Dale D. "Chubby" Hoffman, 86, formerly of Alburtis, died August 10, 2012, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of Elizabeth C. (Knerr) Hoffman, also a resident at Mosser Nursing Home. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 6. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Spencer and Katie (Weidner) Hoffman.
He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II.
Order deadline for Homemade Corn Pie Sale by Trexlertown Grange with choice of nine inch corn pie plain or with chicken. There is a cost. Pickup orders between 4 and 6 p.m. Aug. 24. To place an order, call 610-395-3858 or 610-966-4460.
Joan M. Tunitis, 83, of Macungie, died August 18, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of J. Edmund Tunitis. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Thomas M. and Catherine (Cavanaugh) McCormick.
She was a graduate of Immaculata College.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by her husband; children, Joseph, Susan Liberi, Joan Brofft, Jeannette Berean, John and Thomas; sister, Sr. Theresa Marian, IHM; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Mary A. Rossillo, 91, of Salisbury Township, died August 12, 2012, at the home of her daughter Mary Rivera in Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Rosario J. "The Boss" Rossillo in 1992. Born in Pulcherini, Latina, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Stefano and Giuseppa Rossillo Pannone.
She was a long time member of St. Paul's R.C. Church, Allentown.
Along with her husband she was co-owner of the former Rossillo Sportswear Company of Allentown and Coplay for over 15 years.
In our story on celebrating the life of Michele Honochick in the Aug. 15 issue of The Press, we misidentified a person standing with Honochick. It was Kelly Esslinger who was standing next to Honochick and Morgan Flagg. We apologize for this error.
The Summer Harmony concert, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Parkland High School Auditorium, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown, will feature The Allentown Band performing "We Love Allentown," written by Robert Pearce, a 90-year-old Emmaus resident and retired Allen Organ employee, and his daughter, Joanne, a pianist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Allentown Band member Tom Heinze rewrote the arrangement for band and men's chorus. The song, which was written 30 years ago in response to Billy Joel's "Allentown" song, is to be performed to commemorate Allentown's 250th anniversary.
The Civil War Roadshow will be in Bethlehem 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 9. The event will take place at the Fowler Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.
The traveling exhibition is housed in an expandable 53-foot tractor-trailer. There will be re-enactors, a speaker series, children's crafts and games, commemorative merchandise and Civil War era music.
For information, call 610-691-6055 or visit www.historicbethlehem.org or pacivilwar150.com.
Phyllis K. Harwick, 85, of Lower Macungie Township, formerly of Emmaus, died August 14, 2012. She was the wife of the late Lester M. Harwick, who died April 21, 2012. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Frederick W. and Mae (Kremser) Reinhart.
She and her late husband were the owners of the former Harwick Pharmacy in Emmaus for 20 years until retiring.
Two new "spectaculars," as the largest thrill rides are referred to, are coming to the Midway at the Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.
Powers Great American Midways spokesman Marc Janas reported that the carnival will unveil a "beamed-out," spaceship-looking ride called "Alien Abduction" that spins passengers into such a whirl that gravity pins them against its walls.
The other new ride called "Genesis" takes a gondola full of thrill-seekers on a 360-degree spin as if they are on the end of some wild second hand on a clock.