Forrest M. Peifley, Jr., 73, of Upper Macungie Township, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, from complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Marian C. (Resh) Peifley. The couple celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last June 25.
Born in Allentown, October 20, 1939, Forrest was the only child of the late Forrest M. “Pete” and Anna (Remmel) Peifley. A 1957 graduate of Parkland High School; he recently was able to attend his 55th class reunion. Forrest was employed in supervisory positions at the former Lehigh Valley Dairy, Whitehall and Schaefer/Stroh Breweries, Fogelsville. Since his formal retirement, he worked part-time as a courier for The Frederick Group.
A member of Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orefield, he enjoyed volunteering in the food pantry. He played basket ball and softball in the South Whitehall Twp. Church League. Forrest enjoyed hunting, fishing and landscaping in his yard. He loved the game of college basketball and attended 5 men's NCAA Final Four Basketball Championships around the country.
Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Marian; daughter, Christine R. wife of John J. Hivizdak of Allentown; grandchildren, John Forrest and Alicia Rose.
Services: Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Family and friends may pay the respects from 9 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Arlington Memorial Park, Whitehall.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jordan Lutheran Church Food Pantry and/or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.