Lucille L. Schantz, 92, of Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall, formerly of Orefield, died May 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband, Louis M. Schantz, were married 71 years last August.
Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Lillie (Bittner) Held.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, where she sang with the choir for 80 years and was an active member of the Ladies Aid. Her twin great-grandchildren were the light of her life.
Harold E. Christman, 89, of Breinigsville, died May 19, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.
He and his wife, June M. (Faust) Christman, were married more than 62 years.
Born in Richmond Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Florence (Schwoyer) Christman.
Before retiring, he worked at Bethlehem Steel in the heat treatment department.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.
During the Korean War, he served in the Army and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4118 Main St., Slatedale, will have its annual strawberry festival and basket drawing noon-6 p.m. June 9.
Refreshments include hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecues, perogies, bake beans, funnel cake and strawberry shortcake with or without ice cream.
This year’s entertainment will be provided by “Joyful Noise.”
Tickets will be available for door prizes.
This year, there will be a special, two quilt and 12-month collector’s plate drawing. Prizes will be displayed at the festival and special tickets available.
State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Joseph Roberts of Duncannon, reported approximately $200 was stolen between 5 p.m. May 6 and 7:30 a.m. the next day from Auto Recycling, 3216 Sand Spring Road, North Whitehall Township.
Police say a M-18 Milwaukee M-18 Fuel half-inch high torque impact wrench valued at $450 and a M-18 Red Lithium M-18 battery valued at $100 were also stolen.
According to police, the power meter was broken, disabling electric power to the business and a fence pole was bent to gain access to the business’ yard.
The Rev. Thomas N. Thomas, 70, of South Whitehall Township, died Friday, May 17, 2019, in his home following a 10-week fight against complications from three aggressive brain tumors.
He was the husband of Katherine E. Brearley.
Born Aug. 15, 1948 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Doratha (Dick) Thomas.
Named pastor emeritus of Union United Church of Christ Neffs, he served there 30 years before retiring in 2014.
He was currently a member of Longswamp UCC, Mertztown where he taught Sunday School and sang with the choir.
Deborah J.C. Bainbridge, 73, of Kempton, died May 14, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband, Dunham Raymond Bainbridge, were married 48 years last June.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Edna Schuler.
A graduate of Dieruff High School and Rider College, she retired after 10 years from the former Allentown State Hospital where she was the assistant director of medical records.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.
Thursday, May 23: NWE, M.S., H.S.: Hot ham and cheese on a pretzel bun; Weis Elem: Sloppy Joe. Both: Vegetable, fruit, milk. Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.
Friday, May 24: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza, vegetable, fruit, milk. Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers.
Monday, May 27: Schools closed. Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 28: NWE: Nacho supreme; Weis Elem.: Tacos; Both: vegetable, fruit, milk. Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers; mini corn dogs, also. M.S., H.S.: Nachos Supreme, vegetable, fruit, milk. Alternate: Yogurt, graham crackers.
Forgotten Feline and Fidos cat and kitten adoptions will take place from noon-4 p.m. May 25 at the shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville. Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one. To adopt that day, vet records from past pets would be helpful.
For more information, call 610-760-9009.
To adopt on any other day, contact Therese at 610-248-7399.
According to information provided by Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, a Safe Schools Task Force meeting took place on April 24.
The task force is designed to help educators and members of law enforcement meet challenges they encounter in the schools. Past meetings have covered topics such as gang activity, sexting, drugs, the juvenile justice system, school threats and the impact of students’ mental health on school safety.