East Penn Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Anna K. Bokeko

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Anna K. Bokeko, 93, of Lower Macungie Township, died Nov. 5, 2019, at the Phoebe Home in Allentown. She was the wife of Angelo W. Bokeko. The couple celebrated 59 years of marriage Aug. 6. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late William and Hattie (Bartholomew) Barto.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and enjoyed family gatherings and making ceramics.

George W. Lowin

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owner/operator George’s Sunoco

George W. Lowin, 84, of Macungie, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2019. He was the husband of the late Helen (Smith) Lowin who died July of 2016. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late George and Muriel (Stark) Lowin.

He owned and operated, with his wife, the former George’s Sunoco in Emmaus. Prior to 2008, he and his wife lived in Delaware for 19 years.

Charles A. Myers

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Charles A. “Chuck” Myers, 76, of Macungie, died Nov. 4, 2019. He was the husband of Virginia Ann (Schultz) Myers. Born in Bosworth, Mo., he was a son of the late Merrill H. and Mary E. (Kinnear) Myers.

He served with the Army Corps of Engineers and was a Vietnam veteran and earned the rank of captain.

He was a graduate of the University of Missouri - Rolla and member of Sigma Xi.

He was a nuclear engineer employed at TVA and PPL.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown.

He enjoyed teaching and playing with his grandchildren.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Meeting your childhood idol

Do you have a childhood idol? Someone you would like to meet?

My sister, Donna, has a childhood idol — Gene London, who was the host of the children’s show “Cartoon Corners” or “The Gene London Show.” It was based out of Philadelphia and was on WCAU-TV Channel 10 from 1959 to 1977.

During his show, London would tell stories and use a large drawing pad to illustrate key scenes and characters.

Then there was the theme song:

“Come right on in to the General Store,

We have licorice, gumdrops and sourballs;

Anything that you’re hankering for,


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Fatal accident

A Lower Milford Township man was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident Oct. 24 in Lower Milford Township.

Paul J. Loudenslager, 32, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Rachel Tallarico at the accident scene in the 1400 block of Beverly Hills Road, according to a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center.

The cause of death was determined to be multiple traumatic injuries and the manner of death was ruled an accident by coroner’s office officials.