Northwestern Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications being accepted

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17th S. 7th St., Allentown.

Clarence H. W. Roth

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

UCC member of Ziegels Church

Clarence H. W. Roth, 99, formerly of Germansville, died Jan. 16, 2013, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, where he was residing.

He was the husband of the late Bertha M. (Stettler) Roth.

Born Nov. 22, 1913, in Center Valley, he was the son of the late Frank and Annie (Ludwig) Roth.

He worked at the former Walter K. Long Feed Mill in Chapmans until retiring.

Prior to that, he was a farmer on the Howard E.H. Stettler Farm, South Whitehall Township.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Brein-igsville.

William L. Damiano

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

founder of Premise Maid Candies

William L. Damiano, 77, founder of Premise Maid Candies, Brein-igsville, died Jan. 19, 2013, in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, after battling Parkinson's disease for 29 years.

He and his wife Frances (Cannariato) Damiano were married 54 years last October.

Born in Nesquehoning, he was the son of the late Anthony and Carmella (Cardinale) Damiano.

He was a professional and chemical engineer for Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown, receiving a Master's degree in business administration from Lehigh University.

Donald R. Kunkle

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Jerusalem Zion UCC

Donald R. Kunkle, 79, of Krumsville, Berks County, died Jan. 11, 2013 in his home.

He and his wife Betty J. ( Burkhart) Kunkle celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in August 2012.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Harold and Verna (Snyder) Kunkle.

He was a tow motor operator at the Glen-Gery Brick Co., Shoemakersville, from 1955 until retiring in 1985.

He honorably served his country as a member of the U.S Army and Army Reserves from 1956-62.

He was a member of New Jerusalem Zion UCC, Krumsville.


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

New club seeks members

Lehigh County Cooperative Extension is forming a new 4-H Club.

Do you love to visit farms, farmers markets, corn mazes or pick-your-own?

Have you ever wondered about being your own boss? Do you enjoy working in agriculture?

Have you considered all the possibilities of direct-to-consumer farm marketing?

The club will explore how food gets from the farm to the dinner table and researching possible businesses and associated careers, enhancing life skills, as well as actually running a farm-related business.


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Group to meet on Jan. 31

Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 12:45 p.m. Jan. 31, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Financial planner Harry F. Dorman will discuss new tax laws and make suggestions for additional tax savings for seniors.

A brief business session will conclude the meeting.

First timers and those wanting lunch should call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 before Jan. 26.

For more information, call Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-231-0237.

Barry Lee Stephen

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Haven House

Barry Lee Stephen, 60, of Schnecksville, died on Jan. 14, 2013, in Palmerton Hospital.

Born March 1, 1952, in Northampton, he was the son of Alice M. (Good) Stephen with whom he resided and the late Ernest C. Stephen.

He attended Haven House, Allentown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by siblings Richard A. of Bangor, Barbara A. DeFrain of Schnecksville, Janice L. Meinhart of New Tripoli, Jane M. Stephen of Allentown; several nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be recorded at