Salisbury Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Lillian L. Schnyder

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Lillian L. Schnyder, 94, of Wescosville, died Jan. 8, 2019. She was the wife of the late Blair T. Schnyder, who died Jan. 5, 2019. Born in Zionsville, she was the daughter of the late William and Eva (Stuber) Yocum.

She was a machine operator at the former K & M Sportswear.

She was a Notary Public in Wescosville.

She is survived by a brother, William, of Florida, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St., Suite 100, Allentown, 18103.

Blair T. Schnyder

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Blair T. Schnyder, 93, of Wescosville, died Jan. 5, 2019. He was the husband of Lillian L. (Yocum) Schnyder. They were married for 74 years. Born in Wescosville, he was the son of the late Dennis C. and Myrtle M. (Confer) Schnyder.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He was a self-employed contractor and was also an auto dealer in Wescosville.

He was a lifetime member of the Breinigsville VFW and a member of the Wescosville Fire Company.

He is survived by his wife and cousins.

Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Madeline M. Miller

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Madeline M. (Funk) Miller, 90, of Macungie, died Jan. 4, 2019, in Mosser Nursing Home. She was the wife of Paul G. Miller. They were married for 69 years. Born in Kutztown, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Stella (Roth) Funk.

She worked for JF Wieder and Sons and retired from John REMS Manufacturing.

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

Mary Helen Ashcraft

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Mary Helen “Bunny” (Skaggs) Ashcraft, 95, formerly of Emmaus and Lewisburg, W.Va., died Jan. 8, 2019, in Cedarbrook. She was the wife of the late John M. Ashcraft Jr. Born in Lewisburg, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Conrad A. and Cleo (Hedrick) Skaggs.

She attended Greenbrier College for Women and West Virginia University.

She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus, where she chaired the kitchen committee.

William A. Tyrka

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

William A. Tyrka, 82, of Macungie, died Jan. 10, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Carol A. (Bender) Tyrka for 25 years. Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late William and Anna (Faber) Tyrka.

He was a self-employed roofing contractor in the Lehigh Valley for many years. Prior to that he was in roofing sales.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, where he was the custodian for the last five years prior to his illness.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Jean F. Stauffer

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Jean F. Stauffer, 88, of Emmaus, died Jan. 9, 2019, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Donald Carson Stauffer Sr., who died in 1981. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Ray George and Verna E. (Reppert) Fenstermaker.

She was a 1948 graduate of William Allen High School.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Pittsburgh Plate Glass and later in the garment industry for Modern Slacks and Greif Company.

Paul C. Stoker

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Miracle Water Conditioning Co.

Paul C. Stoker, 70, of Kutztown, formerly of Wescosville, died surrounded by his loving family Jan. 11, 2019, at Kutztown Manor, where he was a patient since October. He was the husband of Ruth L. (Noss) Stoker. They were married for 29 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Raymond and Arlene (Hinkle) Stoker.

He was president and owner of Miracle Water Conditioning Company, Wescosville, a company started by his mother.

Julius F. Iacocca

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Yocco’s, Inc.

Julius F. Iacocca, 93, of South Whitehall Township, died Jan. 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Phyllis A. (Rose) Iacocca for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Theodore and Assunta (Cocca) Iacocca.

He was a 1943 graduate of Allentown High School and a 1948 graduate of Lehigh University. He completed officer training at the University of Notre Dame.

He was a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps during World War II.