Kids craft cleanup at the Lower Macungie Township Library 10 a.m. to noon for children two and up with adult supervision.
A community sale of furniture and fixtures 9 a.m. to noon at Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township. The public may preview and tag items for purchase. All items must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. For information, visit the website www.lowermaclib.org.
Elmer E. Daneker, 86, died peacefully Dec. 24, 2018. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia A. (Arndt) Daneker for over 50 years. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Elmer and Ruth (Thomas) Daneker.
After graduating from Palmerton High School, he proudly joined the Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honored to be included as part of the Palmerton Area Veterans Memorial.
Carl W. Frantz, 85, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 29, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Lois A. (Frantz) Frantz, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late William and Hulda (Hoppes) Frantz. He had a long career in banking starting with the Summit Hill Trust Co., then with First National Bank of Allentown, where he served as executive vice-president, next with Miner Savings Bank, serving as senior vice president and lastly with East Penn Bank.
Ruth R. Follweiler, 93, of Emmaus, died Jan. 2, 2019, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late George Follweiler who died in 2008 and the late Robert Althouse who died in 1952. Born in Mertztown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura S. (Fegely) Dankel.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus and was a graduate of Kutztown High School.
She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed baking, coloring, shopping and playing the piano.
Betty L. (Heffner) Stump, 85, of Emmaus, died Dec. 29, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where she was a patient since Christmas Day. She was the wife of the late Roger S. Stump, who died Dec. 4, 1992 and the longtime companion of Ron Kaspern. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Percy P. and Verna (Mest) Heffner.
She was a member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Fleetwood.
Grace E. (Entenmann) Kirby, 98, of Macungie, died Jan. 3, 2019, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Horace E. Kirby. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Rebecca (Mentz) Entemann.
My husband, Joe, and I went to bed Christmas Eve filled with anticipation. We couldn’t wait for our 21-month-old son, Benjamin, to wake up Christmas morning to see what presents Santa had left on the living room floor next to the fireplace. We knew this Christmas would be even more exciting than last year’s holiday since Ben is older, very playful and understands better.
I wasn’t too worried about how Ben’s voice sounded Christmas Eve after dinner and while putting him to bed. I remember thinking to myself, ‘Darn — he’s getting a cold for the holidays.’
Gaetano Randazzo, 53, of Macungie, died Jan. 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Maria (Amato) Randazzo. Born in Italy, he was the son of Rosaria (Gambino) Randazzo and the late Giovanni Randazzo.
He was the owner and operator of Joe’s Pizza II in Emmaus.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.