Thomas W. Paxson, 74, of Allentown, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Cedarbrook. He was the husband of Maryrose (Donahue) Paxson for 52 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William A. and Hilda E. (Roth) Paxson.
He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Cathoilic High School.
He was in the U.S Army.
He was a technician in the plating department of General Electric, Allentown. He retired in 2000 from the former Southeastern Clinical Laboratories where he was a courier.
Thursday, Feb. 21: Gockley, Zephyr–Deli hoagie or PB&J, sweet potato tots, banana, milk. Steckel–Deli hoagie or PB&J, sweet potato tots, banana, frozen fruit drink, milk. M.S.–Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, banana, apple wedges, milk. H.S.–Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli salad, banana, apple wedges, milk.
Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.
All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.
I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.
The photo included my husband and me as well as my mother-in-law, our daughter and her fiance, and our youngest son and his girlfriend.
Louis Szilvagyi Jr., 79, of Fullerton, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Magdalena (Mandi) Szilvagyi for 52 years.
Born in Szombathely, Hungary, he was a son of the late Louis Sr. and Ana (Horvath) Szilvagyi.
He was a draftsman and designer for International Custom Built Homes, Fogelsville, for 30 years.
Andrew C. Schwartz, 71, of Whitehall, died Feb. 9, 2013, at home.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary (Marx) Schwartz.
He was an assembler for the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 40 years.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, and of its Holy Name Society.
He played for the 1960 Coplay American Legion state baseball champion team. He was a member of the West Coplay Mannerchor and the Coplay Saengerbund.
Margaret Wilding, 98, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of the late Oliver J. Wilding.
Born in Olyphant, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Helen (Cool) Craig.
She is survived by two daughters, Lynne W. Yurgel of Upper Macungie Township and Sharon and her husband Nelson Greer of Nazareth; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Rose Gartner-Marx, 96, of Northampton, died Feb. 10, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Rudolph S. Gartner and the late Carl Marx.
Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Kogelman) Gilly.
She was a sewing machine operator at the former D&D Shirt Company, Northampton, for many years before retiring.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and of the German Altar and Rosary Society.
Police report record
The Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville, recently reported it set a single-year record for DUI arrests, proactive enforcement, incidents investigated and criminal arrests in 2012.
For the year 2012, state police reported 527 arrests for DUI, 9,620 traffic citations, 13,286 incidents investigated, 1,101 criminal arrests and 5,104 warnings issued
Trailer found with marijuana
State police on Feb. 4 at 10:45 p.m. discovered a goose hunting trailer with marijuana hidden underneath the wheel well.
Ruth D. (Deibert) Heintzelman, 92, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 31, 2013, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Luther C. Heintzelman.
Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Elwood T. and Minnie C. (Benninger) Deibert.
She was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, Bath.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley A. and her husband Ronald P. Kozo of Allentown; a brother, Elwood W. Deibert of Allentown; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.