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Dennis E. Gehman

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Purple Heart recipient

Dennis E. Gehman, 83, of Orefield, died June 3, 2013, on his beloved farm after a battle with cancer.

He and his wife Yolanda (Nowicki) Gehman celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last May 5.

Born Sept. 23, 1929, in Macungie, he was one of 12 children born to the late Paul C. and Anna M. (Weaver) Gehman.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War achieving the rank of corporal.

Wounded in action in North Korea, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Korean Service Medal with Five Bronze Stars.

Charles S. Edwards

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

taught political science at Baylor

Charles S. Edwards, 84, of Fogelsville, died May 28, 2013, at home.

He and his wife Lucy (Sherburne) Edwards were married 55 years last June.

Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Robert and Kathryn (Schaar) Edwards.

He graduated from Penn State University and Harvard Divinity School.

He served as chaplain for three years in the U.S. Air Force.

He then received a Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught political science at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, for 18 years.

His services will be private.

Parkland Lunch menus

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 6: Elem.: Parkland deli hoagie, bagged snack, vegetable of the day, fresh or chilled fruit, cereal meal. M.S.: Bosco sticks or meatball sub on whole grain roll, tossed salad, sweet peas, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.: Chef's choice.

Friday, June 7: Elem.: Whole wheat bagel with cream cheese, string cheese, vegetable of the day, chilled fruit, cereal meal. M.S., H.S.: Chef's choice.

Monday, June 10: Elem.: French toast sticks, hash brown, vegetable of the day, chilled fruit or fruit juice, cereal meal. M.S., H.S.: Chef's choice.

Miriam M. Fry

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Miriam M. Fry, 87, of Orefield, died May 30, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Albert M. Fry.

Born May 16, 1926, in Andreas, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Kistler and Blanche (Kemmerer) Weirbach.

She was a bookkeeper and receptionist at Atlantic Oil and Heating, Macungie, for 30 years before retiring in 1988.

She also worked part time from 1988-98 at Ross Plants and Flowers, Orefield.

Chosen Words

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Opinion


Hoist the balloons

for the month of June

Month that you are

those near and far

Attend celebrations

as countless as stars

Sailing through






From the first to the 30th

We attend each event

Purchase gifts galore

So there's ample delight

Such a splendid occasion is June

What a sight!

D.J. Hausman-Hill



Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Golf tourney on June 29

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be having a golf tournament June 29 at the Olde Homestead Golf Club, Route 309, New Tripoli.

Four-man scramble and modified shotgun start 1:30 p.m..

There will be first and second-place prizes and team score.

Contests include pot of gold, closest to the pin, longest drive, hole-in-one prize and special hole-in-one prize.

Fee per golfer includes greens fee, cart, range balls, deli buffet and beverages.

All proceeds benefit the animals at Forgotten Felines and Fidos.


Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

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

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


Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Kids wanted for summer camp

Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, will be having a summer camp for kids ages 3-5.

Whippersnappers has eight week-long sessions 9-11:30 a.m. June 17-Aug. 8.

Campers can register for one or several weeks.

Kids will be engaged in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

Each week has a different theme, including reptiles and amphibians, weather, transportation, oceans and music.

There is a materials fee, which is payable to the instructor, in addition to a camp fee for each Monday through Thursday week.