Northwestern Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

Richard L. Grammes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Norma J. Restaurant

Richard L. Grammes, 88, of Coplay, went home to join the love of his life, Norma J. (Bieber) Grammes, on July 8, 2019.

Born May 6, 1931, in Trexlertown, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Braim) Kressler.

He faithfully and honorably served his country during the Korean War as an U.S. Navy airman.

He served aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Intrepid as a F4U Corsair chief mechanic.

He also served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flying on a Douglas JD-1 Invader.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m. to 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

Mildred L. Wanamaker

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Peter’s Methodist Church

Mildred L. Wanamaker, 96, formerly of Emerald, died July 3, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall Township.

She was the wife of the late Edward B. Wanamaker.

Born Dec. 23, 1922, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Phoebe D. (Ketterer) Phillips.

A member of and employed by St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Emerald, as the caretaker for 40 years, she retired in 2006.

For 28 years, she served as secretary of the missionary society at the church.

Orefield student takes part in rally

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in


A group of seven Widener University honors students enrolled in a political science class on state and local government, recently traveled with Associate Professor Wes Leckrone to Harrisburg for Student Aid Advocacy Day.

Parker Robb of Orefield, a senior studying accounting, participated in this event.

Robb was among more than 200 students from 40 colleges and universities who took part in a rally at the state capitol April 9 and met with legislators.

Area state senators and representatives

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.

Reniea A.A. Peters

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed practical nurse

Reniea A.A. Peters, 87, of Allentown, died July 5, 2019, in Devon House, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Marvin W. Peters.

Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Nevin J. Sr. and Sarah E. (Weyhenmeyer) Stahley.

A licensed practical nurse at the former Allentown State Hospital for 16 years, she retired in 1988.

Before that, she was a private duty nurse.

Power lines being upgraded

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


PPL Electric Utilities has notified Upper Macungie police utility workers will begin upgrading power lines in the township and other municipalities this month.

According to PPL, this project will improve electric service and reliability throughout the region.

Construction will take place on PPL property and will include the use of helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

Work will continue until the end of the year.

Police and PPL ask that workers be given space and not be approached for safety reasons.

Estelle L. Parkinson

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed family vacations

Estelle L. (Markowitz) Parkinson, 88, of Allentown, died June 29, 2019, at the home of her family in Lehighton after a yearlong struggle from a stroke.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Deborah and her husband Edward “Joe” Kudla III; granddaughter Dena and husband, Reynold, and great-grandson Hayden Gabel of New Tripoli; grandson Zachary Kudla of Lehighton and Faustena Keesecker of West Virginia and family.

She is also survived by her brother William Markovitz and his wife; five nieces, four nephews and their families.

David J. Correll

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

David J. Correll, 69, of Saylorsburg, died June 30, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Monroe Campus.

He and his wife, Shirley M. (Peiffer) Correll, were married nine years last September.

A son of the late John H. and Laurene M. (Scherer) Correll, he worked in the maintenance department of the Allentown Post Office for 20 years.

He was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Having honorably served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, he was a member of the American Legion and the Kunkletown Rod and Gun Club.