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Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Workshop offered for parents

Signe Witson, LSW, is presenting a Life Space Crisis Intervention Skills for Parents program from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at Parkland Community Library, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall.

The class is designed for parents to learn the basics about preventing conflicts with kids and helping them process conflict.

The program is limited to 20 participants.

To attend, call 610-398-1361 ext. 13.

Driver's Ed

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

CLIU 21 offering classes

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students in the Parkland school district.

The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers.

For students who complete both driving theory instruction and behind-the-wheel Instruction, CLIU 21 offers the opportunity to complete the Pa. DMV road test during the last behind-the-wheel lesson.

Harold J. Billig

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Nativity Lutheran Church

Harold J. Billig, 88, of Fogelsville, died Sept. 19, 2012, in his home.

He was the husband of Joanne L. (Mutchler) Billig and the late Rachel P. (Bennicoff) Billig.

He and his current wife celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last April 15.

Born May 30, 1924, in Lynn Township, he was the son of the late Granville A. and Florence (Kocher) Billig.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a seaman first class.

He was the founder, owner and operator of Billig Trucking Service Inc., Allentown, from 1969-91.

Sandra S.A. Oldt

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

UCC member of Jerusalem 'Red' Church

Sandra S.A. Oldt, 72, from Allentown, died peacefully on Sept. 21, 2012, surrounded by her family at home.

She was the loving wife of the late Clark W. Oldt.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard W. and Perma L. (Krum) Kemmerer.

She was a member of the Jerusalem "Red" Church, United Church of Christ congregation, where she was a deacon.

She was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother.

Walter J.J. Shilanskas Jr.

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Walter J.J. Shilanskas Jr., 63, of South Whitehall Township, died Aug. 28, 2012, in the inpatient unit of Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

He and his wife, JoAnne (Girard) Shilanskas would have celebrated 10 years of marriage on Aug. 30.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Walter J. and Anne E. (Petraska) Shilanskas Sr.

He earned his Bachelor's and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.

He was a project manager for more than 30 years for Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown.

Claribel S. Folck

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Claribel S. Folck, 98, formerly of Fogelsville and Schnecksville, died Sept. 21, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of Lester W. Folck.

Born in Oley, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Fayetta (Spangler) Diehl.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs and a member of the former Lady Lillie Rebekah Lodge, Fogelsville.

Medical society

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Scholarships are now available

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is offering its annual $1,000 Myrtle Siegfried MD, and Michael Vigilante MD, scholarship to first-year medical students who are residents of Berks, Lehigh or Northampton counties.

Requirements include full-time enrollment in an accredited U.S. medical school.

To help local medical students offset the cost of education, former foundation trustee, Elena Pascal, and her sister, Carla Vigilante, established this scholarship in 1999 in memory of their parents, who were prominent Allentown physicians.

Jean Romayne Roma

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteer for Girl Scouts of America

Jean Romayne Roma, 80, of Allentown, died Sept. 22, 2012, in her home.

She and her husband, Thomas Roma, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last Oct. 23.

Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert T. Sr. and Minnie A. (Stevens) Brotzman.

She was an active volunteer for Girl Scouts of America from 1957-82, a former volunteer for the Adult Literacy Council for two years, where she taught reading, and a former volunteer in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Gift Shop from 2007-12.