William B. Nonnemacher, 57, of 161 Blue Mountain Road, Ashfield, Pa., passed into eternal rest on Feb. 25, 2013, at his residence. He was the companion of Denise D. Rhyder of Ashfield, Pa.
Born in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of Christine Roth Nonnemacher of Allentown and the late Harvey Nonnemacher who died in 1992.
He was currently employed as a behavioral counselor at Behavioral Health Associates Academy in Lehighton, and previously worked in Monroe County for the Intermediate Unit as counselor, Lehighton Area School District, and for over 17 years in the same capacity at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton.
He was a 1973 graduate of Emmaus High School where he was an outstanding wrestler and cross country participant and was awarded the Scholar-Athlete award. He later earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at East Stroudsburg College in 1978 where he also wrestled at the collegiate level. While at E. Stroudsburg he was a member of the TKE fraternity.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved golfing, skiing, kayaking, gardening, visiting the coastal waterways, woodworking, fishing and spending time with his companion and loving family.
He attended Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ashfield and was a social member of East Penn Sporting Club.
Surviving in addition to his companion Denise, are two daughters, Deirdre Rose Nonnemacher of Tannersville, Pa.; Emily Christine Nonnemacher of Bethlehem; three sisters, Renee', wife of Mike Halm of Macungie; Judie, wife of Belton Goff of McCormick S. Carolina; Alice Welsh of Macungie; seven brothers, Tommy Nonnemacher of Emmaus; Jack Nonnemacher and his wife, Dianne of Emmaus; Ron Nonnemacher of Emmaus; Barry Nonnemacher and his wife, Rose of Alburtis; Mike Nonnemacher of Chapman's, Pa.; Tim Nonnemacher and his wife, Jan of Quakertown, Pa.; Terry Nonnemacher and his wife, Martha of Golden, Colorado; four step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Gary in 1986.
Services: A Celebration Of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Dinkey Memorial Lutheran Church, 1742 Dinkey Rd., Lehigh-ton, Pa. with the Rev. Anthony P. Pagotto officiating. Call 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. Interment will be private at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.