Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

Reniea A.A. Peters

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed practical nurse

Reniea A.A. Peters, 87, of Allentown, died July 5, 2019, in Devon House, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Marvin W. Peters.

Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Nevin J. Sr. and Sarah E. (Weyhenmeyer) Stahley.

A licensed practical nurse at the former Allentown State Hospital for 16 years, she retired in 1988.

Before that, she was a private duty nurse.

Power lines being upgraded

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


PPL Electric Utilities has notified Upper Macungie police utility workers will begin upgrading power lines in the township and other municipalities this month.

According to PPL, this project will improve electric service and reliability throughout the region.

Construction will take place on PPL property and will include the use of helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

Work will continue until the end of the year.

Police and PPL ask that workers be given space and not be approached for safety reasons.

Estelle L. Parkinson

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed family vacations

Estelle L. (Markowitz) Parkinson, 88, of Allentown, died June 29, 2019, at the home of her family in Lehighton after a yearlong struggle from a stroke.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Deborah and her husband Edward “Joe” Kudla III; granddaughter Dena and husband, Reynold, and great-grandson Hayden Gabel of New Tripoli; grandson Zachary Kudla of Lehighton and Faustena Keesecker of West Virginia and family.

She is also survived by her brother William Markovitz and his wife; five nieces, four nephews and their families.

David J. Correll

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

David J. Correll, 69, of Saylorsburg, died June 30, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Monroe Campus.

He and his wife, Shirley M. (Peiffer) Correll, were married nine years last September.

A son of the late John H. and Laurene M. (Scherer) Correll, he worked in the maintenance department of the Allentown Post Office for 20 years.

He was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Having honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, he was a member of the American Legion and the Kunkletown Rod and Gun Club.

College Corner

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in

Valley student graduates

U. Scranton

Nhu N. Nguyen of New Tripoli was among 16 members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2019 who graduated from its Business Leadership Honors Program, which is one of Scranton’s programs of excellence.

Students in this highly-selective program explore the basic theories and concepts of leadership through special seminars and courses in management, ethics, strategy and analysis, in addition to field trips to learn from top executives and projects in leadership, service and mentoring.

Mary A. Sweeney

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

came to America at age 16

Mary Angela “Mitzi” Sweeney, 89, died peacefully July 5, 2019, at home.

Born Jan. 13, 1930 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Gisela Trinkl.

She lived a life filled with adventure, spending her youth in Pirching, Austria, and surviving the difficult wartime years.

Boarding a ship to America alone at 16, she settled in Allentown, fell in love and raised her family, traveling between her two homelands over the years.

Jennie A. Centolanza

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed playing bingo

Jennie A. “Jean” Centolanza, 88, died July 5, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She and her husband, Ralph A. Centolanza, were married 55 years at the time of his death in 2010.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Drogon) Mularz.

She always loved her family fiercely.

Known for her outstanding style and decorating, she always enjoyed playing bingo with her friends.

Local students on dean’s list

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in

U. of Sciences

The following students were named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia.

Allentown: Meghan Carbone, doctor of pharmacy, Annika Krawiec, doctor of physical therapy, Samuel Lin, doctor of pharmacy, Ria Patel, pharmacology and toxicology;

Fogelsville: Kathryn Kalman, doctor of pharmacy;

New Tripoli: Hannah Bittner, doctor of pharmacy; and

Orefield: Yesha Nar, doctor of physical therapy.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Women’s soccer team focused on scoring goals, equality

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team, USWNT, earned a record fourth title win when it faced off against the Netherlands, the 2017 European champions, July 7 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

This 2-0 win marks the culmination of the immense skill and hard work demonstrated by these athletes over the years.

The USWNT has now won four World Cup titles, including the first one in 1991.

The team has also won four Olympic gold medals. The USWNT has medaled in every World Cup and Olympic tournament in women’s soccer history from 1991-2015.

North Whitehall 4-Hers compete in state livestock skill-a-thon

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Two local youth were among 4-Hers from across the state who participated in several animal science knowledge contests May 11 at Penn State’s University Park campus, State College.

4-Hers, Samuel and Levi Lazarus, of North Whitehall, placed 25 and 40, respectively.

They are both members of the Livestock Club.

The primary objective of the Livestock Skill-a-thon contest is to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H to demonstrate their knowledge of livestock-related subject matter.