STEVEN RAY AUVIL
75, of Macungie, PA; formerly of Cass City, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from acute myeloid leukemia. He was born November 16, 1947 to Ellit Ray and Freda Auvil in Cass City and grew up on his family’s dairy farm. Steve earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University and began his career with Monsanto in St. Louis, MO. In 1982, he moved to Macungie to work for Air Products. He remained as the company’s chief technologist, and was a recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Excellence, until his retirement in 2013. Steve 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 and Faith Church in Trexlertown, PA. During his retirement, Steve enjoyed spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren and grand-puppies, and traveling to Michigan and Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; children: Dennis (Brenda) of Slatington, PA; Nathaniel (Melissa) of
Romansville, PA; Andrew (Kaitlyn) of Charlotte, NC; Bryan (Gabriana) of Nashville, TN; grandchildren: Marcus, Samantha, Olivia, Alana, Zachary; sisters: Kathy (Al) of Traverse City, Janet (Donnell) of Wilmington, NC. He was predeceased by his son, Steven Auvil Jr.; sister, Nancy Weippert.
Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Sam Leppert, Funeral Celebrant officiating. Interment in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Olivet Nazarene University, ATTN – Chemical Engineering Dept., One University Ave., Bourbonnais, IL 60914.
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown, PA
and Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, MI
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