Northwestern Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Roger F. Long

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland school bus driver

Roger F. Long, 77, of Schnecksville, died May 16, 2019, from acute promyelocytic leukemia in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

The loving husband of Margaret M. (Hanby) Long, the couple would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on May 31.

He was the son of the late Willard B. and Kathryn E. (Foulke) Long.

A 1959 graduate of Allentown High School, he attended Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, both in Allentown.

Joseph E. Martin Sr.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

all-around natural athlete

Joseph E. Martin, Sr., 76, of Macungie, died May 11, 2019, in Phoebe Ridgeland Health Center Nursing Home, Richlandtown.

He and his wife Regina “Gina” (Collier) Martin were married 43 years on Jan. 10.

He was the youngest son of the late William and Felisa (Asencio) Martin.

The vice president of sales and marketing for Dean Foods for 10 years and for Johanna Dairy for about 10 years, he was a loving husband and father with a great sense of humor.

He was an all-around natural athlete, an avid golfer and played baseball throughout his life.

Nancy L. Wessner

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1956 Parkland graduate

Nancy L. Wessner, 81, of Kutztown, Weisenberg Township, died May 14, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Leon B. Wessner.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond M.J. and Mamie E. (Ziegler) Smith.

In 1956, she graduated from Parkland High School and, in 1959, she graduated from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

For more than 11 years, she was an operating room nurse at Allentown General Hospital and later farmed with her husband, Sonny.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at extension.psu.edu/managing-invasive-plants.

Irene Kedl

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Queenship of Mary Church

Irene Kedl, 85, of North Whitehall Township, died peacefully May 19, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Frank C. Kedl.

Born Jan. 10, 1934, in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Klutchna) Oleksyn.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and Young at Heart at Assumption BVM Church.

She enjoyed bowling and was an avid sports fan, especially of her beloved Mets.

Earl D. Smoyer

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

custodian for Kratzer Elementary

Earl D. Smoyer, 88, of South Whitehall Township, died May 17, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.

He was the husband of the late Virginia (Hebig) Smoyer.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Howard D. and Gladys I. (Miller) Smoyer.

The longtime head custodian for Kratzer Elementary School in the Parkland School District, he retired in 1993.

Events planned for June

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in June.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·June 1: Henry King Duo

·June 8: Blue Notes

·June 15: Dave Machetti

·June 5, 22: Kato

·June 29: Jerry Deane Music mix