Dawn D. Klinger, 74, of Allentown, died March 18, 2013, at Hospice House of VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Grant C. Klinger. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Reichard) Didra.
She was a member of Emmaus Congregation-Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She was a graduate of Allentown High School and was an accomplished pianist.
Marjorie M. Ritter, 92, of Allentown, formerly of Sarasota, Fla., died March 18, 2013, in Country Meadows Nursing Home where she resided since last June. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Wieand Sr. and Winston Ritter. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Sarah (Fegley) Shupp Koenig and Fred Shupp. She was a homemaker.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and an avid bridge player.
Mary Dreisbach, 95, of Allentown, died March 19, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Dreisbach who died Aug. 28, 1984. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Holonich) Kalabisko.
She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, where she served in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher, ingathering committee chairperson, and coordinator for the church flowers, nursery and usher list.
David Jenkins Jr., 65, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2013, as a result of a fire. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late David and Helen (Fennell) Jenkins.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy of Doylestown. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Melissa Ann Twining and her son, Montana James Twining.
Contributions may be made to the Emmaus Fire Victims Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 193, Emmaus, 18049.
To the Editor:
Has your paper discussed the tax free bond subsidy to Costco at Hamilton Crossing? This should be a worthy subject for all the Tea Party voters in our area.
The subsidy has not been approved yet or bonds sold.
Little is mentioned but I believe the end result is the developer is receiving funds from tax free bonds. It is a crime. The development should stand on its own without a tax subsidy.
Andrew Gross, 23, of Slatington, was taken into custody for suspected DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 55, Salisbury Township, 10:11 p.m. March 12. Gross was stopped for a traffic violation and allegedly displayed multiple indicators of intoxication from controlled substances and alcohol. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.
Robert C. Boehmer, 80, of Breinigs ville, died March 24, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Allentown Hospice. He was the husband of Doris (Dippre) Boehmer with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Nuremberg, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Croll) Boehmer.
He was employed by Air Products for 38 years, retiring in 1986. After retiring he worked part-time work for Dries Hardware, Macungie.
He was a Navy Korean War veteran who served on the aircraft carriers Bennington and Hornet.
He was a long time member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, is offering "Running for Life" for youngsters ages 8-12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 10 through May 29 at LCCC's main campus.
Students will learn good nutrition and track their exercise and healthy snacking in a journal.
Kids are asked to wear comfortable clothes, sneakers, and to bring a water bottle.
There is a materials fee for the journal, along with a course fee.
To register or for more information, call 610-799-1197 or email email@example.com.
The Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus. The program will be "Rodale Manufacturing" including its history, departments, products and people. Former employees are encouraged to participate in this nostalgic night.
Montana James Twining, 16, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2013, in his residence as a result of a fire. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Melissa Ann Twining.
He was a student in the LCTI program at Emmaus High School, where he enjoyed working on cars and learning to cook.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, where he was baptized and confirmed.
He was a Boy Scout, enjoyed taking karate lessons, playing Wii and watching WWF wrestling.