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Joshua B. Smith

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Salisbury H.S. graduate

Joshua B. Smith, 27, of Salisbury Township, died November 5, 2012. He was the son of Brian E. and Nancy K. (Laible) Smith of Salisbury Township.

He was a graduate of Salisbury High School where he co-captained the soccer team.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years until being honorably discharged. He served in Afghanistan during "Operation Enduring Freedom." He was a color guard sergeant at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He will be missed dearly by many friends and family.

Edwin G. Werley

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Edwin G. Werley of Emmaus, died November 2, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Margaret Werley.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Michael and his wife Judy of Fredericksburg, Va., Anthony and his wife Elizabeth of Westport, Conn., and J. Scott and his wife Patricia of Wilmington, Del.; four grandchildren.

Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, Allentown.

Edith Brensinger

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Edith R. Brensinger, 83, of Lower Macungie Township, died Nov-ember 6, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of Maynard L. Brensinger. Born in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle (Hersh) Reehl.

She worked as a machine setter for the former Western Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.

She is survived by her husband; nieces; nephews.

Contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 Brookside Rd., Wescosville, 18106.

Editor's View

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Holidays aren't celebrations for everyone

I spent Sunday at a fund-raiser for the family of a 2012 North-ampton Area High School grad who died recently from brain cancer.

The benefit raised money to help the family of Alec Ferullo, a 2012 Northampton Area High School graduate who died Oct. 8. His parents had to take unpaid leaves of absence from their jobs in order to care for him during his last few months.

As I watched people buy raffle tickets, baked goods and souvenirs, I couldn't help but think how soon Thanksgiving will be here – and then Christmas and New Year's.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

This past Sunday, we paid tribute to nearly 22 million veterans in the United States. Recognizing those who donned the uniform of one of our military branches, we think of the veterans from the Greatest Generation who served with tremendous courage during World War II; the young Soldiers and Marines sent to Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s; and the men and women who have served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight against global terror.

Dexter F. Baker

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former Air Products Chairman & CEO

Dexter F. Baker, 85, former Chairman and CEO of Air Products and Chemicals died November 1, 2012, in Houston, Texas, after an illness. He was the husband of Dorothy Baker. They were married for 61 years.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a Master of Business Administration and Honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees from Lehigh University. In 1952 he joined Air Products and Chemicals in its formative years. He moved to London with his young family and built their international division.