East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bennie L. Howard

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Bennie L. Howard, 50, of Macungie, died May 4, 2019. He was the husband of Jennifer (Koyt) Howard for four years. They had been together for 11 years. Born in McKeesport, he was the son of Geraldine and the late Alex Howard.

He worked at Kellogg’s in Breinigsville in packaging.

His favorite thing was spending time with his family. He loved basketball and football. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Penn State.

He was a loving man with a heart of gold who helped everyone he could.

Elizabeth C. (Knerr) Hoffman

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Elizabeth C. “Liz” (Knerr) Hoffman, 91, a life-long resident of Alburtis, died peacefully May 9, 2019, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Dale D. Hoffman. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late William and Sadie (Kurtz) Knerr.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Poppies still a way to honor veterans

Years ago, while shopping at a Walmart on Memorial Day weekend, an older gentleman wearing a veteran’s cap, held out his hand offering to sell me a bright red fabric flower.

I averted my eyes and shuffled past him. “Just someone else looking for a handout,” I thought to myself.

Driving home my conscience began to toy with me. I remembered my grandfather walking me along a downtown sidewalk in the late 1940s. We came upon a veteran offering a similar red paper flower and grandfather produced a coin and bought me one from the vet.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Fatal accident

A Macungie man died of multiple injuries in an accident earlier this month in Macungie borough.

Bennie Howard, 50, was pronounced dead 7:55 a.m. May 4 at an accident scene in the 200 block of West Main Street by Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew H. Kehm, according to a media release from the office of the coroner.

Following an autopsy, the cause of death was found to be multiple blunt force trauma and the manner of death was ruled an accident.

The accident happened at approximately 7:19 a.m.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Three people face simple assault and other charges after a verbal confrontation escalated into a fight at Big Woody’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, 3941 Chestnut St., Upper Milford Township, 12:43 a.m. March 8. According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, Gary Wayne Dottery, 28, of Laurys Station, Nicholas Aaron Remaly, 38, of Emmaus and Audrey Jennifer Andrews, 29, of Emmaus, were patrons at the restaurant when Andrews allegedly attempted to take Dottery’s pool cue and an argument erupted in the parking lot at the restaurant. Andrews then allegedly struck Dottery several times.

Leonard A. Sonntag

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Leonard A. Sonntag, 82, of Allentown, died May 12, 2019. He was the husband of the late Dawn L. (DeReamer) Sonntag. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elsie H. (Kohler) Sonntag.

He was an industrial engineer at the former Western Electric Corporation, retiring from Lucent Technologies.

He was a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.