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Earl D. Smoyer Earl D. Smoyer

Earl D. Smoyer

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

custodian for Kratzer Elementary

Earl D. Smoyer, 88, of South Whitehall Township, died May 17, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.

He was the husband of the late Virginia (Hebig) Smoyer.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Howard D. and Gladys I. (Miller) Smoyer.

The longtime head custodian for Kratzer Elementary School in the Parkland School District, he retired in 1993.

He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Allentown, where he sang with the choir; and was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Allentown, where he sang with the choir and was a member of the church council.

A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts.

He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion Post 367 where he served as a member of the honor guard.

A 32nd Degree Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, he also was an avid fisherman and photographer.

He enjoyed skeet and target shooting and had a passion for technology.

He lived for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His survivors include a daughter Barbara A. and her husband, Gary C. Fasolka, of South Whitehall Township; grandchildren Suzanne Fasolka of Northampton, Jackie Fasolka of Philadelphia, Brian Fasolka of New York City, Hilari Takacs, husband Nick of Northampton, Lauren House of Philadelphia; and great-grandchildren Elaina, Kendall, Alex and Anthony.

He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey D.

Services will be 11 a.m. May 24 in Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St., Allentown.

Call 10:00- 11 a.m. Friday in the church.

Interment with military honors will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.

Contributions may be made to Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104 or to Kratzer Elementary School PTO, 2200 Huckleberry Road, Allentown, PA 18104.

Arrangements made by Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.