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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.


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Published in Reading Eagle from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2014.
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June 21, 2018
I think of you often, remembering you from your early riding days that I enjoyed with you. Doesn't seem possible that it's been 4 years that we all got the shocking news. You inspired and touched so many hearts!!
Janet Citron(Eastwood)
June 20, 2018
It's been 4 years today since you were taken from us and the pain is still so strong. You were the most wonderful Daughter-in law in the world. You made our son Victor so happy. We will always love and miss you. Rest In Peace our Angel
Carol and Victor Rodriguez Sr
November 3, 2014
hey SAL you were a great kid.....Say hello to my best friend in this world and the world you have entered
tyrone deisher
July 6, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the Breidegam and Miksiewicz families, and the East Penn employees and their families. I'm sure no words can describe what this wonderful daughter, sister, mother, partner, and friend's tragic loss means. What an irony that someone who was so "alive" can be taken so tragically. At the same time it is so fitting that Delight and Helen, who've been so good to people and their communities, now have two angels in heaven. Rest in peace, Sally, and watch over your families who are all so much better from having known you!
Naish Berran
July 2, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the Breidegam and Miksiewicz families. Sally was a leader to all of us and she will never be forgotten .
EPM Yeadon PA
June 30, 2014
I only met Sally two years ago and was taken by her personality and her amazing presence. My deepest condolences to the family. You are blessed to have her in your family.

Matt Lazarewicz
Matt Lazarewicz
June 29, 2014
Prayer & deep condolences are sent to this grieving family.
Lori Ali
June 28, 2014
Thanks for being a gift to us all. We will forever be inspired by you and the company you represented. Peace
mr. and mrs. Victor velez
June 28, 2014
The world has lost a beautiful and inspirational woman.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
John Princevalli
June 28, 2014
I have to say I am more inspired than ever after hearing all the wonderful stories of Sally and seeing her sons speak and sing! Thanks for sharing her life with us! God will give you the Grace, Mercy, and Peace you need! Love you all! :)
Promise Morris
June 28, 2014
With Deepest Sympathy to your family at this difficult time. The Family of Richard Bechtel
Jill Bechtel
June 27, 2014
Rest In peace !! Your legacy will prevail !! Thanks for all you did for us !! GOD bless you in your family !!
Malwin Estevez
June 27, 2014
To the entire Breidegam and Miksiewicz families, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you be sustained by your memories of this beautiful and wonderful daughter, sister, friend. God bless you.
A Moravian Grad.
June 27, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of getting to know Sally through our many talks and laughs on our kids hockey and soccer fields as they were growing up. There are few women that compare to her. Sally was such a wonderful woman. May your family somehow find comfort in all of these condolences. Look at how many lives she has touched. May your wonderful memories of her help you find comfort during this very sad time.
Sharon Fuhrmann
June 27, 2014
My family is so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman. She loved her job and cared about her employees. Always had time to stop and talk. The families are in our prayers!
Adrienne Heckman
June 27, 2014

My heart and my prayers go out to the Breidegam families during this sad time, may God give you the strength to get through this terrible time and make your memories forever near
Linda Brunner
June 27, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Sally's family and all of the East Penn family. Such a devastating loss to all who knew her.
EPM Employees
June 27, 2014
Sally bright smile and happy face will be greatly missed ...She was a very wonderful person ...
Alice Kehm
June 27, 2014
DeLight, Helen and family,
we were deeply saddened to read of your beautiful daughter's passing. Her passing will leave a huge void in the lives of all knew and loved her.
We pray the years of loving and precious memories will help all of you through this very difficult time.
Earl and Joan Boyer, Ft. Laud., Fl.
June 27, 2014
our thoughts and prayers go out to the Miksiewicz and Breidegam families as we remember our neighbor....
Karen & Rob Kline
June 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your lose. Sally was a wonderful women. She will be sadly missed.God Bless,
yadira hernandez
June 27, 2014
My deepest condolences to the entire Breidegam & Miksiewicz family, Sally will be truly missed....
Darrell Lee
June 27, 2014
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family and to Victor. Rest in Peace, Sally.
Steve and Casey Slegel
Steve and Casey Slegel
June 26, 2014
To Victor - my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sally's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you.
Love,
Cynthia Rodriguez
June 26, 2014
My sincerest condolence to the entire Breidegam and Miksiewicz family as well as all of the East Penn family. Sally will be missed terribly by so many people. The tremendous impact she made on all of East Penn will never be forgotten and will carry on with her legacy. God Bless you all.
