CLASS OF 1948
Allentown High School Class of 1948 will be having its 70th year reunion noon-4 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Morgan’s Restaurant, 3079 Willow St., North Whitehall Township.
For more information, call Dolores Costello Schmidt at 610-437-0030.
Robert Francis Boehm, 82, of Schnecksville, died peacefully Sept. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was a son of the late Carl and Mildred Boehm.
He and his devoted and loving wife, Janice, just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he had a successful career in the printing industry and enjoyed going to work every day, as much as a round of golf with his buddies.
In his younger years, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.
Robert C. Miles, 63, of Newfoundland, died Sept. 14, 2018.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Jr. and Grace A. (Oplinger) Miles.
He was a special gift to four generations of his family.
He taught his family compassion and caring for all those who are different, yet valuable members of the human family.
The family mourns his passing and blesses his life, and will always remember him with love.
Marie L. Weida, 99, of New Tripoli, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 15, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the widow of Clarence W. “Bobo” Weida.
Born June 4, 1919, in Lynnport, she was the daughter of the late Earl D.J. and Meda M. (Hamm) Henry.
She was a farmer, along with her husband, for 40 years in Lehigh County before retiring in 1978.
She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.
Wanda Sue Moyer, 72, of Walnutport, died on Sept. 16, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband Joseph R. Moyer Sr. were married 56 years last Sept. 27.
Born Nov. 27, 1945, in Max Meadows, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Clark Davis and Rhiney Elizabeth (Arnold) Davis.
She was a lab analyst at Kraft Foods, formerly in Fogelsville for 22 years before retiring in 2001.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Berlinsville, Walnutport.
By KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS
Special to The Press
“Brigadoon” has a special place in Rody Gilkeson’s heart.
As a child, the 1954 movie adaption of the musical was often playing on television in his house.
“My mother used to love to watch movie musicals,” he says. “When it was on TV, she would sing along with the songs.”
Gilkeson says his mother was a big fan of actor Van Johnson, who played the best friend of Gene Kelly’s Tommy Albright in “Brigadoon,” so the lilting Scottish fantasy was one of her favorites.
The Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 beginning and ending at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Registration begins 1 p.m.
Twenty-five percent of funds raised by the CROP Hunger Walk returns to the Lehigh Valley to support the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank and the Lehigh Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown, is sponsoring a penny party Sept. 15 at the church.
The kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. The drawing starts 5:30 p.m.
Public is invited to attend. Bring along plenty of pennies.
For more information, call Diane at 610-398-0258 or the church office at 610-437-2531.
St. Peter’s Lynnville Church, 5129 Schochary Road, New Tripoli, is having a basket social 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29
There is no need to be present to win.
There will be a variety of baskets, craft vendors, baked goods, food, kids activities and more.
For more information, call 610-298-8064.
The City of Allentown is rescheduling five 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series events that were postponed due to inclement weather.
Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates at West Park:
Marine Band: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23;
The BC Combo: 7 p.m. Sept. 29;
Municipal Band: 7 p.m. Sept. 14; and
Royalaire: 7 p.m. Sept. 23.
For information, call the City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-437-7750.