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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Carolyn J. Mantz

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Life Lutheran Church

Carolyn J. “Tuttie” Mantz, 94, of Germansville, died June 8, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in New Tripoli, she was a daughter of the late Edgar F. and Minnie A. (Kunkel) Kern.

She was a mask shop operator from 1961-87 at the former AT&T for 26 years.

A member of the Slatington Chapter 458, Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years, she was past matron, flag bearer and sentinel.

Elmer J. Berryman

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

loved to play pool

Elmer J. Berryman, 75, of Macungie, died June 13, 2020, at home.

He and his wife, Joan C. (Christman) Berryman, were married 57 years on April 5.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bessie (Berryman) Gracely.

He worked in a shoe factory for 19 years and later was a grinder at Electro-Space for 22 years.

He loved to play pool and was involved in a pool league for several years.

Eugene A. Mayers

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished trap shooter

Eugene “Chico” A. Mayers, 78, of Kernsville Road, Orefield, Lowhill Township, died peacefully June 7, 2020, in his home.

He and his wife, Lois A. (Wilson) Mayers, married on Aug 28, 1976.

Born in Mickleys, Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Henry J., Sr. and Mamie A. (Miller) Mayers.

Raised on local Lehigh Valley farms, he graduated from Dieruff High School, Allentown, in 1960.

For many years, he worked for Kenways Trucking, Whitehall, Carl Betz, Orefield, and Semmel Excavating, Allentown.

Kenneth R. Oppenheim

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Sloane and Oppenheim D.D.S.

Dr. Kenneth R. Oppenheim, 71, of Fogelsville, died peacefully June 9, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his two sons and close friends.

Born Aug. 22, 1948, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Edward E. and Molly (Kagan) Oppenheim.

He was a graduate of Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering.

He then graduated in 1974 earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland.

Warren A. Ruch

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

owned locksmith shop

Warren A. Ruch, 80, of Orefield, died June 11, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Sandra (Groller) Ruch, were married 59 years on Nov. 12, 2020.

Born May 14, 1940, in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late Emery J. and Myrtle I. (Gogle) Ruch.

He was the owner and operator of Warren A. Ruch Locksmith, Orefield, for many years.

Before that, he was employed at Horwith Trucking Inc., Northampton.

Marlin E. Hamm

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob’s Church

Marlin E. “Hoagie” Hamm, 70, of New Tripoli, died June 13, 2020 at home.

He and his wife, Janice D. “Susie” (Silfies) Hamm, celebrated 43 years of marriage in November 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ernest A. and Miriam F. (Friebolin) Hamm.

A 1967 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, and a 1969 graduate of Allentown Business School, he worked for the former Bethlehem Steel for 30 years in the accounts payable department.

Later, he worked as a deposit operations representative for New Tripoli Bank, until retiring in 2015.

Henry C. Shankweiler

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Upper Lehigh Lions Club

Henry C. Shankweiler, 88, of Schnecksville, died June 9, 2020, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He and his wife, Joyce E. (Schneck) Shankweiler, were married 67 years.

Born June 20, 1931, in South Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Wilson J. and Ida C. (Newhard) Shankweiler.

A 1949 graduate of the former South Whitehall High School, where he served as class president, he graduated from Lehigh University in 1953.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

Sandro Fabrizio Micocci

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

physical therapist at LVHN

Sandro Fabrizio Micocci, DPT, 45, of North Whitehall, died June 7, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, from injuries he sustained in a cycling accident in Upper Macungie Township.

He and his wife, Jessica E. (Ruckel) Micocci, were married 12 years last Oct. 13.

Born Nov. 9, 1974, in Rome, Italy, he was the son of Remo and Marisa (DiPaterniano) Micocci of Folsom, Calif.

He earned a Doctorate in physical therapy degree from Slippery Rock University in 2004 and was employed at Lehigh Valley Health Network for the last two and a half years.

Swain School transition intact despite COVID-19

Sunday, June 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, The Swain School prepares to celebrate Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster’s leadership and welcomes Dr. Armistead Webster.

Schuster’s tenure as Head of School ends in late June, while a new Head of School chapter begins for Swain with Webster July 1.

Following the recommendation of Educators Collaborative, the national consulting firm that guided Swain’s Head of School search, Swain’s Board of Trustees appointed a Transition Committee to coordinate efforts that will ensure the succession of leadership.