In memory of
Evangeline Sweitzer
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In memory of
Evangeline Sweitzer
PALMER TOWNSHIP Evangeline R. "Vangie" Sweitzer, 87, formerly of Palmer Twp., PA, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Born July 11, 1932, in Newark, NJ, she was the fourth daughter of the late Rev. Ralph Russell Roby and Mary Spencer Roby. Vangie's careers included 25 years in radio, first with the faculty of her alma mater, Centenary College, then with Lehigh Valley radio stations. She was a substitute teacher in the Pohatcong and Phillipsburg School Districts for eight years. She retired in 1994 as Associate Director of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, where she enjoyed seven fulfilling years. She retired a final time after two year as Historic Bethlehem Partnerships' first public relations coordinator. As a volunteer, she gave a lifetime of service to her churches, Wesley United Methodist Church, Phillipsburg, and since 1991, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem. An active member of Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America for 24 years, Vangie earned the Silver Beaver award, and was one of the first group of females inducted into the Order of the Arrow. A writer for most of her life, she was author of three books on Bethlehem Moravian church history, the first, "Christmas in Bethlehem-A Moravian Heritage." She was an avid gardener, caring for their three acres with her husband. Over the years, she served on the Board of Directors of Minsi Trails Council, BSA; Executive Service Corps of the Lehigh Valley; Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society; Historic Bethlehem; and the Board of Elders, Central Moravian Church. She is survived by her husband of 58 years: Donald L.; son, Mark A. (wife Elizabeth) of Spring City, PA; grandchildren, Maxwell and Kathryn; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Trotter, Elizabeth Brown and Ellen "Bobbie" Diehl. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Central Moravian Church, 7 W. Church St., Bethlehem, with visitation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA. Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Moravian Church, 7 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Offer online condolences at AshtonFuneralHome.com. Ashton Funeral Home 1337 Northampton St. Easton, PA 18042 610-253-4678
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Easton, PA 18042-4021
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In memory of
Evangeline Sweitzer
PALMER TOWNSHIP Evangeline R. "Vangie" Sweitzer, 87, formerly of Palmer Twp., PA, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Born July 11, 1932, in Newark, NJ, she was the fourth daughter of the late Rev. Ralph Russell Roby and Mary Spencer Roby. Vangie's careers included 25 years in radio, first with the faculty of her alma mater, Centenary College, then with Lehigh Valley radio stations. She was a substitute teacher in the Pohatcong and Phillipsburg School Districts for eight years. She retired in 1994 as Associate Director of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, where she enjoyed seven fulfilling years. She retired a final time after two year as Historic Bethlehem Partnerships' first public relations coordinator. As a volunteer, she gave a lifetime of service to her churches, Wesley United Methodist Church, Phillipsburg, and since 1991, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem. An active member of Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America for 24 years, Vangie earned the Silver Beaver award, and was one of the first group of females inducted into the Order of the Arrow. A writer for most of her life, she was author of three books on Bethlehem Moravian church history, the first, "Christmas in Bethlehem-A Moravian Heritage." She was an avid gardener, caring for their three acres with her husband. Over the years, she served on the Board of Directors of Minsi Trails Council, BSA; Executive Service Corps of the Lehigh Valley; Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society; Historic Bethlehem; and the Board of Elders, Central Moravian Church. She is survived by her husband of 58 years: Donald L.; son, Mark A. (wife Elizabeth) of Spring City, PA; grandchildren, Maxwell and Kathryn; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Trotter, Elizabeth Brown and Ellen "Bobbie" Diehl. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Central Moravian Church, 7 W. Church St., Bethlehem, with visitation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA. Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Moravian Church, 7 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Offer online condolences at AshtonFuneralHome.com. Ashton Funeral Home 1337 Northampton St. Easton, PA 18042 610-253-4678
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ASHTON FUNERAL HOME - EASTON
1337 NORTHAMPTON ST
Easton, PA 18042-4021
Past Services ╲╱
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