Paul E. DeVries
Paul E. DeVries, 89, of Emmaus, died November 30, 2012 in his residence surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Regina E. Betty (Brady) DeVries. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in June 2012. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Andrew F. and Emily L. (Greer) DeVries. He was a 1940 graduate of Emmaus High School. Paul retired from Mack Trucks, Inc. He honorably served his country in the Navy during WWII
. He was an active member of St. Johns U.C.C., a life member of the Emmaus VFW
, member of the Emmaus Historical Society, Mack Truck Retirees, UAW Local 677, member of the Macungie Cribbage Club, and voted for 68 consecutive years. He volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital in the cancer unit. Survivors:
Wife; daughter, Susan G., wife of Thomas Snyder of Emmaus; granddaughters, Donna M., wife of Craig Waterman, R. Elizabeth, wife of Bryan Cosby, and Hollie, wife of Wyatt Genser; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Hannah, Sarah Jane, Rian, Liam, and Gavin. He was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara A. Althouse; and brothers, Wesley and Gerald DeVries. Services:
Memorial services Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. in St. Johns U.C.C., 139 N. 4th St., Emmaus. Friends may call 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Northwood Cemetery. Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.schantzfh.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Johns U.C.C. Building Fund, 139 N. 4th St., Emmaus, PA 18049.