Roy E. Danner Roy E. Danner

Roy E. Danner, Sr., 71, of Allentown, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 in the hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Sheila M. (Hawk) Danner, to whom he was married nearly 53 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Evelyn L. (Shaffer) Danner. For 38 years, he owned and operated Roy Danner Paving, which his family will continue to operate. Prior, he worked as a mechanic at Jack Dankel Chevrolet, later becoming the used car sales manager. Currently, he was serving as a geologist on the board of directors for the Lehigh County Agriculture Society. He had ties to local auto racing as a concessionaire, official and competitor at Dorney Park Speedway, Nazareth Raceway and Harmony Speedway as well as a supporter of the Keystone State Quarter Midget Race Club and the Checkered Flag Fan Club. He was a recipient of The Friend of the Schnecksville Fair Award, an achievement given by the fair association. Throughout his years, he has been a member of various fire companies and social halls.

Survivors, wife Sheila, son Roy E. Jr. and his wife Melissa M., daughter Michelle A. Ritter, all of Allentown, 6 grandchildren, Travis, Collin, Kyle, Ashley, Briggs, Gavin, and many other who considered him their “Pappy,” as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Samuel H. Jr.

Services, 10:30 AM, Friday, March 9 at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St. Allentown. Calling will be held Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday, 9:00 to 10:30 AM. Burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery, Allentown.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made in memory of Roy to the Checkered Flag Fan Club, (supporting injured drivers) c/o the funeral home, 18102.

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