Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Peter J. Latsch

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Latsch Aluminum

Peter J. Latsch, 67, of Upper Milford Township, died April 15, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Karen L. (Solomon) Latch. They celebrated 47 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Norbert Latsch and the late June C. (Peters) Marshall.

He was the owner of Latsch Aluminum, Emmaus and was a carpenter by trade.

He served in the United States Coast Guard.

He was a member of the Catholic War Vets and UNAMI.

He enjoyed hunting and loved driving and tinkering with classic Corvettes.

Paul D. Cera

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Paul D. Cera, 81, of Lower Macungie Township, died April 13, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elizabeth M. (Orsulak) Cera. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in August. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Peter John Cera Sr. and Mary (Sovine) Cera.

Daniel Jacob Harries

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Daniel Jacob Harries, 9, of Macungie, died April 18, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Brendan D. and Jessica B. (Krupnick) Harries.

He was a student at Western Salisbury Elementary School.

He loved going to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms games, Dorney Park, roller coasters, dogs and laying in the sun by the pool listening to Bob Marley.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

Sylvia Rhea Nikles

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Sylvia Rhea (Moyer) Nikles, 76, of Alburtis, died April 20, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred L. “Nick” Nikles. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley W. and Miriam (Moyer) Beidelman, of Whitehall.

She was a graduate of Whitehall High School. At 17, she was the youngest appointed church organist in the Lehigh Valley. She was the organist and choir director for Salem U.C.C., Catasauqua, for 32 years and 15 years at the former Dubbs Memorial U.C.C., Allentown, directing several charity musical programs to benefit the churches.

Thomas J. Marzola

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Thomas J. Marzola, 76, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully April 12, 2019, in his home, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was the husband of Joanne (Bove) Marzola, with whom he shared over 53 years of marriage. Born in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., and raised on Long Island, he was the son of the late John and Ida (Giordano) Marzola.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He owned and operated T.J. Marzola Building and Remodeling since 1971, until retiring in 2011.

Bruce C. Wagner

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Bruce C. Wagner, 87, of Allentown, died April 13, 2019, at Luther Crest. He was the husband of Martha Jean (Shoemaker) Wagner. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary June 16, 2018. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late John N. and Florence E. (Schadler) Wagner.

He was employed by the East Penn School District for 33 years, retiring in 1989.

He honorably served his country in the Army and fought in the Korean War and reached the rank of Sgt. 1st Class.

William A. Reith Sr.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William A. Reith Sr., 81, of Emmaus, died April 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Sandra Lee (Bower) Reith, who died Feb. 7, 2019. Born in Lower Milford Township, he was the son of the late Marcus and Eva (Stortz) Reith.

He was a longtime and faithful member of Emmaus Moravian Church.

He was a true farmer, born and raised on the family farm, working it his entire life. He also partnered with his brother, working together for more than 50 years at the former Reith Bros. Well Drilling & Pump Service.

Dr. Wistar B. Paist

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Dr. Wistar Borthwick Paist, 99, of Emmaus, died March 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Agnes (Troxell) Paist. They were married 71 years. Born in Doylestown, he was a son of the late Stanley Scott Paist Sr. and Gertrude (Kolbe) Paist.

His family moved to Glenside and he graduated from Abington High School with a letter in soccer. He enjoyed soccer so much that, 30 years later as an East Penn School Board member, he introduced soccer into the East Penn curriculum.