East Penn Press

Saturday, February 22, 2020

John H. Baker

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

John “Jack” H. Baker, 103, formerly of Emmaus, died Jan. 21, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit. He was the husband of the late Anna K. (Hopstock) Baker, who died in 1996. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Paul F. and Catherine (Wadlinger) Baker.

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

He was employed at Rodale Manufacturing as a traffic manager for 50 years until retiring.

He enjoyed reading and was known to keep busy helping family, friends and neighbors. He lived in Emmaus for most of his life.

David B. Moyer

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

David Bruce Moyer, 67, of Salisbury Township, died Jan. 24, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Heidi (Bryfogle) Moyer, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife; children, David B. Jr., Ryan J. and Adam Smith (Amanda); brother, Richard; granddaughter, Lily A. Smith.

Contributions may be made to the church.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., all in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 4101 Old Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem.

Joseph Hugh Reichert

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager, Arrow Carrier Corp.

Joseph Hugh Reichert, 83, of Emmaus, died Jan. 18, 2020. He was the husband of Anna Mae (Erich) Reichert. They celebrated 53 years of marriage. Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary A. (Breslin) Reichert.

He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Class of 1954.

He served in the Army National Guard.

He was a sales manager at Arrow Carrier Corp. and was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.

James C. Diefenderfer

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

James C. Diefenderfer, 64, of Zionsville, died Jan. 8, 2020. He was the husband of Kristina (Kress) Diefenderfer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Sara (Cope) Diefenderfer and the late Charles F. Diefenderfer.

He enjoyed traveling with friends and family, especially to Maine, talking baseball with his son and tending his garden.

Famous for his beloved “Jimmy-isms,” he could always make us laugh and just as quickly make us think deeply.

He embodied the tender heart of Christ in his interactions with others and is beloved by all generations.

Anna L. Stahl

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Anna L. Stahl, 98, formerly of Macungie, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Country Meadows of Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Stahl, who died in 2016. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Sophia (Hartzun) Lazor.

She was employed at Sure-Fit and retired from Rodale Press.

She was a member of the Emmaus Moravian Church and was raised in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown.

Robert E. Schlener

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Robert E. “Beans” Schlener, 82, of Macungie, died Jan. 19, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Betty J. (Beck) Schlener with whom he shared nearly 48 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Andrew and Ida (Leiberzeit) Schlener.

Before retiring, he worked 30 years at Mack Trucks as a stock handler.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the St. Francis Society, where he was on the bowling and dart leagues.

Samuel A. Scott

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Dickinson Law School graduate

Samuel A. Scott, 75, of Alburtis, formerly of Old Zionsville, died Jan. 13, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of M. Jean (Pierce) Scott. They were married for 54 years. Born in Greensburg, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Helen M. (Getty) Scott.

He was a 1966 graduate of Allegheny College and a 1969 graduate of Dickinson Law School.

He was an attorney in private practice, retiring in 2018.

He loved sailing, the ocean and traveling, bringing along family and friends on all his adventures.

Charles C. Cole Jr.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

PPL engineer

Charles Chatfield Cole Jr., 74, of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 10, 2020. He was the husband of Joan Cole for 51 years. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was the son of Charles Chatfield Cole and Dorothy (Oldershaw) Cole.

He graduated from Crosby High School (Waterbury) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University).