Andrew C. Schwartz, 71, of Whitehall, died Feb. 9, 2013, at home.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary (Marx) Schwartz.
He was an assembler for the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 40 years.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, and of its Holy Name Society.
He played for the 1960 Coplay American Legion state baseball champion team. He was a member of the West Coplay Mannerchor and the Coplay Saengerbund.
Margaret Wilding, 98, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of the late Oliver J. Wilding.
Born in Olyphant, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Helen (Cool) Craig.
She is survived by two daughters, Lynne W. Yurgel of Upper Macungie Township and Sharon and her husband Nelson Greer of Nazareth; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Rose Gartner-Marx, 96, of Northampton, died Feb. 10, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Rudolph S. Gartner and the late Carl Marx.
Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Kogelman) Gilly.
She was a sewing machine operator at the former D&D Shirt Company, Northampton, for many years before retiring.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and of the German Altar and Rosary Society.
Ruth D. (Deibert) Heintzelman, 92, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 31, 2013, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Luther C. Heintzelman.
Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Elwood T. and Minnie C. (Benninger) Deibert.
She was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, Bath.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley A. and her husband Ronald P. Kozo of Allentown; a brother, Elwood W. Deibert of Allentown; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
An opening reception for "Edgar S. Baum: For the Love of Painting" will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 20, David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.
Dr. Edgar S. Baum (1916 - 2006), was a physician, artist and resident of Allentown. The exhibition features paintings that he created during five decades. His father, Walter E. Baum, was the well-known Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of The Baum School of Art.
Edgar was a prolific and creative painter who also expressed himself through the use of dyes, sculpture, poetry and wit.
An opening reception and artist talk for "Transformations: Works in Steel," an exhibit of works by sculptor Karl Stirner is 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, The Payne Gallery, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem, where the exhibition continues through April 7.
The event is free and open to the public.
"The exhibition will feature Stirner's collection of large to medium-sized steel sculpture and nearly a dozen drawings," said David Leidich, Assistant Director of Payne Gallery.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.
@$: 5 "Amour"
5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 "Django Unchained"
5 "Les Misérables"
5 "Life of Pi"
5 "Silver Linings Playbook"
5 "Zero Dark Thirty"
@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"
5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
5 Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
5 David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"