Chief Master Sgt. Michael Schmidt retired after 32 years in the U.S. Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadron.
Schmidt, the son of Walter K. Schmidt of Northampton and the late Joan Braun Schmidt, graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1981.
He has flown HC-130 and E3 AWACS aircraft including 91 combat and combat support missions.
In Alaska, he flew in 111 rescue missions resulting in 116 persons saved and 25 more brought to safety.
Schmidt received 37 awards and decorations during his military career.
· Station 36 recalled for a motor vehicle accident with a boy on a bicycle at MacArthur Road and Fairmont Street, 9:45 p.m.
· Stations 12, 16, and 39 provided mutual aid to North Whitehall for a fire alarm at the Northampton Borough Municipal Authority filter plant, 11:30 a.m.
· Stations 35, 36 and 37 recalled for a fire alarm at Home Depot, 1350 MacArthur Road, found to be a frozen sprinkler pipe that broke, 1:15 p.m.
· Station 37 assisted Emergency Medical Services with CPR at 110 Orchard Drive, Apt. 8, 6:18 p.m.
Hussett completes basic training
Air Force Reserve Airman Jermaine M. Hussett graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes.
I first heard that saying while visiting Maine, but I think there's some truth to it here, too.
Friday was absolutely beautiful. I took in the sunshine and enjoyed a 75-minute walk through the neighborhoods of Coplay. It was so nice out I didn't wear a coat and, at one point, I even took off my cardigan sweater.
Saturday wasn't bad but it was definitely colder. By Sunday, the winds made it feel downright frigid.
Dora L. Evans, 95, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 5, 2013, at Leigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Clair Evans.
Born in Muir, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Hand Lehman.
She was a retired seamstress in the garment industry.
She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.
Ella Grace Luchansky, 4, of Coplay, died Feb. 11, 2013, at home. She was a daughter of Jennifer L. Kresge and Stephen M. Luchansky.
She attended Kurious Kids Preschool, Coplay.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by two brothers, Owen and Zachary; maternal grandparents, John and Alice Kresge; maternal great-grandparents, John and Charlene Mestler; maternal great-grandmother, Grace Kresge; and paternal grandparents, Kelly Andrews and Stephen Luchansky.
Georgette J. (Wirth) Logenbach, 88, of Whitehall, died Jan. 28, 2013, at home. She was the wife of the late Harold S. Logenbach Sr.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jenny (Troxell) Wirth.
She was a sewing machine operator for many years at the former Fuller Sportswear, Whitehall, before retiring.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley A. Clewell of Whitehall and Helen and her husband Randy Onufer of Danielsville; a sister, Maryjane Gunshore of Walnutport; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Rowland "Bud" E. Unangst, 88, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 11, 2013. He was the husband of Lillian E. (DeLong) Unangst for 64 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin and Carrie (Woodring) Unangst.
He was a 1942 graduate of Allentown High School.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Guam and the South Pacific, and was awarded three Bronze Stars for bravery.
He was an optician and worked for Linden Optical for 47 years until retiring.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.
Mary "Mitzi" A. Leiner, of Coplay, died Feb. 14, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of William L. Leiner for 63 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Stoltzer) Gasper.
She was an assembler for the former General Electric Company, Allentown for 17 years.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, where she volunteered for church functions.
She was formerly a volunteer with the Coplay Fire Company.
Eileen "Betty " B. Conner, 86, of Allentown, died Feb. 4, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Marshall E. Conner for 54 years.
She was a daughter of the late Earl and Nellie (Bamberger) Baer.
She was a floor lady at Jo-Mar Manufacturing, Allentown, for many years until retiring.
She attended Westminster Village Adult Day Care.