Bettyjane “BJ” Steiner, 90, died March 1, 2018, in her Allentown home.
The daughter of Raymond and Violeta Kistler Jones, she grew up on a farm near Lynnport.
She graduated from Slatington High School, Albright College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Her professional life reflected her many varied interests.
She was a women’s sportswear buyer for Hess’s Department Store, Allentown, taught life sciences in Somerset Area Junior High School, and chemistry at Minersville High School.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., both in Fogelsville, will be holding their annual community Easter egg hunt March 24 at Upper Macungie Park (Falcon Pavilion), Route 100 N. Fogelsville.
Rain date is March 31.
Registration begins at 9:15 am with the event starting promptly at 10 a.m.
All children from infant up to and including sixth grade are invited to participate.
Goodie bags for all participants.
For more information, call 610-395-5535.
THURSDAY MARCH 8
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8-9 p.m.
Marian C. Sell, 89, of Emmaus, died March 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Wayne C.A. Fink and Marvin Sell.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Katie (Hess) Wetzel.
She worked for Royal Mfg., Alburtis, and lastly at the former Day-Timers.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She enjoyed bowling, card playing, puzzles and attending several senior citizens groups, including Schnecksville Senior Citizens, where she served as chaplain.
Jane A. “Janie” Holben, 66, of Orefield, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
The loving wife of Barry J. Holben, they were married 38 years last June 30.
Born March 6, 1951, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Ethel (Goach) Grider of Allentown.
A graduate of Gratz College with a Master’s degree in education, she was an elementary school teacher more than 20 years, most recently with the Whitehall-Coplay School District.
George David Jones, 59, of New Ringgold, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at his business.
He was the husband of Deborah A. (Klotz) Jones, with whom he happily spent the last 20 years.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Hazel (Hower) Blinkhorne and a stepson of Robert Blinkhorne of Catasauqua.
He was the owner and operator of George Jones 309 Auto, Tire, Service and Sales Company, formerly of Germansville, and later of New Tripoli since 1993.
You may know him as No. 26 — Saquon Barkley, the standout running back for Penn State’s Nittany Lions.
In the Whitehall-Coplay area, we know him simply as Sa-Sa, a Coplay resident and 2015 Whitehall High School graduate.
You might have seen Saquon Barkley in the new Nike commercial, sporting the new Vapor Untouchable 3 football cleat.
You might have seen him in the Combine coverage on the NFL Network or videos on Twitter, running a 40-yard dash in just 4.41 seconds, putting up 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and logging a 41-inch vertical.
Winter is Still Here
It hasn’t snowed for several weeks now,
And the temperature outside is delightful;
We enjoy the splendor
of the warm sunny days,
Then the weather begins to turn frightful.
Winter is still here.
The weather man said
we would have lots of snow
A total of 3-6 inches;
After the snowfall,
the temperature will climb,
Up to 50, without any hitches.
You wasted your time to shovel the snow,
And now it’s nowhere to be seen;
The warmth of the day has melted it all,
Willard A. Mantz, 89, of Laurys Station, and Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Aldine A. (Hoffman) Angstadt-Mantz were married April 27, 1985.
He was also the husband of the late Ruth (Ramaly) Mantz, who died in 1976.
Born in Laurys Station, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Confer) Mantz.
A miller and line worker for ConAgra Flour Mill, North Whitehall Township, more than 50 years, he retired in 1995.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.
Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse music lineup to the 8th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, May 4, 5 and 6, Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C.