Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

Joan Young

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

grandmother of two

Joan Young, 82, from Allentown, died July 31, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Robert Young were married 63 years in April.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Julia (Weber) Savage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Sharon Witman and husband, Kurt, of Kutztown; son David at home; brothers William Savage Jr. and Thomas Savage, both of Allentown; sister Fay Hughes of Allentown; and grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan Witman.

Her service will be private.

Jean F. Dietrich

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Jean F. Dietrich, 83, died Aug. 9, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her family.

She and her husband Wayne W. Dietrich, who died in December 2014, celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Born in Hamburg, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Fannie F. (Reppert) Miller.

A 1952 graduate of Perry High School, Shoemakersville, she obtained a beautician’s license, which she held for many years.

Applications being accepted for Slatington Youth Works program

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Slatington Youth Works Program provides high school students between the ages of 16-18 who have completed their junior year with employability skills and summer work experience.

The focus is students in the Northern Lehigh School District who meet income eligibility requirements.

The program will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 21st and will run through August 25th.

Student applications are still being accepted.

Alice F. Gangaway

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Fogelsville

Alice F. Gangaway, 81, of Willington, Conn., died Aug. 11, 2017, in Windham Hospital.

Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late Howard J.H. and Irene (Lorah) Fritzinger.

She was a member of the Federated Church of Willington.

Her survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Wilbur E. Gangaway; children Faith Nixt and her husband, Chuck, Garth Gangaway and his wife, Janet, and Sherry Robb; and grandchildren, Michael, David, Kaitlin, Megan, Allison and Nicholas.

Anthony J. Cerrone

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

manager for The Wood Company

Anthony J. “Joe” Cerrone, 89, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 10, 2017, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Lever) Cerrone.

Born June 13, 1928, in Nazareth, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Katherine (Senneca) Cerrone.

A manager for The Wood Company, Allentown, for 32 years, he retired in 1993.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Chosen Words

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Housework! Yuk! Who needs it! It seems it’s always there,

I just can’t get to do it, but I don’t really care.

It’s always staring at me, the fingerprints, the glare

upon those dirty windows, the dust upon the chair.

The furniture is dusty, we all could write our names,

but I’ll clean it tomorrow, today I’ll play some games.

The junk just sits in piles

on tabletops and floors,

Why doesn’t someone pick it up,

there’s clothing by the score.

The closet just sits empty,

‘cause nothings ever in it;


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Drug charges in Heidelberg

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for alleged traffic violations around 11:15 p.m. Aug. 13 on Route 100, Heidelberg Township.

Police say the driver, George Anthony Gosse, 58, of Philadelphia, allegedly had a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Charges were filed with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, responded around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 to the 6700 block of Madison St., New Tripoli.

Northwestern graduate elected to national architectural board

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Darryl Hamm, a 1968 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, was recently installed as a public director of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

The installation took place at the national council’s 98th annual business meeting in Boston, Mass.

As a member of NCARB’s Board of Directors, Hamm will provide the organization with a valuable outside perspective.

A former resident of New Tripoli, Hamm, now of Harrisburg, was first appointed to the Pennsylvania State Architects Licensure Board in 2011 by former Gov. Tom Corbett.