Salisbury Press

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Foundation receives

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and the LCCC Foundation have received a donation of $75,000 from the Arcadia Foundation to support student scholarships and general financial assistance to students in their pursuit of higher education.

“With the incredible support from our community, we have been able to provide funds that enable our students to pursue their dreams,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber. “That support demonstrates the commitment to these students and how important higher education is to our community.”


Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Male, of Moore Township, announce the engagement of their daughter Valerie to Justin Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Smith, of Lower Nazareth Township.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and Moravian College. She works for Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Her fiance is a graduate of Nazareth Area High School. He works for Barker & Barker Paving, Bethlehem.

The couple is planning an Oct. 11 wedding.

Program approved

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) newest workforce development program, Certified Production Technician Plus (CPT+), has been approved as a registered pre-apprenticeship by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The CPT+ program at LCCC is connected to registered apprenticeship programs at Mack Trucks and Ocean Spray.

Ruth-Ann J. Schell

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Vera Cruz

Ruth-Ann J. Schell, 78, of Wescosville, formerly of Vera Cruz, died May 23, 2020. She was the wife of the late Carl W. Schell. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Laura (Cowley) Walck.

She and her husband were proprietors of Schell’s Egg Ranch in Vera Cruz. She also worked at Sears as an accountant and Weis Market as a cake decorator.

She was a member of Old Zionsville UCC Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served on the Consistory as a Deacon and Elder.

Stephen A. Balazs

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

served in Army chorus

Stephen A. Balazs, 72, of Macungie, died May 22, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Rosemary (Fazekas) for 52 years. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Louis and Joan (Farrington) Balazs.

He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the Army and completed his enlistment in the Army chorus.

He was an accomplished musician playing both saxophone and piano.

William H. Coles III

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

V.P., Dun & Bradstreet

William H. Coles III, 74, of Lower Macungie Township, died May 17, 2020, after a long fought battle against cancer. He was the beloved husband of Gail (Cloyes) Coles to whom he was married for 43 years. Born in Summit, N.J., he was the son of the late Jeannette (Hubbard) and William H. Coles Jr. He grew up in Westfield, N.J. and graduated from Westfield Senior High School in 1964 and Waynesburg University in 1969 with degrees in business administration and psychology.

Nadenia Fonthein Butko

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Nadenia Fonthein Butko, died May 29, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Edwin Butko and companion of William Schimeneck for 26 years. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Doris and Alfonse Fonthein.

She graduated from Cortland Jr.-Sr. High School.

She and her late husband settled in Green Book, N.J., where they raised their two daughters. While living in New Jersey she worked at Miron’s Ethan Gallery for 26 years as an office manager and accounting supervisor.

Salisbury Middle School third marking period honor roll

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in School

Salisbury Middle School has announced the names of students named to the third marking period honor roll.


Grade 6: Aiden Bonser, Beatrice Carag, Giana Cerco, Ryan Chen, Luka Chorwat, Gwyneth DeFazio, Madelynn Dilliard, Casey Ehrie, Autumn Evans, Bryan Gonzalez, Gavin Grym, Abigail Herr, Nicholas Kannan, Meredith Kelley, Alexander Korn, Samuel Krauss, Christian Marinos, Dominic Natosi, Riley Nemitz, Isabella Nimeh, Abigail Seeley, Remy Spedaliere, Hanin Suleiman, Sarah Vaughn

David Zapach

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

David Zapach, 85, formerly of Macungie, died May 24, 2020. He was the son of the late Joseph Zapach and Julia (Hopko) Zapach.

He is survived by four daughters and their families; a sister, Sylvia Kozy; brothers, Theodore, Thomas and Michael.

Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Emmaus.