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Frank Leeland

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Zionsville

Frank H. Leeland, 92, formerly of Zionsville, died March 28, 2013. He was the husband of Ruth (Flavell) Leeland.

He is survived by his wife; children, Frank, of Florida, Linda Elie, of Kutztown, David, of Leesport; numerous grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Grace E.C. Church, Hosensack. Arrangements were made by the Falk Funeral Home Inc., Pennsburg.

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Good driving habits are learned through experience

To the Editor:

Six months after one has obtained their drivers permit, they are allowed to get their license. In the state of Pennsylvania, the age that one gets their permit is 16.

Some legislators are arguing for a national graduated driver licensing law to replace the separate individual state regulations.

The statistics in 2009 according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed 16 year olds have crash rates higher than drivers of any other age. It was also noted car collisions were the leading cause of death in 13 to 19 year olds.

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Writer supports Second Amendment

To the Editor:

In response to a letter to the editor by Jane Aylor Fretz in the March 14 opinion page, "Standing up to the NRA, I felt I had to respond.

She is wrong about the NRA being a front group for gun manufacturers; they have a membership of hundreds of thousands of decent freedom loving Americans! Next "Guns don't kill people, people kill people!"

"If guns kill people, than pencils misspell words."

Edwin J. Haberstumpf

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Edwin J. Haberstumpf, 77, of Emmaus, died March 31, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice. He was the husband of Lois K. (Neave) Haberstumpf, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Albert H. and Ruth E. (Miller) Haberstumpf.

He was a welder for the former Haberstumpf Welding for many years, retiring in 1993.

He was an active member of Emmaus Moravian Church, serving as a sacristan for many years and as sexton for 20 years.

He was past president of the Emmaus Ambulance Corp.

Joseph Thomas Kemmer Sr.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former insurance agent

J. Thomas "Tom" Kemmer, 76, of Macungie, died March 27, 2013 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home. He was the husband of the former Rosemary Markowski, of Baltimore, Md. Born in Garrett County, Md., he was the son of the late Joseph N. and Katherine L. Kemmer.

As a young man he marched and performed with several drum and bugle corps, including the Yankee Rebels of Baltimore. While attending the University of Baltimore, he played lacrosse and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity and earned his degree in 1958.