Ann Coleman
June 26, 2014
Our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to the families. I will remember her most as one of the most vibrant speakers that I have had the pleasure of listening to. Please accept our condolances.
Rest in peace Sally, and peace be with you all.
(an employee of epm)
Fred & Lynn Gray
June 26, 2014
To the entire Breidegam and Miksiewicz families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sally will be greatly missed.
Derrin and Donna Steffy
June 26, 2014
there are not enough words to describe how wonderful a person sally is. sally was not only a CEO, but a daughter, a sister, a mother, and a companion. we should all be thanful for the memories we shared with her while she was part of our life. sally lived her life only to please other people. now, we must share her with the rest of god's angels, hoping she will continue to look down upon us and guide us through the rest of our journeys. sally has made a great difference in so many lives!! we will all miss sally. my sincere condolences to the entire Breidegam family. RIP!!
debbie conrad
June 26, 2014
Our deepest respects and sympathies go out to the immediate family as well as everyone at Deka.
Kenworth of PA
June 26, 2014
Victor... heartfelt prayers for peace to you and Sally's families, and all our East Penn friends.
Dave & Kellie (McLean) Butsack
June 26, 2014
I left Deka a little over 20 years ago to raise my family, but I remember Sally well as we were almost the same age. She was an inspiring person in every way, even calling me 4 years later when my twins were born! Her Light will surely continue to shine on in the lives of everyone who knew her.
Angela Mauro
June 26, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers for Breidegam , Victor, & the Miksiewicz families.
Millie & Rick LaPorte
June 26, 2014
Sally will be deeply missed, she was a terrific woman. My deepest sorrows and sympathy to The Breidegam & Miksiewicz Families
Sonia May Miller-Sprague & Family
June 26, 2014
Sally will be sadly missed at Landis Store...she was a very classy, likeable person & was very appreciative. I always enjoyed seeing her smiling face whenever she came for dinner with Vic....My sympathy to her family....
Dee Pierson
June 26, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sally. She was a true inspiration to all who's life she touched. May the fond memories of times shared help ease the sorrow being felt.
Paul Statler
June 26, 2014
Sally was one of my first riding students, and I babysat her when her parents were away on trips. Though I hadn't seen her in years, I am so saddened by her death. I know so many of my friends at Dekka are missing her terribly.
My condolences to all who knew and loved her!
Janet (Eastwood) Citron
June 26, 2014
Chris Bortz
June 26, 2014
Definitely a woman of character, enthusiasm, and great emotions. One could see it in the way she treated EVERYONE! She will be deeply missed.... God Bless the families and sincere sympathies! !
Mr. Nye
June 26, 2014
Mike and Sonja
June 26, 2014
To the entire Breidegam and Miksiewicz families,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Sally touched the lives of so many people in so many ways. May her vision be your inspiration to help carry out her families dream.
Tim, Kim, Samantha, & Sarah Smith
June 25, 2014
I never actually knew Sally, but my husband works at East Penn, so I feel like I did. He spoke often about Sally, and he spoke highly of her. I've heard many stories of how compassionate Sally was about her East Penn family and what a passionate and determined leader she was. At their yearly Scottish Rite Cathedral supervisory meetings, I've heard what a gifted speech giver she was. My husband has lost a friend and a colleague. I pray for both the Breidegam and Miksiewicz families to find some level of comfort and solace in light of this terrible tragedy. Heaven must have needed an angel is the only reason I can come up with. R.I.P. Sally and I am sorry I never got to meet you, because I would have liked to call you "friend."
Margie Barto
June 25, 2014
My deepest condolences to Sally's entire 'Ohana. She was a great inspiration to the entire East Penn workforce. This is such a Kaumaha time for everyone. GOD BLESS
C.Jim Kline
June 25, 2014
Deepest condolences to the Breidegam, Miksiewicz and Rodriguez families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sally's leadership, vision and enthusiasm will continue to inspire us every day. We thank her and hope she rests in peace.

EPM - Long Island, New York
June 25, 2014
Our thoughts are with her family at this time. Such a bright light, and she will be missed by all that knew her.
The Bishops
June 25, 2014
I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SALLY WILL SURELY BE MISSED
DAN STOYKO A-4
June 25, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sally's family. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed!!! Our hearts are with you!!! Such a tragic loss!!!
