LaVerne R. "Butch" Ritter Jr., 42, of Emmaus, died Sept. 5, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Allentown, he was the son of LaVerne R. Ritter Sr. and the late Rachel A. (Hartman) Ritter.
He was a construction worker for many years.
He was a member of Upper Milford Field and Stream.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Ann; son, Cody R. of Emmaus; daughter, Morgan L. of Emmaus; sister, Lori and her husband Michael Miller of Emmaus; nephew, Jonathan R. Miller.
Contributions may be made to Upper Milford Field and Stream, P.O. Box 196, Emmaus, 18049.
The Friends of the 1803 House are looking for apple pie bakers to be part of the "A Very Merrie Halloween" event scheduled for Oct. 6. Crust and filling must be made from scratch and apples must be the main ingredient of the pie for this contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. For additional information or a registration form, contact Laura at 610-965-5037 or Lfetzer3@ ptd.net.
Charlotte "Toddy" V. Peil, 82, formerly of Coopersburg, died after a short illness September 3, 2012, at Luther Crest, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Thomas K. Peil. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary (Sipple) Bean.
She was a graduate of Easton High School, Class of 1947 and Penn State University, Class of 1951.
She was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Elda; brother-in-law, Raymond; nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the church.
Charles Paul Stubbe Jr., 60, of Allentown, died Sept. 5, 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer for the past 13 years. He was the husband of Dr. Deborah Ann Stubbe; they were married for 33 years June 23. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles Paul Stubbe Sr. and Marjorie Mae (Arnhold) Stubbe.
He was a GIA graduate jeweler and designer for over 38 years. He owned and operated Charles Paul Gem Designs, Allentown, with his wife and staff.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
A routine drive home on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard turned out to be a quite frightening recently underneath the Eighth Street Bridge.
A loud crash and millions of broken glass particles were splayed about my car, in my hair, in my clothing and on my skin. I initially believed my sunroof exploded.
As I pulled over and got out of my car to review the scene, I saw a hefty rock resting on my dashboard. A rock was pummeled through my passenger window, thrown by someone on the street. The rock shattered my passenger window and cracked my windshield.
Curtis W. Richter, 42, of Allentown, died unexpectedly Sept. 5, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Joseph R. and Diane M. (Narolesky) Richter, of Bethlehem.
He was a 1988 graduate of Salisbury High School.
He was in the Marine Corps Reserve.
He was an artist, tattooist, animal lover and the owner and operator of Art N Soul Studios, Allentown. Prior to owning the studio, he was a crisis counselor for KidsPeace.
The Celtic Classic is looking for talented fiddlers for its annual fiddle competition. The competition focuses on Celtic styles such as Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Orkney, Shetland and Galician.
The contest is segmented into two divisions, novice, for ages 13 and under, and open, for ages 14 through 18 years.
Three cash prizes and medals will be awarded for the best fiddle performance in each category.
It will be an educational and entertaining event for participants and audience members alike.