The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.
A federally-accepted form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, a military ID, etc., must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after Oct. 1, 2020.
Edward J. Zuberka, 79, of Breinigsville, died March 6, 2019, with his best friend and wife, Pat, by his side in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
He and his wife Patricia M. (Beck) Zuberka were married 59 years on Feb. 27.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Dorothy L. (Foulke) Zuberka.
He was a printing press operator for Packaging Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for 46 years.
He loved hunting at his cabin in Potter county and fishing trips to Canada.
Beatrice S. (Bachman) Hregician, 84, of Schnecksville, died, March 5, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late John N. Hregician.
Born Aug. 3, 1934, in Slatedale, she was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Estella E. (Zimmerman) Bachman.
She was a licensed practical nurse working in the health care profession for 40 years before retiring in 1993.
After graduating from the former Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1953, she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital and the former Allentown General Hospital before concluding her career as a private duty nurse.
Longtime County Clerk and employee, Andrea E. Naugle, has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.
Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.
She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.
Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.
Erwin R. Schmid of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home.
Born June 25, 1921, in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid.
He left Germany at age 8 to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France, then moved to New York City at age 16 where he completed his high school education.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.
Virginia G. Stetz, 87, formerly of Schnecksville, died March 2, 2019, in Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Walter Stetz.
Born July 23, 1931, in West Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Chester H. Sr. and Sadie L. (Greiner) Strauss.
She was a library clerk with the Parkland School District for 15 years before retiring.
She was a member of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, and New Temple Chapter No. 298 O.E.S.
Charlotte G. Wetzel, 65, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019.
Born in Fountain Bleau, France, she was the daughter of Wanda S. (Blood) Eckrode and the late John F. Eckrode Sr.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 24 years, Glenn Wetzel, in 1997.
A graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, Mahanoy City, she was a certified nursing assistant at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall, until her retirement
Alfred F. Wolfe, 99, of Allentown, died on March 2, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.
He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Church) Hendricks Wolfe and Helen J. (Goebert) Wolfe.
Born Nov. 17, 1919, in Lebanon, Lebanon County, he was the son of the late Harry Alfred and Sarah Irene (Freed) Wolfe.
He was the Eastern Pennsylvania territory manager for Standard Milling Co., based in Kansas City, Mo., and also for various Philadelphia food brokers.
Additionally, he worked part-time at several men’s clothing stores in the Lehigh Valley.