Dennis and Beverly Schell and Family
June 25, 2014
I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SALLY WILL SURELY BE MISSED
DAN STOYKO
June 25, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to DeLight and Helen Breidegam, Sally's children, and Victor. Sally will live on forever in the hearts of the lives she touched!
Will Barto and family
June 25, 2014
My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Breidegam family !
Harry Helbert
June 25, 2014
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Breidegam and Miksiewicz family. Sally will be dearly missed. God Bless !
Walter & Theresa Helbert
June 25, 2014
My condolences to DeLight and family, Her children and Victor. As busy as she was, she always had time to say Hi to me or talk to me. My heart feels so heavy knowing I will not see her anymore. Heaven really did get an angel. I will always remember when she told me that I do a great job at Deka. I don't think many CEO's of a company would take the time to say that. Thank You Sally for caring about your employees and your family. Rest in Peace. Your will be sadly missed.
Christine Frey
June 25, 2014
Sally was one in a million and will be so missed. Rest in love and peace
Marian Pittman
June 25, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Barry Wagaman Melissa Aiman
June 25, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss.
Rosetta Heydt
June 25, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Barry Wagaman Missy Aiman
June 25, 2014
Sally you will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace, may god watch over your sons, and prayers go out to all your family
Lloyd n Pam Showalter
June 25, 2014
No worlds for such lost
June 25, 2014
DeLight, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter. No parent should ever have to bury a child. My thoughts are with you and your daughters family at this difficult time. I will never forget your kindness towards me as I cared for you along side Dr. Nair. I hope you and your family are spared any further sorrow.
Trina Grace
June 25, 2014
So very sorry. A terrible loss.
Sandmeyer Steel Company/CUE
BUCKY POPE
June 25, 2014
I, m very sorry for your loss to the family she was a wonderful lady and so fun to be around and always told you the way it was we all will truely miss her.

A4 Finishline
Teresa Landis
June 25, 2014
To The Family's of Sally Bridegam! Knew Sally well especially in her school years. When she would spend a lot of time at our home, along with many other school friends. Swimming and just having a grand old time.She was a very nice, fun loving person to be around. Sally you will be Greatly Missed by many, but never Forgotten........The Zellers Family Kutztown,Pa.
June 25, 2014
prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the Breidegam/Miksiewicz families. There are no words to ease your heartache but know there are many who share your grief. Sally was an inspiration to many and I had the utmost respect for her. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. You have your memories and she will always be close in your heart. RIP Sally.
Linda Snyder (retired personnel receptionist)
June 25, 2014
We will miss your smile and wave from the front porch. There's a sad little pup on the door step missing you too.
Sam and Michele Readinger
June 25, 2014
So very sorry for your loss. Sally was a breath of fresh air and never failed to make me smile. The world is a little dimmer now.
Brenda Junker
June 25, 2014
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Earl and Cindy Bower (A-4)
June 25, 2014
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY, OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO HELEN, DELIGHT, DANIEL BREIDEGAM & FAMILIES, AND TO SALLY'S CHILDREN. WE ALL LOST A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS & R.I.P.
RICKY & DIANNA REBER & FAMILY
June 25, 2014
Rest in peace sally..
From your family at landis store hotel
Heidi Fetter
June 25, 2014
With my deepest sympathy to the Bridegam and Miksiewicz families on the horrific loss of a very special woman. Sally, may you rest in peace and love!
Lisa Ladd-Kidder
June 25, 2014
I had the honor of meeting Sally at my five year breakfast the company treats us to. I saw what a powerful petsonify and influence Sally was. I only saw her once on work floor but saw people responding to her in a very positive way. When I passed her grocery shopping we acknowledged one another I knew I would enjoy Sally's company as a friend ! Can't express the words of comfort needed to comfort those she is leaving behind. Just keep the Faith and Sally in your hearts !
Promise Morris
June 25, 2014
Rest in peace Sally. You will be deeply missed by all East Penn employees. Your treated us like we mattered and always listened and tried to do what was right. When we lost you, the employees of East Penn lost their voice. You were our voice and our ambassador. You truly cared for each and everyone of us. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
East Penn employee
June 25, 2014
Rest in peace,Until We Meet Again.
June 25, 2014
My prayers and thoughts go to your family .We as a deka family lost a great woman. God Bless you sally
Dan
June 25, 2014
Sally you are so loved and will dearly be missed. Prayers to your sons and family. May you rest in God's arms.
Pamela Shoater
June 24, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to sally's family and the Breidegam family. She will be missed but we will never for get her.
