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.
Caleb Josiah Pultro, 18, of Alburtis, died October 13, 2012.
He is survived by his parents, David and Susan and an older brother.
His Going Home Service was held at Providence Calvary Chapel, Trappe, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Santos Arroyo Jr., 69, of Alburtis, died October 10, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.
He was employed as a janitorial supervisor at Agere for 20 years prior to retirement.
Arrangements were made by the Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.
A simple statement, but let's break it down a bit.
Your newspaper … That's right, all yours, assembled just for you, tailored to where you live, emphasizing the things that affect you, keeping track of the people and players in your community. Your newspaper is put together by people in a newsroom that was built for you, where people work to supply information that matters to you, from the details of that crash you passed by on Tuesday to biographies of the candidates for your school board to notices of what's on sale at your local supermarket.
PRESS PHOTO BY TIM SINGLES
Lower Macungie Firefighter Andrew Miller works to extinguish a simulated tractor fire at the Country Meadows mock disaster drill held recently at their North Krocks Road facility.
Who are the voters across the Lehigh Valley the candidates will attempt to appeal to from now until Nov. 6?
Whether your political affiliation is associated with the color red or blue, we all share one common desire: we want the candidate we vote for to best represent our interests and the well-being of America.
Today, the political discourse among elected officials and those running for public office is contentious and rancorous.
Couple that with an unsteady and unpredictable economy each of us wrestle with daily.