Salisbury Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

David J. Vlahovic

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

David Joseph Vlahovic, 82, of Macungie, died Aug. 30, 2018. He was the husband of Marcia Ann (Ritter) Vlahovic. They were married for 57 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Steven and Mary (Basko) Vlahovic.

He attended Emmaus High School before serving in the United States Army.

He worked at General Machine Co., Emmaus as a sheet metal layer for 13 years, Western Union Telegraph in Allentown as a sheet metal layer and assistant foreman for over 20 years, and then at G.M. Ketchum Co. in Long Island, N.Y. as a foreman for five years.

Patricia J. Hart

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia J. Hart, 82, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John T. Hart who died in 2015.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2, VFW in Macungie, the Marine Corp League and was an honorary Airman for the U.S. Air Force. She also volunteered for Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cancer Support Services and the American Red Cross.

Stephanie Hutzayluk

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Stephanie “Stella” Hutzayluk, 93, of Zionsville, died peacefully Sept. 6, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Metro Hutzayluk. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Wasyl and Tekla Karol.

She was a lifelong, dedicated member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown, where she sang with the choir and served as an officer and on numerous committees and programs, including Sunday school.

She was a member of the former Ukrainian American Citizens Club, Allentown, where she also served as an officer.

Elmer W. Fuller

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Elmer W. Fuller, 90, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Romayne B. (Bayliss) Fuller, who died June 17, 2018. Born in Glenburn, he was the son of the late Whitfield G. and Harriet M. (Armstrong) Fuller.

He was a machinist and served as a union president.

He was a member and a former board member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Emmaus.

Joan D. Hillegass

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former garment worker

Joan D. Hillegass, 86, of Emmaus, died Sept. 6, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Hillegass Sr. Born in Weatherly, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Emily (Clewell) Highland.

She was a garment worker for Phoenix and Greiff Companies for 28 years.

She was a member of St. John’s U.C.C., Emmaus.

Carol J. Gibiser

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Merry Maids owner

Carol J. Gibiser, 75, of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Frederick A. Gibiser for the past 48 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Roy K. and Eva V. (Breunig) Schmeltzle.

She graduated in 1960 from Emmaus High School and worked at DeLabar Chevrolet in Emmaus and then for Boise Cascade of Allentown in the accounting department. She became a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and then went on to become a business owner of a Merry Maids franchise for 33 years.

Ronald M. Reitnauer

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Ronald M. Reitnauer, 78, of Emmaus, died Aug. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Diana G. (Hartman) Reitnauer, with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Marguerite (Marsteller) Reitnauer.

He worked at TBA Supply for 20 years in sales and as a truck driver, real estate agent for the Butz Co. for 10 years and East Penn Bank for 15 years, retiring in 2006. He also worked part time for Schantz Funeral Home for 25 years.

Robert Kip Doescher

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager, Mobil Oil Corp.

Robert Kip Doescher, 84, of Emmaus, died Sept. 2, 2018. He was the husband of Diana Mae Brown Doescher. They just celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Utica, N.Y., he was a son of the late Katharine Kipp Doescher and Frederick William Doescher.

He graduated from high school at Utica Free Academy. He furthered his education at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., graduating in 1956. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.

June M. Stas

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

June M. Stas, 91, of McLean, Va., formerly from Macungie, died Aug. 30, 2018.

She was the beloved wife of the late John D. Stas, who died in 2008. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary (Falat) Klimek.

She was a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Allentown.

Starting in 2015, her family honored her by establishing two prizes in her name at the Great Allentown Fair: The June M. Stas Supreme Baking Award and the June M. Stas Superior Preserved Product Award. The awards will continue in her memory.

Charles E. Bower

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Charles E. Bower, 56, of Alburtis, died Aug. 31, 2018. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Helen B. A. (Erb) Bower, of Alburtis and the late George F. Bower.

He was employed at Walmart for 15 years before retiring.

He enjoyed sports, bowling and playing bingo.

He is survived by his mother; brother, Tom; sister, Faye and her husband J.D. Schultz; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.