To the Editor:
Thank you and ditto from me to Bruce Frassinelli for his opinion article in the May 4 issue of The Press.
I have been wanting the courage to lash out at someone for a long time but did not know how to address the vulgar, obscene, profane programming on TV and the radio (songs using obscene words) lyrics played today.
I don’t call it music. It is noise pollution.
It is everywhere — malls, even grocery stores, restaurants, outdoor areas where someone like me would just like to sit quietly, read and enjoy scenery.
Marjorie S. Sinclair, 95, of Neffs, died June 9, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.
She was the wife of the late Vincent R. Sinclair.
Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Kate (Schmoyer) Orner.
She was a former member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Allentown, and a special friend of Jordan UCC, South Whitehall.
Very well known for her ministry of making “crosses in your pocket,” she made thousands of these, 2,000 of which went to Liberia to a church and school sponsored by Jordan UCC.
Wendy M. Gambler, 49, of Kutztown, died June 4, 2017.
She and her husband Scott A. Gambler were married 21 years last Sept. 30.
Born April 8, 1968, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Ernest I. Ruch Sr. of Kutztown and the late Patricia E. (Reinhard) Ruch.
She was a claims processor for Aetna for the last 26 years.
Frederick K. Kitson, 90, of Macungie, died June 9, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
He was the husband of Barbara A. (Grim) Kitson for 41 years in May, and the late Jane E. (Heller) Kitson.
He was a son of the late Harold and Margaret (Holder) Kitson.
A 1944 graduate of Springfield High School, Erdenheim, Montgomery County, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 serving on active duty in the Pacific before being discharged in 1946.
Julie A. Herman, 30, of East Stroudsburg, died June 2, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Michael Herman of Allentown and Tanya (Strohl) Stockman of East Stroudsburg.
Her survivors include father, Michael and wife Lisa; mother, Tanya and husband Robert; daughter Natalya Rivera of Allentown, paternal grandmother Faye Herman of Emmaus; sisters Destiny Miller of Tamaqua and Kelsey Herman of Allentown; brothers Matthew Miller of Tamaqua, Tyler and Logan Stockman of East Stroudsburg, nieces and nephews.
Raymond G. “Ray” Shuey, 79, of Orefield, died June 12, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of the late Mary Anne (Charnogursky) Shuey.
Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Frackville, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.
He retired in 2008 from National Penn Bank as a senior vice president of purchasing and facilities.
Before that, he was facilities manager at the former Nations Credit and Finance America, both in Allentown.
Laurie A. (Bell) Tyeryar, 57, of New Tripoli, died June 7, 2017, in her home.
Born April 6, 1960, in Montgomery County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Arlington L. and Betty A. (Tingle) Bell.
She was employed at the Surgery Center of Allentown.
Her survivors include a son Talon J. Tyeryar of Allentown; brother Arlington J. Bell and his wife, Susan, of Allentown; and nephews and nieces Curtis, Steven and Rachel Bell.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.
Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.
William J. Hildebeitel, 93, of Kempton, died June 6, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the widower of Dolores J. (Wenrich) Hildebeitel.
Born in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Lee H. and Mae (Geisinger) Hildebeitel.
A farmer in Lanark, he was then a milk truck driver for various companies for many years.
He was a member of the Fogelsville, Lynnport, and New Tripoli fire companies, and was a Weisenberg Township supervisor from 1980-89.
He honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Lillian M. Hausman, 92, formerly of Walnutport, died June 12, 2017, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, where she resided.
Born Jan. 31, 1925 in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Iva S. (Everett) Hausman.
Her survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family at Union Church Cemetery, Neffs. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedarbrook Activities Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
The Lehigh German Shepherd Club is sponsoring a “no fleas flea market” 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 24 at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, between Macungie and Trexlertown.
Breakfast is 8 a.m. to noon and there will be a bake sale.
For information, call 610-398-9845.