Ruth E. Reichard, 92, of Macun-gie, died December 21, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Wilbur F. Reichard. Born in Brookdale, she was the daughter of the late Howard N. and Helen (Hilbert) Schueck.
She was a 1938 graduate of Emmaus High School.
She worked for Allen Organ for 30 years, retiring in 1980.
She was a life-time member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie and a life member of the Macungie VFW and Macungie Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood and platelet donations and the impact they can have on patients in need.
This January, the American Red Cross is thanking the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate regularly. Because of their dedication, blood is available for patients whenever or wherever it is needed.
Clyde E. Buchman Jr., 86, of Macungie, died December 21, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Grace L. (Hopkins) Buchman of Macungie. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clyde E. Sr. and Sarah (Leiser) Buchman.
He was a long-time member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown, where he served on the Asbury Building Committee when the church was built on Springhouse Road.
According to Community Liaison Nicole Bloise, Emmaus High School received a bomb threat Dec. 20 specific to the Emmaus High School building for Friday, Dec. 21. In order to ensure the safety of staff and students, EHS was closed Friday. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to search and sweep the building. All other district buildings were in session. In addition, all EHS day/evening activities were cancelled for Friday.
Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.
Bakeer Jones, 33, of Lebanon, was arrested for DUI and drug possession with intent to deliver on Interstate 78 westbound at exit 55, Salisbury Township, 1:29 a.m. Nov. 29. Jones was stopped for a suspended Pennsylvania registration violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of marijuana and in possession of a large amount of the controlled substance.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to join planning committees to help make each and every Relay for Life in the Lehigh Valley a huge success. If you are creative, a great leader, a great fundraiser or passionate about ending cancer, they have a position for you. Hours vary and they can work with most schedules. All necessary training will be provided. Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald E. Misera, 74, of Emmaus, died December 17, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Paul S. and Margaret H. (Rokosny) Misera.
He was employed by Exide Battery Co., Emmaus, for 30 years, retiring as a supervisor. He then worked at Graham Security Police.
He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was also a member of the Macungie VFW and its golf league.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus, and was also a member of the Board of Governors at Unami Gun Club, Emmaus.
To the Editor:
We just returned from a trip off the mainland and hadn't seen any news the past two weeks, so when Sam, my husband, turned on the TV early this morning we were really shocked and heartsick to hear of the Connecticut child slaying.
It is beyond being able to describe the anguish and sadness to the families and also others who hurt for them, and can't do anything to alleviate this grief for them.
How to help prevent this from happening over and over in this country – it isn't gun control.
St. Thomas More holds Santa's workshop.