The Life of Jessica L. Confer

Jessica L. Confer, 41, of Macungie, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, in the home of her parents, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma cancer. Born in Allentown, Jessica was a daughter of Donald J. and Carol A. (Seibert) Confer of Alburtis. She was a member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. A graduate of Brandywine Heights Area High School, Class of 1995, Jessica received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University in 1999.

She was employed as an Accounting Assistant by Siegel Distributing CO (BG Products) in Breinigsville, for 17 years. Prior to that, Jessica was employed at M&T Bank, Topton branch.

Jessica loved cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her niece, Evelyn. Jessica was a former member of the Flying Dutchmen Ski Club.

In addition to her parents, Donald and Carol, Jessica is survived by a sister, Stacy J. Confer-Resch, wife of Bernhard Resch, Allentown; and a niece, Evelyn M. Resch.

A funeral service to celebrate Jessica's life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 50 Luther Drive, Mertztown, with the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Sassaman, officiating. Interment will follow in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the church.

The family would like to thank everyone who sent well wishes and gave Jessica support over the last 16 months. Contributions can be made in Jessica's memory to Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 117, Mertztown, PA 19539-0117 or Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh Street, Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18103.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Friend of a lifetime

Jess had one of the greatest senses of humor I have ever known.  Although we laughed at everything, Jess never laughed at anyone or made anyone the butt of her jokes.  She accepted all.  She was happy to just be.  We used to love to talk about our dogs.  We went on a girls trip once, just to get away.  Jess read her book, I swam and listened to my iPod and Holly played sodoku.  We had a blast!!  It was one of the best times.  Although Jess was new to our friendship, you would’ve never known.  She was just so easy to be around.  A true blessing to anyone who had the privilege of knowing her and laughing with her and singing Madonna with her ha!  Will miss you terribly Jessie!!  Always thought we’d have more time.  Never expected this.  God Bless you always my friend.  🌈🐾💕

Posted by Jennifer L on 05/28/2019

Growing up with Jess

My childhood memories with Jess are priceless.  From shared birthday parties to indoor guard practices - from making up dance routines to riding around in her pink cabrio – from her love of rainbows to playing with the cat ‘Stretch’ at our cabin (we’d put him in a bucket and pull him up the side of the tree to the treehouse….looking back, it wasn’t our smartest decision)... and when we would play private investigator, her play name was always “Tia Ashley” and she was always in charge of our office paperwork. Her light was infectious – and I will forever cherish the memories we made together.

I pray God graces you with comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.  And when I see a rainbow, I will forever think of God’s promise and Jess’ smile. 

Hugs to you all.

~Kelly (Fogel) Saylor

Posted by Kelly S on 05/28/2019

Fond Memories

I will remember Jessie as a fun loving sweet girl who had fun Halloween parties at her cute cozy home.  She always included her sister's friends and we always had so much fun standing out in front of her house watching the parade.  Another memory is the beach weekend in Ocean City, Maryland.  Will always remember the "dance party" and going out and watching "Mrs. Brady" pole dancing at Secrets.  We laughed all night!!!  Jessie was fun to be around and the kind of person you wanted to be around.  Her infectious smile and calm demeanor were so likeable.  Heaven has gained a sweet, kind and loving angel for sure. RIP 

Posted by Janice H on 05/29/2019


I will always remember the laughter and fun I had with Jessie.  She was truly one of the best people I will have ever known.  I remember her smile and her big flower rings!!  Rest In Peace Jessie 🌺🎈🌈

Posted by Jen L on 05/31/2019