Nancy A. (Bayliss) Weber, 78, of Macungie, formerly of Emmaus, died December 17, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Dean H. Weber. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last April 27. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Alfred R. and Mildred (Reese) Bayliss.
A graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, she was employed as a registered nurse at the former Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center for 40 years, retiring in 1996.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Residents of Pennsylvania can ring in the new year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Emmaus High School Key Club students and Emmaus Kiwanis members hold a Christmas party at St. John's UCC for some very special members of the community.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
A craft and vendor bazaar was held Dec. 1 at Emaus Fire Co. #1 with a large number of vendors displaying unique gifts for purchase.
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.