Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving. Most government offices closed.
Tuesday, November 27
Mayor's South Side Task Force, 4 p.m. Welcome Center, Stockhouse, SteelStacks, 101 E. Founders Way. Call 610-865-4695.
Hanover Twp. Supervisors, 7 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road.
Saucon Valley School Board, 7 p.m., Audion building, 2097 Polk Valley Road.
Wednesday, November 28
Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.
Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
John Jacob Coken, 96, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 26, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Elizabeth (McCoach) Coken for 70 years.
He was in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his valor in the Battle of Sugarloaf Hill, Okinawa, Japan.
He and his sister, Goldie McCandless, co-owned McCandless Food Store, Bethlehem, for 30 years.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.
Ethel Horvath, 74, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Verna (Frankenfield) Vincent. She was the wife of John Horvath for 56 years.
She was an examiner at SureFit Inc. for 40 years.
Helen C. Farris, 93, of Country Meadows, died Oct. 24, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Anna V. (Slafkovsky) Oravec. She was the wife of the late Francis M. Farris for 65 years.
She belonged to St. Anne's Catholic Church and its Sodality group.
She is survived by a son, Francis Jr. and his wife Lynn; a daughter, Nancy and her husband William Tucker; five grandchildren, John, Jonelle and Michael Farris and Leslie and Christopher Tucker; and a great-granddaughter, Sophia Farris.
The 47th annual Advent Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the dining room at Moravian Village of Bethlehem, 526 Wood St.
There will be a trombone choir and a beeswax candle service. The speaker is the Rev. Daniel Gambet. Tickets are available at Moravian Village of Bethlehem, Moravian Book Shop, Visitor's Center, Bethlehem Area Public Library (north and south sides), Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Confort Suites and Cantelmi's Ace Hardware.
Harold S. Reemsnyder died Oct. 23, 2012, of complications from surgery for a malignant pancreatic lesion. He was the husband of Donna Reemsnyder.
He had earned Ph.D., PE, CEng, FASTM and FTWI degrees.
He was an officer in the 801st Engineer Aviation Battalion during the mid-1950's.
He was an international expert in the fatigue and fracture of structural metals and a principal scientist at Bethlehem Steel's Homer Research Laboratory.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Amy and her husband Gerard Blair; and a grandson, Peter Blair.
Michael Stafiniak, 81, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 22, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Herasim and Eva (Chocholak) Stafiniak. He was the husband of Dorothy E. (Uzick) Stafiniak for 46 years.
He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He was an electrical mechanical engineer for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked for 41 years.
He was a member of the American Legion in Coaldale, the Russian Club and the Coaldale Volunteer Fire Department.
Police arrested 30-year-old Jonathan Rios, of Ulster Street in Allentown, for intoxication following an accident around 3:15 a.m. Nov. 11.
According to police, Rios was involved in an accident and fled the scene. Officers found him and, after some effort, transported him to St. Luke's Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
Rios is charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.