William E. Dries, Jr.
William "Willy" E. Dries, Jr., 76, husband of Karoline (Mauer) Dries, of Zionsville, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.
Born in Hosensack, he was the only child of the late Fietta (Hinnershitz) and William E. Dries, Sr.
He worked as a Fork Lift Operator for 30 years before retiring from Mack Trucking Co. of Macungie and was a member of United Autoworkers (UAW) Union.
Bill was a member of Faith Evangelical Free Church of Allentown. He loved to hunt and garden and was a Phillies fan.
Surviving along with his wife of 53 years; are his children, Monica L., wife of David Knauss of Alburtis; Lori J. Dries of Wescosville; and William E. Dries, III and his wife, Rachelle of Wilmington, NC; 6 grandchildren, David, Jennifer and Jonathan Knauss; Elisabeth, Ashleigh and William E. Dries, IV.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 6528 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18106 with Rev. Greg Wollenhaupt officiating. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 2:30 to 4 pm. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at 2 pm on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Pennsburg.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Faith Evangelical Free Church, "Building Fund", address listed above.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St. East Greenville, PA. Share memories and offer sympathy to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.