Salisbury Press

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Emilie Schmauch

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Emilie Schmauch, 91, of Topton, formerly of Macungie, died Sept. 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Dr. George E. Schmauch Sr. Born in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Murray) Luke.

She was a graduate of Mahanoy City High School and graduated from Bucknell University where she was a drum major and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.

During her working career, she was a teacher at The Swain School, Allentown.

She formerly was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Allentown.

Robert A. Sonka

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Salisbury Township

Robert Anthony “Butch” Sonka, 75, died Aug. 18, 2019, in Port Jervis, N.Y. He was the son of the late Al and Helen (Bechowski) Sonka.

He ran his own painting and towing business on Lehigh Street, Allentown, for many years. He also raced stock cars for Broadway Speed Shop at Dorney Park.

He was a member of the Fearless Fire Company and the V.F.W. Post 2124 in Allentown.

He is survived by a brother, Al and his wife, Mary Lou; three nephews, Brian Soler and Jack and Mike; great-nephews and a great-niece; many friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandy.

Frank W. “Skip” Deutsch III

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Frank W. “Skip” Deutsch III, of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jane L. (Whitesell) Deutsch, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Catherine (Beck) and Frank W. Deutsch Jr.

He honorably served his country in the Army during Vietnam.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1998. He later worked for 21 years at Locust Valley Golf Course.

He had a passion for golf and loved dogs.

He was of the protestant faith.

Louis Furmansky

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

automobile dealer

Louis Furmansky, 92, of Macungie, died Sept. 3, 2019, with his wife of 70 years by his side. He was the husband of Shirley Furmansky. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Morris and Sarah Furmansky.

He was a lifelong automobile dealer. He was a co-owner of Mozes Brothers Buick, Superfine Motors and Allentown Mazda-Volvo.

He was a lifetime member of Congregation Agudas Achim and Temple Beth El.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Helen Kirschbaum; son, Stewart and his wife, Carol; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Mary Dalla Palu

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Mary Dalla Palu, 92, of Salisbury Township, died Sept. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late John A. Dalla Palu, who died in 2012. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Roncolato) Reck.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Allentown.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Gertrude Allmer

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former dental assistant

Gertrude Allmer, 78, of Alburtis, died Sept. 6, 2019, at her residence surrounded by family. She was the wife of Alwin Allmer, of Alburtis. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Emma (Starke) and Paul Danneberg.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Reading and a member of the Reading Liederkranz for over 50 years.

She was a graduate of Reading High School after which she completed training as a dental assistant.

Robert A. Miller

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Robert A. “Bobby” Miller, 63, of Lower Macungie Township, died Sept. 3, 2019, under hospice care. He was the husband of the late Bonnie M. (Loupos) who died in October 2009. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas S. and Patricia A. (Ritter) Miller and was a 1975 graduate of Pennsylvania School of the Deaf in Philadelphia and enjoyed participating in the deaf club community.

Prior to retiring in 2002, he was employed at Lucent for 25 years and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

James A. Pezoldt Jr.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

James “Pez” A. Pezoldt Jr., 62, of Emmaus, died peacefully Sept. 8, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James A. Sr. and Dorothy S. (Werst) Pezoldt.

His legacy is the friendships and love he shared for everyone.

He is survived by a son, Beau (Gregg); sister, Sue Stear (Tim); brother, Kirk (Pat); niece, Mollie Stear; nephews, Adam, Kyle and Chad.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

George B. Lapp

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

George B. Lapp, 95, of Emmaus, died Sept. 1, 2019. He was the husband of Irene L. (Danner) Lapp. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Roy D. and Ethel M. (Diefenderfer) Lapp.

He is survived by his wife; children, Debra and her husband, Donald Burns, Eugene and his wife, Sandra and Denise and her husband, Donald Christman; sister, Clara Disharoon; brother, John; grandchildren, Daniel Burns, Jonathan Burns and his wife, Diana, Kevin and Steven, Darielle and her husband, Jeffery Karl and Douglas Christman; three great-grandchildren, Elliot, Julian and Dean.