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Pennsylvania HVAC Tech Travis Michael Dies, 35
Travis Michael of West Wyoming, an entrepreneur and beloved son, brother, and friend, died on Saturday, Sept. 16, loved ones said in his obituary. He was 35.
Born in Abilene, Texas to Larry Michael and Sabrina (Miller) Pasko, Michael grew up attending Milton, PA schools and later continued his studies at the Fortis Institute, according to his obit.
He received his HVAC certification and went on to launch his own contracting business, Air Motion Performance, relatives wrote.
A hard worker with charisma and compassion for others, Michael enjoyed spending his f…
PA Man Crushed To Death By Lawn Tractor, Coroner Says
A noted area historian has died from his injuries after being involved in a tractor accident, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.
Frank Fabian, 86, was driving a lawn tractor that rolled over onto him on Sunday, Sept. 17, officials said.
He died from complications due to abdominal compression injuries early Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, according to the coroner.
Fabian, of Lower Saucon, was a long-time member of the township's Historical Society, said President and Public Relations Chair Karen Samuels.
"He was a dedicated local historian and past treasurer of L…
Gymnast With '1K Watt Smile' Dies In Central PA, Friends Say
A wife, gymnast, and friend has died due to an illness her husband announced shortly after her passing.
Molly E. Athorn, 33, of Palmyra "had many health issues" that worsened and sent her to a local emergency room on Thursday, Sept. 7., 2023, her husband Nate explained in a Facebook post.
She was surrounded by loved ones when she passed around 5 p.m., he explained.
Molly was born in Hershey on Aug. 29, 1990, and was raised in Hummelstown, according to her obituary.
As a girl, she was a good friend to all who knew her and made another girl's childhood "bright …
Murder-suicide: Township Secretary Shot Dead By Husband, PA State Police
A 69-year-old man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself Tuesday night, police say.
April Rehbein, a secretary for Codorus Township, was found shot dead in the front yard of her home around 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Her husband, David P. Rehbein is believed to have shoot her following an argument that evening, a relative who found their bodies told authorities. David was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the home in the 4600 block of Shaffers Church Road, Glenville, Codorus Township, according to a release by the c…
Philly-Based Publicist Hit, Killed By Car In Wawa Parking Lot: Police
Kelly Boyd, a Philadelphia public relations professional and consultant of nearly 30 years, died after being hit by a truck on Wednesday, Aug. 30, authorities say. She was 56.
Police say the accident occurred in a Wawa parking lot in Hatfield. Boyd, on foot, was hit by a 65-year-old driver in a Ford F-150 and rushed to Grandview Hospital before succumbing to her injuries, officials said.
Hatfield police said the crash is still under investigation, and that witnesses should call 215-855-0903 or email email@example.com.
Boyd, of Sellersville, started KB Cons…
Philadelphia's Jeffrey Cheung, 34, Dies 2 Months After Cancer Diagnosis
The death of Philadelphia's Jeffrey Cheung has devasted several communities.
The 34-year-old Central High School grad was diagnosed with Stage 4 gastric adenocarcinoma in May 2023.
Jeff made the decision to transfer to hospice care at home, where he died peacefully on July 25, according to a GoFundMe page.
He is survived by his parents Linda and Tin, his brother James, sister Janette, brother-in-law Eric, and fiancée Tram.
As of Friday, July 28, the GoFundMe page had raised more than $45,600.
Condolences poured in on Facebook.
It is with great sadness to announc…
NJ Teen Killed In Motorcycle Crash: PA State Police
Luis Perez Cedeno, a Passaic, New Jersey resident, died after a motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 22, according to state police. He was 19.
He was headed south on Laurel Run Road in Bear Creek Township near Wilkes-Barre when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a utility pole head-on, troopers said in a report.
Luis was rushed to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, state police said. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was a longtime resident of Passaic, according to his obi…
Reading Shooting Victim Was Father Of Six, Loved Ones Say
Ellis Garman Sr., a Reading husband and father of six, was shot and killed in his car on Friday, June 21, city police said. He was 44.
Garman's suspected killer, 32-year-old Vincent Sanchez, is currently sought by police on an arrest warrant.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Gene Garman and Jean (Kohl) Miley, Garman was the husband of Amaryllis N. Garman, according to his obituary. Loved ones said he leaves behind six children: Michael Perez, Milemi Perez, Luisa Perez, Ellis Garman Jr., Tiara Rodriguez, and Roberto Hernandez.
"A husband father and brot…
Recent Kindergarten Grad Dies Suddenly In Eastern PA
Dominic Kyrie Lyons, a beloved Norristown son and brother, died suddenly in his sleep on Sunday, July 16, according to his obituary. He was 6 years old.
Born in 2017 to Kristen F. Sabatino and Husayn Lyons, Dominic had recently graduated from kindergarten at the Musselman Learning Center, loved ones wrote.
"My dear sweet boy Dominic had a smile that would light up an entire room," wrote his grandmother Tina Pino on a GoFundMe page. "He was funny, goofy, loving, and always wanted to help."
Tina, Kristen's mother, is collecting donations to help her daughter pay fo…