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Patricia Lynn Conrad

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

U.S. postal carrier

Patricia Lynn Conrad, 61, of Macungie, died October 17, 2012, at home. She was the wife of John Tycholiz. Born in Lansdale, she was the daughter of Pauline (Rutherford), wife of Theodore Pietrafessa and the late John Knight.

She retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she worked for 23 years as a mail carrier in Tampa, Fla. Previously she worked in real estate sales in the area at Singer-Hacker, and Century 21 Scandola Conrad Relators.

She is survived by her husband; mother and stepfather; brother, Rick Pietrafessa, of Allentown.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Food drive set for Nov. 10

Minsi Trails Boy Scouts and volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food Nov. 10 for the 26th annual Scouting for Food community food drive.

In addition to the door to door pickups, there will be dropoff areas at area Walmarts, Wegmans, Lafayette Ambassador and Team Capital branch banks, United Way of the L.V., Minsi Trails Council, Ray Price Dealerships and Bennet Toyota. For information, visit www.scouting4food.com or call 610-264-8551.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Class of '56 to gather Nov. 2

Parkland High School Class of 1956 has scheduled a 56th year reunion luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at The Masters at Shepherd Hills, 1160 S. Krocks Road, Wescosville.

Call Louise Wotring Knopf at 610-799-3661 or Lucy Hersh Ritter at 610-395-4083 for more information.

Isabel E. Kistler

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus Newcomers Club member

Isabel E. Kistler, 89, of the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, died October 26, 2012. She was the wife of the late Charles A. Kistler. Born in Shamrock, she was the daughter of Abram M. and Clara S. (Miller) Lehman.

She was employed at Hess Brothers in Allentown until her retirement.

She was a member of New Jerusalem U.C.C.

She was a member of Ontelaunee Region Car Club and the Automobile Club of America. She was also a member of the Emmaus Newcomers Club.

Luther John Kulp

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Luther John "Fuzzy" Kulp, 76, of Salisbury Township, died October 20, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Nancy (Spino) Kulp for 35 years. Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Edward B. and Mary Ann (Oplinger) Kulp.

He was a textile worker for Phoenix Clothes and Modern Universal Textile Mills for 50 years. He was a driver for Pantaloni Manufacturing in Boyertown.

He enjoyed watching sports and being with his family. He was an avid collector.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Centennial Queen sought

Every year, Alburtis bestows the honor of "May Day Queen" on a high school senior who is recognized at the annual Lockridge May Festival during the Lockridge Theatre Group's Renaissance performance at the Lockridge Furnace property ruins.

This year the May Day Queen will go down in history as the Alburtis Centennial Queen. This year's May Festival is being held May 12, 2013 as part of Alburtis' 100th birthday celebration.

John Barry Kernick

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former Bethlehem Steel employee

John Barry Kernick, 66, of Upper Saucon Township, died of natural causes while hunting October 25, 2012. Hunting was one of his true passions in life. He was the husband of Dolly C. (Szep) Kernick. The couple celebrated 43 years of marriage Oct. 25. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Veronica (Lizun) Kernick.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Limeport and was a Marine Corps Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of Project Child, The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of the Lehigh Valley and a program of Valley Youth House, will be held Nov. 8, with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program 9 - 10:30 a.m., Room 605, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

The speaker is Dr. Staci Perlman, co-author the national report, "The Estimated Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect," commissioned by Prevent Child Abuse America.

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: 610-954-9561, ext. 337

Three questions from the e-mail bag

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. Do feet get larger as you age?

Feet get bigger over decades of pounding. Some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.

Feet flatten out because their supporting tendons and ligaments lose their elasticity. As the tendon along the length of the sole elongates, the arch lowers. Another reason feet enlarge is that the force of your weight thins the fat pads cushioning the bottom of the feet.