Thomas Donald Higgins, of Macungie, formerly of Broomall, where he resided for over 50 years, died peacefully August 21, 2012, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Joan A. (Lynch) Higgins. He was a son of the late John J. and Delores V. (Coyle) Higgins.
He attended Sacred Heart Elementary in Manoa and graduated from Haverford High School in 1953 and St. Joseph's College in 1957.
He founded T.J. Associates Inc. with his late wife and son, John in 1990.
Anne B. Robbins, 95, of Wescosville, died August 26, 2012. She was the wife of the late Leonard E. Robbins, who died August 24, 1989. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Maryanne (Kobylnak) Mibroda.
She was a graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1934, and was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury United Church of Christ where she was a past-president of its Senior Saints.
She was a manager at LARC in Allentown for many years before her retirement.
Macugie Farmers Market offers healthy food and activities 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday.
Girls Scouts hold bridging event.
Elaine M. Hellmann, 71, of Lower Macungie Township, died August 26, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late David J. Hellmann who died May 9, 2011. Born in Erie, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Marie (Bruder) Florek.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She had worked at The Paper Bag in Allentown for many years until retiring.
Mark Steven Lehr, 53, of Mac-ungie, died August 23, 2012, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He spent his final days surrounded by loved ones at home. He was the son of the late Howard L. and Marilyn A. (Richards) Lehr.
He took pride in everything he did including purchasing and maintaining his childhood home -- a home where he loved having campfires, walking the railroad bed and sitting on the porch on Friday nights with neighbors. He longed for warm days to go fishing or take a ride on his motorcycle.
The Aug. 15 arrest of State Rep. Joseph Brennan, D-133, for allegedsimple assault and DUI and his subsequent press release dated Aug. 22 announcing he will not seek re-election in November should lead the citizens of the Lehigh Valley to conduct deeper research into who their candidates and elected officials are.
We, the people, should place higher standards on our elected officials, and those public officials should abide by ethical and moral standards superior to the constituents they serve.
Harold Charles "Mollie" Moll, 86, of Macungie, died August 14, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Shirley (Greenawalt) Moll. They would have been married 62 years on August 19. Born in Upper Saucon Township, he was a son of the late William H. and Ida R. (Klotz) Moll.
He was a member of Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alburtis.
He was a charter member of the Macungie Ambulance Corps., Macungie Fire Co. #1 and Macungie Memorial Park.
He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II.
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door-to-door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.
In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.
I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.
According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting some 9 million Americans every year.
John Kernick, 90, of Limeport, died August 8, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of the late Veronica "Verna" (Lizun) Kernick who died in 1998. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Labonich) Keshanech.
He worked as a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel for 33 years before retiring.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and Japan.
He was involved with the Limeport Athletic Association and enjoyed watching and listening to polkas and hunting.