Janet Hornick, 77, of Macungie, died suddenly March 20, 2012, while in Florida. She was the wife of Kenneth Hornick. They were married for 58 years. She was born in Detroit, Mich.
She worked for AT&T for 35 years before retiring, beginning as a clerk and finishing as an HR manager.
She enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends, playing cards and shopping.
To the Editor:
After nearly three years, litigation involving my proposed mixed-use development known as Spring Creek Properties in Lower Macungie Township has been resolved.
I initiated this settlement for two reasons – out of respect for the good faith efforts of the current township commissioners and in response to the input of several of the project's neighbors.
PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANT
Lee C. Yeakel, 60, of Emmaus, died April 2, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Wanda M. (Engleman) Yeakel of Emmaus and the late Marvin A. Yeakel.
He is survived by his mother; son, Timothy L.; two granddaughters; sister, Kay Hopko; brothers, Jeffrey and Jack.
Contributions may be made to Old Zionsville UCC, 5981 Fountain Rd., and Kings Highway, P.O. Box 215, Old Zionsville, 18068.
Ellen M. (Ziegler) Strauss, 92, formerly of Macungie, died April 4, 2013, in the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Strauss, who died in 2004. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late David and Mabel (Lorish) Ziegler. She was the youngest of 10 children.
She was a lifetime member of Solomon's U.C.C., Macungie.
She worked for Allen Organ for many years.
Salisbury High School student Chad Gleissl, 17, has announced his candidacy for school board.
Gleissl said he decided to run because he wants to work to restore school spirit.
He also will work to create and pass a balanced budget for the school district through responsible spending.
Gleissl said he wants to work to create a fair tax rate for the district as well as provide a safety net for the district employees.
The Children's Dyslexia Center of Allentown is having a book fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, at Barnes and Noble at The Promenade Shops, Center Valley.
Events include book signings by Author Eli Kowalski, appearance by Kushka, the real-life dog from the book "Kushka, the Dog Named Cat," musical performance by Ryan Leaver 1 to 2 p.m.; special story times; crafts; face painting and a store scavenger hunt.
Lower Milford Township is welcoming spring April 27 with its annual cleanup day and inaugural "Spring Fling," with a kite building workshop/ exhibition, a Solehi lacrosse exhibition and bake sale.
Beginning at 8 a.m., volunteers gather in Lower Milford Township to collect litter from township roads helping to keep trash out of streams and waterways. The township provides trash bags and safety vests. Around noon following the cleanup, there will be free grilled hot dogs and beverages for all the cleanup volunteers.
A fundraising event for Emmaus Fire Victims will be held 8 to 11 p.m. April 20 at the Emmaus VFW, 316 Main St. Emmaus. The cover charge will benefit the Woomer Family. The band "The Acoustic Project"
will play classic rock favorites for dancing. There will be a cash bar. For additional information, call Laurie at 610-573-3800.
To the Editor:
Doctor-assisted death has been an issue dividing Americans since the days of "Dr. Death" Jack Kevorkian in the 1990s.
Doctor-assisted suicide, or euthanasia, is the voluntary termination of one's own life by the administration of a lethal substance with direct or indirect assistance of a physician. There are many supporters and opponents of this controversial issue, as seen from a poll conducted by Gallup in 2011, which shows that 45 percent of the American public believes doctor-assisted death is morally acceptable, while 48 percent believe just the opposite.