East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for the other score.

Zamar Brake completed 11 of 17 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Auditions

Friday, September 14, 2018 by The Press in Focus

YOUNG MUSICIANS

Young musicians ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition for The Young Musicians Club of Allentown.

Auditions will be held during the club’s first meeting, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Zentz Hall, Fellowship Community Center, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

Prospective members who sing or play a musical instrument may audition by performing two pieces, one by memory. To be eligible, members must be taking private music lessons.

Kevin M. Baus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh Valley chef

Kevin M. Baus, 62, of Macungie, died Sept. 8, 2018, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Stella A. (Giniewski) Baus.

He graduated from and played baseball at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was a chef in the Lehigh Valley at various restaurants and facilities.

He enjoyed salmon fishing and bicycling.

He is survived by siblings, Kathleen Garger, Craig and his wife Diane, Melodie and her husband Thomas Novatnack, Tracy and her husband Thomas Malinowski, Carol Yaniger and Barbara Loupos; nieces and nephews.

Thomas Pelzer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former tractor trailer driver

Thomas Pelzer, 81, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Carole A. (Sweet) Pelzer. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Lawrence Pelzer and Mildred (Flannigan) Pelzer.

He was a graduate of Germantown High School, Class of 1955.

He served in the Army from 1958 to 1962 during the Berlin Crisis.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved spending time at the shore in Sea Isle City, N.J.

Patsy Ann Kline

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Patsy Zimmerman Kline, 72, of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018. She was the wife of Ronald Kline. They were married for 52 years. Born in Elizabethville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Althea (Wood) Zimmerman.

She graduated from Emmaus High School in 1964 and Bethlehem Business College in 1965.

She was a member of the Joy Class of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Ga.

John J. Speer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Old Zionsville

John J. Speer, 90, of Old Zionsville, died Sept. 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ellen A. (Moyer) Speer, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Glenside, he was the son of the late William J. and Mary E. (Stark) Speer.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

He honorably served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Justin C. Burdge

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Justin C. Burdge, 39, of Alburtis, died unexpectedly Sept. 2, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of Yvonne (Wetzel) Burdge and the late Frank Burdge.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR races with his friend Zack.

He is survived by his companion Angie Trego; daughters, Leah and Ashlyn; a sister, Christin; a niece; two nephews and Grandma Wetzel.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at 7722 St. Peter’s Road.

David J. Vlahovic

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

David Joseph Vlahovic, 82, of Macungie, died Aug. 30, 2018. He was the husband of Marcia Ann (Ritter) Vlahovic. They were married for 57 years. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Steven and Mary (Basko) Vlahovic.

He attended Emmaus High School before serving in the United States Army.

He worked at General Machine Co., Emmaus as a sheet metal layer for 13 years, Western Union Telegraph in Allentown as a sheet metal layer and assistant foreman for over 20 years, and then at G.M. Ketchum Co. in Long Island, N.Y. as a foreman for five years.

Patricia J. Hart

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia J. Hart, 82, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John T. Hart who died in 2015.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2, VFW in Macungie, the Marine Corp League and was an honorary Airman for the U.S. Air Force. She also volunteered for Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cancer Support Services and the American Red Cross.