The following Lehigh Carbon Community College students graduated during commencement ceremonies last May at the PPL Center, Allentown.
I don’t remember the man’s name, but I will never forget his words.
A model railroad fanatic since childhood, he dreamt he would someday own a miniature, outdoor train system that was fully operational.
He had to wait until his 60s to fully realize his passion but he achieved his dream.
“You can’t get old and say, I wish I had …” he began. “You want to get old and say, I’m glad I did …”
Life is so short, so fragile. If you have a dream, chase it.
Dreams do come true. He is proof. So are many others.
Roger L. Anthony, 65, formerly of Bake Oven Road, Gemansville, died Feb. 18, 2019, in ManorCare Health Services, Allentown.
Born Feb. 20, 1953, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Kenneth G. and Betty J. (Parry) Anthony.
He prepared laundry for various hospitals in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties for several years at HCSC.
His survivors include a sister Kim L. Dirnbeck and her husband, Eduard, of Slatington.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.
Violet A. Baer, 92, formerly of Schnecksville, died Feb. 20, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.
She was the wife of the late Richard T. Baer.
Born July 17, 1926, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Earl H. and Emma E. (Neff) Werley.
She was a crossing guard at Schnecksville Elementary School in the Parkland School District, for 35 years before retiring in 1999.
A member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, she served with Helping Hands and the Fellowship Committee.
When was the last time you used a credit card to make a purchase? Was it last week? A couple days ago? Or was it even sometime today?
According to a cnbc.com Jan. 23, 2018, article titled “Credit card debt hits a record high. It’s time to pay off your debt,” Jessica Dickler writes, “The average American has a credit card balance of $6,375, up from nearly 3 percent from , according to Experian’s annual study on the state of credit and debt in America.
Linda C. Klotz, 71, of Macungie, formerly of Hazleton, died Feb. 24, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
She was the domestic partner of Carol M. Passaro with whom she resided.
Born Nov. 8, 1947, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Melvin F. and Annie M. (Bittner) Klotz.
She was a residential advisor at Job Corps in Drums for 15 years before retiring.
Before that, she worked at St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Hazleton, The Lutheran Home at Topton, and Cloud Nine Pet Cemetery.
Theresa M. Kimock, 88, of South Whitehall Township, died Feb. 17, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Cserensitz) Schwartz.
A member of Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, she faithfully attended Mass and sang with the choir.
She was a seamstress for Hess’s, retired from AT&T, Allentown, and was employed by Giant after retirement.
She will be remembered as a strong, loving and giving woman.
A funny tale pops up when people talk about marriage and anniversaries: A couple was celebrating their golden anniversary by renewing their vows. At the conclusion of the little ceremony their pastor congratulated them on 50 years of marriage and posed to them one question. “At any point along the way, did divorce ever cross your minds?”
The husband responded with a quick “No, never.” The wife nodded in agreement and said, “Divorce, no. Murder, yes.”
And such is the stuff that marriages are made of.