East Penn Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 14: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Thursday, June 15: Turkey with gravy, biscuit, peas and carrots, Mandarin orange.

Friday, June 16: Chicken Caesar salad, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 19: Pulled pork, vegetable medley, peaches.

Tuesday, June 20: Crab cake, roasted potatoes, diced beets.

Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.

Growing Green: Spotted Lanternfly

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

In an attempt to eradicate the Spotted Lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has issued a quarantine order for 75 municipalities in portions of and-or all of Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties.

Officials are trying to protect landscape and agricultural businesses.

Residents in affected areas are being asked to help with the quarantine.

Here comes summer: Schnecksville Fair heralds arrival of area festival season

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township.

“There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich.

The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24

Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not open to the public.

William G. Lauffer Jr.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William G. Lauffer Jr., 85, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 10, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Joan (Balze) Lauffer.

He is survived by his wife; children, Nancy Anderson, John and Karen; three granddaughters; one great-grandson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2 p.m. June 17 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd. A visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m. in the church.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Clair B. Hallman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Clair B. “The Skipper” Hallman, 85, of Emmaus, died June 8, 2017, at the Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Godusky) Hallman who died in 2006. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Miles and Annie (Engleman) Hallman.

He was employed at Air Products and Chemicals until retiring.

He was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed deep sea and ice fishing, hunting and vegetable gardening.

He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Korean War.

Thomas A. Banyas Jr.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Thomas A. Banyas Jr., 58, of Alburtis and formerly of Emmaus, died June 3, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Melissa A. (Rodenberger) Banyas. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Thomas A. Sr. and Doris J. (Ortt) Banyas.

He was employed at Knoll for 35 years and was a graduate of Emmaus High School.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Mya; son, Cole; sister, Kathy and her husband Alex Sojtori.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

June 14

Community blood drive at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. The blood drive, 4 to 8 p.m., is in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Call Deana for an appointment at 610-217-3155.

Lower Milford Fireman’s Carnival, 1601 Limeport Pike, Limeport, through June 17. Grounds open 6 p.m. each night; music begins 7 p.m. each night. Proceeds benefit emergency services in Lower Milford Township.

Patricia A. Dillman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia A. Dillman, 69, of Salisbury Township, died June 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House after a two plus yearlong battle of mediastinal liposarcoma. She was a wife, mother to two and a grandmother to five.

She was a 1965 graduate of William Allen High School and a graduate of the Allentown School District practical nursing program. She dedicated her life as an LPN for 40 years and would have been married 48 years June 14.

Walter J. Ring

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Walter J. Ring, 85, of Zionsville, died June 6, 2017. He was the husband of the late Marlene (Zangel) Ring and Nancy (Peters) Ring.

He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

He enjoyed gardening, walking and he loved his dog, Khali.

He is survived by children, David, Bryan, Steven and Diane; many grandchildren; sister, Wilma Bryan.

Arrangements were made by the Connell Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Frederick K. Kitson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Frederick K. Kitson, 90, of Macungie, died June 9, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Grim) Kitson for 41 years in May and the late Jane E. (Heller) Kitson. He was a son of the late Harold and Margaret (Holder) Kitson.

He graduated from Springfield High School, Erdenheim, in 1944.

He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17, serving on active duty in the Pacific. He was discharged in 1946.

He graduated from Lehigh University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering degree.