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Monday, July 16, 2018

Bruce William Bodnyk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

great passion for Pysanky

Bruce William Bodnyk, 65, of Harrisburg, died July 5, 2018, in his home.

Born in Ft. Bragg, N.C., he was the son of the late Metro and Dorothy (Shankweiler) Bodnyk.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he worked as a software consultant first for AMP and recently for 3 HTi, where he taught CAD classes and worked with 3D printers.

A member of the Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, he sang with the choir and volunteered with the Grace Church Helping Hands Ministry.

He was also a member of the American Legion Post 998, having served in the Air Force.

Gordon T. Snyder

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1948 graduate of Lehighton High School

Gordon T. (Tom) Snyder, 87, of Lancaster, formerly of Lehighton, died July 5, 2018, in Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster.

He and his wife Emma E. (Wertman) Snyder shared 62 years of marriage.

Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Andreas, he was the son of the late Guy H. and Margaret U. (Kemmerer) Snyder.

A 1948 graduate of Lehighton High School, he worked in the telephone industry for 33 years.

He was certified in fleet management by the Wharton School, Philadelphia, and later retired from Contel (Continental Telephone Company) in 1991.

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, July 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets:; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Twelfth Night,” through July 15, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage

“King Richard II,” July 19-Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” July 25-Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” July 25-Aug. 2, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

State Police Beat

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Men involved in argument

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Nelson Perez, 51, of Whitehall, and a 30-year-old Neffs man were allegedly involved in an argument about landscaping that turned physical at 3:13 p.m. June 26 at 3439 Weidasville Road, Lowhill.

Police allege Perez took a shovel and struck the Neffs man in the head causing a laceration and unconsciousness.

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Ryan Allen Yenser, 28, of Emerald, allegedly stole a plant 11 p.m. May 16 from Jennifer Lauren Gerczak’s yard, Main Street, Washington Township.

In his memory ...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Elliot and Linda Sheftel of South Whitehall, parents of the late Parkland High School graduate Justin Sheftel, sponsor the Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament every year in his memory.

Justin was killed June 15, 2005, by a drunken driver while crossing a coastal highway in Ocean City, Md.

The 14th annual tournament took place June 16 at the Lehigh County Athletic fields, South Whitehall Township.

Penn College students hired for Kentucky Derby internships

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in

Twenty-eight students from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, and 11 graduates were selected to help prepare and serve food in the high-end venues of Churchill Downs during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

The Derby, known as the most exciting two minutes in sports, is steeped in tradition with mint juleps, spectacular hats and the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home.”

A behind-the-scenes tradition for more than 25 years has been the involvement of Penn College students.

Chosen Words

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Nothing’s the same as it used to be

Nothing’s the same as it used to be;

Everything has changed, it seems to me.

No one seems to have time to play,

They hustle and bustle all through the day.

People used to be humble and kind;

Today I think people are losing their minds.

They shoot everyone they can, at will;

They walk into schools and churches to kill!

There are gangs, drive-by shootings, all over the place;

It seems there is no where that you can feel safe.

Morals, there are none; they’ve just disappeared.

Helen M. Kovacs

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Helen M. Kovacs, 90, formerly of Coplay, died June 29, 2018, in Renaissance Home, Northampton.

She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. “Rudy” Kovacs.

Born June 28, 1928, in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Esther I. (Butz) Masenheimer.

She was an Epi operator at the former Western Electric, AT&T, Allentown for 32 years before retiring in 1980.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station, she formerly served on the Evangelism and Growth Committee.