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Arlan R. Kunkel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong self-employed farmer

Arlan R. Kunkel, 83, of Steinsville, Kempton, died Aug. 10, 2012, in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown.

He and his wife Eva J. (Hemerly) Kunkel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January.

Born in Steinsville, he was a son of the late Calvin P. and Lila J. (Frey) Kunkel.

He loved being a lifelong self-employed farmer in the Steinsville and Lynn Township areas.

He was a member of the Kempton Rod and Gun Club; the Kempton and Lynnport fire companies as well as a member of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, Philadelphia.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meeting set for Aug. 30

Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon Aug. 30 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Following the meal, singer Elissa Clausnifcer will perform.

A business session will conclude the meeting.

All current and former federal workers are invited to attend.

Those wanting lunch should call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 by Aug. 25.

There is a fee for the luncheon.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Celebration on Aug. 18

Northwestern Recreation Commission is presenting "A Night in the Country" 4-10 p.m. on Aug. 18. Rain date is Aug. 19.

There will be live country music, car cruise, Chinese auction, bingo, food and activities. A fireworks display closes the evening.

Admission donations will be accepted for adults and children.

Joseph Anthony Toole

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

real estate developer

Joseph Anthony "Tony" Toole moved onto his next venture Aug. 9, 2012, after a life highlighted by a wealth of friendships and bold entrepreneurship.

Born in Scranton to John and Florence (Tigue) Toole, he was raised in Allentown and graduated from Allentown Central Catholic in 1967.

An athletic youth, he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall but could dunk a basketball.

He earned a degree in finance at the University of Miami in 1971 and began a successful career with Fairmont Real Estate, later founding his own firm, Hallmark Real Estate.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Donations being accepted

The Sanctuary at Haafsville needs to raise $10,000 for transfer tax, title search and appraisal fee for property donated to the animal shelter in Upper Macungie.

Deadline to donate is Sept. 28.

To donate, go to or mail donations to P.O. Box 921, Fogelsville, PA 18051.

Ronald R. Bittner

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church

Ronald R. Bittner, 71, of Whitehall, formerly of New Tripoli, died Aug. 13, 2012, at home.

Born in Pleasant Corners, Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Russell and Violet (Wiesner) Bittner.

A 1963 graduate of Rider College, formerly in Trenton, N.J., he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce.

He was a manager and buyer for Hess's Department Store for many years and also worked for Dun & Bradstreet, Bethlehem.

He was a member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church, Heidelberg Township, and was a member of the Grundsow Lodge in Kutztown.

Guest View

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When is it time for cataract surgery? A: When you can't read the article about when it's time for cataract surgery.

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point.

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.

Cataracts are the most common causes of vision loss. In fact, by age 75, about 70 percent of people have cataracts.

However, cataracts typically develop slowly, so symptoms may not be immediately apparent.

Lehigh County

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1 now available

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley area.

PA 2-1-1 East is a free, comprehensive, information and referral program and one of seven regional 2-1-1 call centers in Pennsylvania.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for a broad range of services including basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.