Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bazaars & Festivals

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Ongoing events

Friday - Sunday in September and October: Death & Dying, God’s Acre cemetery and 1741 Gemeinhaus tour, 3 p.m. Departs from the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 66 W. Church St. Call 1-800-360-TOUR or visit

Saturday and Sunday in October Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem Ghost Tours, every 30 minutes from 6 to 8 p.m. Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St. Call 610-866-5481 for tickets, details and reservations.

Saturday, October 5

Ronald W. Miller, worked in Lucent clean room

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ronald W. Miller, 80, of Kutztown and formerly of Bethlehem, died Sept. 7, 2019, in Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. Born in Frackville, he was a son of the late Howard and the late Esther (Evans) Miller.

He was a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U. S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He worked for 44 years in the clean room at Lucent Technologies, from which he retired in 2000.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by a brother, William Miller (Lorraine) of Kutztown; nieces;and nephews.

Ben Franklin invests $500K regionally

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) board of directors has approved the investment of $488,400 in support of regional economic development. Clients are early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers in BFTP/NEP’s 21-county service area.

Investments are identified as continuation projects indicate that the client achieved pre-determined milestones and is receiving more funding to accomplish additional project work.

Locally, these include:

Michael A. Tocci of Northampton

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Michael A. Tocci, 67, of Northampton, died suddenly on September 24, 2019. He was the son of Marjorie Tocci and the late Patrick Tocci. He was the husband of Donna Tocci.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Joshua and Jonathan; a daughter, Jodi Weiss; three grandchildren; five siblings Greg, Joe, Dave, Robert, and Susan; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Patrick.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Marian M. Hayes, of Palmer Township

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Marian M. Hayes, 92, of Palmer Township, died in her home on August 31, 2019. Born in Bethlehem Township and raised in the Farmersville area, she was a daughter of the late Earl C. and Irene M. (Clause) Groff. She was the wife of the late John L. Hayes for 69 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Vallera (Anthony) of Palmer Township and Pamela J. Hayes of Florida; a brother, Clayton Groff of North Versailles; two granddaughters, Farah L. Vallera and Stephanie L. Mathers, both of Bethlehem; and a great-grandson, Dawson T. Bochini of Palmer Township.


Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in School

LV Charter Arts: Musical open Oct. 16

Vanishing Point, a new musical, will be held Oct. 16 through 20 in South Side Bethlehem.

Katie Conlon as Agatha Christie, Reagan Frankhouser as Aimee Semple McPherson and Marcella Karam as Amelia Earhart, play the women who disappeared and several other roles.

IBook and lyrics are by Rob Harmann and Liv Cummins with music by Rob Hartmann; original concept and additional lyrics are by Scott Keys. The director is Kelly Bickert.


Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

CSACI awards high GPA

Cedar Crest College was awarded the Colonial States Athletic Conference Institutional Academic Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The school’s average grade point average of 3.454 was the highest recorded combined GPA in the award’s history.

Moravian College

Homecoming set for Oct. 18, 19

The Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on October 18 and ending with a 6:30 p.m. event on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

Ursula M. Genthner, Trinity Episcopal Church member

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ursula M. Genthner, 89, of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, and formerly of Williams Township, died August 30, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Dr. Daniel G. Genthner.

Born in Oceanside, New York, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (Kraft) Maher.

She graduated from Oceanside High School.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton, and later Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.