East Penn Press

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Shannon L. Wanko

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher, Sheckler Elementary School

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.

Dorothy J. Bretz

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed by Emmaus Manufacturing

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.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Local News

March 21

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Limeport

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.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

‘All truths are easy to understand once discovered; the point is to discover them.’ – Galileo

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.