Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon March 28 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
All current and former federal workers are invited to attend.
First timers and those wanting lunch should call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 before March 23.
There is a fee for lunch.
Those attending just the program and business session should arrive at 12:45 p.m.
For information, call Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-231-0237.
Laura Bechtel, 101, formerly of Neffs, died March 19, 2013, in Phoebe Richland Health Care, Richlandtown, Bucks County, where she resided.
She was the wife of the late Frederick L. Bechtel.
Born July 15, 1911, in Lakeland, Fla., and raised in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alfred P. and Laura J. (Crone) Schaadt.
After graduating from Allentown High School with the Class of 1928, she was a secretary at the former Bonney Forge and Tool Co., Allentown for 12 years.
Harry A. Strohl Jr. 73, of Orefield, died peacefully March 19, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Anne M. (Mulligan) Strohl celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last Dec. 13.
Born March 23, 1939, in Orefield, he was the son of the late Harry A. Sr. and Mildred (Henry) Strohl.
He was a sales representative for Mack Trucks Inc., World Headquarters, formerly in Allentown, for 30 years before retiring in 1993.
He also worked part time at Sears Tire and Battery, Whitehall, for 12 years before retiring in 2005.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, will be having a Kitten Kaper 1:30-4 p.m. March 23 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.
Adopt a kitten, cat or foster one.
For information or to make reservations, call Wanda or Stephanie at 610-841-1736.
For information on the low-cost neuter and spay program, contact the shelter at 610-760-9009.
Allentown High School Class of 1943 will be having its 70th reunion on May 23 at Brookside Country Club, Macungie.
Socializing will be noon-1:15 p.m. when a meal of giant shrimp cocktail, choice of chicken or roast beef and peach melba dessert will be served.
Entertainment will be by a classmate dubbed "King of the Banjo" at the 1760 House, Trexlertown, and the former Village Inn.
Reservations are required by April 1.
For more information, call Alan Raber at 610-691-0756.
Debra E. "Deb" Gombert, 42, of Allentown, formerly of Whitehall Township, died suddenly on March 9, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Gerald E. and Renee E. (Stout) Gombert of Whitehall.
A member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, she was a 1988 graduate of Whitehall High School, where she excelled in softball and basketball.
She later attended Shippensburg University.
Income-eligible PPL Electric Utilities customers having trouble paying their electric bills still have time to apply for assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
The deadline for application is March 29 for the federally funded program, administered in Pennsylvania by the state's Department of Public Welfare.
Keep in mind customers don't have to have an unpaid bill to qualify and don't need to be a public assistance recipient to apply.
Dennis L. Bittner, 72, of Schnecksville, died March 16, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Marie M. (Berk) Bittner celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last Sept. 3.
Born Nov. 25, 1940, in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Elvin P. and Gertrude C. (Hahn) Bittner.
He was a farm laborer at Jaindl Farms Inc., Orefield for 20 years before retiring.
Prior to that, he was employed at the former Trexler Orchards, Orefield.
Agnes M. Reichl, 94, formerly of North Filbert Street, Allentown, died March 12, 2013, Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.
She was the wife of the late William A. Reichl.
Born April 24, 1918, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ellen (Hoover) Beehrle.
She was a sewing machine operator at the former Quaker City Textile, Allentown for 20 years before retiring.
She was a Catholic.
on dean's list
The following local residents were among more than 500 traditional day and adult evening students who made the fall 2012 dean's list at DeSales University, Center Valley.