Feb. 4, 2013
Llewellyn F. Dryfoos Jr., 76, of Sugarloaf, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.
Born in Hazleton, Oct. 6, 1936, he was a son of the late Llewellyn F. and Mary (Fahringer) Dryfoos Sr. He spent the past 47 years in Sugarloaf after moving from Hazleton.
Lew was a graduate of George School, Bucks County, and Ursinus College, Collegeville, with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He was Chairman, President, and CEO of Dryfoos Insurance Agency Inc., a fifth-generation general insurance agency with offices in Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, and Milton. He was Chairman of N.E.P. Insurance Services Inc., Sybertsville, a third party administrator handling self-insurance programs throughout Pennsylvania and National Insurance Network, a national insurance brokerage marketing service. He served as Past National Chairman of COMPAR Agents of CIGNA Corporation and was a Past President of Greater Hazleton Independent Insurance Association.
Lew was very active in many civic organizations, having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MMI Preparatory School, Freeland. He also served on the Board of Directors of Hazleton Area Public Library and Anthracite Automobile Club. He was a past member of the Board of Directors and vice president of the Hazleton YMCA; past member of the Board of Directors and campaign director of the United Way; member of the Board of Trustees and chairman of alumni major gifts for the National Capital Campaign of Ursinus College; and a member of the Board of Directors of Mt. View Cemetery Association, West Hazleton.
He was also a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Conyngham; the Hazle-Azalea Fellowship Masonic Lodge, Hazleton, and was a past member of Rotary. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed traveling and playing golf.
Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn Boyer, to whom he would have been married 50 years on June 21, 2013; five children, Llewellyn F. III and his wife, Maura, Conyngham, James B. and his wife, Jacqueline, Glen Mills, Mark B., Sugarloaf, Jennifer Dryfoos, Conyngham, Alison Mazzie and her husband, Keith, Conyngham; six grandchildren, Llewellyn IV, Evan and Madeline Dryfoos, Noah, Sophia and Isabelle Mazzie; a brother, Walter F., Allentown; two nieces and two nephews.
His funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 467 Main St., Conyngham, with his pastor, the Rev. William W. "Chip" Fairchild, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, West Hazleton. Friends may call at Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may go to Ursinus College, Advancement Office, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA 19426 or online at www.ursinus.edu or Hazleton Animal Shelter, 101 N Poplar St., Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be offered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.