Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Concerts are rescheduled

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown

The City of Allentown is rescheduling some 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series events that were postponed due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates at West Park:

Marine Band: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23;

The BC Combo: 7 p.m. Sept. 29; and

Royalaire: 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

For information, call the City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-437-7750.

Robert Francis Boehm

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

loved the outdoors and nature

Robert Francis Boehm, 82, of Schnecksville, died peacefully Sept. 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a son of the late Carl and Mildred Boehm.

He and his devoted and loving wife, Janice, just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he had a successful career in the printing industry and enjoyed going to work every day, as much as a round of golf with his buddies.

In his younger years, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.

Robert C. Miles

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

special gift to his family

Robert C. Miles, 63, of Newfoundland, died Sept. 14, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Jr. and Grace A. (Oplinger) Miles.

He was a special gift to four generations of his family.

He taught his family compassion and caring for all those who are different, yet valuable members of the human family.

The family mourns his passing and blesses his life, and will always remember him with love.

Marie L. Weida

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Lutheran member of Heidelberg Church

Marie L. Weida, 99, of New Tripoli, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 15, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Clarence W. “Bobo” Weida.

Born June 4, 1919, in Lynnport, she was the daughter of the late Earl D.J. and Meda M. (Hamm) Henry.

She was a farmer, along with her husband, for 40 years in Lehigh County before retiring in 1978.

She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.

Wanda Sue Moyer

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

lab analyst at Kraft Foods

Wanda Sue Moyer, 72, of Walnutport, died on Sept. 16, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Joseph R. Moyer Sr. were married 56 years last Sept. 27.

Born Nov. 27, 1945, in Max Meadows, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Clark Davis and Rhiney Elizabeth (Arnold) Davis.

She was a lab analyst at Kraft Foods, formerly in Fogelsville for 22 years before retiring in 2001.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Berlinsville, Walnutport.

‘Brigadoon’ magic for director Rody Gilkeson at Munopco

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

By KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS

Special to The Press

“Brigadoon” has a special place in Rody Gilkeson’s heart.

As a child, the 1954 movie adaption of the musical was often playing on television in his house.

“My mother used to love to watch movie musicals,” he says. “When it was on TV, she would sing along with the songs.”

Gilkeson says his mother was a big fan of actor Van Johnson, who played the best friend of Gene Kelly’s Tommy Albright in “Brigadoon,” so the lilting Scottish fantasy was one of her favorites.