Thomas J. Marzola, 76, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully April 12, 2019, in his home, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was the husband of Joanne (Bove) Marzola, with whom he shared over 53 years of marriage. Born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., and raised on Long Island, he was the son of the late John and Ida (Giordano) Marzola.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He owned and operated T.J. Marzola Building and Remodeling since 1971, until retiring in 2011.
Bruce C. Wagner, 87, of Allentown, died April 13, 2019, at Luther Crest. He was the husband of Martha Jean (Shoemaker) Wagner. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary June 16, 2018. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late John N. and Florence E. (Schadler) Wagner.
He was employed by the East Penn School District for 33 years, retiring in 1989.
He honorably served his country in the Army and fought in the Korean War and reached the rank of Sgt. 1st Class.
William A. Reith Sr., 81, of Emmaus, died April 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Sandra Lee (Bower) Reith, who died Feb. 7, 2019. Born in Lower Milford Township, he was the son of the late Marcus and Eva (Stortz) Reith.
He was a longtime and faithful member of Emmaus Moravian Church.
He was a true farmer, born and raised on the family farm, working it his entire life. He also partnered with his brother, working together for more than 50 years at the former Reith Bros. Well Drilling & Pump Service.
Dr. Wistar Borthwick Paist, 99, of Emmaus, died March 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Agnes (Troxell) Paist. They were married 71 years. Born in Doylestown, he was a son of the late Stanley Scott Paist Sr. and Gertrude (Kolbe) Paist.
His family moved to Glenside and he graduated from Abington High School with a letter in soccer. He enjoyed soccer so much that, 30 years later as an East Penn School Board member, he introduced soccer into the East Penn curriculum.
Frank J. Loprest, Ph.D., 90, of Macungie, formerly of Holland, Bucks County, died April 2, 2019, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jane A. (Stables) Loprest to whom he was married 59 years. Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Lizzitano) Loprest.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard.
Albert Stubbmann Sr., 92, of Macungie, died suddenly April 2, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Billie (Blair) Stubbmann. They were married 69 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Katerina (Monsees) and Albert Stubbmann.
He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II.
He was a toymaker, toy designer, and toy inventor for Kohner Bros. for 35 years and later operated Al Stubbmann Associates. He held 37 patents and invented the game Trouble.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Harold (Doug) D. Wise, 81, of Salisbury Township, died April 3, 2019, at VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s. He was the husband of Emmagine M. (Miller) Wise. They were married 36 years. Born in Avoca, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harold R. and Pauline (Allen) Wise.
He served faithfully in the U.S. Navy during peacetime.
He worked as a boiler operator at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Previously, he was an exterminator in New York.
Susan Schwartz Stroock, 72, formerly of Emmaus, died March 30, 2019, after a two-year struggle with cancer. She was the wife of Chris Hackler. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she moved with her family to Forest Hills, N.Y. at the age of three.
She had an amazing zest for life and loved hiking, dancing and travel, especially to spots of natural beauty. In addition to many U.S. national parks, she and her husband had visited over 40 countries. They continued to travel after her diagnosis, most recently to Antarctica, a lifelong dream.
Laura E. Lehmann, 34, of Emmaus, died in her home, March 27, 2019. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Letitia B. (Neil) Debus Forthman and Andrew A. Fredley Jr.
She was a 2002 Graduate of Emmaus High School. She played flute and piccolo in the marching band and flute, piccolo and bassoon in the concert band.
She received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Lafayette College in 2006 where she played bassoon in multiple musical ensembles.
Brian R. Shingle, 43, of Macungie, died March 23, 2019. Born in Reading, he graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School.
He is survived by his mother, Vicki Schittler; sister, Kristy Moyer; nieces, Madyson Wolf and Kaitlyn Wolf.
He will be sadly missed.
Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.
Services are private.