Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kevin M. Baus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh Valley chef

Kevin M. Baus, 62, of Macungie, died Sept. 8, 2018, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Stella A. (Giniewski) Baus.

He graduated from and played baseball at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was a chef in the Lehigh Valley at various restaurants and facilities.

He enjoyed salmon fishing and bicycling.

He is survived by siblings, Kathleen Garger, Craig and his wife Diane, Melodie and her husband Thomas Novatnack, Tracy and her husband Thomas Malinowski, Carol Yaniger and Barbara Loupos; nieces and nephews.

Thomas Pelzer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former tractor trailer driver

Thomas Pelzer, 81, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Carole A. (Sweet) Pelzer. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Lawrence Pelzer and Mildred (Flannigan) Pelzer.

He was a graduate of Germantown High School, Class of 1955.

He served in the Army from 1958 to 1962 during the Berlin Crisis.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved spending time at the shore in Sea Isle City, N.J.

Patsy Ann Kline

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Patsy Zimmerman Kline, 72, of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018. She was the wife of Ronald Kline. They were married for 52 years. Born in Elizabethville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Althea (Wood) Zimmerman.

She graduated from Emmaus High School in 1964 and Bethlehem Business College in 1965.

She was a member of the Joy Class of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Ga.

John J. Speer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Old Zionsville

John J. Speer, 90, of Old Zionsville, died Sept. 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ellen A. (Moyer) Speer, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Glenside, he was the son of the late William J. and Mary E. (Stark) Speer.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

He honorably served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Justin C. Burdge

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Justin C. Burdge, 39, of Alburtis, died unexpectedly Sept. 2, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of Yvonne (Wetzel) Burdge and the late Frank Burdge.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR races with his friend Zack.

He is survived by his companion Angie Trego; daughters, Leah and Ashlyn; a sister, Christin; a niece; two nephews and Grandma Wetzel.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at 7722 St. Peter’s Road.

David J. Vlahovic

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

David Joseph Vlahovic, 82, of Macungie, died Aug. 30, 2018. He was the husband of Marcia Ann (Ritter) Vlahovic. They were married for 57 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Steven and Mary (Basko) Vlahovic.

He attended Emmaus High School before serving in the United States Army.

He worked at General Machine Co., Emmaus as a sheet metal layer for 13 years, Western Union Telegraph in Allentown as a sheet metal layer and assistant foreman for over 20 years, and then at G.M. Ketchum Co. in Long Island, N.Y. as a foreman for five years.

Patricia J. Hart

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia J. Hart, 82, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John T. Hart who died in 2015.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2, VFW in Macungie, the Marine Corp League and was an honorary Airman for the U.S. Air Force. She also volunteered for Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cancer Support Services and the American Red Cross.

Stephanie Hutzayluk

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Stephanie “Stella” Hutzayluk, 93, of Zionsville, died peacefully Sept. 6, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Metro Hutzayluk. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Wasyl and Tekla Karol.

She was a lifelong, dedicated member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown, where she sang with the choir and served as an officer and on numerous committees and programs, including Sunday school.

She was a member of the former Ukrainian American Citizens Club, Allentown, where she also served as an officer.

Elmer W. Fuller

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Elmer W. Fuller, 90, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Romayne B. (Bayliss) Fuller, who died June 17, 2018. Born in Glenburn, he was the son of the late Whitfield G. and Harriet M. (Armstrong) Fuller.

He was a machinist and served as a union president.

He was a member and a former board member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Emmaus.

Joan D. Hillegass

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former garment worker

Joan D. Hillegass, 86, of Emmaus, died Sept. 6, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Hillegass Sr. Born in Weatherly, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Emily (Clewell) Highland.

She was a garment worker for Phoenix and Greiff Companies for 28 years.

She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Emmaus.