The Life of Marian E. Rohrbach

Marian E. (Dries) Rohrbach, 89, of Alburtis, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Marian was the widow of Donald T. Rohrbach, who died January 3, 2017. Prior to Donald's passing, they had been married 62 years. Born in Alburtis, Marian was a daughter of the late Earl A. and Pearl K. (Bachman) Dries.

Marian was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie. Marian was a graduate and Valedictorian of Emmaus High School, Class of 1951. She received an Associates Degree in Business from Lehigh County Community College, Schnecksville.  She was employed as Company Comptroller of Kelly Automotive Group and Affiliated Dealerships from 1967 until the present.  Her career, spanning over five decades of dedicated service to the Kelly Group led to many friendships, many of whom Marian was happy to call 'family.'  Her work was so important to her, she never wanted to give it up, working as recently as two weeks ago, when illness prevented her from doing so. 

Marian was a member of New Temple Chapter #298, Order of the Eastern Star, Macungie.  Marian loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, sharing her time and talents so graciously with each of them.

Marian is survived by a nephew, who Donald and Marian raised as their own son, William J. "Bill" Meck, companion of Louise J. (Reinert) Eppel, Alburtis. Other survivors include her grandchildren: Miranda M. (Meck) wife of Benjamin F. Swatsky, Coopersburg and John W. husband of Jocelyn K. (Nagle) Meck, Easton; Great grandchildren, Cora M. and Hazel A. Swatsky. There are also nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her beloved husband Donald and parents, Marian was predeceased by her sisters, Helen (Dries) Litzenberger; Mildred (Dries) Brunner; and Francis (Dries) Korpics.

A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate Marian's life will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM, at Brookside Country Club, 901 Willow Lane, Macungie, with Reverend Samantha L. Drennan, officiating.  Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family and pay their respects from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Marian loved flowers, butterflies and birds, flowers will be accepted or the family suggests contributions be made in loving memory of Marian to Monarch Watch, Gift Processing Department, KU Endowment, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044-0928 or on-line at or to World Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180, or on-line at 

Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Kutztown, is handling arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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