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Ronald H. Weaver

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Bethel Church

Ronald H. Weaver, 74, of Kempton, died July 30, 2013, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, W. Reading.

He and his wife Helen O. (Snyder) Weaver celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in July.

Born in Albany Township, he was a son of Blanche M. (Bailey) Weaver of Kempton, and the late Harold D. Weaver.

A 1956 graduate of Kutztown Area High School, he was a 1961 graduate of Indiana Tech, Ft. Wayne, Ind., from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and later obtained his Pennsylvania professional engineering license.

John W. Frey

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

driver, salesman for Roadway Express

John W. "Skip" Frey, 76, of Orefield, died on July 31, 2013, at home.

He and his wife Rosemarie D. (Wanitsky) Frey were married 54 years last September.

He was a son of the late William and Margaret (Furst) Frey.

A driver and salesman for Roadway Express for many years, he retired in 1963.

He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Donna Marie, of Glendale, Calif.; three brothers, four sisters; nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother.

Penn State

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Ag Progress Aug. 13-15

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will have its annual Ag Progress Days at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Route 45.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Aug. 14; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 15.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, visit the Ag Progress Days website at

College Corner

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Kempton resident

on dean's list

Amelia H. Najarian of Kempton, a 2010 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, was named to the dean's list for the 2013 spring semester at Temple University, Philadelphia.

A psychology major, Amelia is also carrying minors in both sociology and religion.

Upon graduation, she expects to continue her education at the graduate level.


Thursday, August 8, 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, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

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

Kathryn L. Heiser

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse in Lehigh Valley

Kathryn L. (Haas) Heiser, 85, of Whitehall, died on Aug. 2, 2013, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the wife of Forrest E. Heiser for 63 years last October.

Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Erma (Fritzinger) Haas.

She was a graduate of Allentown High School and the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse in the Lehigh Valley for 35 years and a life member of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.

Lucille R. Held

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Telephone Pioneers

Lucille R. Held, 90, of Allentown, died Aug. 3, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was the widow of Norman L. Held Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Romig) Reinhard.

She was a telephone operator for the former Bell Telephone for 31 years before retiring in 1985.

She was an active of member Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Care Team, and office helper for many years.

She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and volunteered for the former ABVI.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

·America on Wheels, Allentown, has several volunteer needs.

Contact Liz Hahn at 610-432-4200 ext. 10 or fund_development@americaonwheels. org.

·Camelot for Children Inc., Salisbury Township, needs volunteers for Camp Camelot Aug. 12-16 at the JCC Campground.

Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or

·Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, needs volunteers to do in-house transporting of residents to beauty salon appointments.

Contact Darlene Altrichter at 610-336-5684 or