Curtis Hetzer
June 24, 2014
Thoughts and prayers with the entire Breidegam family.
Mary Beth Spirk
June 24, 2014
my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends - I worked at Deka 20 plus years and it was an amazing place to work and a lot of that had to do with Sally..
Gary Quick
June 24, 2014
My thoughts and prayers to dan, tim, katey, and matt.
denise eldridge
June 24, 2014
Soothing Thoughts and prayers go out to both the Breidegam and Miksiewicz families.I can only imagine the pain you bear...God Bless
One of your Deka family
June 24, 2014
Sally will be remembered as a respected and compassionate leader, devoted daughter, and a loving mother & sister. She has touched so many lives and those people will be better for knowing her. I have been told over and over how Sally was following in her father's footsteps and fostering her vision for East Penn Manufacturing. That vision is instilled in her East Penn family and will be her legacy. Our hearts ache for Sally's children, Delight & Helen, Dan, and her East Penn family. Her memories will provide the strength needed at this difficult time and the days ahead. In God's peace.
Ron & Barb Richard
June 24, 2014
Our deepest condolences to Sally's family. She was an inspiration to so many of us at East Penn. God Bless.
Kelly & John Kidd
June 24, 2014
Sorry to the Sally Miksiewicz family for your loss.and to Delight,Helen,Danny & families.It will be a great void in your family and in the company.
Bonnie,Darryl,Rocky& family Balthaser
June 24, 2014
Rest in peace, Sally, and may perpetual
light shine upon you. The Lord must have
a job for you. My deepest sympathy to the family.
George Collins
June 24, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be dearly missed by the entire East Penn Manufacturing family
Kunkel Family
June 24, 2014
Your memory will live on forever Mustang Sally
June 24, 2014
My sympathy goes out to Sally's family. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Sally will be missed by everyone that knew her.

Lori & Roy.
Lori Zuber
June 24, 2014
Sally will be greatly missed. She was an inspiration to us all and made us all feel like we mattered to East Penn. Our deepest sympathy to her family. She may be gone but her spirit will live on forever. Steve and Ruby Ziegler Kutztown, Pa.
June 24, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Doreen & Leroy Houptley
June 24, 2014
My condolences to the family. Sally was a genuine nice person. I have great respect for her. She made everyone feel important. l' ll keep the family in prayer. God bless.
Gerry Gross Kopcik
June 24, 2014
Our thoughts and prays are with you.
Dave & Hope Church
June 24, 2014
To Sally's entire Family,
Words cannot express this enormous feeling of loss. We can only pray for all of those she left behind that God's grace will shine down upon us all to ease the sorrow in our heavy hearts.
June 24, 2014
We will miss you Sally! You always left us smiling when you visited the plants! Your approachability and humor and memory is what will keep us going forward for a long time!! Rest in Peace!!
Liz Fegely
June 24, 2014
May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort the East Penn Family now and in the days ahead. May you take comfort in knowing an Angel is watching over you all.
Jim & Anne Nawracay
June 24, 2014
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Breidegam So sorry to hear the loss of Sally. Richard Kutz who lived beside you on West Walnut St., Kutztown. My heart and soul goes out to Sally Family. She will really be miss very much by everyone who knew her by friends and everyone she work with and all her family.
Richard Kutz
June 24, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Sally was a great leader and truly will be missed. My prayers are with the families at this troubled time. God bless
Debbie Dewolfe
June 24, 2014
We truly lost a very special person we love you sally RIP and our prayers go out to the entire East Penn Family
Tony (S1 Annex supervisor) Bruno
June 24, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Miksiewicz and Breidegam families as well as everyone at East Penn.
The Yacht Battery Team
June 24, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Breidagram,Miksiewicz,and Rodriguez Family. Sally will be deeply missed But never forgotten.
James Rhoads
June 24, 2014
Condolences to Sally's family...May you find peace and comfort in each other...prayers for every one.
Sandy
June 24, 2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Breidegam and Mikiewicz families.
May her upbeat personality live on!
Mark Applegate
June 24, 2014
Condolences sent to the entire Miksiewicz & Breidegam families. Celebrate a life that gave you wonderful memories, to cherish & hold close to your hearts. Sending many prayers along with God, that give you the strength & hope to face these most difficult days. Take each day & live it in peace. Sally will be in good hands, her brother Tim, is right by her side and welcoming her with open arms. The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts. God Bless your families.
Cheryl Himmelreich Roth
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