Salisbury Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Donna R. Moyer

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donna R. Moyer, 67, of Emmaus, died Nov. 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. She was the wife of the late Craig J. Moyer, who died in 2010. They were married for 35 years. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of Ruth (Smock) DeFrain, of Bethlehem and the late David DeFrain.

She is survived by her mother; daughter, Melissa (Jeffrey) Mackaravitz, of Emmaus; sister, Wendy Young, of Allentown; grandson, Samuel.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

William A. Vargo

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

William A. Vargo, 94, of Zionsville, died Nov. 15, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Rose M. (Schmaldinst) Vargo. They were married for 69 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Posh) Vargo.

He was a 1942 graduate of Emmaus High School.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel, Firestone Tire and retired in 1986 from Occidental Chemical.

He was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He honorably served his country in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.

Lillian A. Babb

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Macungie

Lillian A. (Shafer) Babb, 88, formerly of Trexlertown, died Nov. 23, 2018, at ManorCare, West Allen. She was the wife of the late John C. Babb. Born in Macungie, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Minnie Mae (Ruppert) Shafer.

She worked as a seamstress in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

She is survived by sons, Dean and his wife Lynn, of New Tripoli, and Daniel and his wife Valerie, of Allentown; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary Shafer, of Trexlertown and Carl Shafer (Eddie), of Breinigsville; sister, Florence Eisentraut, of Emmaus.

David James Hvizdos

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

David James Hvizdos, 54, of Niskayuna, N.Y., died unexpectedly in his home Nov. 15, 2018. He was the husband of Marilyn (Saks) Hvizdos. They were married for 31 years. He was the son of Leonard and Barbara Hvizdos, of Emmaus.

He was a 1982 graduate of Emmaus High School and a 1986 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

He worked at Knoll Atomic Power Lab in the Schenectady area of New York state, which was appropriate as that is the state of his beloved New York Mets.

Austin R. Stevens

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northern Lehigh HS graduate

Austin R. Stevens, 22, of Slatington, died Nov. 10, 2018. Born in Brandywine, he was the son of John Stevens and Lisa Marie (Chlebove) Venanzi.

He was a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School.

He was a fun loving, compassionate and caring young man. He loved his family and all those friends he met in his life’s journey. He had a great big heart and touched the lives of all of those he met. We all will miss him dearly.

Eileen Druckenmiller

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished racewalker

Eileen Druckenmiller, 56, of Emmaus, died Nov. 13, 2018. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Roland O. Druckenmiller and the late Constance (Sabol) Druckenmiller.

She enjoyed traveling, baking and spending time with family.

She was an accomplished racewalker and completed many half and full marathons.

She is survived by her father; sister, Ellen; brother, Mark and his wife Kim; nieces, Everly and Aubrey; dear godchildren, Brittany, Alina and Evan Chwastiak. She was predeceased by a sister, Ann.

Franklin W. Reimert

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

popular U.S. Postal carrier

Franklin W. Reimert, 91, of Emmaus, died Nov. 17, 2018, at Mosser Nursing Home. He was the husband of Nancy (Wieand) Reimert for the past 37 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Irvin and Edna Reimert.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1945, where he played football and ran track and served as class treasurer and loyally supported Emmaus High athletics over the years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving at West Point from 1945 to 1946.

Margaret S. Rohrbach

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of local church

Margaret S. Rohrbach, 85, of Topton, formerly of Breinigsville, died Nov. 13, 2018. She was the wife of the late Chester L. Rohrbach. Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Warren H. and Miriam G. (Haas) Confer.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Union Church, Macungie.

She is survived by her children, Roy C. and his wife Joanne, Kenneth A. and his wife Brenda, Donna J. Hillegass, Julie A. and her husband Randy Kuhns, Joan M., Susanne I. and her husband Roger Ruhe; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother and sisters.

Larue Smeltz

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Larue Smeltz, 84, of Macungie, died Nov. 12, 2018, at Bell Haven Nursing Home, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Dean E. Smeltz, who died March 22, 2007. Born in Barnesboro, Cambria County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sylvia (Borring) Davis.

She was a shipper for the former Day-Timer, Inc. for many years, retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed playing bingo and watching her TV shows.

Patricia N. Hudimac

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia N. Hudimac, 79, of Salisbury Township, died Nov. 16, 2018, in the VNA of St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of George S. Hudimac Jr. They were married for 57 years. Born in Bogota Columbia, South America, she was the daughter of the late Vincente Noguera Corredor and the late Lucille (Segura) de Noguera.

She worked at Monroe F. Dreher Advertising Agency in New York City and The Fuller Company in Catasauqua.