East Penn Press

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Brent A. McNabb

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Lower Macungie Fire Marshall

Brent A. McNabb, 59, of Wescosville, died Dec. 31, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Cynthia J. (Augello) McNabb. They celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Allen P. and Mary Ann (Bodder) McNabb.

He was a 1978 graduate of Emmaus High School and attended Lehigh County Community College.

He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Allentown.

He worked with the family business for 43 years and was the current owner of McNabb’s Service and Repair.

Joan Cochrane

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Joan E. Cochrane, 81, formerly of Macungie, died Dec. 23, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice, Cedar Crest. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William E. Clauberg and Mary E. (McInerney) Clauberg.

She was employed as a waitress for several restaurants before retiring.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She enjoyed jazz music festivals, crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and the music of Frank Sinatra.

Francis J. Fox Sr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. Thomas More

Francis J. Fox Sr. died Dec. 24, 2019, after spending an enjoyable gathering with his family. He was the devoted husband of Jennie (Schiavone) Fox for 66 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Rose (Doherty) Fox.

He graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1950 and was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown where he was a Eucharistic minister.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War.

Paul W. Arndt Sr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks manager

Paul W. Arndt, Sr. 74, of Macungie, formerly of Kutztown, died Jan. 4, 2020, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Brenda J. (Krick) Arndt. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Willard and Alverta T. (Trapp) Arndt.

He was a manager for Mack Trucks for over 30 years.

He and his wife owned and operated The Lampshade Factory, Trexlertown, until 2016.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam war.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed reading and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Gladys E. Reifinger

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Alburtis

Gladys E. (Rank) Reifinger, 85, of Allentown, formerly of Alburtis, died Dec. 30, 2019, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Catherine R. Hunsicker and Alfred E. Rank.

She graduated from Kutztown High School.

She was employed as a garment worker at the former Royal Mfg., Alburtis, before retiring. Prior to that, she worked at Atlas Minerals & Chemicals in Mertztown as a secretary.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Cindy A. Chayka

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Cindy A. (Pillar) Chayka, 62, of Macungie, died Dec. 28, 2019, in her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of Veronica (Vrana) Pillar, of Coaldale and the late Frank X. Pillar.

She was a 1975 graduate of Panther Valley High School and a 1979 graduate of Marywood University. She worked as a registered dietitian at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, for 35 years. She was a licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) and a certified diabetes educator (CDE).

Mark J. Sterner

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Rodale employee

Mark J. Sterner, 49, of Alburtis, died Dec. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Lori L. (Holzinger) Sterner. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in October. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Jon P. and Elaine J. (Erwine) Sterner, of Whitehall.

He was a graduate of Dieruff High School. He worked at Rodale for the past 23 years.

Dr. Augustine I. Dalton Jr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Air Products chemist

Dr. Augustine I. Dalton Jr., 77, of Macungie, died Dec. 31, 2019. He was the husband of Carolyn (Harris) Dalton. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in August. Born in Richmond, Va., he was a son of the late Augustine I. Dalton Sr. and Grayce (Barden) Dalton.

He graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 1961, Virginia Military Institute in 1965 and received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina in 1972.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam war.