East Penn Press

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Johanna K. Green

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

active member, St. Ann Catholic Church

Johanna K. (Kotch) Green, 82, of Emmaus, died Oct. 22, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Janenko) Kotch.

She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.

She worked for Leh’s Department Store and later worked as a secretary for Mack Trucks and retired in 2007 from the Borough of Emmaus.

She was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church, where she was a choir member and organized the Fall Fest.

She was a member of the Emmaus Garden Club and the Mack Ski Club.

Steven W. Ryan

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member, National Model A Restorers Club

Steven W. Ryan, 64, of Emmaus, died in his home surrounded by his family Oct. 26, 2018. He was the husband of Susan (Ayer) Ryan. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Elaine C. (Sagendorf) Ryan and the late Thomas F. Ryan.

He was a graduate of Richfield High School, Waco, Texas. He earned his mechanical engineering degree from Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. In 2017, he retired from Alcoa (Huck) Fasteners based out of Waco, Texas, after 38 years of service.

Robert A. Sanchez

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Robert A. Sanchez, 69, of Emmaus, died unexpectedly at his home, Oct. 19, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Anthony and Elaine (Mertz) Sanchez.

He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1967 and worked as an electrician by trade and later at Mack Trucks then the Greif Companies and Colonial Crest Apartments.

He was a board member of the Mercantile Club, which he loved dearly along with the people who came there. He was also a member at the Emmaus Fire Co. #2 and other Emmaus social clubs.

Robert C. Diehl

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Robert C. Diehl, 84, of Macungie, died Oct. 27, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Edna G. (Peters) Diehl to whom he was married for 64 years. Born in Hancock, Berks County, he was the son of the late Clarence I. and Elsie (Gracely) Diehl.

He was employed in the shipping and receiving department of Precision Roll Grinders, Chapmans, for 14 years, retiring in 1995. Prior to that he worked for the former Schoeneck Farms, Macungie, for 31 years.

Richard D. Breinig

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Richard D. Breinig, 79, of Alburtis, died Oct. 28, 2018, in Phoebe Home. He was the husband of Carol L. Derr-Breinig to whom he was married for 58 years in September. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul and Elda (Dreisbach) Breinig.

Before retiring in 2003, he was a music cataloger for the Library of Congress. Prior he worked in the surveying department for the City of Allentown.

He was a member of the Cathedral Choral Society, Washington, D.C.

Teresa Ann Wigoda

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former LVHN employee

Teresa Ann Wigoda, 65, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 25, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Thomas S. Wigoda. They were married for 44 years in June. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of John Torola, of Hellertown and the late Ethel (Rowlands) Torola.

She was a graduate of the California College of Health Sciences obtaining a degree in health care administration.

Patricia R. (Gormas) Eckrode

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia R. (Gormas) Eckrode, 80, of Macungie, died suddenly Oct. 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Eckrode for 37 years until his death in 1993. She was the longtime companion of Charles A. “Chuck” McNeil. Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Olga (Kovick) Gormas.

Until retiring, she worked for Saab and Caterpillar in their inventory control departments.

She enjoyed membership with the Lower Macungie Seniors.

Charles L. Wilde

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

V.P., Wm. H. Taylor & Co.

Charles L. Wilde, 91, of Coopersburg, died in his home Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lenette F. (Newell) Wilde for the past 18 years. His first wife, Joan P. (Dietrich) Wilde, died in 1994, after 42 years of marriage. Born in Weatherly, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Margaret I. (Rambo) Wilde.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Millersville University.

Robert L. Rabe

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Robert L. Rabe, 76, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2018, in his Zionsville home, surrounded by his family. Born in Allentown, formerly of East Greenville, he was a son of the late Louis W. and Edith C. (Behrle) Rabe.

He was a loving father and great friend to those who traveled in his circles. He was extremely hard working with great mechanical aptitude, spending his lifelong career working in residential construction as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a loving, offbeat, creative thinker who always helped a friend in need. We are forever grateful for his love and presence.

Duncan Yankovich

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Duncan Yankovich, of Salisbury Township, died unexpectedly Oct. 16, 2018. He was loved and will be dearly missed by his parents, Robert and Melissa (Ruggiero) Yankovich.

He was a senior at Salisbury High School where he had a passion in theatre crew. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music and being with friends.

He will be forever remembered for his friendliness, his ability to make people happy and his selflessness. He had a kind heart and made special connections with children.