Cynthia F. Zuber, 57, of Macun-gie, died August 30, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown with her family by her side. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Esther J. (Schnecker) Hawk.
She was former president of Hawk Flower Mills in Allentown and taught elementary school in the Allentown School District.
She received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Kutztown University.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Allentown.
Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.
Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program 's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.
Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-6000, ext. 2101 for additional information.
Richard J. Buchin, 59, of Allentown, died August 28, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Harry Buchin and the late Rachel (Gehman) Buchin.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and had a political science degree from Kutztown University and a master of divinity degree from the Eastern Baptist Seminary.
He was a resident of the Good Shepherd Home for a number of years.
He was a partner in his father's hardware business for a period of time in addition he was a former tax collector in Macungie.
Hosea Atwater, 68, of Wescosville, died August 16, 2012. He was the son of the late Deroy Sr. and Eva Nell Atwater of Jackson, Tenn.
He attended the public schools of Madison County and was a graduate of East High School.
He served in the U.S. Army and did two tours of duty in Vietnam.
He was employed at Mack Truck as a security guard.
Helga Linsenmann-Yundt, 71, of Macungie, died August 26, 2012, at home. She was the wife of George E. Yundt IV for 33 years this past January. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Fritz and Lotte (Dumm) Linsenmann.
She was a secretary for the George E. Yundt IV, Architectural Firm in Allentown from 1965 to 1976.
She is survived by her husband; stepdaughter, Laure Yundt-Rothenberg and husband Marc of Westhampton Beach, N.Y.; stepson, George E. V and his wife Elizabeth of Durham, N.C.; brothers, Wolfgang and Peter Linsenmann; sister, Doris Linsenmann.
George John, 91, of Macungie, died peacefully September 2, 2012. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Haddad) John. Born in New Salem, he was the son of the late Abraham and Elizabeth (Monsour) John.
He received a degree in metallurgical engineering from Lehigh University after which he worked at Textile Machine Works in Wyomissing, and then was vice president of Emmaus Foundry and Machine Works until he retired.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was an active member of the former Faith United Church of Christ and served on the consistory for many years.
East Penn School District students board the bus for the new school year Aug. 27.
Marian M. (Fetterman) Hildenbrand, 92, formerly of Zionsville, died August 28, 2012. She was the wife of the late Pierson Hildenbrand.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna Mae Finn of Virginia; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Trinity Great Swamp UCC, Spinnerstown.
Arrangements were made by the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pennsburg.
Blake Bills, 23, of Macungie, was arrested for the burglary of a home on Oxford Place 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Bills was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property. He was transported to Lehigh County Central Booking for processing and to await arraignment on the charges.
I was raised with the notion I could be anything I wanted to be.
There was never discussion on barriers placed on particular careers because I was a girl.
We recently lost a very important woman, Sally Ride, who helped pave the way for young girls.
Ride was the first American woman in space and the youngest American to ever circle Earth.
According to her biography on sallyridescience.com, she answered a NASA newspaper ad seeking astronaut candidates in 1977 while finishing her Ph.D. She already had degrees in physics and English.