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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Raymond “Skip” Paul Koch

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Lower Milford Township

Raymond “Skip” Paul Koch, 87, formerly of Lower Milford Township, died Feb. 3, 2020, in Bella Vista, Ariz. He was the husband of Shirley Koch. They were married for 69 years. Born in Friendsville, he was a son of Forrest and Elsie (Weierbach) Koch.

He graduated from Coopersburg High School in 1950.

He was born and raised on the farm and worked his whole life farming and raising cattle. He managed Trainor’s Farm of Coopersburg, Risser’s Farm of Riegelsville, Bell Gate Farm of Limeport and later farms in the Midwest.

Mary Urland

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. Ann Catholic Church

Mary Urland, 99, of Emmaus, died Feb. 1, 2020, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Urland. Born in Frackville, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Hreshko) Uhryn.

She was a homemaker for Lehigh County Homemaker for 15 years.

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

Kimberly A. Gross

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Kimberly A. Gross, 46, of Emmaus, died Feb. 6, 2020. Born in Allentown she was the daughter of the late Harold VanBilliard.

She was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Trexlertown.

She was a graduate of William Allen High School, Class of 1991.

She was a supervisor with United Healthcare, while volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Forgotten Felines and Fidos.

She was a loving mother and incredible person, who is gone but never forgotten.

She is survived by children, Cody Allen and Gabriella Jade.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Fugitive from justice

A 37-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 26 for allegedly being a fugitive from justice after a traffic stop for an expired inspection at the intersection of Sixth and Broad streets, according to Emmaus police. The male was found to have an outstanding warrant from Tuscaloosa, Ala. and was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

Jeffrey Hartranft, 49, of Zionsville, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in the 500 block of South 10th Street Dec. 17, 2019, according to Emmaus police. Hartranft was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center.

Sergio Javier Morel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

2017 Emmaus High School graduate

Sergio Javier Morel, 21, of Emmaus, died Feb. 3, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Wilmer J. and Ivette M. (Torrales) Morel.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2017.

He worked as a mover for O’Brien’s Moving & Storage Co., Allentown, for the last year.

He loved to skateboard and participate in extreme sports. He enjoyed music, art and fishing.

He was a very compassionate young man and helpful to others.

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Can a ‘new species of life’ help with a very human problem?

Early this year, a buzz was emanating from Las Vegas having little to do with high voltage light displays, dancers dressed in crystal bedazzled costumes or shiny quarters spilling from slot machines.

NEON debuted at CES 2020, the annual global consumer electronics show held in January.

NEON, funded by a lab in the Samsung technology behemoth, is described as an “artificial human” on its webpage, www.neon.life and by tech industry watcher C/NET as “a new species of life from humans,” according to the vision of NEON CEO Pranav Mistry.

EPC, Colonial League hold playoff games

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Basketball playoffs continued in the Colonial League and East Penn Conference Tuesday evening.

In the Colonial League were boys semifinals, while the EPC held girls semifinals.

Top-seeded Southern Lehigh beat No. 4 Notre Dame (Green Pond) 82-60. Friday night’s final will pit the Spartans against No. 6 Bangor, a 54-41 winner over No. 2 Moravian Academy Tuesday.

Accepting

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.