Stephen “Pip” A. Kollar, 71, of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen J. and Sophie A. (Billie) Kollar.
He was a master plumber until his retirement.
He is survived by children, Christina, Shawn, Christopher and Stephanie and Ashley Durfey; sisters, Patricia Druckenmiller and Eleanor; brothers, Edward, Daniel and Gregory; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Gary L. Steckel, 77, of Macungie, died Sept. 8, 2018, in his residence. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert Steckel and Edna (Fenstermacher) Rooney.
He was a retired HVAC technician and an avid gardener with a witty sense of humor.
He is survived by a son, Timothy and his wife Betty, of Allentown; daughter, Jana, of Emmaus; half-brothers, Randall Rooney, Jeffery Rooney and Duane Rooney; half-sisters, Maieve Hartman, Eileen Kupcha, Colleen Nechetsky, Kathleen Wiragh. He was predeceased by a brother, Kerry.
Linda M. Kauffman, 73, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 16, 2018, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Jack L. Kauffman. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last May. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Dorothy F. (Stephens) Hrivnak.
She performed clerical work for various companies in the Lehigh Valley.
She served as an organist and choir director for St. John’s E.C. Church for many years.
She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Dale J. “Doc” Stout, 77, of Salisbury Township, died Sept. 15, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Frances H. “CieCie” (Pors) for 54 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Henry A. and Flossie R. (Hoch) Stout.
He was a lineman for Verizon and served in the military police in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury and was the youngest of 13 children.
He enjoyed meeting his friends at McDonald’s on South 4th Street.
Louis Goldstein, 52, of Allentown, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following an alleged incident 10:47 a.m. Sept. 1 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. Goldstein was taken to Central Booking for processing.
Police received a report of individuals smoking marijuana 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 1100 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon. Seniors play bingo following lunch. Many bus trips are planned; for more information, call 610-966-4996.
Fishing and fun in the park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Lehigh Park, 1600 Park Drive, Allentown. No license or pole are needed. Activities include fishing (two fish per person), casting instructions for beginners, arts and crafts, demonstrations and a family friendly food truck. Register at www.lvcil.org/fishing.
quakertown Coat drive through Oct. 21
The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.
Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.
All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army.
For more information, call 215-536-9019.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.
Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School have started the school year by giving of their time and talents.
The Central City Project at ACCHS has begun its salsa-making process. Students tended to the project’s urban garden over the summer, which grew vegetables such as tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro. On Sept. 5, participants started making the salsa and packing the jars, which will be sold at various events throughout the year to benefit the CCP and its service projects, such as community dinners and clothing giveaways.