Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lehigh Township: Salem U.M. plans soup sampler

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, is holding a soup sampler 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 21. In addition to a sampling of soups, there will be salad, dessert and beverages.

Advance tickets are required.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bath Area Food Bank.

For more information, call 610-767-8003.

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The youth group at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will host bingo, featuring Vera Bradley bags as bingo prizes, May 5. Doors open 11 a.m., and bingo starts 12:30 p.m.

Northampton: Spring tea to be held April 29

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club International of Northampton is sponsoring a women’s spring tea 1-4 p.m. April 29 at Weaversville Inn, 6916 Weaversville Road.

This event will include the luncheon, a silent auction and a fashion show presented by Dress Barn.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for speech and hearing studies.

For cost, reservations and other information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826 or Anita Achey at 610-262-0623.

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The 2018 Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

Ronald C. Serfass

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Ronald C. Serfass, 80, of Walnutport, died March 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

Born in Lower Towamensing Township, he was a son of the late Preston A. and Evelyn M.G.M. (Schaffer) Serfass.

He was a mechanic and general laborer at the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for more than 20 years.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Aquashicola.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and earned a rank of seaman.

Paul L. Hirschel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion life member

Paul “Augie” L. Hirschel, 92, of Whitehall, died March 28, 2018. He was the husband of Pearl E. P. (Coombs) Hirschel for 69 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Lillian (Crabtree) Hirschel.

He was a 1943 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a sonar man aboard the USS Pert in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was retired from his position as a supervisor at the Mack Trucks 5C plant. Earlier in life, he was a salesman for PPG.

Darlene S. Newell

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Darlene S. (Sommers) Newell, 70, of Allentown, died March 30, 2018, at home.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Nettie (Kemmerer) Sommers.

She previously worked for Alcon Industries for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Theresa and her husband of Michael Sywensky; three grandchildren, Richard, Brittany and Stephanie; a great-grandson, Nikolai; a niece, Kelly and her husband Brian Pinky; two brothers, Paul and Timothy Sommers; and a sister, Robin Sommers.

Joseph R. Kornfeind

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

J. Kornfeind’s Market owner

Joseph “Duff” R. Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died April 1, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind for 65 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.

He worked with his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton. He and his wife then opened J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

Janice L. Wasko

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Catholic Church member

Janice L. Wasko, 71, of Whitehall, died April 3, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Paul G. Wasko Jr. for 46 years.

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Merrit and Stella (Hayes) Needham.

She was a senior project manager at Parexel International, where she had worked for 25 years.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Dorith Allen Riggall

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Dorith Allen Riggall, 88, of Whitehall, died March 30, 2018, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Rev. Russell T. Allen and Rev. John H. Riggall.

Born in Quakertown, she was a daughter of Paul and Viola Stoneback.

She is survived by four children, Cheryl, David, Daniel and Cherene; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Velma Shelly and Ruth Stoneback.

Arrangements were made by Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, Allentown.