Joseph P. Lenahan, Jr., 67,of White Haven died Monday,January 10, 2011 in LehighValley Hospital, Allentown.A son of the late Josephand Miriam Byron Lenahan,he was born in Philadelphia,and had resided in the WhiteHaven area since 1966.Prior to retirement he wasa self-employed barber for 49years, and was the last per-son to operate a barbershopin White Haven.He was a member of St.Patrick’s R.C. Church ofWhite Haven and a FourthDegree Knight of its Knightsof Columbus Council 10616.Surviving are his wife of 41and a half years, the formerCarol Ann Perch; son anddaughter-in-law Joseph, IIIand Terri Lenahan of WhiteHaven; daughters and sons-in-law Rose Mary and JeffreyFox of Freeland, Theresa andDaniel Cook of Pottsville;grandchildren Deanna,Sarah, Andrew, Brooke,Alyssa and Anna; sistersMaureen Seftchick ofPittsburgh, Miriam Cassidy ofAston, Colleen Fox ofDoylestown, Sharon Lore ofWalnut Creek, Cal. and ClaireDembinski of Pocono Pines;nephews and nieces.The funeral will be heldFriday at 9 a.m. from theJoseph E. Lehman FuneralHome, White Haven, with aMass of Christian Burial at9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s R.C.Church, celebrated by theRev. John McHale, pastor.Burial will be private, at theconvenience of the family.Friends may call at thefuneral home this evening(Thursday) from 5 to 8 p.m.Memorial Donations maybe made to St. Patrick’s R.C.Church Building Fund, 411Allegheny Street, or to WhiteHaven Area CommunityLibrary, P.O. Box 57, both ofWhite Haven, PA 18661.
Victor J. Mikus, 85, of RR2,Weatherly died Sunday, Jan-uary 9, 2011 in WeatherwoodNursing & RehabilitationCenter, Weatherly.A son of the late Karol andHelen Selecky Mikus, he wasborn in New York City, N.Y.,and was a U.S. Army veteranof World War II. He was anaccomplished artist.Surviving is his wife of 56years, the former AnnaMaracek.Private arrangements withburial in Sky-View MemorialPark, Hometown, are by thePhilip J. Jeffries FuneralHome, Weatherly.
Mildred D. Briese, 90, ofWeatherly died Friday, Jan-uary 7, 2011 in HazletonGeneral Hospital.A daughter of the lateGeorge and Lucy HinkleHeiney, she was born inWeatherly and was a mem-ber of Zions EvangelicalLutheran Church of Weath-erly and the WeatherlySenior Citizens.Prior to retirement she wasemployed as a customerservice specialist for SearsRoebuck in Hazleton.Preceding her in death washer husband, Alvin MartinBriese, in 1993, and brothersHarold and George Heiney.Surviving are daughters andson-in-law Bonnie and DonaldGerhard of Warnersville, andLinda Briese, with whom sheresided; grandson KeithGerhard; sister Verna Gerhardof Weatherly; companion ArthurMartin Briese of Weatherly.A memorial service washeld Wednesday from thePhilip J. Jeffries FuneralHome, with Charles Engle-hart officiating. Burial was inUnion Cemetery, Weatherly.Memorial donations maybe made to Zions EvangelicalLutheran Church, 335 ThirdStreet, Weatherly, PA 18255.
Karen R. Stevens, 64, ofSchnecksville died Friday,January 7, 2011 in BloughHealth Center, Bethlehem.A daughter of the lateArthur and Dorothy EckrothWetzel, she was bornOctober 26, 1946 in Hazle-ton.She was a member ofUnion Evangelical LutheranChurch of Schnecksville, andprior to retirement wasemployed as an administra-tive assistant for the Dioceseof Allentown.Preceding her in death washer husband, Walter C.Stevens.Surviving are daughter andson-in-law Laura and KevinQuerio of Schnecksville; sonand daughter-in-law Chris-topher and Elizabeth Stevensof New Tripoli; grandchildrenJustin, Matthew and Scott;sister and brother-in-lawJanet and Robert Graham ofWeatherly; brother and sis-ter-in-law Charles and MaryAnn Wetzel of Weatherly;nieces and nephews.The funeral was heldTuesday from Union Evan-gelical Lutheran Church withthe Rev. Dennis W. Mooreofficiating. Burial was inHeidelberg Union Cemetery,Slatington.Memorial donations maybemade to the Diocese ofAllentown, c/o HeintzelmanFuneral Home, P.O. Box 196,Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
John J. Ziminsky, 78, ofAlbrightsville died Monday,January 3, 2011 in Wilkes-Barre.A son of the late Williamand Leona Miller Ziminsky,he was born in White Havenand was a 1950 graduate ofWhite Haven High School.He was an active memberof St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchof Albrightsville, and servedon the church council. Hewas a former Kidder Town-ship Tax Collector and a for-mer member of the townshipzoning board.Prior to retiring in 1997 heowned and operated Gary L.Ziminsky Excavating, Al-brightsville, for ten years.Before that he had worked forJ. E. Smith of Penn ForestTownship, and owned andoperated a bakery deliverybusiness for many years. Hehad also worked as a truckdriver for his brother-in-law,Homer Heimbach.Preceding him in deathwere son Gary Ziminsky,brothers Edward and WilliamZiminsky, and sister ElsieZiminsky.Surviving are his wife of 58years, the former LaRueHeimbach; son John W.Ziminsky of Albrightsville,daughter Roseanne Ziminskyof Lehighton; brother and sis-ter-in-law Alvin and MinnieZiminsky of Florida; nephewsand nieces.The funeral was held Fri-day from St. Paul’s LutheranChurch with the Rev. DouglasHoltz officiating. Burial was inthe church cemetery.Memorial donations maybe made to St. Paul’s Luth-eran Church, P.O. Box 200,Albrightsville, PA 18210.
