East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Robert John Kulanko

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Allentown

Robert J. Kulanko, 36, of Castle Rock, Colo., formerly of Allentown, died April 24, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of John and Carol (Weinsheimer) Kulanko.

He was a 1999 graduate of Salisbury High School and was self-employed as a software programmer.

He is survived by his parents; brother, James (Jill) Kulanko, of Fredericks, Colo.; sister, Kelly (Mark) Deitrich, of Allentown; a niece and two nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tenn., 38105-9959.

James Earl Heminitz

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

James Earl Heminitz, 35, of Macungie, died May 4, 2018. He was the husband of Tamarya A. (James) Heminitz. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Earl and Peggy (Dries) Heminitz.

He was a truck driver for West Motor Freight of PA.

He was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.

He was an avid Phillies, IronPigs and Flyers fan and was a member of the Saturday Night Leftovers bowling league.

Jean K. Mansfield

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Jean K. Mansfield, 96, formerly of Macungie, died May 7, 2018, in Chester Valley Nursing and Rehab Center, Malvern. She was the wife of the late John R. Mansfield. Born in Brighton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Olive (Wood) McMurtry.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

Diane P. Hardock

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Diane P. Hardock, 68, of Salisbury Township, died May 10, 2018. She was the wife of John R. Hardock. They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this past April. Born in Allentown, she was the only child of the late Charles and Anna Marie (Bonner) Nauroth.

She was a 1967 graduate of St. Francis Academy and 1971 graduate of Moravian College, both in Bethlehem.

She briefly worked as an insurance agent at the Reinhard Insurance Group.

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

She loved horses.

Dongwon Park

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Dongwon Park, 86, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 6, 2018, in ManorCare, Allentown. He was the husband of Kiok Park. They were married for 67 years. Born in Asan, Korea, he was the son of the late Hong-Soon Park and So-Jae-Lee.

He was the owner of Green-N-Things grocery store, Allentown, for many years.

He was an entrepreneur in Korea before moving to the United States.

He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Philadelphia.

Jay Weaknecht

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Jay Weaknecht, 88, formerly of Emmaus, died May 13, 2018, in The Health Center at Galloway, N.J. He was the husband of the late Kathryn E. (Stortz) Weaknecht. Born in Topton, he was the son of the late James W. and Marie (Lesher) Weaknecht.

He was a 1947 graduate of Kutztown High School.

He worked for Ritter Furniture as a carpet installer, custodian for Emmaus Moravian Church, and later worked in the maintenance department at East Penn School District, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the Emmaus Moravian Church and the Emmaus Ambulance Corps.

Malcolm W. ‘Mick’ Riffert

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Malcolm W. “Mick” Riffert, 80, of Macungie, died May 3, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Carol A. Riffert, who died March 1, 2017. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late George and Estelle (Albert) Riffert.

He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Army during peacetime.

He was self-employed, owning and operating for many years GOC Service and M.W. Riffert Paint Contractor. He most recently worked for Graham Security, Macungie, as a security officer.

He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Easton.

John Kovish

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

John Kovish, 70, of Emmaus, died in his home May 12, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John S. and Anna (Dwornak) Kovish.

He graduated from Emmaus High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was employed in the construction industry for many years.

He is survived by sisters, Nancy and her husband Dale Ritter, Joanne Schmiedel, Jeanne and her husband George Sabol and Carol and her husband Ronald Saint Sing. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and Terry.

Susan M. Felch

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Susan M. Felch, 73, formerly of Emmaus, died April 23, 2018, in Cedarbrook, Allentown. Born in Morristown, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Edwin P. Felch Jr. and Roberta L. (Brewer) Felch.

She is survived by a brother, Edwin P. III, of Blacksburg, Va.; two nephews.

Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.