Helen Karluk, 97, of Emmaus, formerly of Moosic, died peacefully Nov. 12, 2017, at Belle Haven Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Stanley F. Karluk who died in 2009. Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Katchur Battle.
She was educated in Dunmore schools and prior to her retirement, she was employed as a silk mill weaver, a YMCA receptionist and a medical office receptionist.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Scranton.
Delores M. Oplinger, 84, formerly of Emmaus, died Dec. 5, 2017, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Gordon W.J. Oplinger Jr. Born in East Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Hartman) Fritz.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was a member of St. Matthew’s E.C. Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by sons, Stephen L. and his wife Missy, Todd L. and his wife Debbie, and Scott L. and his wife Jaime; daughter, Sandra L. and her husband Andy Caverly; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Gregory J. Psarsky Jr., 42, of Allentown, died Nov. 15, 2017, at his residence. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Mary E. Zenz, of Bethlehem and Gregory J. Psarsky Sr. and his wife Radelle, of Orefield.
He was a cook at Big Woody’s, Emmaus for the past year and previously a dairy manager at Weis, Emmaus.
He attended Life Church, Allentown.
Thomas M. Strelecki Sr., 72, of Emmaus, died Nov. 29, 2017. He was the husband of Sally A. (Scarola) Strelecki. They celebrated 33-1/2 years of marriage. Born in Chrisfield, Md., he was the son of the late Thomas M. and Mary (Davis) Strelecki.
He was a Navy veteran and was employed at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 31 years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Found in the 60s Car Club and enjoyed going to car shows.
Harold R. Eisenhard, 91, formerly of Emmaus, died November 27, 2017, at Above and Beyond, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Betty L. (Danner) Eisenhard. Born in Macungie, he was a son of the late William H. and Masuria V. (Nonnemaker) Eisenhard.
He was a supervisor for Kramer Textile, Nazareth, from which he retired after 36 years of service.
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer two winter break camps for students currently enrolled in prekindergarten (age four) through eighth grade. The week-long camps will run Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Information is available at www.swain.org/families.
Last week, when headlines announced devastating news such as sexual harassment and misconduct scandals, wildfires in California, ongoing problems in North Korea, train crashes in Germany and other events, a front page story in the “Wall Street Journal” offered readers a moment for surprise: details of the Rolodex of one-percenter David Rockefeller.
As the holiday season continues, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slipups could put a damper on festivities. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy.
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