Joseph Hugh Reichert, 83, of Emmaus, died Jan. 18, 2020. He was the husband of Anna Mae (Erich) Reichert. They celebrated 53 years of marriage. Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary A. (Breslin) Reichert.
He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Class of 1954.
He served in the Army National Guard.
He was a sales manager at Arrow Carrier Corp. and was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Filomeno Adame-Adame, 42, of Mertztown, was taken into custody after she allegedly attempted to leave Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, without paying for 18 miscellaneous items, with a total value of $288.45, 1:53 p.m. Dec. 22, 2019, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Adame-Adame was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center, Allentown.
Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.
Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.
Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.
I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.
James C. Diefenderfer, 64, of Zionsville, died Jan. 8, 2020. He was the husband of Kristina (Kress) Diefenderfer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Sara (Cope) Diefenderfer and the late Charles F. Diefenderfer.
He enjoyed traveling with friends and family, especially to Maine, talking baseball with his son and tending his garden.
Famous for his beloved “Jimmy-isms,” he could always make us laugh and just as quickly make us think deeply.
He embodied the tender heart of Christ in his interactions with others and is beloved by all generations.
Air Products, a world leading industrial gas company and community leader in the Lehigh Valley, has once again taken a leading role in support of the surrounding community and the arts. The Air Products Foundation has pledged $1.5 million as the inaugural “Founding Corporate Partner” in supporting ArtsQuest’s new overall 80,000-square-foot cultural center coming to Bethlehem’s Third Street.
The Air Products Foundation grant will lead in the development of the Cultural Center’s new MakerSpace and Visiting Artist Studio.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Regional actress Pat Jordan, of the Heritage Theater Guild, will visit the League of Women Voters, as Carrie Chapman Catt, suﬀragist and founder of the national League of Women Voters.
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.
To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.
The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.
To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.
A Red Cross blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside Entrance #18, near the Garden Center. Appointments are preferred, but not needed. Register online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code qmart or call 1-800-REDCROSS. All blood types are needed.