East Penn Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Donald E. Eitner

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Donald E. Eitner, 97, of Wescosville, died July 31, 2018, in his home. He and his wife, Mary Jane (Hauser) Eitner, were married for 36 years until her death on June 23, 1984. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Howard J. and Marion (Templin) Eitner and was very close to his late grandmother, Lillian Templin.

He was a graduate of Allentown High School and Allentown Business College.

He was a World War II veteran and served with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations.

Jay H. Fasnacht

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

certified public accountant

Jay H. Fasnacht, 82, of Macungie, died peacefully July 27, 2018, at home. He was the loving husband of Marian Louise (Wolgemuth) Fasnacht for 60 years last October. Born in East Cocalico Township, he was a son of the late Alvin S. and Esther (Showalter) Fasnacht.

He graduated from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1962.

James Rickard

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

James Rickard, 71, of Macungie, died July 28, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Mae (Weaver) Rickard. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Reginald H. and Margaret (Czekitz) Rickard.

He was a service technician for JES Basement Systems before retiring.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

John F. “Jack” McDonald Jr.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

John F. “Jack” McDonald Jr., 89, of Emmaus, died in his home July 28, 2018. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Haviland) McDonald. Born in East Newark, N.J, he was the son of the late John F. Sr. and Sarah (Grady) McDonald.

He was a project manager working on commercial construction projects in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., including the N.J. Meadowlands Race Track and the HBO Building in New York City. He lived in both Kearny and Ocean Grove, N.J., before settling in Emmaus in 2005.

Glenn R. Kressley

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

percussionist, Allentown Band

Glenn R. Kressley, 61, of Macungie, died July 29, 2018. He was the husband of Peggy A. (Yanisch) Kressley. They would have been married 30 years in August. Raised in Macungie, he was the son of Joanne E. (Pugh), of Macungie and the late Bruce H. Kressley.

He was a percussionist in the Allentown Band, Allentown Symphony Orchestra and Liberty High School Alumni Band.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Andrea N.; mother; brother, Gary and his companion Debbie; nieces Kimmie and Maria; nephew, Matthew.

Lori A. (Bauer) Meitzler

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member, Huff’s Union Church

Lori A. (Bauer) Meitzler, 54, of District Township, died as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident, July 26, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Larry E. Meitzler. They were married for 31 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Carolyn A. (Bales) Bauer, of Alburtis, and the late William L. Bauer.

She was a member of Huff’s Union Church, Alburtis.

She worked for over 13 years as a laboratory technician at Bally Ribbon Mill, Bally; prior, she worked as a pairer at Great American Knitting Mill, Bally.

John C. Wagner

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Air Products employee

John C. Wagner, 97, of Emmaus, died July 28, 2018. He was the husband of the late Stella (Koneski) Wagner, who died in 2012. Born in Kutztown, he was the son of the late John N. and Florence E. (Schadler) Wagner.

He was employed at Air Products and Chemicals for 39 years until retiring as a truck driver.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus and a life member of the Emmaus Mercantile Club.

He is survived by a brother, Bruce and his wife, Jean; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Dale J.J., in 2005; brothers, Billy and Carson.