The world was rocked July 19 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had been diagnosed with a primary brain tumor known as glioblastoma following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
“The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation,” according to a statement by Mayo Clinic released July 19.
A resident in the 1300 block of Lehigh Avenue reported 8:35 a.m. July 14 an unknown person spray painted a truck parked on the property.
A resident in the 1300 block of Brook Avenue reported 11:25 a.m. July 14 an unknown person vandalized a home with spray paint.
A resident in the 1800 block of Little John Lane reported 7:34 a.m. July 14 the theft of a package delivered by Federal Express July 13.
A representative from the power construction company Michels reported damage to work equipment parked in the 900 block of East Rock Road 8:58 a.m. July 14.
The HGSK Law Firm, of Allentown, will hold free legal clinics on the first Friday of every month from 1 to 4 p.m. at New Bethany Mollard Hospitality Center, 339 W. Fourth St.
The clinic is on a first come-first-served basis. No registration is needed.
Call 484-223-4743 for information.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Student inducted into honor society
Joshua Friedman, an economics major in the Honors College of Fordham University, has been inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Universities international honor society, for distinguished academics, loyalty and service to others.
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Eleanor “Ellie” M. Bartera, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 20, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mariano and Adelina (Prosperi) Marcantognini. She was the wife of the late Italo J. Bartera.
She was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and attended business school.
She was a bookkeeper for Bethlehem Corporation, Quartet, and Fuller Sportswear Company from which she retired.
She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was a former C.C.D. teacher.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
Ekso Bionics center of excellence
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, has been named as one of four Centers of Robotic Excellence facilities by Ekso Bionics, a leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use.
GSRH will gather clinical evidence and measurable results and create research protocols for proving standards of care for exoskeletons in rehabilitation.
The original Ekso device was first used with GSRH spinal cord patients in 2012, The facility currently has three devices in continuous use.
Grade: Graduated senior
Family members: My parents Philip and Colleen, my older sister Brigid, younger brother Aidan and younger sister Deidre
Activities: Soccer, track and field, CYO basketball, debate team, band, theater, Peer Listening, Student Council
Next steps: Attend college and earn a degree
Career goals: Acquire a job that I love in a field that allows me to make a difference in people’s lives
Richard “Butch” J. Evans, 74, of Bethlehem, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Paul and Anna (Bartholomew) Evans. He was the husband of Barbara (Hallowell) Evans for 51 years.
He was a 1961 graduate of William Allen HS.
He worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 33 years and was one of the last employees at the Steel before it closed its doors.
He was a member of the Found in the 60’s Car Club.