Those interested in the Pre-Apprenticeship Manufacturing Program may enroll in an additional class, Nov. 8 - Feb. 28, 2019, Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Students who qualify may enroll at no charge, through a grant funding the program in partnership with Workforce Board Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Information and to register: Susan Lushinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-799-1935
ESSA Bank has named James P. Ferry, Vice President, Retail Sales Manager.
Ferry will oversee retail branch sales and service throughout ESSA’s branch network.
Most recently, Ferry was a Retail and Small Business Sales and Service Leader at BB&T where he was responsible for a 22-branch network in Lehigh and Berks counties.
Ferry will be located in ESSA Bank’s new business center in the Tower Six building, Allentown, and report to Pete Gray, Chief Banking Officer.
Concetta M. “Connie” Weikel, 97, of Allentown, died Oct. 26, 2018, at home.
She and her late husband Claude H. Weikel were married more than 63 years.
Born in Benevento, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Jiulia (Barricella) Palatella.
Before retiring in the early 1980s, she was an assembler for Western Electric and Lucent.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.
Dwight H. Snyder, 67, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 21, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born Sept. 13, 1951, in Allentown, he was the son of Marion L. (Hausman) Snyder of Schnecksville and the late Clifford C. Snyder.
He owned and operated the former Snyder’s Auto Repair, Schnecksville, for many years before retiring.
Before that, he worked in oil and gas exploration for Western Geophysical Corp. for several years.
He was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, and I.O.O.F. 192, Schnecksville.
AnnaMae L. Snyder, 68, of Whitehall, died Oct. 23, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband, Thomas F. Snyder, were married 45 years.
Born Oct. 10, 1950, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Elvin C. and Elva I. (Rex) Hunsicker.
She was a teacher’s aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville for 15 years before retiring.
She was a former volunteer at The Cat Shack Inc., Whitehall.
Kenneth E. Strohl, 91, from Fogelsville, died on Oct. 19, 2018, in his home under the care of his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
A loving and devoted husband, father and family man, he actually did marry the girl next door, his high school sweetheart, Jean L. Shaffer, who died in 2011.
They celebrated 62 years of marriage, and had three sons, two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, four grandchildren-in-laws, and two great-grandchildren.
He was lovingly called “Pappy” by all.
The winning candiate will serve a two-year term in office.
The Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers asked the candidates for the 134th Legislative District the following question: Is enough being done on the state level to battle the opioid crisis? Please explain.
Tom Applebach, Democrat
Carolyn R. Reichl, 79, of Orefield, died Oct. 15, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.
She was the wife of the late William C. Reichl.
Born March 29, 1939, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (LaFaw) Ruppert.
A 1957 graduate of Allen High School, she was the office manager for Erie Insurance Co. formerly located in Northampton for 30 years before retiring.