David W. Diehl, 84, of South Whitehall Township, died Oct. 24, 2019.
Born Sept. 26, 1935, he was a son of the late Robert and Ruth (Nonnemacher) Diehl of Bethlehem.
Happily married to Dorothy (Mikylychak) for 56 years, he was a 1953 graduate of Liberty High School and a 1957 graduate of Moravian College, majoring in history.
In 1971, he earned a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.
The following students were among more than 850 Bachelor and Associate degree recipients at the University of Scranton’s undergraduate commencement May 26 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre.
Allentown: Daniel L. D’Agostini earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Rama N. Karadsheh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, Griffin E. Mulvihill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, Brianna G. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in counseling and human services;
Jenna Fromer, Zachary Shaff and Benjamin Zager all of Allentown, earned dean’s list honors the fall 2018 semester at Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Mass.
Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade-point average of 3.4 or greater.
William S. Ruppert, 88, of Lenhartsville, died October 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife, Shirley E. (Hausman) Ruppert, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10.
Born in Oley, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Sally (Dautrich) Ruppert.
He was raised by his uncle and aunt, William B. and Emma Ruppert.
A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-51.
He worked for many years at Mack Trucks, Macungie, until his retirement.
Walter R. Pumm, 83, of Allentown, died Oct. 25, 2019, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.
He and his wife, Mabel “Mae” (Santee) Pumm, were married 60 years in July.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Grace (Olewine) Pumm.
An assembly line worker for Mack Trucks for 15 years, he was a member of Hogan Social Club, Allentown.
He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.
Roberta A. Krum, 77, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 27, 2019, at home.
She and her husband Willard P. Krum were married 29 years in May.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Pearl (Behney) Gross.
A machine operator for the former Kutztown Blouse factory and then the former Mahoney Mills, she retired in 2001.
She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.
Alyssa Oakley of Allentown was one of 18 Kutztown University students inducted April 16 into the 2019 class of Alpha Phi Sigma, National Honor Society for Criminal Justice, at its annual induction ceremony.
Alpha Phi Sigma was founded in 1942 at Washington State University and became affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 1976.
Today, there are almost 300 Alpha Phi Sigma chapters around the country.
KU’s Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma was established in 2008 with 13 founding members.
The following candidates for Lehigh County row offices are unchallenged in the Nov. 5 Municipal Election.
Incumbent District Attorney Jim Martin, a Republican, is unchallenged on Tuesday for another four-year term in office following the announcement by Democrat Jim Moreno that he was dropping out of the race due to his battle against cancer.
Incumbent Sheriff Joe Hanna, running as a Democrat/Republican, is unchallenged for another four-year term in office. Incumbent Clerk of Judicial Records Andrea Naugle, a Democrat, is unchallenged for another four-year term in office.
Jeremy L. Stettler, 40, of Allentown, died Oct. 25, 2019, in his home.
Born Aug. 7, 1979, in Allentown, he was the son of Jeffrey A. Stettler and his wife, Susan, with whom he resided, and the late Karen L. (Zellner) Stettler.
A 1997 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, he had been employed as a stone and brick mason.
Benjamin Tetzlaff of Allentown and Michael Warg of Laurys Station, were named to the honors list for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters at Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, Madison, N.J.
To qualify for the honors list, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).