Francoise Rohrbach February 26, 1945 - November 12, 2021
Francoise Rohrbach, 76, of Macungie, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, in the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Salisbury Twp. She and her husband, Elwood R., celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Born in Epernay France, she immigrated to the United States in 1986 and her name is engraved on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. Achieving a 4.0 grade point average at both, she studied at Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest colleges and earned enough credits to receive her certificate to teach French. Francoise taught in the East Penn School District for a year before developing and teaching the French curriculum at Moravian Academy where she taught the Renault children (previous owner of Mack Trucks, Inc.) for 13 years to provide the children the opportunity to remain on pace with their education when they returned to France. After retiring in 2003, she invested herself in volunteering at the Lower Macungie Library where she implemented its first volunteer training program, the Emmaus Public Library and the Lower Macungie Middle School Library. She was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed travelling and collecting artwork. Survivors: husband; cousins, Barbara (Robert) Chavez, Richard Perinotto (Dionne Pollard), Donald Luther, Alex (Donna) Luther; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Warren) Knerr and family, Joanne Stine and family; brother-in-law, Forrest (Frances) Rohrbach and family; beloved canine companion, Sheeba. Services: 11 AM Saturday at STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME, INC. 274 N. Krocks Rd. Allentown. Call 10 AM until service time. Facial covering of mouth and nose are required to attend visitation and service. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, to Lehigh Valley Health Network, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 1883 Allentown PA 18105. Please make check payable to Lehigh Valley Health Network and include in memo line “In memory of Francoise Rohrbach for John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center.”
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