M. Nancy Deisenroth, 80,of Allentown died Monday,September 27, 2010 inLehighValley Hospital, Allen-town.A daughter of the lateHarold and Manetta Sen-senbach Teel of White Haven,she was born October 5,1929 in Wilkes-Barre. Shewas a 1947 graduate ofWhite Haven High School.Prior to retiring in 1971 shewas employed in the produc-tion control department ofMack Trucks, Allentown.Preceding her in death washer husband of 56 years,Milton Deisenroth, who diednine days earlier, on Sep-tember 18.Surviving are sister-in-lawLamay Sensenbach of WhiteHaven and brother-in-lawMelvin Deisenroth of Allen-town.Arrangements were pri-vate, at the convenience ofthe family.
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To the Editor,
I’ve been receiving yourpaper since 1951 when Imarried Allen “Bunny” Sear-foss and we moved toBethlehem. He was a watch-maker.Bunny died in 1984.I was Kathryn Christmanand my sister Hannah wasthe cook for Mr. and Mrs.Taylor. * . . . That goes back inthe 40s.I have paintings that arebeautiful painted by EdwardE. Sensenbach. He wasBunny’s grandfather. Henever took a lesson butenjoyed painting.He died in 1946.Allen Searfoss, Bunny’sfather, died in 1960.I have had the paintingsever since . . . I’m 85 years oldnow.Mr. Sensenbach was aLehigh Valley railroad engi-neer.I would like to donate thepaintings to the library inWhite Haven. They are verypretty.Who could I contact?Sincerely,
Kathryn C. Poczak
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To the Editor,
Please Stop the Madnessin Lehigh TownshipTuesday, January 4, 2011There was an appeal hear-ing in Jim Thorpe this morn-ing and at least one more willbe necessary. Our supervi-sors are trying to stop PaulaHoffman from receivingunemployment compensa-tion after they replaced herwithout giving cause. Thesupervisors had contemplat-ed replacing our secretary inthe beginning of the yearwhen they contacted Ms.Lenahan. This was addres-sed in the minutes of the Aprilmeeting. Why was the gar-bage bill collection contract-ed out? Perhaps Ms. Lena-han wouldn’t do it. So, Ms.Hoffman was replaced andgranted unemployment com-pensation by the state, butthe supervisors felt it wouldbe much better to spend ourmoney trying to stop it. So,itemized expenses thus far:Mr. Hludzik-arrival 8:30a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. hearingat $95/hr. The hearing endedat 12:15 p.m. and a secondhearing will be necessary. Mr.Hludzik is paid portal to por-tal or from the time he leaveshome until he returns homeor to his office. A minimumexpenditure of $500.Mr. Skinner & Mr. Wagner-$12/hour plus 50 cents/ mile.A minimum expenditure of$90.Wasn’t it bad enough thatthe supervisors didn’t sup-port Ms. Hoffman and Ms.Strauss during 3 frivolouslawsuits resulting from doingtheir job as directed by thesupervisors and Mr. Hludzik?Is this how we want ourmoney spent; on frivolouslawsuits? Hasn’t there beenenough of that?Please remember that thismoney in the township cof-fers is
money and someday we may get the opportu-nity to say how we want itspent. In the meantime, thegoals for the township appearto be
Our General Fundhas diminished from approxi-mately $200,000 to under$100,000. We pay from $600to $1,200/month for legal rep-resentation at each monthlymeeting for a township of 525residents, but the supervisorswill not stand behind ouremployees when they’resued for doing their job!Perhaps our township lead-ers can show some fiscalresponsibility and loyalty toour employees. That wouldbe a novel approach to run-ning our township!Happy New Year.
Myra Wolf Hoffman
Help make the snow go
by Ruth Isenberg
After a relatively calm and quiet, though cold, December,January is turning into a season of snow. Our area isn’t beinghit quite as hard as our neighbors to the south, but we’re get-ting enough of the white stuff to cause school delays and can-cellations, and multiple traffic mishaps.Everyone can help ease these weather woes. First and fore-most, drive carefully. Even if you have good snow tires andfour-wheel drive, ice can appear in surprising places. And anunfortunate number of drivers seem to think that driving anSUV means they can go anywhere, in any weather, at anyspeed. It’s not true. Slow down, and stay in control.Sidewalks need to be shoveled. Too many people are wait-ing for nature to clear their walks for them. That makes it hardfor walkers to get around without taking to the streets, wherethey compete with drivers for space on roads made narrowerby snowbanks.Those who do shovel must also help out. Please don’t throwthe snow from your sidewalks back out into the street. Pile itin your yard, or to the side. And please be understanding ofthe plow drivers. They aren’t plowing your driveway in deliber-ately. In order to clear the streets, they need to keep the plowsdown and keep moving.Pay attention to alternate side of the street parking rulesand other special regulations for snow storms. Cooperationwill help get the streets cleared faster.Most important, remember that this too shall pass. Spring ison its way!
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