Reverend David P. Focht, a retired United Church of Christ (UCC) Pastor and resident of Allentown, PA, died Saturday, March 11 after a brief illness. Reverend Focht was born June 25, 1935 in Allentown, PA. He graduated from Allentown High School in 1953 and Franklin and Marshall College in 1959. He married Eleanor Elaine Tomlinson of Van Wert, OH in 1964. Reverend Focht earned his Masters Degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1966 and was subsequently ordained at Emmanuel UCC Allentown in 1966. Reverend Focht served as Pastor of St. Paul’s UCC in Kutztown, PA for 26 years until his retirement from the ministry in 1999. Reverend Focht is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eleanor; his son and daughter-in-law Eric and Monica Focht of Wharton, NJ; his son and daughter-in-law Brian and Laura Focht of Westerville, OH and 2 granddaughters Brittany and Alyssa Focht.
Reverend Focht’s funeral service is scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Emmanuel UCC Allentown on 1547 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104. The viewing will begin at 10am with the funeral services starting at 11am. He will be laid to rest in Hope Cemetery Mausoleum in Kutztown, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Emmanuel UCC (https://www.emmanuelunitedchurch.org/)