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Barbara A. Lease

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Barbara A. Lease, 62, of Whitehall, died Dec. 7, 2012, at home.

She was born in Baltimore, Md.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Christina A. Peugh, with whom she resided, and Micelle M. Peugh of Honaker, Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles Jacobs of Berkeley Springs, W.V., and Buddy Jacobs of Cumberland, Md.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Fellers.

Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.


Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Cookie sale set for Dec. 22, 23

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church food pantry and homeless programs will hold a benefit baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23.

The event will be held at the church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem.

There will be kiffles, Italian cookies, chocolate babka, chocolate covered cherries, Moravian Sugar Cake, pumpkin pie, and more.

Call 610-865-3603 or visit for information.

Ice rink

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Hours, events scheduled

The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating.

Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

Season passes are available for residents and non-residents.

Group skating lessons began Nov. 26; and hockey clinics are from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 610-865-7081 or visit

Isabelle (Kiss) Ehler

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired silk weaver

Isabelle (Kiss) Ehler, 98, of Whitehall, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Frank Ehler Jr.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Irma Kiss.

Before retiring in 1962, she was a silk weaver at the former Frank and Stessel Silk Company, Cementon.

She was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, Northampton.

She is survived by a sister, Margaret Cyprus of Thousand Oaks. Calif.; and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Knights of Columbus

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Free throw contest Jan. 4

Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.

Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.

Proof of age (between ages of 10 and 14 as of Jan. 1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.

This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.

Winners of their respective divisions will advance to district, regional and state competitions.

ANOTHER VIEW Infrastructure improvement should be a top priority

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The railroad bridge collapse in the West Deptford area of New Jersey Nov. 30 should be a wake up call to fix our area's crumbling infrastructure.

As we all know, procrastination can be a dangerous thing.

This spill of vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, into a feeder creek of the Delaware River has the potential to kill wildlife and taint a delicate ecosystem still recovering from the consequences of our country's industrial revolution.

Mary Hannah Kowaleski

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

"Mrs. Kay," retired CASD teacher

Mary "Mrs. Kay" Hannah Kowaleski, 93, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 3, 2012, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Center Valley. She was the wife of the late Leo E. Kowaleski.

Born in Summit Hill, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Marie (McLean) Evans.

She was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State College and Penn State College. She earned a master's degree in education in counseling from Lehigh University.

Guest View

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 9 in 10 seniors drive car that does not fit their needs, AAA says

With nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffering from health issues that affect driving safety, finding a car that not only adapts to conditions such as lack of flexibility or muscle strength while maintaining safety and comfort can be difficult.

Data from a new AAA survey also reveals only one in 10 senior drivers with aging health issues are driving a vehicle with features such as keyless entry and larger dashboard controls that can assist with such conditions.

George C. Klement

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Stiles

George C. Klement, 91, of Coplay, died Dec. 10, 2012, at home. He was the husband of the late Pauline M. (Skrapits) Klement.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late John and Hedwig (Frisch) Klement.

He was a World War II veteran and was in the Burma theatre of operations.

He was a machinist for the former Fuller company, Catasauqua, and later, a plumber for the former Wesley Hoffman Plumbing and Heating, Stiles.

He was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans Post #454, Northampton.