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Donald F. Collins

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Donald F. Collins, 94, of Germansville, formerly of Macungie, died October 21, 2012, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Edith (Annable) Collins. Born in Plymouth, England, he was the son of the late Percy and Hilda (Webber) Collins.

He was the Director of Market Research for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 30 years, retiring in 1983.

Active in the life of his church, he was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Macungie, where he formerly served as treasurer and business manager.

Violet M. Dietz

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of The Fairways at Brookside

Violet M. Dietz, 90, of The Fairways at Brookside, Macungie, died October 18, 2012, in the Devon House, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Linford F. Dietz, who died on Feb. 15, 1996. Born in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, she was the daughter of the late Titus and Ida (Sell) Haberle.

She was an active member of Chestnut Hill Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and was a past president of the Women's Guild.

She was a cook in the Southern Lehigh School District for 18 years until retiring in 1984.

MaryEllen (Brown) Kleckner

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

MaryEllen (Brown) Kleckner, 74, of Emmaus, died October 17, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Joel Kleckner Sr. They were married for 53 years in September. Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Brown.

She was a graduate of Tamaqua High School, class of 1956.

She was employed at the former Stewart Sandwich Company and Lutron Electronics until retiring.

She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus for over 40 years.

James J. McLaughlin

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

AT&T Technologies employee

James J. McLaughlin, 82, of Macungie and formerly of Park Place, died October 20, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Julia (Tambasco) McLaughlin. They were married for 52 years. Born in the village of Trenton he was the son of the late James and Anna (Falatovich) McLaughlin.

He was a 1947 graduate of Mahanoy Township High School and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He had been employed with and retired from AT&T Technologies, Allentown, after 30 years of service.

He was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.

Hon. Robert W. Mader

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Alburtis mayor

Hon. Robert W. Mader, 77, mayor of Alburtis, died suddenly, October 22, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Shirley F. (Blank) Mader. They were married for 39 years on Oct. 13. Born in Ridgewood, N.J., he was a son of the late Robert W. Sr., and Elizabeth (Grace) Mader.

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis, where he was a past consistory member.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He graduated from Union Springs Central School, Union Springs, N.Y., in 1952.

Lower Mac topples South Parkland

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The 110-pound Mustangs improved to 6-1 on the season with a 37-0 win over South Parkland. Bailey O'Connor opened the scoring with a touchdown run on the second offensive play from scrimmage. O'Connor then contributed to the second score of the day by tossing a touchdown pass to Sone Ntoh. Timmy Higgins added a third score with a touchdown run. Dylan Keenan caught another score on a pass from Vincent Petrizzi. Parker Hanosek completed the scoring with a TD run in the second half.

BFAC 'Tribute' awards

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honored four organizations and individuals during its annual "Tribute to the Arts," Oct. 4, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem. Above, from left: Dave, Fry, musician-Godfrey Daniel co-founder; Dawn Ketterman-Benner, founder-professor-faculty advisor, Moravian College Dance Company; Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan; Marylou Cummings, plein-air artist-Mayor's Award recipient; and Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs, Lehigh University.