Diane Drabinsky is a volunteer planting flowers at Macungie Flower Park. Her name was left out of the photo in the June 10 edition of The Press. We apologize for the error.
Jera Bassett, of Macungie, recently received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
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Avery Allen, of Emmaus, is among those students named to the president’s list for the spring 2020 semester.
Kyle Leiser, of Macungie, received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in recent ceremonies.
LCCC: ‘Military-Friendly’ designation given
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has received the designation, “Military- Friendly School,” from VIQTORY, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.
LCCC provides resources and support services to more than 350 active military and veteran students, including their spouses and dependents.
Resources include veterans’ lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses, preferred scheduling, scholarship opportunities and a Veterans Support Team to provide the resources needed to successfully transition to college.
Christian R. Showalter Jr., 96, of Allentown, died May 17, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the loving husband of Barbara F. (Moyer) Showalter. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Christian R. Showalter Sr. and the late Edna B. (Smith) Showalter.
He was president of Rileigh, Gander & Showalter, Inc. located in Emmaus. The company built and designed trade show and museum exhibits. His company produced award-winning exhibits throughout the country.
He was a graduate of MacKasky High School, Lancaster.
Richard A. Silva, 77, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 28, 2020, at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of Jean L. (Cataneo) Silva for 56 years. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was a son of the late George and Beatrice (Falcioni) Silva.
He worked as a master plumber for many years and then as a financial advisor for AIG Retirement Services/VALIC.
He was an active member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Hawthorne, N.J., serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years and co-chaired their popular annual feast.
Elmer J. Berryman, 75, of Macungie, died June 13, 2020, at home. He was the husband of Joan C. (Christman) Berryman for 57 years this past April 5. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bessie (Berryman) Gracely.
He worked in a shoe factory for 19 years and later worked as a grinder at Electro-Space for 22 years.
He loved to play pool and was involved in a pool league for several years.
Beatrice J. Gombocz, 86, of Media, and former longtime resident of Emmaus, died June 14, 2020. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Gombocz who died in 1998. They were married for 46 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth (Chato) Novack.
She enjoyed going to the casinos, playing pinochle and loved to travel with her late husband.
She was employed by the former Western Electric.
Miriam F. Donaldson, 80, of Salisbury Township, died June 11, 2020, in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She and her husband, Curtis E., celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Clark and Sara (Detling) LeVan and was of the Christian faith.
She was a 1957 graduate of Allentown High School and was employed at Lehigh Valley Child Care as director of human resources and, prior to retiring, returned to the classroom.
She enjoyed cruising around in her convertible sports cars “with the top down.”