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David A. Peifly

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former president, Smith & Peifly Inc.

David A. Peifly, 60, of Upper Milford Township, died May 7, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the loving husband of Tracy Peifly. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard S. and Ardath L. (Minner) Peifly.

He was a 1970 graduate of Parkland High School and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

He was the former president of Smith and Peifly Inc., Allentown, from 1982 to 2003. He was the third generation to run the prominent Allentown business founded in 1919.

He was an active member with the Allentown Rotary Club and was club president 1991 to 1992 and foundation president 1995 to 1998. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Board of Associates from 1990 to 1998 and was the board president 1994 to 1995.

He served as a member of the Upper Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board 1990 to 1995 and was the board's vice chairman 1994 to 1995.

He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and enjoyed cooking, gardening and disc golf. He loved taking walks with his wife and always enjoyed getting some fresh air.

He was a member of various Emmaus social clubs, including Catholic War Vets Post #454, Citizen's Fire Co. #2, Unami Fish and Game, VFW Post 7088, The Mercantile Club and Emaus Fire Co. No. 1.

He is survived by his wife; stepson, Tyler Martin; two biological children, Richard and Katherine; sister, Sandra "Cindy" and her husband, Barry Stettler; and many other loving family members.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.