Salisbury Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Richard D. Breinig

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Richard D. Breinig, 79, of Alburtis, died Oct. 28, 2018, in Phoebe Home. He was the husband of Carol L. Derr-Breinig to whom he was married for 58 years in September. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul and Elda (Dreisbach) Breinig.

Before retiring in 2003, he was a music cataloger for the Library of Congress. Prior he worked in the surveying department for the City of Allentown.

He was a member of the Cathedral Choral Society, Washington, D.C.

Teresa Ann Wigoda

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former LVHN employee

Teresa Ann Wigoda, 65, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 25, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Thomas S. Wigoda. They were married for 44 years in June. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of John Torola, of Hellertown and the late Ethel (Rowlands) Torola.

She was a graduate of the California College of Health Sciences obtaining a degree in health care administration.

Patricia R. (Gormas) Eckrode

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia R. (Gormas) Eckrode, 80, of Macungie, died suddenly Oct. 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Eckrode for 37 years until his death in 1993. She was the longtime companion of Charles A. “Chuck” McNeil. Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Olga (Kovick) Gormas.

Until retiring, she worked for Saab and Caterpillar in their inventory control departments.

She enjoyed membership with the Lower Macungie Seniors.

Charles L. Wilde

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

V.P., Wm. H. Taylor & Co.

Charles L. Wilde, 91, of Coopersburg, died in his home Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lenette F. (Newell) Wilde for the past 18 years. His first wife, Joan P. (Dietrich) Wilde, died in 1994, after 42 years of marriage. Born in Weatherly, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Margaret I. (Rambo) Wilde.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Millersville University.

Robert L. Rabe

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Robert L. Rabe, 76, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2018, in his Zionsville home, surrounded by his family. Born in Allentown, formerly of East Greenville, he was a son of the late Louis W. and Edith C. (Behrle) Rabe.

He was a loving father and great friend to those who traveled in his circles. He was extremely hard working with great mechanical aptitude, spending his lifelong career working in residential construction as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a loving, offbeat, creative thinker who always helped a friend in need. We are forever grateful for his love and presence.

Duncan Yankovich

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Duncan Yankovich, of Salisbury Township, died unexpectedly Oct. 16, 2018. He was loved and will be dearly missed by his parents, Robert and Melissa (Ruggiero) Yankovich.

He was a senior at Salisbury High School where he had a passion in theatre crew. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music and being with friends.

He will be forever remembered for his friendliness, his ability to make people happy and his selflessness. He had a kind heart and made special connections with children.

Thaddeus G. Durback

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

trumpeter with Joe Timmer Orchestra

Thaddeus G. Durback, 81, of Macungie, died Oct. 17, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Kathleen C. (Swank) Durback. They were married for 55 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Labanz) and John Durback Sr.

He honorably served his country in the Navy from 1955 to 1959 and played in the U.S. Navy band.

He worked in sales for A. P. Wagner Appliance Parts, retiring in 2002.

He played the trumpet and sang with the Joe Timmer Orchestra for 30 years.

David L. Fenstermaker

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Allen Organ employee

David L. Fenstermaker, 82, of Emmaus, died Oct. 16, 2018. He was the husband of Betty L. (Merkel) Fenstermaker. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Earle and Mildred (Hunsberger) Fenstermaker.

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

He was a receiver at Allen Organ for 40 years before retiring.

He enjoyed playing golf. He sang with the Fabatones and many choirs.

He is survived by his wife; sister, Linda Hengeveld and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Harry and Rodney.

David Molinaro

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Greg’s Auto technician

David Molinaro, 53, of Allentown, died Oct. 5, 2018. He was the husband of Rosemarie (DiFede) Molinaro. They were married for 10 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Lucille (Perino) Molinaro and the late Anthony Molinaro Jr.

He was an auto technician for Greg’s Auto and Tire Service, Emmaus.

He was an avid camper and loved Wildwood and Cape May. He also loved gardening and volunteering for charitable events.