Robert Harold Grozalis, 68, of Lower Macungie, formerly of Hackensack and Pompton Lakes, N.J., died June 20, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Mary (Carolan) Grozalis. They would have been married 46 years June 24. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Kathryn (Gibbons) Grozalis.
He graduated from Hackensack High School in 1963 where he excelled in football, wrestling and track and field.
He retired from both United Parcel Service and Federal Express.
Willis R. Brinker, 93, formerly of Vera Cruz, died June 18, 2013. He was the husband of the late Arlene (Schaffer) Brinker who died in 1989. Born in Center Valley, he was the son of Benjamin and Estella (Fogel) Brinker.
He lived in Center Valley until moving to Vera Cruz in 1957. In 2010 he moved to Phoebe-Miller Personal Care Community in Allentown.
Ronald J. Voyden, 70, of Macungie, died suddenly June 20, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the loving husband of Patricia S. (Kemmerer) Voyden. They were married for over 49 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Marie Voyden.
Before retiring, he worked for Kraft Foods, Fogelsville, for 26 years.
He was a member of the Macungie VFW.
He is survived by his wife; son, Gary J. of Macungie; granddaughter, Kayla Lynn; faithful canine companion Tinkerbell.
Ellen E. Reppert, 86, of Macungie, died June 19, 2013, at Lehigh Center Genesis Elder Care, Macungie. She was the wife of Donald A. Reppert. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 23. Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Ward) Ribacosky.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.
She was a graduate of Northampton High School and earned an associate degree in English with one year at Kutztown College and one year at Moravian College.
Benjamin D. Reed, 92, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Emmaus, died June 20, 2013, in M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of June E. (Wilkinson) Reed. Born in Sunbury, he was the son of the late Edgar and Frances (Wetzel) Reed.
He was an engineer and manager for PPL for over 30 years. After retirement, he worked as a consultant for North Cambria Fuel Company in Indiana, Pa. for 15 years.
He honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the 344th Bomb Group.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Students in the English as a Second Language classes at Salisbury High School held an open house recently for families. Ethnic dishes from various countries were also provided by the families.
Madelyn G. Evrard, 99, most recently of Cedarbrook, died June 13, 2013, in Allentown. She was the wife of the late William J. Evrard, with whom she founded and owned Homespun Weavers, Emmaus, for 15 years before retiring in 1978. Born in North Bergen, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Herman G. and Anna (Koehler) Ganz.
President of her class, she was a 1936 graduate of Cedar Crest College. She was active in alumni affairs for many years and served as secretary, class agent and reunion chairman.
Ruth H. Schreiber, 94, formerly of Emmaus, died June 17, 2013, in Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the loving wife of the late Carroll F. Schreiber who died June 7, 2006. Born in Cetronia, she was a daughter of the late Erwin W. and Helen M. (Fenstermaker) Helfrich. She was a homemaker, but prior to marriage, she was the treasurer in the office of Muhlenberg College.
Phyllis J. Bortz, 83, formerly of Alburtis and Macungie, died June 22, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard Bortz who died in 2001. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard F. and Evelyn G. (Hieter) Boger.
Millie F. Evert, 83, of Macungie, formerly of Slatington, died June 22, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Sheila. She was the wife of Earl J. Evert, of Slatington. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this past February. Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Francis W. and Agnes (Roberts) Zellner.
She worked in the finishing department for Robbie Sue for 15 years before retiring. Prior to that she was employed at Hess Brothers department store's administration office in Allentown.