Sally Sabilla (Breidegam) Miksiewicz, CEO and Vice Chairperson of East Penn Manufacturing, passed away on June 20, 2014. She died tragically at the age of 52, in an unexpected running accident.
Sally is survived and deeply missed by her children, Timothy R., Daniel D., Katelyn S., and Matthew J. Miksiewicz, all of Oley; her life partner, Victor M. Rodriguez, Jr. of Oley, her parents, DeLight E., Jr. and Helen S. (Merkel) Breidegam of Fleetwood; and her brother, Daniel D. Breidegam, husband of Mary (Reilly), Oley; and nephew, Mortimer Smedley, husband of Sara (Brasted) and daughter, Kutztown; and niece Gemma Smedley and children, Oley. She was predeceased by brother, Timothy M. Breidegam.
Sally grew up with East Penn and spent her entire career at the company founded by her father and grandfather. One of the reasons she loved this company so much was that everyone there had become a part of her family.
She worked for the company for over 30 years in many positions, covering a wide range of responsibilities.
Throughout her years at the company, Sally was the driving force and passion that helped carry out the legacy of the generation that came before her. She led with integrity advancing the company's position while caring deeply about her fellow workers, the customer, community, and environment.
She was a vital member of the community serving on the development committee for Lehigh Valley Health Network; the board of directors for Moravian College, Sageworth, and CUE Incorporated.
Sally received her B.A. degree in business management and sociology from Moravian College in 1984.
Sally's passion for all that she did was so powerful that it will serve as a tremendous inspiration for many generations to come. She will be deeply missed, but her legacy will move on, powered by the very vision she instilled in all those around her.
Services: A celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Kutztown University O'Pake Field House. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Service will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will be no public viewing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Scholarship Fund, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.