Penn State Cooperative Extension will present a meeting on the spotted lanternfly 7-9 p.m. April 4 at Upper Macungie Township Municipal Building, 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville.
The latest updates on spotted lanternfly biology, control and management in Lehigh County’s affected townships will be presented. Seating is limited.
To register, go to extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-lehigh-county-public-meetings or call 1-877-345-0691.
Truth. Facts. Transparency. Simple words that shine even more brightly as we celebrate Sunshine Week.
This appropriately named week, organized 13 years ago by The American Society of Newspaper Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, helps all of us realize the importance of what freedom of information truly means.
Information belongs in the hands of the people, and officials of government should never shield the public from this constitutional right.
Doris E. Dieter, 88, from Allentown, died on March 6, 2018, in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem.
She was the wife of the late Howard Benton Dieter.
Born July 24, 1929, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Evelyn Mae (Krause) Fenstermacher.
She was a production line technician at PET Milk, Allentown, for 27 years before retiring in 1991.
Since her formal retirement, she accompanied her husband as co-pilot of his tractor trailer, as they traveled extensively throughout the United States for 13 years.
Donald R. Anthony, 89, of Allentown, formerly of Northampton, died March 7, 2018, in Whitehall Manor.
He and his wife Florence M. (Morrissey) Anthony were married 57 years last Dec. 10.
Born May 16, 1928, in Quakertown, he was the son of the late John P. and Mildred E. (Sherer) Anthony.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army with the 623rd Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Clara M. Koch, 77, of Allentown, died March 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband Richard M. Koch Sr. were married 60 years last April 27.
Born April 16, 1940, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Jessie (Trapp) Ettinger.
She will forever be remembered as a loving wife and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Dorothy J. Bretz, 86, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died March 9, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Ray M. Bretz who died in 2003.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Glennon Sr. and Anna (Gross) Becker.
She was a pocket setter at Emmaus Manufacturing.
She attended Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, and enjoyed attending Schnecksville Senior Citizens.
LaVonne E. Gingerich, 92, of Allentown, died March 11, 2018, at home. Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Kenneth, Minn., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Hilda (Hoveland) Watts.
Her husband of 51 years, Bernard A. Gingerich, died in 2001.
A devoted wife, mother and volunteer, she volunteered in the sewing room at the Good Shepherd Home for 26 years and received the annual Human Relations Award in 1982 for her inspiration and service.
In 1989, she received the Good Shepherd Raker Memorial Award and, in 1997, the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Judith H. Brown, 63, of Allentown, died March 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Unit, Salisbury Township.
Born Nov. 10, 1954, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Dolores K. (Kammerer) Brown of Allentown and the late Joseph H. Brown.
She was a loyal and dedicated receptionist and executive assistant at Jaindl Farms, Orefield, for 30 years.
Known for her wonderful sense of humor and quick wit, she will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.