Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Light show in December

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having its annual Lowhill Lights of Wonder to benefit two local families at 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 16, 17, 20-23 and 26-30.

There will be a Christmas carol sing-along at 5:45 p.m. before each light show.

Join church members at 5 p.m. for a special light show with extra music before the Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

One-hundred percent of the donations will be presented to the Robert Kline and Brett Snyder families. Kline has cancer. Snyder has ALS.

Imogene A. Fenstermaker

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jerusalem “Red” Church

Imogene A. Fenstermaker, 89, of Kempton, died Dec. 4, 2017, in Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli.

She and her husband Harold P. Fenstermaker were married 63 years last March.

Born Oct. 1, 1928, in Schnecksville, she was the daughter of the late Quintin J. and Arline R. (Wotring) Hoffman.

She assisted her husband operating their dairy farm in Lynn Township from 1954-91.

She was a member of Jerusalem “Red” Church, Kempton and the Claussville Garden Club.

Anna Mae Trapp Lichtenwalner

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Upper Saucon

Anna Mae Trapp Lichtenwalner, 79, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 30, 2017, in her home.

Born July 11, 1938, in Upper Saucon Township, she was the daughter of the late Wilson F. and Alice M. (Trapp) Lichtenwalner.

Her survivors include siblings Richard W. Lichtenwalner of Germansville, Jane L. Kline of Breinigsville, Dolores A. Blickley of Coopersburg, Virginia E. Lichtenwalner of Whitehall; and caregivers of CSG.

She was predeceased by a brother LeRoy P. Lichtenwalner.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Corinne Lee Shirley

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

computer software engineer

Corinne Lee Shirley, 62, of Schuylkill Haven, died Nov. 26, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Pottsville.

She was the daughter of Thomas C. and Carol W. (Snyder) Shirley of Schuylkill Haven.

A graduate of Hofstra University, she was a computer software engineer and system analyst for Atlantic City Airport, Burlington Coat Factory, and many other businesses in New Jersey.

She was a member of Emilie United Methodist Church, Levittown.

Linda G. Schurawlow

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed hairdresser

Linda G. Schurawlow, 68, of Brodheadsville, died Nov. 30, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She and her husband Anatoli “Andy” Schurawlow were married 38 years.

Born Dec. 14, 1948, in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Sterling A. and Marguerite E. (Gilbert) Rothrock.

A self-employed hairdresser, she owned and operated LA Design Haircutters and Family Haircutters with multiple locations throughout the Lehigh Valley for 35 years before retiring in 2005.

Before that, she was a supervisor at Holiday Hair.

Patricia Bolton

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of the Red Hats

Patricia Bolton, 70, of Breinigsville, died suddenly on Nov. 30, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mathilde (Seng) Stravino.

She graduated from Allentown Central Cathlolic High School and attended the former Lehigh County Community College, now Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She worked for the Lehigh Valley Motor Club AAA and also within the personnel department at Kraft Foods.

She then became interested in real estate, where she worked until retiring.

James F. Stine

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

environmental engineer

James F. Stine, 67, of Pocono Pines, died Nov. 27, 2017, in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

He and his wife, Leslie H. (Hertz) Stine, were married 35 years in May.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John F. Jr. and Louise S. (Fritz) Stine.

He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering.

An environmental engineer, he specialized in electric power generation issues.

Cookbook for sale

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is selling an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

For a small additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas bag to go with the book.

This spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The book contains an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes.

There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan, Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.

Betty Jane Parry

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hazleton High School graduate

Betty Jane Parry, 89, died Nov. 16, 2017, in her New Tripoli home.

Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Emily (Wolfe) Wendel.

A graduate of Hazleton High School, she was a PAL swimming instructor for many years.

She enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing.

She also loved her church and enjoyed lending a helping hand.

In addition, she loved music and fostered the love of music in her children and grandchildren.

She was happiest being surrounded by her loving family.