Parkland Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

George D. Billig

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

salesman for Nationwide Insurance

George D. Billig, 85, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 9, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Nancy L.(Leiby) Billig celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1.

Born in Lynn Township, he was a son of the late Granville A. and Florence L.(Kocher) Billig.

A salesman for Nationwide Insurance Inc. for 41 years before retiring in 1997, he was also a school bus driver for the Northwestern Lehigh School District for 32 years, also retiring in 1997.

He was a 1949 graduate of Slatington High School.

Wendy G. Brantley

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at coroner’s office

Wendy G. Brantley has died.

Born on Feb. 10, 1959, she was the daughter of Elsie Quinn.

A graduate of Dieruff high school, Allentown, she went to Florida A.M. University, worked for the City of Allentown as a meter maid, then the parks department.

She worked for the police department, which she called the love of her life, until she went to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

This job she wouldn’t trade for anything.

Joan Young

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

grandmother of two

Joan Young, 82, from Allentown, died July 31, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Robert Young were married 63 years in April.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia (Weber) Savage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Sharon Witman and husband, Kurt, of Kutztown; son David at home; brothers William Savage Jr. and Thomas Savage, both of Allentown; sister Fay Hughes of Allentown; and grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan Witman.

Her service will be private.

Jean F. Dietrich

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Jean F. Dietrich, 83, died Aug. 9, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her family.

She and her husband Wayne W. Dietrich, who died in December 2014, celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Born in Hamburg, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Fannie F. (Reppert) Miller.

A 1952 graduate of Perry High School, Shoemakersville, she obtained a beautician’s license, which she held for many years.

Alice F. Gangaway

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Fogelsville

Alice F. Gangaway, 81, of Willington, Conn., died Aug. 11, 2017, in Windham Hospital.

Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late Howard J.H. and Irene (Lorah) Fritzinger.

She was a member of the Federated Church of Willington.

Her survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Wilbur E. Gangaway; children Faith Nixt and her husband, Chuck, Garth Gangaway and his wife, Janet, and Sherry Robb; and grandchildren, Michael, David, Kaitlin, Megan, Allison and Nicholas.

Anthony J. Cerrone

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

manager for The Wood Company

Anthony J. “Joe” Cerrone, 89, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 10, 2017, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Lever) Cerrone.

Born June 13, 1928, in Nazareth, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Katherine (Senneca) Cerrone.

A manager for The Wood Company, Allentown, for 32 years, he retired in 1993.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Area students may apply for Greenawald Scholarship

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 12 for students eligible to receive the $1,000 Greenawald Memorial Scholarship presented at The Great Allentown Fair in honor of former Fair President William F. Greenawald.

The annual scholarship was established and first presented in 2015 by Patricia Greenawald and her children commemorating her husband’s longtime devotion to the Fair prior to his passing in 2008.

Box office hours extended for Great Allentown Fair

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate the increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the fair, Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 4.

The Fair Box Office is located inside the Allentown Fairgrounds between the Ritz Barbecue and The Farmers Market.

Box office hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 22.

The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 23 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Apple juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, red-skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.

Thursday, August 10: Country fried steak w/ gravy, baked potato / sour cream, roasted cauliflower parmesan, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.

Friday, August 11: Cranberry juice, pork roll w/ cheese on bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, blueberry fluff.