East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Marvin H. Boehm

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Vera Cruz

Marvin H. Boehm, 90, died Feb. 28, 2019. He was the husband of Marian (Brown) Boehm. They were married for 69 years. Born at home in Vera Cruz, he was the son of the late James R. and Dorothea (Debus) Boehm.

Before retiring, he worked for the Reading Company and Conrail.

He enjoyed gardening, long walks, playing cards, sports of all kinds and talking about his childhood.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 16

Church of the Good Shepherd of Alburtis, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold its annual craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafts, attic treasures, a gift basket auction, baked goods and refreshments.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under age six can enjoy breakfast at no charge. For more information, call 610-966-3601.

March 17

Warren G. Buss

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

East Penn School District employee

Warren G. Buss, 65, of Emmaus, died March 10, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of Robin R. (Eckley) Buss. They were married for 16 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Jeanette (Dries) and Howard J. Buss Jr.

He was a 1971 graduate of Emmaus HIgh School.

He worked in the maintenance department at East Penn School District, retiring in 2013.

He was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club and was a past Post Master of Wheels of Time.

He loved to hunt, fish and restore automobiles.

Erwin R. Schmid

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Erwin R. Schmid, 97, of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home. Born in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid. He left Germany at the age of eight to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France and moved to New York City at the age of 16 where he completed his high school education.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Stephen Ewanev

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie

Stephen Ewanev, 93, of Lower Macungie, died peacefully March 7, 2019. He was the husband of Kathleen (Weber) Luchansky. They celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in October. He was the son of the late Harry and Catherine (Harbove) Ewanev.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an EMP2 during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He worked as an electrician for Bethlehem Steel and also independently.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?’ Do they think I’m fat?

I don’t want an automatic pet feeder.

I wouldn’t mind making engraved items at home or receiving a luxury car rental coupon.

“Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?” was in my email today. I don’t want to be fat. Do they think I’m fat?

Yes, I want to sleep better, and I don’t need a levitating moon lamp.

And yes, today, I received several messages on how to safely remove earwax.

Did I ask for these messages? Absolutely not.

Marriage requires work and communication

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A funny tale pops up when people talk about marriage and anniversaries: A couple was celebrating their golden anniversary by renewing their vows. At the conclusion of the little ceremony, their pastor congratulated them on 50 years of marriage and posed to them one question. “At any point along the way, did divorce ever cross your minds?” The husband responded with a quick “No, never.” The wife nodded in agreement and said, “Divorce, no. Murder, yes.” And such is the stuff that marriages are made of.