Shannon L. Wanko, 46, of Breinigsville, died March 12, 2018, at home in the presence of her loving family. She was the wife of William “Pete” Wanko. They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 8. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Stanley K. and Carol E. (Moyer) Smith Sr.
She graduated summa cum laude from Kutztown University in 1992 with a bachelor of arts in education.
She was a mentor to many and a devoted first grade teacher for 22 years at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Fras Alamri, of Allentown, received a bachelor’s degree in information technology management from the SUNY College of Technology at Delhi in December 2017.
Grace Cosgrove, of Allentown and Emily Zimmerman, of Emmaus, is among students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester including: Christopher Boucher and Katrice Werley, both of Allentown; Haley Kramer and Elizabeth Waring, both of Macungie
Dorothy J. (Becker) Bretz, 86, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died March 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Ray M. Bretz who died in 2003. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Glennon Sr. and Anna (Gross) Becker.
She was employed as a pocket setter by Emmaus Manufacturing.
She attended Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Western Salisbury Church, Allentown.
She enjoyed attending the Schnecksville Senior Center.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Gianna Grigalonis, of Allentown, is among students named to the president’s list. Grigalonis attends the Potsdam campus.
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Alyssa Rose Coronati, of Allentown; Cecilia Lucy Rogers, of Emmaus and Brian Thomas Mantone, of Macungie, are among area students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.
Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council workshop in conjunction with Lehigh County and Penn State University Extension on the spotted lanternfly 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown, has been postponed due to weather. For more information, call 610-797-4000.
Salisbury High School Student Government Advisory dodgeball tournament has been postponed due to weather. The tournament will now be played 6:30 p.m. March 26 in the gym. The event is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door.
Walter L. Schlaner, 87, of Limeport, died in his home March 15, 2018. He was the husband of the late Veronica (Thomas) Schlaner. Born in Limeport, he was the son of the late Frank and Theresa (Drauch) Schlaner.
He served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Coopersburg.
He was a machine operator at Pillsbury Co. for 35 years until retiring.
He is survived by a daughter, Rosemary; sons, Stephen (Alice), Joseph (Sandra), Andrew (Kari); brother, Ervin; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
It’s been a big week in space, so to speak.
An American astronaut was found to have altered his genes through space travel, the science and space savvy the world over celebrated the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet and a luminary scientist left us for worlds unknown.
Not that earthbound news did not keep headline readers and writers busy.