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Dale D. Hoffman

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Alburtis

Dale D. "Chubby" Hoffman, 86, formerly of Alburtis, died August 10, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of Elizabeth C. (Knerr) Hoffman, also a resident at Mosser Nursing Home. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 6. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Spencer and Katie (Weidner) Hoffman.

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II.

Joan M. Tunitis

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Joan M. Tunitis, 83, of Macungie, died August 18, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of J. Edmund Tunitis. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Catherine (Cavanaugh) McCormick.

She was a graduate of Immaculata College.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.

She is survived by her husband; children, Joseph, Susan Liberi, Joan Brofft, Jeannette Berean, John and Thomas; sister, Sr. Theresa Marian, IHM; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Mary A. Rossillo

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Mary A. Rossillo, 91, of Salisbury Township, died August 12, 2012, at the home of her daughter Mary Rivera in Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Rosario J. "The Boss" Rossillo in 1992. Born in Pulcherini, Latina, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Stefano and Giuseppa Rossillo Pannone.

She was a long time member of St. Paul's R.C. Church, Allentown.

Along with her husband she was co-owner of the former Rossillo Sportswear Company of Allentown and Coplay for over 15 years.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Cruise contest announced

Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one – and how great it can be to have a break. That's why residents of Pennsylvania are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – or themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, five-day cruise.

The Home Instead Senior Care® network is sponsoring the cruise for one lucky caregiving hero and guest. Submit your nomination and vote by Sept. 15 at http://cruise. caregiverstress.com.

Summer Harmony to sing 'Allentown'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Summer Harmony concert, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Parkland High School Auditorium, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown, will feature The Allentown Band performing "We Love Allentown," written by Robert Pearce, a 90-year-old Emmaus resident and retired Allen Organ employee, and his daughter, Joanne, a pianist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Allentown Band member Tom Heinze rewrote the arrangement for band and men's chorus. The song, which was written 30 years ago in response to Billy Joel's "Allentown" song, is to be performed to commemorate Allentown's 250th anniversary.

Phyllis K. Harwick

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Phyllis K. Harwick, 85, of Lower Macungie Township, formerly of Emmaus, died August 14, 2012. She was the wife of the late Lester M. Harwick, who died April 21, 2012. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Mae (Kremser) Reinhart.

She and her late husband were the owners of the former Harwick Pharmacy in Emmaus for 20 years until retiring.

Fair Midway adds new thrill rides

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Two new "spectaculars," as the largest thrill rides are referred to, are coming to the Midway at the Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.

Powers Great American Midways spokesman Marc Janas reported that the carnival will unveil a "beamed-out," spaceship-looking ride called "Alien Abduction" that spins passengers into such a whirl that gravity pins them against its walls.

The other new ride called "Genesis" takes a gondola full of thrill-seekers on a 360-degree spin as if they are on the end of some wild second hand on a clock.