Salisbury Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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.

Elmer E. Daneker

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks ambassador

Elmer E. Daneker, 86, died peacefully Dec. 24, 2018. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia A. (Arndt) Daneker for over 50 years. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Elmer and Ruth (Thomas) Daneker.

After graduating from Palmerton High School, he proudly joined the Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honored to be included as part of the Palmerton Area Veterans Memorial.

Carl W. Frantz

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former bank executive

Carl W. Frantz, 85, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 29, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Lois A. (Frantz) Frantz, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late William and Hulda (Hoppes) Frantz. He had a long career in banking starting with the Summit Hill Trust Co., then with First National Bank of Allentown, where he served as executive vice-president, next with Miner Savings Bank, serving as senior vice president and lastly with East Penn Bank.

Ruth R. Follweiler

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Ruth R. Follweiler, 93, of Emmaus, died Jan. 2, 2019, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late George Follweiler who died in 2008 and the late Robert Althouse who died in 1952. Born in Mertztown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura S. (Fegely) Dankel.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus and was a graduate of Kutztown High School.

She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed baking, coloring, shopping and playing the piano.