Thomas S. Bleckley, 74, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 30, 2017, in Manor Care. He was the husband of Shirley J. (Frantz) Bleckley.
He is survived by his wife; son, Keith J. and his wife Judith; daughter, Lori L. Bleckley-Dunlap; sister, Jeanne Phifer; grandson, Alex.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made by the K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown.
Iris N. Manero, 77, of Macungie, died Nov. 10, 2017, at Gracedale, Nazareth. She was the wife of Vincent J. Manero for the past 29 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Marco and Jemma (Benincasa) Giorgi.
She was employed at Kraft Foods until retiring.
If you have ever loved and lost a pet, you will understand my family’s hesitation in getting another pet.
I’ve written about my pets before — a 16-1/2-year-old Old English Sheepdog and an indoor shelter cat we had for more than 16 years. Both pets died recently within six months of each other. We have been in mourning.
My editorials in the past have been about understanding the responsibilities of pet ownership before acquiring a pet for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
Richard A. “Dick” Hahn of Coplay, formerly of Allentown and Emmaus died peacefully Nov. 11, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Dolores M. “Dolly” (Billie) Hahn. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary June 6, 2017. Born in Allentown he was the son of the late Allen and Anna (Urban) Hahn.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chicken corn chowder, breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.
Thursday, Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven-roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll, margarine, pumpkin pie.
Friday, Nov. 17: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven browned potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.
Korean comedy:Margaret Cho presents a standup comedy show, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Sands Event Center, Bethlehem. Cho was born into a Korean family in San Francisco. She has performed in film, television, theater and music and is an author. Cho has received five Grammy Award nominations (two for music albums, “Cho Dependent” and “American Myth”) and an Emmy nomination for “30 Rock.” Cho created and starred in the ABC sitcom, “All-American Girl” (1994 - 95).
Area employees who have been laid off have access to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Employment Retraining Opportunities (ERO), including a tuition waiver.
ERO information sessions in Room 107- 108, Alumni Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township are: 11 a.m. - noon, Nov. 27; 2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. - noon Dec. 1.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.
Thursday, Nov. 16: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.
Friday, Nov. 17: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.
Monday, Nov. 20: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Chicken marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.
Kermit and Roma Loch of New Tripoli are celebrating 61 years of married life.
They were married Nov. 17, 1956, in the parsonage of the Rev. William Wolford in Fogelsville.
Both were raised on farms. They retired many years ago from farming and hauling milk.
They are members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Seiberlingsville, Kempton.