Harold E. “Hal” Renninger Jr., 70, of Emmaus, died Feb. 26, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Esther I. (Kochen) Renninger. They celebrated 50 years of marriage last June. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold E. Sr. and Marian (Wagner) Renninger.
He was an auto mechanic and part owner of the former Renninger’s Citgo and later employed at the former Iobst Sunoco until retiring.
He was an avid auto racer at Dorney Park, Mahoning Valley and Grandview speedways.
Elizabeth M. (Moyer) Sea-greaves, 85, formerly of Salisbury Township, died Feb. 18, 2019, in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of Phillip B. Seagreaves. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June 2018. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Esther (Waltz) Moyer.
She was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1951. After graduating, she worked for Bell Telephone from 1951-1962. In 1971, she began work as a teller at First National Bank of Allentown and retired as branch manager in 1996.
Edward A. Hartman, 93, died Feb. 24, 2019, in Blanco, N.M. He was the husband of Margaret (Schmidt) for 61 years. He was the son of the late Edward A. and Mary (Donahue) Hartman.
He was the manager of IVB Bank and vice president and branch manager of First Union Bank, Allentown.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, N.M. and Cathedral Church of Saint Catharine of Siena.
He was a member of the radio club in Farmington and was an extraordinary Eucharistic minister. He was on the parish council and a member of Men of Cathedral.
BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Gabriel Bodisch, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, Robert Madigan, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in technical leadership, both of Allentown; Katherine Schmidt, of Emmaus, who earned a Master in Business Education degree.
John S. McGeary III, 57, of Lower Macungie Township, died at home Feb. 27, 2019. He was the husband of Annie (Kelly) for 29 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John S. and Ann (McDevitt) McGeary Jr.
He was a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School.
He was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
He worked in the flooring and construction industry for more than 30 years. He recently was promoted to a regional position at Mohawk Home.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “CISM – Critical Stress Debriefing” by Joel/WB3IWC. Members and others interested always are invited. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.
You might be reading this in the aftermath of (another) snow day.
On March 3, when serious work began on this piece, forecasters anticipated snow in various accumulations in a storm expected to last mid-afternoon to early morning March 4. Predictions of inclement weather prompted Northwestern Lehigh School District to cancel the afternoon performance of the spring musical “The Addams Family” at the high school March 3 and offer details about securing ticket refunds via a special bulletin on the district website.
Hilda M. Parsons, 89, of Emmaus, formerly of Durham, Bucks County, died Feb. 26, 2019, in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Parsons who died in 2016. They were married for 68 years. Born in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Marx) Yost.
She was a member of St. Ann Church, Emmaus and a former member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Riegelsville, where she sang in the choir for over 40 years.
She was an excellent dancer and enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the U.S. to attend various polka festivals.