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Ronald S. Mudrick

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

delivered Mack Trucks

Ronald S. Mudrick, 79, of Lehighton, died Dec. 21, 2017, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Stephen and Iva (Sell) Mudrick.

A 1955 graduate of William Allen High, he was an Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War.

He was a member of the Teamsters union before retiring in 1994 from Howard Sobers Inc./Kenosha in Allentown, where he was a truck driver delivering Mack Trucks piggyback across the U.S. for 30 years.

He was also a member of American Legion Post 314 and the Lehigh Fire Company, both in Lehighton.

Margaret A. Leve

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

receptionist at former Penn America

Margaret A. “Peg” Leve, 71, of Danielsville, formerly of Philadelphia, died Dec. 20, 2017, in Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.

She and her husband Richard A. Leve were married 49 years on Feb. 24.

Born Aug. 1, 1946, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Angeline (Plever) Asman.

She was a receptionist at the former Penn America Insurance Co., Hatboro, for five years.

Before that, she was a manager at The Spiegel Company, Bensalem, for 17 years.

She was a former member of St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia.

Josephine Ann Slonaker

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1948 Central Catholic graduate

Josephine Ann Slonaker, 87, of Whitehall, died peacefully Dec. 22, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall in the presence of her family.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Vilma (Gergowicz) Kantz.

She was predeceased by her husband Francis E. Slonaker Sr. who died in 1974.

A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she was a clerk at Hilbert’s Pharmacy and Gifts until the age of 80 when she retired and enjoyed life and her family.

Earlier in life, she worked for GE and Black and Decker, Allentown.

Daniel W. Yankovich Sr.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteer Schnecksville firefighter

Daniel W. Yankovich Sr., 87, formerly of Schnecksville, died Dec. 21, 2017, in Sunrise Senior Living of Lower Makefield, Morrisville, Bucks County.

He and his late wife Marilyn M. (Ackerman) Yankovich were married 66 years.

Born Feb. 28, 1930, in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Kuraz) Yankovich.

A member of Union Local 420, Pipe and Steamfitters Union, Philadelphia, he worked at the former Air Engineers, a Carrier HVAC supplier, for 40 years before retiring.

Mark James Reccek

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Valley Press journalist

Mark James Reccek, 42, of Bath, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Dec. 17, 2017, while in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospice.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Violet (Janzso) Reccek. He was raised by his grandparents Violet and Geza Janzso.

A 1994 graduate of Liberty High School, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Marines from 1996-2000, where he also served as a Big Brother.

Herman Corradetti

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

served on Parkland School Board for 16 years

Herman Corradetti, Ph.D., 77, beloved husband, devoted father and respected community member, of Schnecksville, died with faith, Dec. 13, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.

He and his wife Dolores “Dolly” L. (Hilbert) Corradetti celebrated 44 loving years of marriage.

A member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, for more than 30 years, he was a member of the church choir.

Born April 10, 1940, in Cologna Spiaggia (Roseto degli Abruzzi) Italy, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Teresa (Chiappini) Corradetti.

Lila M. Kistler

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jerusalem ‘Red’ Church

Lila M. Kistler, 87, of New Tripoli, died Dec.18, 2017, in Cornerstone Living in New Tripoli.

She and her husband Floyd Kistler were married 66 years in June.

Born in Berks County, she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie (Mohn) Kamp.

A seamstress for various mills in the Lehigh Valley for many years, she then was a cook at Cornerstone Living for five years.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Jerusalem “Red” Church, Kempton.

She was also a member of the Kutztown Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

Jack Stupak

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

50-year member of the YMCA

Jack Stupak, 80, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Betty Lou (Entler), were married for 60 years.

The son of the late John and Agnes Stupak, he was employed at Mack Trucks Inc. for 44 years.

He was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, and a 50-year member of the YMCA.

An accordion player, he dearly loved his family and his favorite pastime was following his grandchildren’s sports and all of their activities.

Marc Tobash

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

2007 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh

Marc Tobash, 28, died unexpectedly Dec. 14, 2017, in Lehigh County.

Born Dec. 19, 1988, in Allentown, he was the son of Dennis G. and Lisa A. Tobash of Orefield.

A 2007 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was never one to enjoy academia.

He went on to attend the Welder Training and Testing Institute, Allentown.

Upon completing his training, he quickly entered the workforce as a shop floor welder.

Herbert A. Jacobs III

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

affiliated with Faith Wesleyan Church

Herbert A. Jacobs III, 62, of Orefield, died Dec. 8, 2017, at home.

The husband of Kimberly C. (Smith) Jacobs, he was the son of the late Herbert and Geraldine (Hein) Jacobs II.

He was affiliated with Faith Wesleyan Church, Schnecksville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Herbert; stepsons Garrett and fiancée, Ashley, and Ryan; daughters Tracey, Jessica and Willow; and several grandchildren.

His service will be 10 a.m. Dec. 14 in the church, 3356 Route 309, Schnecksville.