Ruth E. Best, 88, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 13, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Best.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George and Minnie (Eberhart) Roth.
She was a sewer for many years for the former Phoenix and the former Greif clothing companies before she retired.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey and his wife Dawn of Walnutport; two sisters, Helen Hauser and Patricia Roth; three grandchildren, Jayden and his wife Ashley, Brandon and Austin; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Mason and Emma.
Thomas P. Kappes, 67, of North Catasauqua and formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 12, 2017. He was the husband of the late Irene M. (Velas) Kappes.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Leo and Frances (Buesgen) Kappes.
He worked part-time in the food service department at Gross Towers. He worked in the inventory department at Air Products for many years and previously for Stanley Vidmar.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey and his wife Val and Keith; and a granddaughter, Gia.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Peter Gratzon, 99, formerly of Catasauqua, died Nov. 15, 2017, at his home in Boca Raton. He was the husband of the late Irene A. (Kavalkovich) Gratzon.
Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna (Yurchak) Gratzon.
He was an honors graduate of Catasauqua High School, where he was the MVP of the baseball team. He attended Lehigh University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University.
He was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II and the Korean War.
Albert F. Fixl, 78, of Northampton, died Oct. 25, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Koshuta) Fixl for 56 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Malitsch) Fixl.
He was a 1956 Northampton High School graduate.
He was in the National Guard.
He was a warehouse worker and truck driver for Roth Brothers, Whitaker Roof and Siding and Emory Distribution.
He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and was in the Holy Name Society.
• Half-price sale on women’s slacks, jeans and blouses, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Dec. 2.
• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chicken corn chowder, breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.
Thursday, Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven-roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll, margarine, pumpkin pie.
Friday, Nov. 17: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven browned potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.
Korean comedy:Margaret Cho presents a standup comedy show, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Sands Event Center, Bethlehem. Cho was born into a Korean family in San Francisco. She has performed in film, television, theater and music and is an author. Cho has received five Grammy Award nominations (two for music albums, “Cho Dependent” and “American Myth”) and an Emmy nomination for “30 Rock.” Cho created and starred in the ABC sitcom, “All-American Girl” (1994 - 95).
Area employees who have been laid off have access to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Employment Retraining Opportunities (ERO), including a tuition waiver.
ERO information sessions in Room 107- 108, Alumni Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township are: 11 a.m. - noon, Nov. 27; 2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. - noon Dec. 1.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.
Thursday, Nov. 16: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.
Friday, Nov. 17: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.
Monday, Nov. 20: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Chicken marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.