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Richard J. Geschel

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Richard J. Geschel, 77, of Fogelsville, died June 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of Neola C. (Steiner) Geschel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Emma (Schlener) Geschel.

An assembler at Mack Trucks Inc. for 32 years, he also served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

A volunteer firefighter with the Fogelsville Fire Company for 25 years, he was currently serving as a trustee.

Frogs, Friends now open

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

DA VINCI

Frogs and Friends live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to animals on a daily basis.

Live shows are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. every Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. An exhibit features up-close photography capturing the beauty of the natural world.

Admission to Frogs and Friends is free for members, otherwise, there is a fee.

For information, log on to davincisciencecenter.org.

Local students receive degrees

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in

DeSales Univ.

The following students graduated during the midyear commencement Jan. 20 in Billera Hall at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Breinigsville: Eric W. Heck, Bachelor of Arts in business administration, cum laude; Wendy S. Silfies, Master of Business Administration in project management; Samantha J. Veccia, Doctorate of physical therapy; Raymon L. Williams, Master of Business Administration in project management; and Ann M. Pergosky, Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies;

Fogelsville: Nicholas K. Boyd, Doctorate of physical therapy;

Beatrice A. Middlecamp

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Ziegels Church

Beatrice A. Middlecamp, 89, of Slatington, formerly of Allentown, died June 21, 2018.

She was a daughter of the late Henry A. and Estella (Fenstermaker) Kern.

A presser in the garment industry, she was formerly a member of Ziegels Church, Breinigsville.

She loved bus trips to the casino, Sunday car rides and fast food.

She enjoyed country music shows at Alburtis Park and was known to yodel at a moment’s notice.

Local students on dean’s list

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in

Alvernia

The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Alvernia University, Reading.

Allentown: Jennifer Atlas, studied occupational therapy as a senior in the fall, Parkland High School graduate; Paulina Morocho, studied chemistry as a senior in the fall, William Allen High School graduate, and Kaylee Moyer, studied occupational therapy as a junior in the fall, Parkland High School graduate;

Kempton: Kristina Bertsch, studied nursing as a freshman in the fall, Kutztown Area High School graduate;

Donald O. Lichtenwalner

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Donald O. Lichtenwalner, 91, of Schnecksville, died June 22, 2018, in Arden Courts of Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Ruth K. (Burcaw) Lichtenwalner.

Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Breinigsville, he was the son of the late Oscar and Lillian (Moyer) Lichtenwalner.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with the rank of private first class.

He was employed at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 24 years before retiring in 1988.

William J. Darnell

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

avid hunter, fisherman

William J. “Bill” Darnell, 58, of Lower Mt. Bethel Township, Easton, died June 21, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, with his loving and dedicated family by his side.

He and his wife Jean E. (Yeager) Darnell were married 12 years.

Born in Flemington, N.J., he was the son of the late William J. and Lillian (Sporman) Darnell.

He was a model maker for Follett Corp., Forks Township, for 26 years.

Local man on dean’s list

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in

ST. Francis

Gabriel Woffindin, a management major from Allentown, was named to the dean’s list at St. Francis University, Loretto.

Woffindin was among the more than 750 students named to the university’s honors list for the fall 2017 semester.

To be named to the provost’s or dean’s honors lists students must have full-time status and attain a quality point average of at least 3.8 (provost’s) or 3.5 (dean’s) for the given semester.