Robert J. Willgruber, 72, of Bethlehem, died March 3, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Lorraine Willgruber. He was the husband of Lorelei Willgruber.
He attended Liberty HS.
He was in the United States Navy. Willgruber was employed as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, Bethlehem, until he retired.
He was a member of the North End Republican Club, West Side Republican Club and Rosemont Fire Company.
The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services has issued the following statement:
Lehigh County wants to assure all residents that we are taking every precaution when it comes to our vulnerable elder population. As such, we will be closing our senior centers starting from March 13 through March 23.
For any questions or concerns regarding elder safety, contact the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services directly at 610-782-3034.
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.
Lehigh Valley Public Media’s PBS39 has launched a new PBS KIDS outreach program, which will benefit 10 educators and 160 pre-k students through the Greater Valley YMCA. The program, centered around helping young children through hands-on learning, introduces concepts that give children opportunities to practice new skills in different ways.
Hilda “Hildy” K. Wolfe, 92, of Bethlehem, died March 10, 2020. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Ignatz and Julia (Groller) Kopfer. She was the wife of Paul R. Wolfe for 43 years.
She was an executive secretary for 26 years until she retired from Western Electric.
She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis and Alfred Kopfer; and three sisters, Rose Kochan, Julia Kremus and Anne Bealer.
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF THE GLV, Allentown is hosting a 2020 Volunteer Kick-Off 6:30-8pm on March 19th at our office, where new and existing volunteers can learn about the many volunteer opportunities that will be available, such as our special events, office and clerical, health and wellness fairs, walk/run group that will participate in local races, outreach, and general facility maintenance. Call Nancy Petite, 610-861-7555 ext. 39, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website. Due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:
Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side- 400 Webster St.); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ. Homework help through April 30 (visit website).
Penn State Extension Lehigh Valley Master Gardeners present the Home Gardener Conference, a one-day event filled with workshops for the gardener that will help participants find their new year garden inspiration, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
Get energized and free your mind at the optional morning yoga session, and learn about Backyard Invasive Pests from keynote speaker Dr. Amy Korman, horticulture extension educator.
Governor Tom Wolf has announced that all major health insurers providing comprehensive medical coverage in the commonwealth will cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment for consumers and have committed to waive any cost-sharing for the testing.