East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Robert A. Miller

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Robert A. “Bobby” Miller, 63, of Lower Macungie Township, died Sept. 3, 2019, under hospice care. He was the husband of the late Bonnie M. (Loupos) who died in October 2009. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas S. and Patricia A. (Ritter) Miller and was a 1975 graduate of Pennsylvania School of the Deaf in Philadelphia and enjoyed participating in the deaf club community.

Prior to retiring in 2002, he was employed at Lucent for 25 years and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

MACUNGIE POLICE

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Annie Jane Badasarian, 39, of Bethlehem, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Willow Lane July 12. According to Macungie police, a police vehicle was nearly struck by another vehicle while traveling through the 900 block of Willow Lane, prompting the traffic stop. Badasarian, who allegedly was driving the vehicle, was transported to Central Processing, according to police.

Another View

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Our girlfriends bring something special to our lives

Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz.

Lorelai Gilmore and Sookie St. James.

Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes.

Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo.

Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson and Poussey Washington.

Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.

Monica Geller, Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay.

Rhoda Morgenstern and Mary Richards.

James A. Pezoldt Jr.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

James “Pez” A. Pezoldt Jr., 62, of Emmaus, died peacefully Sept. 8, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James A. Sr. and Dorothy S. (Werst) Pezoldt.

His legacy is the friendships and love he shared for everyone.

He is survived by a son, Beau (Gregg); sister, Sue Stear (Tim); brother, Kirk (Pat); niece, Mollie Stear; nephews, Adam, Kyle and Chad.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

George B. Lapp

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

George B. Lapp, 95, of Emmaus, died Sept. 1, 2019. He was the husband of Irene L. (Danner) Lapp. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Roy D. and Ethel M. (Diefenderfer) Lapp.

He is survived by his wife; children, Debra and her husband, Donald Burns, Eugene and his wife, Sandra and Denise and her husband, Donald Christman; sister, Clara Disharoon; brother, John; grandchildren, Daniel Burns, Jonathan Burns and his wife, Diana, Kevin and Steven, Darielle and her husband, Jeffery Karl and Douglas Christman; three great-grandchildren, Elliot, Julian and Dean.

Robert G. Blacker

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Robert G. Blacker, 71, of New York City, died Aug. 30, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ernest and Stella (Fedak) Blacker.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and Cornell University.

He was passionate about his 50-year career in theater. He worked with Joseph Papp at the Public Theater in New York, then helped Des McAnuff reestablish the LaJolla Playhouse, where he served as dramaturg and associate artistic director. As artistic director of the Sundance Theatre Lab he helped to develop many new plays by mentoring countless playwrights and actors.