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Kerwin G. O. Wetzel

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Kerwin G. O. Wetzel, of Emmaus, died Sept. 8, 2012. Born in 1935, he was the son of the late John and Erma (Kuhns) Wetzel. He was the husband of Janet (Morris) Wetzel with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage this May.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael and his wife Lynne, of Emmaus, and Eric and his wife Cheryl, of Springfield, Va.; and three grandchildren, Marissa, Christie and Justin.

Family, friends and neighbors will be received at the home between 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

Gerald F. Grim

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Gerald F. Grim, 85, formerly of Emmaus, died Sept. 5, 2012, in Phoebe Home. Born in Alburtis, he was the son of the late Fred A. and Helen D. (Heintzelman) Grim.

He was a truck driver for Allentown Beverage for 35 years, retiring in 1990.

He was an active member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, having served as church council president and chairman of the Memorial Day Committee.

He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II and Korea.

Friends of 1803 house

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Apple pie contest

The Friends of the 1803 House are looking for apple pie bakers to be part of the "A Very Merrie Halloween" event scheduled for Oct. 6. Crust and filling must be made from scratch and apples must be the main ingredient of the pie for this contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. For additional information or a registration form, contact Laura at 610-965-5037 or Lfetzer3@ptd.net.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Public drunkenness

Derrick George, of Macungie, was charged with public drunkenness after he was allegedly found to be passed out in the 100 block of Race Street, Macungie, 6 a.m. Aug. 26.

Theft from a motor vehicle

An unknown actor stole various items from two vehicles parked on Willow Street, Macungie, between 9 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7 a.m. Aug. 30. A laptop and change were taken from the first vehicle and an iPod and ATM card were stolen from the second vehicle.

Louis A. Ferioli Jr.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries


Louis A. Ferioli Jr., 89, of Oceanside, Calif., and formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 8, 2012, in the VA Hospital, San Diego, Calif. He was the husband of the late Helen (Oliver) Ferioli . Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Louis A. Sr. and Frieda (Krause) Ferioli.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He graduated from Syracuse University in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

He was an engineer for 23 years at Air Products and Chemicals, retiring in 1983.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Annual festival Sept. 22

Lower Milford Township will hold their 10th annual fall festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 on the grounds of the Township Building, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road, Coopersburg. Great food, live bluegrass band - "The Forgotten Mountain Boys," free carriage rides, "FiddleKicks" cloggers, crafts, children's activities, vendors, demonstrations, silent auction and more are part of the festival.

Smokin' Smitty's returns this year with their mouth- watering barbecue and tantalizing baked goods will be available from Pappy's Orchard.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 13

The Emmaus Public Library will host Dr. Ziad Munson for a program 7 p.m. titled, "The Great Red Herring: How al-Qaida Blinds us to Terrorism." Munson, a sociology professor at Lehigh University, will deliver the talk about terrorism for adults and mature teens in the Gardner Room of the library. He will include what a terrorist group looks like, how it forms and develops and how our obsession with al-Qaida over the last 10 years has blinded us to other forms of possible future terrorism.

Meeting the teachers at Shoemaker Elementary School

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in School

With over 740 students at Shoemaker Elementary School, it was no surprise to Principal Lynn Brinckman to see an abundance of parents and guardians at the school Sept. 6 attending the meet the teacher event. Parents and guardians took the opportunity to meet the teachers, learn more about the curriculum and student expectations.

Frances S. Gable

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries


Frances S. Gable, 93, of Macun-gie, died Sept. 2, 2012, in the Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township. She was the wife of the late William Gable. Born in Lower Gwynedd, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Maria (Hoover) Sellers. She grew up on Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, where her father Elias was manager of the dairy farm.

She earned an associate degree in 1938 from Drexel University where she played for the womens varsity basketball and field hockey teams.

She was a bookkeeper throughout her professional career.