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Franklin W. Reimert

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

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Franklin W. Reimert, 91, of Emmaus, died Nov. 17, 2018, at Mosser Nursing Home. He was the husband of Nancy (Wieand) Reimert for the past 37 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Irvin and Edna Reimert.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1945, where he played football and ran track and served as class treasurer and loyally supported Emmaus High athletics over the years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving at West Point from 1945 to 1946.

Margaret S. Rohrbach

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of local church

Margaret S. Rohrbach, 85, of Topton, formerly of Breinigsville, died Nov. 13, 2018. She was the wife of the late Chester L. Rohrbach. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Warren H. and Miriam G. (Haas) Confer.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Union Church, Macungie.

She is survived by her children, Roy C. and his wife Joanne, Kenneth A. and his wife Brenda, Donna J. Hillegass, Julie A. and her husband Randy Kuhns, Joan M., Susanne I. and her husband Roger Ruhe; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother and sisters.

Larue Smeltz

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Larue Smeltz, 84, of Macungie, died Nov. 12, 2018, at Bell Haven Nursing Home, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Dean E. Smeltz, who died March 22, 2007. Born in Barnesboro, Cambria County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sylvia (Borring) Davis.

She was a shipper for the former Day-Timer, Inc. for many years, retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed playing bingo and watching her TV shows.

Patricia N. Hudimac

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia N. Hudimac, 79, of Salisbury Township, died Nov. 16, 2018, in the VNA of St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of George S. Hudimac Jr. They were married for 57 years. Born in Bogota Columbia, South America, she was the daughter of the late Vincente Noguera Corredor and the late Lucille (Segura) de Noguera.

She worked at Monroe F. Dreher Advertising Agency in New York City and The Fuller Company in Catasauqua.

Ruth D. Boehm

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Upper Milford Township

Ruth D. Boehm, 82, of Upper Milford Township, died Nov. 14, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit. She was the wife of the late Donald W. Boehm Sr. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Russel and Dorothy I. (Kratzer) Brinker.

She was employed as a cashier for the former Fenstermaker’s Market, Emmaus, for many years before retiring from Bancorp, Inc.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.

Wayne A. Stottmeister

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Wayne A. Stottmeister, 62, of Lower Macungie Township, died unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2018, in his home. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late William Stottmeister and Betty Shiflett.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and Lehigh University.

He worked for many years in the chocolate candy manufacturing and sales industry, at Hershey, then for Bortz Chocolate and then for Superior Chocolate. In later years, he was an independent contractor, delivering recreational vehicles from the manufacturer to the dealers.

Joyce M. Gery

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Joyce M. Gery, 90, of Emmaus, died Nov. 15, 2018. She was the wife of the late Nathan B. Gery, who died in 2009. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Florence (Snyder) Eastman.

She was employed at Air Products and Chemicals for 40 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband David Hamilton; grandchildren, Nathan and his wife, Nicole and Carrie Hamilton.

Contributions may be made to The Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, 18031.

Henry W. Powell

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Henry W. Powell, 86, of Allentown, died Nov. 6, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of the late Claire D. (McGovern) Powell, who died April 25, 2016. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John K. and Mabel A. (Breiner) Powell.

He was employed at Duggan & Marcon as a plasterer before retiring.

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

He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.

He was a loving, loyal and most generous husband, father and grandfather, who will be dearly missed.

Loretta G. Pondelek

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member, Grace Lutheran Church

Loretta G. Pondelek, 92, died Nov. 5, 2018, at The Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Alfred C. Pondelek, who died in March 2006. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Stock) Deily.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, where she was the sexton and the primary department superintendent of the Sunday School program for more than 30 years. She was also a member of the Martha-Mary Society and the Macungie Grange.

She was previously the co-owner of Pondelek Greenhouse in Upper Milford.

Betty Jane Bray

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Legacy Place Cottages

Betty Jane Bray, 97, of Legacy Place Cottages, Salisbury Township, died Nov. 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late Kenneth L. Bray. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Jenny (Bogert) Dunton.

She worked in the personnel departments of various companies in the Lehigh Valley until retiring at the age of 81.

She was a member of the Central English Allentown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.