Frank Joseph Riemer, 83, of Whitehall, died Feb. 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
He and his wife Theresa (Franz) Riemer were married more than 59 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Studney) Riemer.
He operated Riemer's Economy Grocery Store, Chew Street, with his father for more than 20 years, and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Whitehall.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served in Germany after World War II.
Dr. Mark Noël Martz died Feb. 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown.
He and his wife Ulla (Grimell) Martz were married in 1968 in Ulla's home church, Sjalevad's Lutheran Church, Sweden.
Formerly of Orefield, he was born Dec. 24,1944 in Hanover, York County, as the fourth and youngest child of the late Richard Keeney Martz and Mary (Waybright) Martz.
He excelled academically and was valedictorian of his class of 1962 at Eichelberger High School, Hanover.
He attained the rank of Eagle Scout at Trinity UCC, Hanover.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.
Anna belle B. Smith, 80, of New Tripoli, died March 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Harlan C. Smith.
Born June 28, 1932, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late George P. and Viola L. (Bittner) Snyder.
Before her retirement, she was employed at the Bon-Ton Distribution Center, Whitehall.
Prior to that, she sold Avon products in the Lowhill Township area for 25 years.
Kathleen L. Neupauer, 65, of Auburn, Schuylkill County, formerly of Germansville, died Feb. 28, 2013, in her home.
She and her husband Joseph R. Neupauer celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 2012.
Born Dec 26, 1947, in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late LaRoy S and Thelma E.L. (Werley) Mantz.
She formerly was a freelance writer for the Northwestern Press, last working in 2005.
Prior to that, she was an accountant in various industries.
She was a member of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield.
A reception to meet New York City artist Lisa A. Turngren for her exhibition, "Patterned Lineage: Facing, Backing & the Space Between," is 4:30 - 6 p.m. March 13, with the exhibition continuing through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will deliver a major address, 4 p.m. April 8, Lafayette College, Easton.
Blair's speech is the college's Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012 - 13.
Blair was prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland May 1997 - June 2007. He was leader of Britain's Labor Party (1994 - 2007) and a member of Parliament for Sedgefield, England (1983 - 2007).
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem tours to the Washington, D.C., area, for the first time since 1999 for its premier performances of Mendelssohn's fiery oratorio "Elijah."
Performance dates include: 3 p.m. March 9, Millersville University; 4 p.m. March 10, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem; and 8 p m. March 13, The Music Center at Strathmore, Washington, D.C., area.
What do Mario Andretti, Lee Butz, David Jaindl, Kostas Kalogeropoulos and Julio Guridy have in common with "Mock Turtle Marionettes"?
It's simple. They are coming together to make a video to send a powerful message that we all have a responsibility to protect our community's children from abuse and neglect.
The video, "Have a Heart for Children," premieres at the The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, 6 p.m. March 9, Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St., Bethlehem.