Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

Martin C.A. Aardewijn

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born, raised in the Netherlands

Martin C.A. Aardewijn, 60, of Heidelberg Township, died July 3, 2019.

He and his wife, Debra C. (Hill) Aardewijn, were married 34 years last March.

Born March 21, 1959, in the Netherlands, he was the son of the late Franciscus and Sietske (De Koning) Aardewijn.

He was a district sales manager for an awning manufacturer.

Having grown up in the beautiful country of Holland, surrounded by water, he developed a passion for boats and spent memorable hours with his family on the water.

Carl Ray Madtes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

elementary guidance counselor

Carl Ray Madtes, 83, of Slatington, died July 4, 2019.

He was lovingly cared for by his wife, Arline May (Zettlemoyer) Madtes, at home until his death.

Born March 3, 1936, in Kutztown, he was the son of the late Clayton H. and M. Evelyn (Snyder) Madtes.

A graduate of Slatington High School, Kutztown University and Lehigh University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and Master’s degree in counseling, respectively.

He retired from the Parkland School District as an elementary guidance counselor in 1989.

Area students earn honors

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in


The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at DeSales University.

Breinigsville: Chelsea Budde, Bill J. Nacipucha, Ira Patel;

Fogelsville: Hannah R. Farrell, Alexander R. Sharkey, Abigail A. Vecellio;

Orefield: Megan A. Mess, Karla Q. Quintanilla, Alicia Zaffiro; and

Schnecksville: Megan S. Reimer and Nadeen S. Wehbey.

To qualify for dean’s list, a student must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Joseph R. Sommer

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

general manager for Carpenter Co.

Joseph R. Sommer, 61, of Whitehall, died July 3, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in his home.

He and his wife Jean (Sharkazy) Sommer, celebrated 28 years of marriage in October 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Joseph G. and Patricia (Betz) Sommer, of Coplay.

A 1975 graduate of Whitehall High School, he then went on to graduate from Muhlenberg College, and later earn his Master in Business Administration degree from DeSales University.

He was a general manager for Carpenter Company, Fogelsville, for 16 years.

Brad T. Correll

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed electrician

Brad T. Correll, 62, of Allentown, died July 2, 2019, at his home.

Born July 30, 1956, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Earl R. and Dorothy M. (Best) Correll.

He was a self-employed electrician in California for many years before retiring.

His survivors include a sister Sharon K. Kendig and her husband, Ricky, of Palmerton; and brother Bruce S. Correll of Weatherly.

He was predeceased by brothers Larry J. and Brian Lee Correll.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at


Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Bach in Allentown: The “Bach at Noon - Allentown” series continues, 12:10 p.m. July 9, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bach Choir of Bethlehem Artistic Director Greg Funfgeld conducts soloists, members of The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra and discusses each work.

Fast-track admission

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase


New students who have applied for the fall 2019 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) may attend Fast Track Admission and Registration.

No appointments are necessary. Sessions are open to new and continuing students:

1 - 5 p.m. Aug. 7, LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., and 9 a.m. - 5 pm. Aug. 14, LCCC Schnecksville, 4525 Education Park Drive, Student Services Center.

LCCC Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Office, Registrar and Advising officials will be available.

Students may register online:

LCCC receives $25,000 teachers grant

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of the recipients of a statewide Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) grant, in partnership with the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley to shine the light on local manufacturing careers by introducing teachers to local companies.

The $25,000 grant is part of $2.6 million awarded statewide by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Teachers from Allentown, Salisbury and Whitehall-Coplay school districts are spending time over the next few weeks at Mack Trucks, Lutron, B. Braun Medical, Uline and ATAS.