East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ronald E. Kern

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Ronald E. Kern, 81, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 21, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Joanne M. Kern. They shared 60 beautiful years together. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Emil and Louise Stutzenberger Kern.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended Penn State University.

He was employed as a manufacturing engineer at Mack Truck and retired in 1996. Previously, he worked at Air Products.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.

Carson D. Markle

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Carson “Poppy” D. Markle, 87, died peacefully June 23, 2019. He was married to his high school sweetheart, the late Virginia R. Markle. They were married for 61 years. He was the son of the late Victor and Gladys Markle, of Emmaus.

From 1950 to 1953 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps - 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion Easy Company, during the Korean War, fought in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir and received three Bronze Stars.

Editor’s View

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Let’s celebrate!

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

John Sulick

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

John Paul Sulick, 80, formerly of Emmaus, died in Los Angeles, Calif., June 25, 2019. Born in Palmerton, he was the son of John J. and Mary Sulick.

He graduated from Palmerton High School, Class of 1957.

He served in the U.S. Army and worked for most of his life at Bethlehem Steel.

He was a talented pianist, a former member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus and a member of The Compassionate Friends.

With his sense of humor and kind soul, anyone who knew him couldn’t help but love him. Above all, he was a loving, dedicated father.

Daniel J. Gaffney

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Daniel J. Gaffney, 66, of Emmaus, died June 23, 2019, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Jane L. (Zawilla) Gaffney, of Whitehall and the late Donald B. Gaffney.

He was a 1970 graduate of William Allen High School and furthered his education at Bloomsburg University and Temple University.

He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 2599-13. He was a career steel machinist at Prior Coated Metals, Inc., Allentown, for many years, retiring in 2017.

He was a Lutheran.

EMMAUS POLICE

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Victor Reid, 44, of Indian Orchard, Mass., was arrested for alleged simple assault and harassment after a dispute June 19 in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

Clayton Gragg, 34, of Emmaus, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence at Sixth and Chestnut streets June 12. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

July 11

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “Digital Mobile Radio and Packet Radio Roundtable” presented by Mark / W2MB. Members and others interested always are welcome. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more information, visit www.DLARC.org, email KE3AW@ARRL.net or call 610-432-8286.

July 12

DJ pool party with Wesley Works at the Lower Macungie Township Pool 5-7 p.m.

July 14

COLLEGE CORNER

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in

Students earn degrees

UNION COLLEGE

Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Daniel Toland, of Allentown, who majored in psychology and music, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated magna cum laude; Emily Ehlrich, of Emmaus, who majored in psychology and sociology, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated summa cum laude.

Events planned for July

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in July.

The following groups and DJs will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·July 3: KATO

·July 13, 17: King Henry Duo

·July 20: WE3 Band

·July 27: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances are 7-10 p.m. Wednesday dances are 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.