Joshua B. Smith, 27, of Salisbury Township, died November 5, 2012. He was the son of Brian E. and Nancy K. (Laible) Smith of Salisbury Township.
He was a graduate of Salisbury High School where he co-captained the soccer team.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years until being honorably discharged. He served in Afghanistan during "Operation Enduring Freedom." He was a color guard sergeant at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
He will be missed dearly by many friends and family.
Edwin G. Werley of Emmaus, died November 2, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Margaret Werley.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Michael and his wife Judy of Fredericksburg, Va., Anthony and his wife Elizabeth of Westport, Conn., and J. Scott and his wife Patricia of Wilmington, Del.; four grandchildren.
Services are private. Arrangements were made by the Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, Allentown.
Edith R. Brensinger, 83, of Lower Macungie Township, died Nov-ember 6, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of Maynard L. Brensinger. Born in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle (Hersh) Reehl.
She worked as a machine setter for the former Western Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
She is survived by her husband; nieces; nephews.
Contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 Brookside Rd., Wescosville, 18106.
I spent Sunday at a fund-raiser for the family of a 2012 North-ampton Area High School grad who died recently from brain cancer.
The benefit raised money to help the family of Alec Ferullo, a 2012 Northampton Area High School graduate who died Oct. 8. His parents had to take unpaid leaves of absence from their jobs in order to care for him during his last few months.
As I watched people buy raffle tickets, baked goods and souvenirs, I couldn't help but think how soon Thanksgiving will be here – and then Christmas and New Year's.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Young Evan Plasco, of Easton, gives a high five to Western Salisbury Firefighter Nic Fisher during a fire prevention program presented by WSFD volunteers at the Lehigh Valley Day Care facility on the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest Campus.
This past Sunday, we paid tribute to nearly 22 million veterans in the United States. Recognizing those who donned the uniform of one of our military branches, we think of the veterans from the Greatest Generation who served with tremendous courage during World War II; the young Soldiers and Marines sent to Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s; and the men and women who have served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight against global terror.
Dexter F. Baker, 85, former Chairman and CEO of Air Products and Chemicals died November 1, 2012, in Houston, Texas, after an illness. He was the husband of Dorothy Baker. They were married for 61 years.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, a Master of Business Administration and Honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees from Lehigh University. In 1952 he joined Air Products and Chemicals in its formative years. He moved to London with his young family and built their international division.
Thanksgiving is in one week and already it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
That's especially true in Bethlehem, the Christmas City.
And it's no more so than at ArtsQuest's SteelStacks on the city's southside.
During the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer.
The documentary film, "My Perestroika," will be screened, followed by a question and answer session with director Robin Hessman, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Oechsle Hall auditorium, Room 224, Lafayette College, Easton. The event is free and open to the public.
Poet-photographer Marilyn Hazelton presents "Sustaining The Soul," 9 a.m. - noon Nov. 17, FloreAnt Projects Gallery- Studio, 215 Main St., Emmaus.
A selection of Hazelton's original photographic work combining tanka poetry, a Japanese five-phrase poetic form, and images is on display at the gallery Nov. 17- Dec. 15.
Photographers, painters, writers and students are invited to participate. A goal of the workshop is to deepen participants' insights into their own art and that of other artists and to discover new visual and textual meaning.