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Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Picnic on July 25

Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will have its annual picnic 11:30 a.m. July 25 at the Allentown Rose Garden No. 2 picnic pavilion.

A complete luncheon, with drinks and dessert, will be provided.

There will be door prizes, games and bingo.

All current and former federal workers are invited to attend.

Bring folding chairs.

Tickets are available through July 20 by calling Ken Zeiner at 610-419-0739.

For information about NARFE, call Marie Nader at 610-231-0237.

District students graduate from Project Search

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in School

Briana Hall and Sara McCarry, both of the Parkland School District, recently graduated from Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's Project Search program.

Eight Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network interns and four Lehigh County interns were honored June 13 during ceremonies in the Conrad W. Raker Center multipurpose room, Allentown.

Project Search helps students with various disabilities learn soft skills and self-advocacy skills needed for today's competitive job marketplace.

Denise Marie Rice

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

crisis counselor for Crime Victims Council

Denise Marie Rice, 52, of Slatington, died July 5, 2013, in her home.

She was the wife of Rick Rice.

Born Feb. 24, 1961, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Ritaann (Frantz) Muthard of Walnutport and the late Patrick J. Philbin.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.

She was the office manager for her son's business, C&D Landscaping, for many years, and also worked in the food service industry throughout her life.

Erwin C. Smoyer

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Easton Coach driver

Erwin C. Smoyer, 82, of Allentown, died July 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clarence L. and Beatrice L. (Staudt) Smoyer.

He worked for VAST for three years and Easton Coach for the last seven years.

Prior, he worked for Air Products for more than 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He bowled with the Tuesday morning men's group at Mountainville Bowling Lanes and was an avid skier with the Ptarmigan Ski Club.

George K. Burkos

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Valley electrician

George K. Burkos, 85, of Orefield, died July 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Gloria M. (Mohr) Burkos were married 53 years this past April.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late John and Horepsimo Burkos.

An electrician in the Lehigh Valley for 32 years, as well as a general contractor, with his brother James, he owned numerous apartment buildings in the area.

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

Milon E. Bliss

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

operator of Tri-Alliance Inc.

Milon E. "Tiny" Bliss, 70, of Breinigsville, died July 2, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Ann L. (Bond Bailey) Bliss were married 37 years.

Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he was a son of the late Milon B. and Eleanor (Love) Bliss.

He was the successful operator of Tri-Alliance Inc., Mertztown for 17 years.

He loved fishing, hunting, traveling and his grandchildren.

He will be reunited with his beloved dog "Deke."

Ralph W. Heilman

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul's Union Church

Ralph W. Heilman, 90, of Kempton, died July 5, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Bennicoff) Heilman.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late George and Carrie (Henninger) Heilman.

A farmer all his life, he specialized in potatoes before retiring in 2011.

He also worked on the road crew for Weisenberg Township for many years.

He was a member of St. Paul's Union Church, Seiberlingsville.

Leslie A. Lerner

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

co-founder of Dorneyville Golf Center

Leslie A. Lerner, 86, whose business acumen opened the doors for generations of Lehigh Valley residents to enjoy their leisure time, died July 6, 2013, at his home in South Whitehall Township.

He was co-founder and president of Dorneyville Golf Center, which from the mid-1950s until the early 1990s, featured a fully lighted pitch and putt, miniature golf and driving range.

And with his wife of 57 years, Elaine, they created GTA Travel and later National Discount Cruise Company, now in its 45th year.


Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Puppeteer to visit church on July 19

Agape New Testament Fellowship, 5229 Route 873, Schnecksville, is inviting the public to attend a special program featuring Linda Holliday, famed ventriloquist and puppeteer 6:30 p.m. July 19.

The program will combine gospel magic in the form of object lessons with the humor of ventriloquism to emphasize the Bible story.

A free-will offering will be taken.

Tea party

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Meeting on July 12

Lehigh Valley Project 9-12/Tea Party will be hosting guest speaker Simon Campbell, school board director from the Pennsbury School District, Bucks County 7-9 p.m. July 12 at the Charles Chrin Community Center, 4100 Green Pond Road, Palmer.

At this free meeting, Campbell will be speaking on current issues facing school districts.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, go to