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 “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.
“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 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, 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.
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.
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.
DJ pool party with Wesley Works at the Lower Macungie Township Pool 5-7 p.m.
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.
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.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation will hold its fifth annual brick installation to honor police officers, firefighters or ambulance corps members 5 p.m. Sept. 5. The deadline for ordering bricks is July 14. Bricks can be ordered and purchased at the Remembrance Garden website www.emmausremembers.org or by calling Mike Waddell at 484-274-2089.