Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Michael Slompak

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Michael Slompak, 96, of Macungie, died June 13, 2018. He was married to the late Mildred Slompak. They were married for 64 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherine Slampyak.

He retired in 1986 from Bethlehem Steel, where he worked as a die designer/engineering and in the drop forge department.

He had been a member of St. Andrew’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Allentown.

He honorably served with the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea, reaching the rank of captain in the artillery division.

Glenn Moyer

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Glenn “Tiny” Moyer, 51, died in his home May 25, 2018, in Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Dolores (Michlovsky) and the late Kenneth E. Moyer.

He was an Emmaus High School graduate and enjoyed bowling and golfing.

He previously worked at Maier’s Bakery and Keystone Foods, both in Easton.

He is survived by his mother; sisters, Patricia Klotz, of Seattle, Wash.; Kelly (Roger) Dangerfield, of Charleston, S.C.; Gabrielle (Justin) Eckert, of Allentown; brothers, Kenny (Chris) Jr., of Whitehall and Jeff (Shan) Klotz, of Bellingham, Wash.

Mary M. Weiser

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Mary M. Weiser, 87, of Emmaus, died May 31, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Weiser. Born in Moscow and raised in Sunbury, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Wallace Stevens II and Verna May (Bird) Stevens Erdley.

She was first employed at the Patio Restaurant in Hess’ Department Store. Later, she was an assembler at Black & Decker until retiring.

Elaine Buttacavoli

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Elaine Buttacavoli, 75, of Macungie, died May 30, 2018. She was the wife of Peter Buttacavoli. They were married for 57 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Sidney and Rae Balinsky.

She graduated from Glassboro State Teachers College in New Jersey and was a certified teacher of the handicapped. Although afflicted with muscular dystrophy herself, she was a teacher for many years. When her disability prevented her from teaching she retired.

She is survived by her husband; son, Craig; daughter, Lana; sister, Harriet; brothers, Warren, Alvin and David.

Garrett S. Runey, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Garrett S. “Gary” Runey, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.), 96, of Emmaus, died June 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Diane A. (Riu) Runey. Born in Brooklyn, Wis., he was the son of the late Stanley M. and Ethel Mae (Miller) Runey.

He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served his country as a pilot during World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars.

He enjoyed golfing, travel, reading and flying.

Following retirement he owned a small auto parts business.

Hazel A. (Klein) Major

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Hazel A. (Klein) Major, 77, of Macungie, formerly of New Tripoli, died June 9, 2018, at Heather Glen Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of W. Anthony Major to whom she was married for 55 years. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Virginia M. (Sherrow) Klein.

She was a graduate of Bowling Green University with a bachelor’s degree in education, Class of 1963, and was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority Alumni Association.

She was employed as a substitute teacher in the Northwestern Lehigh School District for 28 years before retiring.

Dr. J. Michael Lee

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Dr. J. Michael Lee, 73, of Macungie, died June 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Mary E. (Ryder) Lee, with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of the late Walden C. and Anne T. (O’Shea) Lee.

He was a graduate of the University of Missouri, Southern Illinois University and received his doctorate in business administration from American/Nova Southeastern University.

He honorably served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.

David J. Schumacher

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

certified public accountant

David J. Schumacher, 76, of Emmaus, died peacefully June 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He and his wife Victoria A. Cerulli were together for 25 years. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Jacob and Kathryn (Williams) Schumacher.

He graduated from Central High School, Scranton and Susquehanna University in 1964. While at Susquehanna he was president of his fraternity, Theta Chi.

Ruth E. (Pyle) Stoudt

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Zionsville

Ruth E. Stoudt, 97, of Washington, N.J., formerly of Zionsville, died May 28, 2018, in her daughter’s residence. She was the wife of the late Herman J. Stoudt Sr. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Emily M. (Mebus) Pyle.

She was a seamstress for Rems and R & F Dress Factory, Macungie, retiring in 1977.

She was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and attended Washington United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Washington United Methodist Women.