St. Thomas More holds Santa's workshop.
Stephen J. Silnik Sr., 89, of Allentown and formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was husband of the late Margaret A. (Schueck) Silnik. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Demeter and Mary Silnik.
He worked in construction, at Perma Stone, and was a machine operator for That's Packaging for many years.
He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II.
He is survived by a son, Stephen J. Jr. of Allentown; brother, Raymond of Emmaus.
The Lower Macungie Firefighter's Women's Association holds annual fundraiser.
PRESS PHOTOS BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
Macungie held a tea party recently.
Witold Jurewicz, 58, of Lower Macungie Township, died December 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Bozena Jurewicz, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Stanislaw and Apolonia (Harasim) Jurewicz.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He was a limousine driver for J & J Limousine Service for many years.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Olivia; brother, Stanislaw; sister-in-laws, Ewa Bartecka and family, and Joanna Rothkegel and family.
Ruth A. Mack, 82, of Breinigsville, died December 19, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Jack C. Mack. Born in Nuremburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Amelia (Treltz) Nicolodi.
She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and later as a sales clerk for the former H. Leh and Company, Sears, Hess's, and Bon-Ton.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.
"You only live once," a friend who smoked and drank to excess since his teens would respond when I'd chide him about his body abuse.
Right. So since we get only one shot at life as we know it, shouldn't we try to make it last?
Today, as this friend lies terminally ill, far beyond medical repair, he has regrets.
But it's too late. His 62-year-old body has given up.
His sad situation reminds me of another friend who died at 50, the victim of lung cancer.
Jan. 3, 2013
The Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Frank Kovacs from Pennsylvania Senior Patrol at CARIE will speak and a business meeting will follow. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
Children at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest get a very special visit right before Christmas.
Mary Alice Schoch, 80, of Emmaus, died December 18, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert C. Schoch. They were married for 63 years this past Nov. 19. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Florence (Hartman) Lorah.
She was active in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were young.
She worked part time for Rodale Press and also volunteered for the Osteopathic Hospital, Allentown.
She was a member of St. John's UCC Church, Emmaus.