Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder, 90, formerly of Nazareth, died July 31, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Luther J. Snyder.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jane (Clayton) Minich.
She was an organist for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, for 25 years and for Faith Lutheran Church, Forks Township, for 14 years before retiring.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.
Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole died Aug. 9, 2012.
Born in Scranton, he was a son of John and Florence (Tigue) Toole.
He was a 1967 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. He earned a degree in finanace from the Universtiy of Miami.
He was with Fairmount Real Estate. He later founded Hallmark Real Estate. He owned O'Toole's, a billiard-themed bistro.
He is survived by a daughter, Erin Elizabeth of Bethlehem; and a sister, Jacqueline Griggs of Blandon, Fla.
A group from Faith Lutheran Church remembers a former pastor during an Aug. 12 ceremony at the church in Whitehall during which 13 young congregational members were honored as recipients of the Rev. Robert L. George SCholarship. George, who was the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church from 1984 to 1993, died in december 1993. At the Sunday morning church service, scholarship committee member Sheldon Egret read and presented checks and recipients briefly spoke about their college plans.
A Christmas in August basket social will take place Saturday, Aug, 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St.
It will benefit Wreaths Across America for Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Airport Road, Allentown.
This event is intended to raise money to help pay for wreaths to be laid on all the approximately 2,600 veteran graves at Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Dec. 15. The organization of Wreaths Across America has placed 325,000 wreaths worldwide.
The organization's website address is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
· "Mead, from hive to bottle" presentation – 7 p.m., Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Speakers Marc Johnson and Sheree Krasley, owners of Stonekeep Meadery. Information: Ann Wertman at 610-298-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Sacred Heart School registration – 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for all-day kindergarten and grades 1-8. Registration will also be held Aug. 20, 21 and 22, from 9:30-1:30 p.m. Information: 610-837-6391.
Whitehall High School Principal Christopher Schiffert stands with recent graduates, from left, Chad Wagner, Annemarie Hartzell and Keri Lindenmuth inside the district office. the school district recently honored the students as additional top 10 students. Their grades had not been completed at the end of the school year when the other students were honored.
Infant Alexander J. Wells died Aug. 1, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was a son of Andrew and Amber (Caley) Wells of Slatington.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Elizabeth A., at home; maternal grandparents, Edward and Margaret Caley of Whitehall; paternal grandparents, Christopher and Terry Wells of Bath and Michael Wells of Emmaus; maternal great-grandmother, Judith Caley of Whitehall; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Fern Feathers of Emmaus; aunts; uncles; and cousins.
The Whitehall Inferno 12-and-Under Tournament Softball team recently participated in the USSSA Summer Slammer Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. The Inferno finished in second place out of 18 teams, going 6 -1 for the weekend.
Brian "Rosie" P. Rosenblatt, 54, of Palmerton, died July 30, 2012, at Palmerton Hospital.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the Ethel (Gabriel) Rosenblatt of North Catasauqua and the late Sidney P. Rosenblatt.
He was a superintendent at Kinsley Construction, York.
He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.
Ardyth H. Howells, 79, of Whitehall, died July 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Howells Sr.
Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Esther (Carr) Hoch.
She worked at Western Electric. She owned and operated Howells' Floral and Mall Florist until 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Paul and his wife Sharon of Whitehall, John Jr. and his wife Cindy of Whitehall, and Tim and his wife Debbie of Slatington; four grandsons John III, Andrew, Matthew and Scott; and two granddaughters, Kate and Megan.