CrossPoint, also known as Calvary Wesleyan Church, 1414 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem, is offering a free children’s program and a class for parents 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights, starting Sept. 20.
Parents will gather together to figure out real issues that families are dealing with at toddler- and elementary-age levels.
Join other parents each week to receive encouragement and truth. Your voice of influence is the loudest in the life of your child, and this is a great way to be your child’s biggest cheerleader.
The first Sheckler Home and School meeting of the new school year was held Sept. 6.
The organization meets once a month. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
Sheckler Home and School is a wonderful organization to get involved in. Throughout the school year, this group assists in planning fun events for students and organizes fundraising to benefit the school and the students.
It’s a way for parents to stay involved and help out as much as they would like throughout the year by volunteering some of their time or sharing their ideas.
State Rep. Daniel T. McNeill died Sept. 8, 2017. He was the husband of Jeanne (Mudri) McNeill for 32 years.
He was the son of the late Alexander and Isabelle (Isaac) McNeill.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kathleen McNeill of Bethlehem, Shannon McNeill of North Catasauqua and Heather Childress of Allentown; a granddaughter, MacKenzie; a godson, Van Scott and his husband Bill Clegg of New York; nieces; nephews; and extended family.
Bonnie Ray Merkel, 72, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2017. She was the wife of Craig Merkel Sr. for 53 years.
She was a past president of Whitehall Woman’s Club.
She was an active Sunday school teacher.
Millard “Sonny” A. Kemmerer Jr., 85, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2017, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Annie M. (Marino) Kemmerer for 57 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Millard A. Sr. and Evelyn (Beck) Kemmerer.
He was a truck driver for the former Van Brundt and Son Trucking Company, Fogelsville, for 32 years.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
Carol A. Eberhart, 71, of North Catasauqua, died Sept. 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and May L. (MacAdam) Eberhart.
She attended Catasauqua High School.
She was a lifetime member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.
She worked for many years in the nursery for the former LARC program of Bethlehem.
She is survived by two sisters, Nancy and her husband Dennis Greb and Diane and her husband Michael Holenda; a brother, William J. Eberhart; nieces; and nephews.
Richard G. Fowler, 59, of Breinigsville, died Sept. 8, 2017, at home.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Donald L. Leaser and Susan (Hartman) Reynolds.
He was a Marine Corps veteran.
He worked on the production line at Kraft Foods. He was previously a service manager for Jack Williams Tire and a technician at Auto Additions.
Larry E. Stein, 75, of Walnutport, died Sept. 1, 2017, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton campus. He was the husband of Mary Jane M. (Kremsner) Stein for 53 years.
Born in Orefield, he was a son of the late Henry E. and Hilda E. (Smale) Stein.
He was in the U.S. Air Force with a rank of Airman Basic.
He worked in the delivery department of Yeager Fuel Oil Company, Allentown, until he retired.
He was a member of Schnecksville Volunteer Fire Company and of the former Odd Fellows Lodge, Schnecksville.
He enjoyed auto mechanics and worked on cars.
Judy Heffner, 77, of Northampton, died Sept. 5, 2017.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late James and Eleta (Rader) Smith.
She was employed by Acme Markets for many years before she retired.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
She is survived by a daughter, Janeen Brida; two sons, John and his wife Tracy and Jerry; a sister, Faye Farkas; six grandchildren, Kali, Joelle, Parker, Brooke, Jacob and Paige; and a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Heffner.
She was predeceased by a sister, Karen Geiger.