Da Vinci Science Center welcomes Grossology author and creator Sylvia Branzei.
Ronald W. "Ronnie" Donat, 74, of Lenhartsville, died Aug. 31, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
He and his wife Nancy E. ( Kerschner) Donat celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August.
Born in Schnecksville, he was a son of the late Nevin and Ada (Trexler) Donat.
He was a cryogenic machinery mechanic for Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown, for 31 years before retiring in 2003.
He also was a self-employed farmer in Greenwich Township from 1954-82.
He was a member of New Jerusalem Zion UCC, Krumsville.
Kevin R. Wenner, 66, of Orefield, died Aug. 31, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born June 13, 1947, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold R. and Clara (Bogle) Wenner.
He was employed at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for more than 30 years before retiring in 2001.
His survivors include a brother, Harold J. and his wife, Sylvia, of Schnecksville; one niece and three nephews.
A private service and interment will take place at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Summit Hill.
There will be no calling hours.
Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is having a church picnic 3-9 p.m. Sept. 7. Rain date is from 1-6 p.m. Sept. 8.
Enjoy the fun, fellowship, good food, homemade desserts, cakewalks and basket raffle.
Music will be provided by the Midnight Special Band.
There will be a raised cake and pie sale and activities for children.
on dean's list
The following students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Villanova University.
Parkland Community Library holds Read to the Pups program.
Gwyneth T. Eills, 79, of Schnecksville, died July 19, 2013, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.
Born June 5, 1934, in Lagunillas, Venezuela, she was the daughter of the late Desmond and Cecilia Pogson.
A processor at National Packing for 20 years, she retired in 2008.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Her survivors include daughters Shan P. Hoffmann of London, England, Robyn D. MacGloan and her husband, Drew; grandchildren Mary Elizabeth and Aidan of Annapolis, Md.; siblings Gilbert Pogson of Houston, Texas, Clyde H. Pogson of Dallas, Texas, Zilla Harman of Mexico.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be hosting guest speaker Marie Maritch of Magellan Financial 7 p.m. Sept. 12 for a program about raising financially responsible kids.
Registration is needed to attend the program.
To The Editor:
I am writing in response to the controversy over the Kempton Fair queen.
In a previous letter to the editor (The Press, Aug. 29) there were some details that need to be clarified.
The first issue I would like to address is it states "One of the contestants was unhappy with the results and allegedly started a campaign to discredit the winner." This is so untrue.
It was never to discredit the winner. The issue was two of the contestants' people's choice ticket containers were broken into and tickets were stolen.
found in park
Upper Macungie Police say Larry Rutman, 66, of Allentown, was allegedly found walking nude around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 28 in Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township.
A non-traffic citation was filed with District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie.
Utility trailer stolen
from Focus Fiber
According to a police report received Aug. 21, police say several items and a 17-foot Big-Tex utility trailer with Pa. license plate XGA4292 were stolen between July 1-31 from Focus Fiber Solutions, 4670 Schantz Road.