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Pamela A. Nidlund

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

interior designer

Pamela A. Nidlund, 63, of Brein-igsville, died peacefully on July 31, 2012.

She and her husband Frederick A. Nidlund Jr. were married 43 years last August.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Bernice (Smith) Moyer.

An interior designer and owner of Pam Nidlund Designs for 20 years, she also worked for the former Home Interiors for 35 years and later Celebrating Home as a senior branch manager.

Paul M. Merkle

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ's Church at Lowhill

Paul M. Merkle, 88, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 2, 2012, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township.

He was the widower of Arlene A. (Zettlemoyer) Merkle.

Born in Lehigh County, he was the son of the late Milton and Lillian (Kocher) Merkle.

He and his wife worked on her father's dairy farm in Mertztown for many years, before owning their own farm in New Tripoli.

He was a milk truck driver for Carl Loch for many years and also was a truck driver for Peter's Brothers Meat Market, Lenhartsville, and for Swan Oil.

New Tripoli

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

NWL grad wins scholarship

Alana Harrington, who graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School, was awarded a $750 scholarship by Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus.

Alana is the daughter of Patrick and Dolores Harrington of New Tripoli.

She has been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ignite Youth Group, Northwestern Lehigh Varsity Football, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Youth and is a member of the National Honor Society.

She plans on attending Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall to study biology and pre-med.

Clayton O. Gilbert

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

graduate of Tamaqua High School

Clayton O. Gilbert, 81, of Cetronia, South Whitehall, died Aug. 3, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Eleanore J. (Miller) Gilbert celebrated their 57th wedding aniversary in April.

Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of the late Millard and Carrie (Daubenspeck) Gilbert.

He was employed by the former Lehigh Valley Dairy, Allentown, during the 1950s and early 1960s.

He later was employed in the Trust Department of the former First National Bank of Allentown, now Wells Fargo Bank, for 30 years before retiring in 1997.


Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Annual Summer Fest on Aug. 25

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville, will have its seventh annual Summer Fest 1-7 p.m. August 25 at the church, rain or shine.

Entertainment will begin at 3 p.m. and will feature The Majestics, Lester Miller's Hoe Downers and The Miller Brothers.

There will be games for adults and children, food, a bake sale, a basket raffle and a flea market as well as other fun activities.

For more information, call 610-756-6210 or visit

Win Martin 'Dreadnought' at Musikfest

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Focus

C.F. Martin & Co., Inc., Nazareth, largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States, is giving away a Martin D-28 during the 29th annual Musikfest, Bethlehem.

As part of the contest, Martin Guitar is giving a private tour of the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, and an opportunity to meet C.F. Martin & Co. Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV, who will sign the brand-new D-28 guitar.