LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Nearly 470 students celebrated their academic success and achievements during Lebanon Valley College’s 150th commencement May 11 in the Louis A. Sorrentino Gymnasium.
Bath: Ryan Johnson, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in early childhood education and special education. Johnson is a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School.
Northampton: Adam Schisler, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in business administration. Schisler is a graduate of Northampton Area High School.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
Officers investigated a neighbor complaint in the 1900 block of Northampton Avenue.
Two females causing a disturbance in the 600 block of East 20th Street were reported.
Police responded to a domestic dispute between two males in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.
Criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Main Street was investigated. A legally parked vehicle was keyed.
Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.
A female was arrested for domestic assault in the 100 block of South Third Street.
Police investigated criminal mischief to a vehicle in the 200 block of South Fourth Street.
Harassing phone calls in the unit block of South Second Street were reported.
Officers responded to an animal complaint regarding a cat in a barn in the 3000 block of North Ruch Street.
An automatic fire alarm in the unit block of North Fourth Street brought police to the scene.
Joan L. Rice, 87, of Fullerton, died June 16, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Ethan “Budd” Rice for 64 years.
Raised in East Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Dorothea (Millhouse) Schlecht.
She was a 1949 graduate of East Mauch Chunk High School. She graduated magna cum laude from East Stroudsburg State Teachers College.
She worked in the Allentown School District and was a fifth- and sixth-grade math specialist at Sheridan Elementary School until she retired after 39 years.
Elaine A. Kern, 71, of Northampton, died June 12, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Charles G. Kern Jr. for 50 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Clara (Fritzinger) Dillinger.
She worked in the business office for the Northampton School District before retiring.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.
Shirley J. Lawall, 82, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late Peter Lawall for 55 years.
Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mahala Kingcaid.
She graduated 10th in her class in 1954 from Whitehall High School.
She worked at PPL, Allentown, Salem United Church of Christ nursery school, Catasauqua, and Leh’s Department Store, Whitehall. She retired in 2008 from her position in accounts payable at Pipeline Petroleum.
Ferne Dillard Strohl Pletchan received last rites May 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late John Pletchan.
She was born in Allentown.
She is survived by four children and their spouses; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters.
Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association at lung.org, or request a Mass for the repose of her soul.
Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.
Eugene L. Frassetto, 77, of Northampton, and formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., died June 11, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Stine) Kocher Frassetto and the late Joy B. (Turri) Frassetto.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Chester R. and Emma (Faccinetto) Frassetto.
He was in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.
He was a computer programmer for UNISYS, Blue Bell, for many years before retiring.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Allentown, where he sang with the choir.
Kahlee Lynn Wright, infant daughter of James F. Wright III and Kailey Anne Krapf of Northampton, died June 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.