Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Riding challenge on Nov. 11

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Girls on the Run is partnering with St. Luke’s Health Network and local athletes noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 for the Girls on the Run Power up Challenge.

The event will be presented by Jill Helmer Consulting and hosted by St. Luke’s West End, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.

Over the course of several hours, athletes will be riding bikes indoors to raise scholarship money for Girls on the Run program participants.

Beat the competition by riding the most miles in a particular time slot.

Sandra Swan Smith

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Sandra Swan Smith, 75, of Slatington, died peacefully Nov. 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Harold M. and Pauline B. (Hews) Swan.

A 1961 graduate of South Portland High School, she was an administrative assistant at Guardian Life, Bethlehem, for many years until retiring.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington, where she sang with the choir.

Harriett H. Munson

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

church organist

Harriett H. Munson of Canton, N.Y., died on Nov. 3, 2018, in Phoebe nursing home, Allentown.

Born July 27, 1918, in Avon, Ill., she was a daughter of Edna (Case) and Madison Reece Hunter.

She attended grade school and high school in Avon.

A graduate of Knox College Conservatory of Music, Galesburg, Ill., she was a member of the music and drama fraternity, Phi Beta, and the sorority Pi Beta Phi.

Joseph Richard Kucharik

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Allentown High School graduate

Joseph Richard Kucharik, 97, of Whitehall, died peacefully Oct. 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.

He was the devoted husband of Catherine M. “Bonnie” (Bonenberger) Kucharik for 65 years at the time of her death on May 7, 2009, and loving father of nine children, 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was a son of the late John and Mary (Katerinec) Kucharik.

Wild wins 7th U.S. House seat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congresswoman-elect Susan Wild, D-7th, in Nov. 6 election night victory speech in Coordinated Health Club Level Lounge, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

In unofficial results, with 100 percent of the vote tallied for 339 of 339 precincts reporting,

Wild received 137,122 votes or 53 percent to Republican Marty Nothstein receiving 111,862 votes or 44 percent and Libertarian Tim Silfies receiving 7,899 votes or 3 percent of 256,883 votes cast.

Robert C. Diehl

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Precision Roll Grinders

Robert C. Diehl, 84, of Macungie, died Oct. 27, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Edna G. (Peters) Diehl were married 64 years.

Born Oct. 3, 1934, in Hancock, Berks County, he was the son of the late Clarence I. and Elsie (Gracely) Diehl.

He was employed in the shipping and receiving department of Precision Roll Grinders, Chapmans, for 14 years before retiring in 1995.

Before that. he worked for the former Schoeneck Farms, Macungie, for 31 years.