Joseph D. Brawn, 46, of Orefield, died Dec. 31, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at home.
He and his wife Gail M. (Eisenhart) Brawn celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary April 28, 2012.
Born May 27, 1966, in Abington, he was the son of Joseph W. and Cindy R. Siddons of Orefield.
He was a branch manager at Roslyn Supply, Allentown, for the last 19 years.
He served his country in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division during a peacetime era.
Thursday, Jan. 10: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Meatballs with penne pasta and sauce or ham and cheese on whole wheat bread, tossed salad cup, steamed peas, apple wedges, milk.
Friday, Jan. 11: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Grilled cheese sandwich or chicken nuggets, dinner roll, cream of tomato soup, cauliflower florets with dip, pineapple, milk.
Monday, Jan. 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken or cheese quesadilla or hot dog on roll, black bean salsa, fresh green salad, Sidekicks frozen fruit cup, milk.
SUV hits barn
in Weisenberg Twp.
State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Phoebe A. Zissa, 47, of Allentown, was driving a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo eastbound on Old Route 22, near New Smithville Road, Weisenberg Township, around 12:20 p.m. Dec. 29, 2012, when she apparently lost control of the vehicle on the snow-covered road, which crossed into the westbound lane, hit a barn and came to final rest inside the barn, facing east.
Zissa, who police say was wearing her seat belt, sustained a minor injury, police say.
on Golden Key
Armand C. Benincasa, 61, of Breinigsville, died Dec. 31, 2012, at home.
He and his wife Elsa M. (Aull) Benincasa were married 28 years in October 2012.
He was a self-employed commercial project manager for 42 years.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Armando and Rose (Vozza) Benincasa.
As a member of the Elks, he was a master carpenter and built ramps for children who needed wheelchairs.
He also was a member of the Old Time Plowboys.
An avid Green Bay Packers fan, he also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Rural Preservation Association of Northwestern Lehigh County asks community members to save old Christmas light strings for the annual CleanSweep recycling event in April.
The lights will be donated to the Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club for recycling.
Mountainview Horse Rescue and Safe Sanctuary has display at Agri-Plex.
Alisha M. Heilman, 28, of Kempton, died Jan. 2, 2013, after being in a two-vehicle accident on Route 100, Lowhill Township.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of Joseph E. and Patricia K. (Magee) Heilman Jr. of Kempton, with whom she resided.
She was a stylist at Outlooks for Hair salon and a bartender at Rascal's Food and Fun, both in Allentown.
She also did part-time modeling.
She was a 2002 graduate of Conrad High School, Conrad, Mont.
Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer an SAT review course to help prepare test takers for the SAT exam 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays Jan. 12-March 2, 2013, at the Center Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
The course offers strategies for the verbal, critical reading and writing, and math portions of the exam.
Participants can develop effective critical reading and writing strategies, review essential mathematical skills and concepts and discover proven test-taking techniques.
The student aid office of Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, will host free financial aid workshops 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 15 for high school students who are considering enrolling in higher education.
Snow date is Jan. 17.
To reserve a seat by Jan. 7, call 610-285-5000.
Good Will Fire Company, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will be having its 49th annual fastnacht sale in February.
Pickup will be Feb. 9, 10 and 11.
To place an order, call 610-398-3152 or 610-395-1194.
The fire company is seeking volunteers to help with the sale.