Mary L. Hunsicker, 84, of Allentown, died June 5, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Lewis E. Hunsicker Jr., who died in 1998. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard W. and Perma R. (Kern) Christman.
Along with her husband, she owned and operated, Lewis E. Hunsicker Jr. Excavating, Allentown, for 60 years. In her younger years, she taught elementary school in Allentown.
She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
She graduated from West Chester Teacher's College in 1950.
Jennie Irene (Kline) Williams, 100, longtime resident of Emmaus and beloved aunt, died June 7, 2013, in her home, with homecare provided by her great-niece, Janelle. She was the wife of the late Albert (Nun) Williams, who died Aug. 10, 2000. Born in Vera Cruz, she was a daughter of Harrison and Katie C. (Frey) Kline.
She was a member of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville and an associate member of Grace Church at the Lutheran Home, Topton.
To the Editor:
As technology advances, the Internet is becoming a center for information of all sorts and a tool of many purposes.
One of the most important online tools is the social network. "Social technology such as texting and Facebook is a tool for today's teens to develop emotional bonds...," states Natasha Murashev in her article, "Why Social Media Is Actually Good for Teens."
However, recently, the number of nervous parents and teachers rose due to issues with online social networks.
PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGER
The Allentown Dog Training Club helped dog owners put their animals through their paces at Macungie Memorial Park recently.
"Power tends to corrupt, and ab- solute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." (John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902), written in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887.)
Raymond L. Silnik, 87, of Emmaus, died June 10, 2013, at the VNA Hospice House of St Luke's, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Betty E. H. Schoch.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and he was employed at Mack Trucks for 26 years until retiring.
He was a former member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
He is survived by a son, Raymond P. of Allentown; granddaughter, Stacy Silnik; brother-in-law, Kent Schoch of Charlotte, N.C. He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Deborah.
PRESS PHOTO BY C RICHARD CHARTRAND
Out of Our Minds Art Studio, 1031 Chestnut St., Emmaus, held a grand opening recently with over 100 people in attendance. Vivian Ramirez and Mike Romanic, known as "Mike & Viv," supplied the entertainment and artwork was on display.
To the Editor:
Unlike Kermit the Frog, nobody should have a hard time being green when it comes to fracking.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting natural gas from the ground using water, sand and chemicals. Fracking may result in clean-burning natural gas, but it is detrimental to health and the environment.
The process is labor-intensive and generates clean-burning natural gas and jobs. Still, the nation has to ask, at what cost?
JUNIATA COLLEGEStudent graduates with academic honors
Elyse Laura Williams, of Allentown, daughter of Mark and Patricia Williams, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in museum studies with an art history focus. She studied abroad in Leeds, England, and was secretary of the African American Student Alliance. Williams is an alumna of Lehigh Valley Charter High School.
Ann Evancho Davies, 95, of both Emmaus and State College, died June 5, 2013, at The Fairways at Brookline Village in State College. She was the wife of the late Ogden R. Davies, who died in 1995. Born in Eckley, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Yanick) Evancho.
She was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Emmaus and attended Our Lady of Victory in State College.
She is survived by five stepchildren; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by seven brothers; four sisters; and a grandson.