Richard D. Breinig, 79, of Alburtis, died Oct. 28, 2018, in Phoebe Home. He was the husband of Carol L. Derr-Breinig to whom he was married for 58 years in September. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul and Elda (Dreisbach) Breinig.
Before retiring in 2003, he was a music cataloger for the Library of Congress. Prior he worked in the surveying department for the City of Allentown.
He was a member of the Cathedral Choral Society, Washington, D.C.
Teresa Ann Wigoda, 65, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 25, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Thomas S. Wigoda. They were married for 44 years in June. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of John Torola, of Hellertown and the late Ethel (Rowlands) Torola.
She was a graduate of the California College of Health Sciences obtaining a degree in health care administration.
Patricia R. (Gormas) Eckrode, 80, of Macungie, died suddenly Oct. 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Eckrode for 37 years until his death in 1993. She was the longtime companion of Charles A. “Chuck” McNeil. Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Olga (Kovick) Gormas.
Until retiring, she worked for Saab and Caterpillar in their inventory control departments.
She enjoyed membership with the Lower Macungie Seniors.
Charles L. Wilde, 91, of Coopersburg, died in his home Oct. 20, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Lenette F. (Newell) Wilde for the past 18 years. His first wife, Joan P. (Dietrich) Wilde, died in 1994, after 42 years of marriage. Born in Weatherly, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Margaret I. (Rambo) Wilde.
He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Millersville University.
A resident in the 3200 block of Alton Street reported 10:45 a.m. Oct. 12 an unknown person poured a chemical on a 2006 Chevrolet truck parked at the home causing discoloration and damage totaling $800.
Jose Ortiz-Rodriguez, 38, of Allentown, was charged with criminal mischief after allegedly throwing various items and a coffee table across the room, breaking it at the Lehigh County Center for Recovery, 1620 Riverside Drive, 5:41 p.m. Oct. 17.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies. To be in the window and watch people being sent to concentration camps or being attacked in the street and do nothing, that’s being dead. (Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 27, 1986)
Look to your left. Look to your right. Look behind you and in front of you.
To the Editor:
The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is deeply shocked at the horrific incident of mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. There is absolutely no justification for such an act in any religion. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed or injured. Our prayers are with all those that are affected by these senseless atrocities.