Helen S. Kahle, 87, of Emmaus, died July 26, 2017, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of the late Very Rev. John (Robert) Kahle, who died in 2008. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Slota) Sikorski.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1948, and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.
She was a member of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, Emmaus.
She was an RN for the late Dr. Frederick Dry and Emmaus Medical Associates for Drs. James Clifford and Theodore Eastland.
Yvonne Thomas Hattal, 90, of Lower Macungie Township, died July 25, 2017, in her home with her loved ones by her side. She was the wife of the late Howard E. Hattal. Born in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late John and Carrie (Meyers) Thomas.
She is survived by a daughter, Tracey, with whom she resided; sister, Emile Weirman, of Lansdale; adopted granddaughter, Tonya M. Letourneau; other family, Renie Wannisky, Holly A. Wylie, Theresa A. Glasson, Russell F. Gardner, Cathy, Heathcliff.
Delphine W. Metzger, 94, of Allentown, died July 24, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Metzger. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry W. and Ida E. (Weaver) Fairchild.
She was a 1941 graduate of Allentown High School and was employed at WSAN as a receptionist prior to retirement.
She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ and was a Red Cross volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital and Phoebe Home for 25 years.
Canines have had a special bond with humans since the first wolf pup found its way from the garbage dump into the heart of early man more than 15,000 years ago.
According to documented studies, the first domesticated species appeared by the end of the Late Pleistocene era, scavenging on animal remains left behind by early hunters.
These less aggressive wolves, attracted to the campsites by the smell of the hunters’ cooking meat, soon included these areas within their territories, and man became part of the pack.
Police were called to Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest 9:30 p.m. July 20 for the report of a patient with drugs. The patient allegedly attempted to smoke a small amount of marijuana for pain.
Andrew Keyser, 25, of Coplay, was charged with possession of a controlled substance 8:15 a.m. July 20 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. Police say three packets of white powder allegedly fell out of Keyser’s socks. The powder tested positive for heroin.
Three residents of Bronx, N.Y., face charges under the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device And Cosmetic Act after they were allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana along Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 59.2, 3:12 a.m. July 22. Giovanny Rahonel Ripley, 22, was charged with suspicion of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use.
MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY
Students named to dean’s list
Emily Blumetti and Kieran Damitz, both of Allentown, are among students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.
MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OHIO
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Elana Ross, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with a major in marketing, Tori Seto, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry and graduated cum laude, both of Allentown.