William F. Mosser III, 83, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Midge (Goodhart) Mosser.
He is survived by his wife; son, David F.; and daughter, Mary Jo Serfass.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, in The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus. The Schantz Funeral Home P.C., Emmaus is handling arrangements.
Edwin J. Eckroth, 75, of Emmaus, died March 21, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of LaRue I. (Guldner) Eckroth. The couple celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last September 27. Born in North Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late John W.B. Eckroth and Edna M. (Merkle) German.
He was a self-employed memorial engraver and designer for 16 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to that, he worked at Keystone Memorial in Allentown for 22 years.
Jeffrey S. Schmeltzle, 53, of Emmaus, died March 20, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He would have been 54 years old March 29. He was the husband of Kerry (Hauser) Schmeltzle, with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage Jan. 16. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Robert R. Schmeltzle of Emmaus and the late Bertha (Reiss) Schmeltzle.
Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.
The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20-25 students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers.
This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.
The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10 miles south of Wilkes-Barre.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER
It was a sunny, chilly morning for a community Easter egg hunt March 23 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Macungie.
Kenneth R. Holland Sr., 86, of Emmaus, died March 24, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of the late Frances A. (Schmeltzle) Holland. Born in Topton, he was the son of the late George W. and Beulah (Hilbert) Holland.
He was a knitter for the former Royal Manufacturers and an assembler for the former General Machine, Emmaus, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Emmaus Run Inn hosted a grand reopening March 15. Pictured at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are Ron Eichenberg, Emmaus Main Street Partners; Bob Schwelm, Emmaus Run Inn; State Rep. Ryan McKenzie, R-134th; Chris Schmidt, Emmaus Run Inn; Ed Schmidt, Emmaus Run Inn; Mayor Winfield Iobst; Sean Linehan, Emmaus Run Inn; Gene Clock, Emmaus Main Street Partners, Cassie Schmidt, Emmaus Run Inn; and Teri Madison, Emmaus Main Street Partners. Employees fill in behind the officials for the ribbon-cutting photo.
St. Timothy's Church, Ott St., Allentown, is having its annual inside garage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27.
Bring household goods, books, jewelry to the church in advance of the sale.
Clothing, computers or televisions will not be accepted.
The Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who committed the crimes of four felony counts of terroristic threats and four counts of misdemeanor 2, institutional vandalism.
The Emmaus Police Department continues to investigate numerous bomb threats which occurred Feb. 21, Feb. 26 and March 16 in the East Penn School District, Emmaus.
Paul A. Gehman, 84, of Alburtis, died March 23, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Jeanette I. (Arnold) Gehman, to whom he would have been married 60 years in June. Born in Bally, he was the son of the late John and Perma Gehman.
He worked as a knitter at Royal Mfg. for over 30 years, retiring in the 1990s.
He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
His memberships included various organizations throughout the community.