Cole.

She was a bookkeeper and retired from Hess Brothers in 1991.

She loved classical music and was an accomplished pianist. Her family was the most important thing to her and she will be terribly missed by her daughters and their families.

Milton J. Hechler

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Salisbury School District employee

Milton J. Hechler, 89, of Schnecksville, formerly of Center Valley, died Feb. 25, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of the late Helen M. (Hauck) Hechler, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in New Ringgold, he was a son of the late William and Cora (Hafer) Hechler.

He was employed by the Salisbury Township School District as a maintenance worker and a bus driver.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Friedensville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Center Valley.

Edward T. Eroh

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Edward T. Eroh, 67, of Emmaus, died Feb. 18, 2019, in his home. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late John and Dorothy (Quinn) Eroh.

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

He is survived by a son, Shaun (Charlotte); daughters, Jessica Hoffman (Jonathan) and Michelle Sparr (Jesse); former wife, Susan; sister, Catherine M. Frey (Ralph); brother, Robert J. (Rhonda); five grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patricia. He was predeceased by a brother, John J.

A Celebration of Life will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Emmaus Fire Co. #2.

Vincent J. Kraft

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. Thomas More

Vincent J. Kraft, 71, of Allentown and Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Feb. 3, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Jo (Duddy) Kraft with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage June 16, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of John and Sarah (Logue) Kraft.

He attended LaSalle College High School and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 where he played rugby and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He earned his Master of Industrial Relations degree at St. Francis University in 1972.