Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Donald R. Roth

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Donald R. Roth, 68, of Slatington, died unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born Nov. 20, 1950, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Ralph J. and Marilyn E. (Peters) Roth.

He and his wife, Visitacion “Bess” (Orayan) Roth, were married 47 years in February 2018.

A graduate of Parkland High School, he served honorably as an EN3 in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

Area state senators and representatives

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Sharecare Faith in Action, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteer drivers age 18 and older to help safely transport people who are elderly and/or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or

·Youth Volunteer Council of the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is recruiting high school students from grades 10 to 12 and college students to participate in its inaugural Youth Volunteer Council.

For information, call 610-807-0336.

June E. Bennett

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Brooklyn

June E. Bennett, 88, of Breinigsville, died Dec. 31, 2018.

She was the widow of Williams J. Bennett.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Elizabeth Hrewniak.

She will have a private Mass of Christian Burial.

Condolences may be offered at

Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.

Carol A. Campfield

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of former U.L. Lioness Club

Carol A. Campfield, 80, of Bethlehem, formerly of Schnecksville, died on Dec. 31, 2018, in Gracedale nursing home, Nazareth.

She and her husband Ronald Campfield were married 60 years last May.

Born Sept. 3, 1938, in Sunbury, Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Bastian) Fenstermacher.

She was an administrative assistant for the UAW Local 677, Allentown, for five years before retiring.

Before that, she was employed in the same capacity at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 17 years.

Jean Husack

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

legislative aide for Paul W. Semmel

Jean Husack, 93, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Schnecksville, died Jan. 4, 2019 in the home of her son, Chris F., of Durham.

Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Schnecksville, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Perma A. (Schneck) Bachman.

She was a legislative aide for former state Rep. Paul W. Semmel, Schnecksville, for six years before retiring in 1996.

Before that, she was a secretary for Royal Eckert Inc., Allentown, for 20 years, and Union United Church of Christ, Neffs for 20 years as secretary, recording secretary and treasurer.

Veterans service

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host appointments 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 with an outreach specialist from the American Legion for veterans who have questions about benefits and services they have earned.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care, as well as any issues pertaining to veterans benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services.

Ronald C. Sechler

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Ronald C. Sechler, 85, of Orefield, died on Dec. 31, 2018, in At Home at Parkland, Schnecksville.

He and his wife Marilyn L. (Remaley) Sechler were married 63 years last July 2.

Born Dec. 16, 1933, in Fogelsville, he was the son of the late Henry and Grace (Klotz) Sechler.

A two-term road supervisor, he worked for North Whitehall Township for 15 years.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, Community Fire Company No. 1, Schnecksville, and the Fogelsville Fire Company.

A Pennsylvania Dutch New Year’s Wish

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

En Glee Bissell des un Sell

Ich winsh dier un dein’ra Fraw; Boova un Techter un all dee os in dei ‘m

House nei un rous gehna, en Glick-sealiches Neies Yohr.

Gott sull eich dess gewwa; ich huff’s werrt wohr.

Mier winsha eich feel gute Glick, un all Um-glick weit tzurick. Weil now des Nei Yohr kumm’t rei, in nawma Yeasus Chrisht.

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un

Discussion on Jan. 14

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Electoral College and Electoral Reform” by Dr. Kellen Gracey 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Superior Restaurant, 102 State Ave., Emmaus.

Dr. Gracey joined the DeSales political science faculty after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

His research interests include religion and politics, electoral systems, and political behavior in both American and comparative contexts.

The fee for the buffet luncheon is payable at the door or listen to the speaker without lunch.