Marie E. Tshudy, 90, of Cedabrook, South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 26, 2012.
She was the wife of the late Nathan H. Tshudy.
Born in Stiles, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Duldt) Zerfass.
She enjoyed playing bingo, dominoes and making crafts.
Her survivors include a daughter, Sandra M. Drexinger, and her husband Robert of Alburtis, sister Mamie Lane of Florida; grandchildren Robert and Lisa; and four great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey G. Katcher, 48, of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 25, 2012.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul and Mildred Katcher.
He and his loving wife Marsha (Watkins) Katcher were married for the past 21 years.
A 1982 graduate of Parkland High School, he attended the former Lehigh County Community College, now Lehigh Carbon Community College.
He was an electronic technician for IT&T and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Carl Zettlemoyer of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, was recently honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
The award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 years or more.
In the United States, there are some 875,000 pilots and around 210 pilots who have received this prestigious award.
Zettlemoyer began his flight training in 1952 at Kutztown Aviation Service, Kutztown.
What can we do to fix the homeless problem in the Lehigh Valley?
Parkland High School Class of 1956 has scheduled a 56th year reunion luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at The Masters at Shepherd Hills, 1160 S. Krocks Road, Wescosville.
Call Louise Wotring Knopf at 610-799-3661 or Lucy Hersh Ritter at 610-395-4083 for more information.
Charles D. Kester, 68, of Kempton, died Sept. 28, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Weinstine) Kester.
He was a machine operator for the former A&B Meats and Beth-Allen Aluminum, Allentown.
He honorably served his country in the National Guard and U.S. Army during Vietnam and was stationed in Korea.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
Parkland Community Library has Touch-a-Truck event.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, is hosting its 15th annual silent auction and dinner from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Route 100, Fogelsville.
Doors open at 1 p.m. Buffet will be available from 2-3:30 p.m. Bidding will take place 1-4 p.m. The auction will be 4-5 p.m.
Reservations need to be made by Oct. 25. All items are new and donated by local businesses.
Go to www.forgottenfelines.org for a list of items available at the auction.
The Great Allentown Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the fair's opening ceremony.
In addition to annually being elected as the President of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the long-time fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit de-partment that judges and showcases more than 9,000 entries in agriculture, horticulture, domestic and fine arts each year.
Residents have another tool to help them be better prepared for emergencies, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has announced.
There is a toll-free line,1-888-9-READYPA (1-888-973-2397), as part of ReadyPA, a public outreach campaign that includes a website ReadyPA.org to educate residents about the importance of creating emergency kits and family emergency plans.
ReadyPA outlines 10 potential emergencies Pennsylvanians may face so they can be better prepared to respond quickly and appropriately.