Robert C. Leith, 77, of Bath, died April 9, 2018, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of Carol A. (Nepa) Leith for 34 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Charles and Christina (Duh) Leith.
He was an U.S. Marine in the national reserves during peace time.
Claire Rose Rantz, 84, of Renaissance Home, Northampton, died April 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Rantz.
Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Alice (McGinley) McGeehin.
She was a registered nurse for over 50 years at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City; various medical facilities in the Lehigh Valley; and Luther Crest, from which she retired.
She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield.
David J. Sterner, 40, of Red Hill, died April 12, 2018, in Allentown.
Born in Reading, he was a son of George K. Sterner, of Bechtelsville; and Linda D. (Dodson) Wojciechowski, wife of Gerald Wojciechowski, of Macungie.
He attended Boyertown School District and Lehigh Carbon Community College. He was formerly employed by Green Shadow Tree Service, Hellertown, as a tree trimmer.
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a variety bingo April 29. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and the games begin 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Seating is for ticket holders only.
For tickets and directions, call Sheila at 610-457-6368, Daisy at 610-554-3294 or the church at 610-837-7426.
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Paul Bahnick, 92, of Northampton, died April 8, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Ethel M. (Correll) Bahnick for 69 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Hnat Ignatz Bahnik and Mary (Lysek) Bahniuk.
He was in the U.S. Navy, 1943-46, and was a World War II veteran.
He was the co-owner of Bahnick Builders, Northampton, for 49 years.
Richard “Rick” J. Pasko, 26, of Whitehall, died April 10, 2018, as a result of a vehicle accident in Lehigh Township.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Colin W. and Cheryl (Pasko) Bosler.
He was a 2009 graduate of Northampton Area High School.
He worked in the audio installation department of Best Buy, Whitehall, for several years.
He attended the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.
Marjorie E. (DeWitt) Swales, 84, of Northampton, died April 8, 2018, at Renaissance Home, Northampton. She was the wife of the late George E. Swales.
Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late J. Herbert and Stella (Weidner) DeWitt.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Schoenersville, where she was a choir member for many years.
PSSA state testing will continue this week for grades 3-8. Next week, fourth-graders will be taking the science PSSAs.
It is important that students do their very best to attend school during these dates. Be sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast, along with being prompt to school.
Makeup testing will be taking place the following week.
Reminder: At 7 p.m. April 20, there will be a Northampton Area Middle School band concert. It will be held in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.
U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will soon be leaving Congress.
“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.
• Open house, 6-8 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. Information or to schedule a tour of the church’s learning center: 610-443-0254 or email@example.com
• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Information: Thomas at 610-262-1243