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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Paulos Davrados

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Paulos Davrados, 67, of Macungie, died Nov. 26, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Miriam (Horta) Davrados, who died Oct. 28, 2018.

He was a chef by trade and owned several restaurants throughout the Lehigh Valley.

He is survived by a son, Nick and his wife Jessica and their children, Ariadne, Phaedra and Dimitrios; daughter, Natasha.

Services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

David M. Kuncio

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Tyler Pipe employee

David M. Kuncio, 71, of Macungie, died Nov. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of the late Brenda A. (Mertz) Kuncio. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Mary (Lisi) Kuncio and the late John Kuncio Sr.

He worked for Tyler Pipe for 35 years, retiring in 2009.

He honorably served his country in the Navy during Vietnam.

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

AnnMarie Brimble

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

AnnMarie (Stianche) Brimble, 73, of Emmaus, died Dec. 2, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Gary M. Brimble. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. Born in Hauto, she was the daughter of the late Antoinette Stianche.

She was employed at J.C. Penney, Whitehall, for 29 years until retiring.

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

She is survived by her husband; children, Michelle and her husband Bart Schmidt, Gary Jr., Christopher and his fiancee, Rick Caroto; brother, Robert Griffin.

Thomas B. Payonk

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Thomas B. Payonk, 50, of Salisbury Township, died unexpectedly at home Dec. 2, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Bernard B. and Irene K. Payonk. He lived with his mother and cared for her as she aged.

He was a 1985 graduate of Salisbury High School.

He worked for Laneco prior to accepting a position with Piramal Critical Care where he worked until he was no longer able.

He was a member of the Fountain Hill Republican Club, Fountain Hill Democratic Association, V.F.W. and the Fountain Hill Hose Company.

Gerald D. Trout

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former L.V. Dairy employee

Gerald D. Trout, 91, of Emmaus, died Nov. 28, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Emily (Mitrisin) Trout. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 11.

He was employed at Lehigh Valley Dairy for 39 years prior to his retirement.

He served his country during World War II in the United States Army.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

William J. Tonkin IV

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former South Whitehall police officer

William J. Tonkin IV, 74, of Macungie, formerly of Emmaus, died Nov. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Hoffmeir) Tonkin. They were married for 33 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Martha (Seitz) and William J. Tonkin III.

He was a graduate of Dieruff High School, attended Temple University and was a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Va.

He honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Richard Kepler Brunner

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

newspaper columnist, editor

Richard Kepler Brunner, 92, of Emmaus, died Dec. 1, 2018. He was the husband of Betty Louise (Folk) Brunner. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in November. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of Franklin Umstead Brunner and Mary Elizabeth (Kepler) Brunner.

He was a novelist, essayist, reporter, radio news/sports announcer, college administrator, teacher, newspaper columnist and editor.

Gary A. Fritch Sr.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Gary A. Fritch Sr., 65, of Lower Macungie Township, died Nov. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Sharon D. (Gehman) Fritch. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Donald A. and Grace C. (Madtes) Fritch.

He was employed at Air Products and Chemicals for 20 years.

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis and was a former member and deacon at St. John’s UCC, Emmaus.

He was a former member of the Emmaus Ambulance Corps and the Emmaus Special Police.

Marilyn A. Rickey

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Macungie postal clerk

Marilyn A. (Krauss) Rickey, died Nov. 21, 2018, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Michael F. Rickey. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Anna R. (Moll) Krauss.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School.

She worked as a postal clerk in the Macungie post office for many years, retiring in 1993.

She was a member of Solomon’s U.C.C., Macungie and was active with the Macungie Minstrelaires.