Marion D. Gottier, 88, of Macungie, formerly of Malvern and Narberth, died December 12, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of the late Everett C. Gottier. Born in Philadelphia, she was the only child of the late Peter and Helga (Christensen) Mattison.
She was employed by Girard Bank (Narberth branch) until her retirement.
During her retirement she enjoyed the company of her family and friends, reading and completing crossword puzzles.
Paul K. Gambler went to eternal rest December 9, 2012 at the University of Penn Medical Center. He was the husband of Carol Gambler. Born on September 10, 1942, he was a son of the late Paul W. Gambler and Catherine (Szillie) Gambler.
He worked for Kline Foundry until they closed and then worked as a greens keeper at Brookside Country Club.
He will be remembered as an avid hunter.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, David and Jeffrey; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Ott-Gambler; brothers, Gerald, Ronald and Donald.
Miriam M. Schmick, 91, of Emmaus, died December 16, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Charles O. Schmick. Born in Lower Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Elsie (Schaffer) Sell.
She was a homemaker and member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.
Many of us attended church on Sunday; I'm not sure if it was because of the upcoming Christmas holiday or the overwhelming need to pray for the families affected by the shooting in Connecticut Dec. 14.
Sermons throughout our area were focused on trying to make sense of this event as well as trying to cope with the overwhelming grief all Americans feel, especially so close to the joyous season of Christmas.
KNBT banks in the Lehigh Valley are collecting gently worn coats for men, women and children until Jan. 7, 2013. The coats will be delivered to distribution centers on Staten Island, N.Y., for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Alton Park area Santa run delights residents of all ages.
The East Penn School District's spring 2013 Community Education classes are open for registration. Go to the district website www.eastpennsd.org, click on the Community tab, then Community Education to register for classes. A PDF of the class listings, including descriptions, is located on the right hand side of the page in a green box labeled Class Descriptions (PDF). Brochures can also be found in our schools, local libraries, community centers, Emmaus borough hall, etc. The registration deadline is January 23, 2013.
Susan Ann Kershner, 46, of Allentown, died December 15, 2012, in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Bryan W. Kershner. They celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Sept. 13. Born in Williamsport, she was the daughter of James M. and Deanna J. (Karicher) Miller of Wescosville.
Michael Parham, 51, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound in the area of Interstate 78, Lower Macungie Township, 2:31 a.m. Nov. 21. Parham allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .10 percent at the time of the stop.
Thomas Winters, 55, of Wescosville, was arrested for DUI on Hamilton Boulevard at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:47 a.m. Dec. 8. Winters was stopped for a summary traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Salisbury Township's police dog Fonzie assisted in the search of two individuals dressed in black in the 1800 block of Box Elder Road 3:45 a.m. Nov. 25 after they were observed in the vicinity of recent car theft activity. A resident heard a loud bang and observed the two individuals by the vehicles.
A 15-year-old juvenile from Allentown was allegedly found with a small amount of marijuana while attending the KidsPeace after school program. The juvenile was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.