East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Richard G. Xander, Jr.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Richard G. Xander, Jr., 62, of Emmaus, died Aug. 30, 2017, at home. He was the life partner of Donna Buster and best friend of Annette Kriebel.

He is survived by his sons, Richard Xander, Anthony Corpora and Ian Matthews; daughters, Jessie Xander and Jennifer Sikora; sister, Debbie and brother, Curt; five grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements were made by the Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

JoAnn R. Vince

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

JoAnn R. Vince, 68, of Zionsville, died Aug. 30, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Frank J. Vince. The couple shared the last 32 years together and observed their 20th wedding anniversary May 3. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Bower) Fuchs.

She retired from B. Braun in 2012 where she worked as an assembler. Previously she was employed as an oven operator at Pillsbury for 15 years and prior she worked as a line leader at General Electric.

She loved art, drawing and riding motorcycles with her husband.

Donna K. Stout

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Donna K. Stout, 62, of Allentown, died Sept. 3, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Christopher A. Stout. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Henry Stanley and Eleanor (Fritz) Schantzenbach.

She worked as the director of transportation for the Salisbury Township School District for 35 years. She later worked at Gift Design Galleries at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

She was a member of Grace U.C.C., Allentown.

She was a Longaberger Basket consultant and played volleyball in the Allentown Recreation League.

Shala S. Mokgethi

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Fulbright Scholar

Shala Shiela Mokgethi, 71, of Emmaus, died Aug. 20, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, she was the daughter of Matilda Ramakutana, of South Africa.

She was a Fulbright Scholar and was an information officer with the United Nations.

She is survived by her mother; daughters, Dr. Bianca, of Emmaus and Dr. Sonia.

Memorial donations may be made toward Pancreatic Cancer Research. Please go to lustgartenfoundation.org/donate to make contributions in her name.

Shirley J. White

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Shirley J. White, 81, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully in her home Aug. 8, 2017. She was the wife of the late Paul W. White, who died in 1999. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Walter G. and Laura E. (Orth) Montz.

She was a dietician for the Swain School for many years prior to her retirement.

She enjoyed baking and going on the family camping trips to Canada.

She was a member of the South Allentown Seniors.

Carmen V. Davis

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Carmen V. Davis, 87, of Emmaus, died Sept. 2, 2017, in Moravian Village. She was the wife of Raymond F. Davis, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage in June. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Molchan) Rivera.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and Bethlehem Business College.

She worked for Bethlehem Steel as a secretary and was the President of Davis Construction and Steel Erectors, Inc.

She was a member of the Junior Aid Society and was vice president of the Alton Park Youth Association.

John Hermanovitch

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

John Hermanovitch, 89, of Macungie, died Aug. 28, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shirley J. (Boehm) Hermanovitch. The couple would have celebrated 38 years of marriage Oct. 21. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Samuel and Kathryn (Karbonick) Hermanovitch.

He was a past president, secretary and member of the Hellertown Lions Club.

He was the owner and operator of the former Saucon Beverage Co. and Saucon Food Market in Bethlehem from 1964 to 1978.

Alexander J. Sostarecz

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

2015 Emmaus High School graduate

Alexander James “Feran” Sostarecz, 20, died suddenly Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Tammy Drosnock Wisk (David) and James E. Sostarecz Jr. (Nalene Hock).

He was a 2015 graduate of Emmaus High School, and was attending Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Campus, majoring in information sciences and technology, having just completed his sophomore year.

He worked several summers for the Emmaus School District as a computer tech.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, was an avid gamer and a kind and loving soul.

Edwin V. Strohl

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

U.S. Postal Service Postmaster

Edwin V. Strohl, 92, of Macungie, died Aug. 25, 2017, at Lehigh Center surrounded by his loved ones. He was the husband of Consuelo (Guerra) Strohl for 69 years. He was the son of the late Robert and Alice Thomas.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster of Hellertown.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, past member of the Hellertown Lions, American Legion and Cathedral Church Historical Society.

Jerry C. Wenner

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Jerry C. Wenner, 61, of Emmaus, died Sept. 1, 2017, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Carlton W. and Pearl K. (Batman) Wenner.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School where he played on the football team.

He was a member of the Hunktown Flag Football Team and played for the Macungie Monarch Softball Team.

He was employed by L.M. Robins Co. in Slatington as a conveyor belt manufacturer for the last 15 years. He previously was a salesman for the family business, C.W. Wenner Sons Vacuum Cleaner & Sewing Machine Co. at the Allentown Fairgrounds.