Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Writer says he will no longer sit back and believe all is well

To the Editor:

No longer will I sit back and believe all is well

I always assumed the South Whitehall Township government had my best interest in mind, and I would leave the decisions to those who were elected by my vote.

I attended the meetings regarding Ridge Farms development and I had an “educational awakening” as to how things really work.

Now I examine candidates for the highest office in the township with great interest, and scrutinize their platforms to see if they align with my desires for our community.

Lawrence Lewers Smith

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Bethlehem Steel

Lawrence “Larry” Lewers Smith of Fogelsville, formerly of Allentown, died May 1, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born March 13, 1930, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold A. and Sadie (Lewers) Smith.

An administrative assistant to the vice president of union relations and involved in negotiations with the steel workers and United Mine Workers, he retired from the former Bethlehem Steel in 1985.

A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy on the LST 1170 Windham County.

Edward P. Oncheck

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Egypt VFW Post 7293

Edward P. Oncheck, 73, of Germansville, died May 1, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Diana M. (Sasnauskas) Oncheck were married 33 years last Nov. 2.

Born Jan. 3, 1946, in Walnutport, he was the son of the late Frank Sr. and Mary (Seiler) Oncheck.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era and was later employed at the Department of Defense, Philadelphia, for 30 years.

Before that, he worked for American Nickeloid, Walnutport, for several years.

Joan D. Eisenhard

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High School graduate

Joan D. Eisenhard, 82, of Trexlertown, died peacefully May 3, 2019.

She and her husband Carl J. Eisenhard Sr. were married more than 58 years.

She was the daughter of the late Aaron D. Sr. and Clara (Berky) Carl.

A 1957 graduate of Parkland High School, she was a mail clerk for U.S. Postal Service, Trexlertown, and later for Day-Timer, before retiring.

She will be remembered for her love of cooking.

Your vote on May 21 can make a difference in township’s future, writer says

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Don’t think primary elections are merely a formality. They have consequences.

For you Republicans in South Whitehall Township who are in favor of higher taxes, more explosive growth, and budgets betting on development for future tax revenue to pay for today’s spending … stay home on May 21.

But, if you are interested in these issues, do your homework and identify the three of five candidates who have firm convictions and passion for these issues.

I have reviewed the platforms of Diane Kelly and Mike Wolk, and they stand for what I believe.

Another View

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Happy Mother’s Day

This coming Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day.

This is a day for all children, young and not-so-young, all across America to honor the woman who gave them love and guidance as they were growing.

According to History.com, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals to honor the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele.

Mother’s Day arose in the 1900s due to the efforts of Anna Jarvis.

Her mom, Ann Reeves Jarvis, was a social activist during the Civil War era.

Clair N. Stahley

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

avid stock car racing fan

Clair N. Stahley, 80, of Allentown, died peacefully May 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of Sheila A. (Snyder) Stahley and the late Linda J. (Seibert) Stahley.

Born April 30, 1939, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Nevin J. and Sarah (Weyhenmeyer) Stahley.

He owned and operated Clair Stahley Inc., Plumbing and Excavating, in Allentown, from 1970-2000.

Candidate seeks votes for Parkland School Board

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

My name is Patrick H. Foose and I am a candidate for the Parkland School Board.

I believe we need to “Inspire the Next Generation.”

This is why I support the investment of programs that promote the health and development of the whole child.

The arts, sports, foreign language, finance, life and technical skills are vital in providing a well-rounded education.

In turn, this will enhance a student’s ability to understand culture, diversity, and learn 21st century skills.