East Penn Press

Thursday, December 14, 2017

William C. Updegrove Sr.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

William C. Updegrove Sr., 72, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 16, 2017, at St Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Cecelia Updegrove.

He is survived by his wife, sons, William Jr. and Craig; four grandchildren, Shannon, William III, Madelyn and Owen; and a great-grandson, Camden.

A visitation will be held 10 a.m. followed by a service 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal. Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 18109.

Contributions may be made to the church.

Edward J. Zamborsky, Esquire

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Attorney Edward J. Zamborsky died peacefully at home Oct. 16, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Marykay (Barnes) Zamborsky with whom he shared over 51 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Dr. Edward and Helen (Gresko) Zamborsky.

He attended Allentown High School, graduated from Moravian Academy (1959), Lehigh University (1963, Sigma Chi) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and Villanova Law School (1966) with his Juris Doctor degree

Pearl V. Richards

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Blue Church member

Pearl V. Richards, 92, of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Lower Milford Township, died Oct. 12, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Edward G. Richards who passed away in 2006. Born in Lower Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late William J.B. and Violet G. (Cressman) Knappenberger.

She was a dedicated member and volunteer of St. Paul’s Lutheran Blue Church, Coopersburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Maureen and her husband Arthur Swanson, and Robin and her husband Paul Shumar, and his children, Erik and Amber; and a brother, Roger Knappenberger.

Arthur P. Pappas Sr.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Alpo H.R. vice president

Arthur Peter Pappas Sr., 75, of Lower Macungie Township, died peacefully Oct. 10, 2017. He was the husband of Katherine A. (Ramsey) Pappas. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary (Damalas) Pappas.

He was a vice president of human resources for Alpo for 23 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a state high school wrestling champion for West High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a 1964 alternate Olympic Greco Roman wrestler for the USA team in Tokyo, Japan.

Richard Edwin Danner

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of East Texas

Richard Edwin Danner, 84, of East Texas, died Oct. 11, 2017. He was the husband of Emily A. (Lehr) Danner. They were married for 62 years in March. Born in East Texas, he was a son of the late Edwin and Viola (Litzenberger) Danner.

He was a sheet metal worker for over 50 years in union local 19.

He was a member and former church council president of St. Paul’s Lutheran, Breinigsville, a past president of the Lower Lehigh Lions Club, a past president of the East Texas Playground Association and a former superintendent of East Texas Sunday School.

Ruby R. Conrad

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Ruby R. Conrad, 83, of Alburtis, died Oct. 13, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Agnew N. Conrad who died in September. They were married for over 62 years. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Clayton L. and Elizabeth (Miller) Rauch.

She worked for the former Royal Manufacturing Company and Allen Organ before retiring.

She was a member of the Fleetwood and Emmaus drum and bugle corps for many years.

She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis.

Norman E. Boyer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Norman E. Boyer, 95, of Alburtis and formerly of Brookview Apartments, died Oct. 11, 2017, in the home of his son, Richard. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Keeney) Boyer. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl N. and Emily M. (Knecht) Boyer.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a welder for Mack Trucks for 45 years, retiring in 1986. After retiring, he worked at McNabb’s Service Station and Dorney Park.

He was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown.

Frederick H. Bernecker Jr.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Air Force veteran of Korean War

Frederick H. Bernecker Jr., 83, of Macungie, died Oct. 6, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Betty Frances (Joyner) Bernecker. They were married for 61 years, 8 months. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick H. “Fritz” Bernecker Sr. and the late Theresa “Tess” (Mirth) Bernecker.

He was a roofer with Roofers Local #30, for 45 years until retiring.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member and past commander of the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post #576, Allentown.