Steven Ray Auvil November 16, 1947 - November 26, 2022
Steven Ray Auvil passed away on Saturday, November 26 from acute myeloid leukemia. Steve was born November 16, 1947 to Ellit Ray and Freda Auvil in Cass City, Michigan, and grew up there on his family’s dairy farm. He earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, and started his career at Monsanto in St. Louis, MO. In 1982, he moved to Macungie to work for Air Products, where he remained until his retirement in 2013 as the company’s chief technologist and recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Excellence. He was an avid movie-goer, a fan of live theatre, and a passionate supporter of arts and science in the Lehigh Valley. He was a proud member of the Emmaus Rotary Club. During his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and grand-puppies, and traveling to Michigan and Florida. He was a member of Faith Church in Trexlertown.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, children Dennis (Brenda) of Slatington, Nathaniel (Melissa) of Romansville, Andrew (Kaitlyn) of Charlotte, NC, and Bryan (Gabriana) of Nashville, TN, grandchildren Marcus, Samantha, Olivia, Alana, and Zachary, and sisters Kathy (Al) of Traverse City, MI, and Janet (Donnell) of Wilmington, NC. He was predeceased by his son Steven Auvil Jr. and his sister Nancy Weippert.
Services: A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6 – 8 pm at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown, PA 18106. (www.stephensfuneral.com) There is also an additional viewing from 1:30 – 2:30 pm on Thursday at Faith Church, 6528 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown PA 18106, with funeral service to follow.
Services will also be held in Cass City, Michigan on Monday, December 5, 2022.
Contributions: Olivet Nazarene University, ATTN – Chemical Engineering Dept., One UniversityAve., Bourbonnais, IL 60914.
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