Salisbury Press

Friday, January 19, 2018

Harry M. Langan Jr.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Bell Labs technician

Harry M. Langan Jr., 89, of Zionsville, died Jan. 3, 2018, in the Topton Lutheran Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Bickel) Langan. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in August. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Harry M. Sr. and Verna M. (Gooding) Langan.

He was a technician at the former Bell Labs for 37 years, retiring in 1989.

He was a deacon, elder and treasurer at Macungie Christian Community.

He received his associate in science degree from Temple University.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Robert “Chris” Lawyer

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Robert C. “Chris” Lawyer, 59, of Alburtis, died Jan. 3, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Denise (Long) Lawyer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Martha (Heliger) Lawyer, of Florida and the late Robert C. Lawyer Sr.

He was employed by Canns-Bilco in Alburtis.

He was an avid remote control car racer and loved iRacing on-line.

He is survived by his mother; wife; son, Zachery and fiancee Tina Schmoyer, of Emmaus; daughter, Chrisdee, of Whitehall; sister, Becky Cowell; brother, Jason; granddaughters, Amy Pruett and Alexis. He was predeceased by a brother, Brian.

Charles E. Zellner

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Charles E. Zellner, 94, of Emmaus, died Jan. 2, 2018, in Mosser Nursing Home. He was the husband of Winifred R. (Wehr) Zellner. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles T. and Pearl (Behney) Zellner.

He worked for Steam Fitter Local #420 for over 60 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.

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

He was a volunteer fireman for Emmaus Fire Department and was the secretary/treasurer of Local #670.

Dorothy M. Hoffman

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Dorothy M. Hoffman, 88, of Emmaus, died Jan. 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Herman F. Hoffman. Born in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Lillian E. (Graff) Howerter.

She was a receptionist for Lehigh County Housing Authority for 28 years, last working Friday.

She was a dedicated member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, where she was a choir member, a member of the altar guild and a member of various other committees.

She enjoyed gardening, tending to her chickens and spending time with her family.

Paul C. Ritter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

VP marketing, Mack Trucks, Inc.

Paul C. Ritter, 81, of Macungie, died suddenly in his home Jan. 1, 2018. He was the husband of the late Rose (Esposito) Ritter. Born in Hoboken, N.J., he was the son of the late Harry M. and Anne (Miller) Ritter.

He was a 1957 graduate of Lehigh University.

He worked for Mack Trucks, Inc. for 42 years, retiring in 2001 as vice president of marketing.

He was a member of Huff’s Union Church.

He was a mason and member of the former Warren Lodge #13 and Phillipsburg Lodge #52 F&AM and was a founder of the America on Wheels Museum.

Ruth A. Ehrig

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former nurse

Ruth A. Ehrig, 78, of Emmaus, died peacefully Jan. 3, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospice. She was the wife of the late Dr. Philip L. Ehrig Sr. Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Charles “Sam” and Dorothy “Tilly” Ghares.

She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and attended Pottsville School of Nursing.

She was a charter member of the Dual Valley Recreation Association.

She loved playing cards, watching the Philadelphia Eagles and reading.

She volunteered for many years at the Emmaus Public Library.

Susan P. Schantz

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Susan P. Schantz, 55, of Emmaus, died Jan. 3, 2018, in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. She was the wife of Glenn H. Schantz Jr. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Muriel (Schaeffer) Eifert.

She was a member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Ronald, Troy and Travis Bostwick. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Eifert.

Contributions may be made to the church.

Mitchell Walter Connor

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Connor Business Forms

Mitchell Walter Connor, 93, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 29, 2017, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Loretta “Taffy” (Polscer) Connor for 65 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Susie (Walter) Connor.

He graduated from Liberty High School, Class of 1942 and was voted most intelligent by the school faculty. He graduated from Lehigh University, Class of 1948 with a degree in mathematics and minors in accounting and finance.

He was the owner of Connor Business Forms until retiring.

Catherine Adele Chalker

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Catherine (Carrie) Adele Chalker, 52, of Lower Macungie Township, formerly of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Jan. 2, 2018, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lawrence Dale Chalker Jr. and Diane Adele (Siegman) Chalker, of Lower Macungie Township.

She graduated cum laude from Ohio University. She had a passion for interior decorating and fashion and worked in retail for many years. While living in West Palm Beach, her home was put on her neighborhood’s house tour.