Kenneth Stein Jr., 53, of Allentown, died June 18, 2020, in his home.
He and his wife, Isabel Santos, were married 11 years last Nov. 8.
Born Aug. 10, 1966, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Diane T. (Kuhns) Stein Sr.
He was a truck driver at Waste Management, Pen Argyl, for more than 35 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.
Creative Express Team:
Sixth Grade: Janice Lee, Simone Sealy, Kelly Wood
Seventh Grade: Caleb Daniels, Tia Farah, Sydney Romano
Eighth Grade: Grace Lin, Juliana Wu, Jocelyn Romero-Billowitch
DaVinci: Sydney Klever
Galileo: Ivory Mauer
Newton: Jakob Petersen
Innovators: Benjamin Lundberg, Kiera Miles
Discovery: Kayla Hlay, Andrew Sachse
Voyagers: Sarah Car, Alexander Schoch
Apollo: Jenna Sorgi, Eric Wood
Einstein: Ella Stanek
Aristotle: Emersyn Hesener
Copernicus: Eyehshem Arias
Marie C. (Straub) Molloy, 105, of Allentown, died June 20, 2020, in Luther Crest Health Center, South Whitehall Township.
She was the wife of the late Emmet M. Molloy Sr.
Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Lehighton, Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Esther (Olewine) Straub.
A graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, she was a registered nurse in the emergency room of Coaldale Hospital for three years.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, and a 40-year volunteer with the American Red Cross.
Alexis Harper Baer, 1 month, 20 days, of Fogelsville, died peacefully June 18, 2020, in the arms of her mother and father in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Born April 29, 2020, in Philadelphia, she was the infant daughter of Jayson T. and Melissa S. (Steigerwalt) Baer.
To paraphrase Alexis’ favorite book, “Bear of My Heart,” by Joanne Ryder, “You are the bear of my heart, dear, and nothing can take that away.”
Brenda J. Stahley, 80, of Fogelsville, died June 19, 2020, in her home.
She and her husband, Ronald A., celebrated their 61st anniversary last October.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Luther J. and Esther M. (Laudenslager) Kurtz.
A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Allentown, she enjoyed traveling, camping and dancing, and volunteered for Lehigh Valley Hospice and Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
She devoted her life to raising her family, keeping an immaculate home and spoiling her husband.
Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting a mini golf tournament 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Bear Rock Junction, 8184 Route 309, New Tripoli.
Proceeds benefit the GNLCC Scholarship Fund, awarding students from Parkland, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern, Northampton high schools and LCTI.
For more information or to register, contact Kylie Adams, manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna M. “Cokes” Swoyer, 71, of Allentown, died on June 13, 2020.
She and her husband, Allen W., recently celebrated their 48th anniversary.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Vincent M. and Betty L. (Harper) Cocca.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, and an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown where she participated in numerous volunteer opportunities.
In 1957, her parents established Vince’s Steak Shop and, at a young age, she began what was to be a lifelong career in the family business.
Phi Kappa Phi
Victoria Carsia of Allentown, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Carsia was initiated at Pennsylvania State University.
The following local residents were initiated into Phi Kappa Phi at Kutztown University.
Germansville: Daniel Hamm;
Kutztown: Nathan Hayduk and Peyton Williams; and
New Tripoli: Trisha Nagle.
Emily Wentz of Germansville graduated May 15 from Arcadia University in Glenside, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary and special education.
She graduated summa cum laude with a 3.99 GPA.
During her time at Arcadia, Wentz was on the dean’s distinguished list of honors.
She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, as well as Phi Kappa Phi, a national all discipline honor society.
Wentz was an active member on Arcadia’s campus.
She was a student ambassador and director of training for four years.
John F. Boyle, 85, of New Tripoli, formerly of Pompton Lakes, N.J. and the Inwood neighborhood of New York City, N.Y., died June 20, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.
He was the widower of Theresa M. (Ford) Boyle.
Born in New York City, he was the son of the late John F. and Margaret (O’Connor) Boyle of Ireland.
He attended Good Shepherd School and then Rice High School.
He served in the U.S. Army with the 1st Infantry Division.