| Jun 18, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Dr. Evelyn P. Valentine, a veteran Baltimore public school educator who was founder of the Pasteur Center for Strategic Management Ltd., died Thursday of heart disease at her Northeast Baltimore home.
She was 77.
The daughter of a furniture maker and...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Whenever David R. Owen answered the phone, it was always with a crisp and enthusiastic "Bridge," no doubt a holdover from his World War II days when he was an executive officer and navigator serving aboard the destroyer USS Ordronaux.
Owen, who died last...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Stuart Halstead Dobson, a retired Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. executive and civil engineer, died Nov. 20 of a massive stroke at Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville.
The Stevensville resident was 76.
The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. mechanical...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Dr. Edwin H. T. Besson, a retired pediatrician who was the former chairman of the St. Agnes Hospital pediatric department, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, Dec. 4 at his Ellicott City home. He was 85.
In a memoir, he...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Albert Richard Baines Jr., a retired tool designer for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at his home in Arnold. He was 92.
According to the funeral home handling his service, his death was due to "natural causes."
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Joseph Lawrence "Larry" Bohlen Jr., who had been director of risk management for CSX, died Friday of multiple organ failure at his Rossville home. He was 76.
Mr. Bohlen, whose father was superintendent at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River and...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Carey Howell Taylor, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager, died Jan. 27 of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 84.
The son of the superintendent of secondary education for city public schools and a homemaker, Mr. Taylor was born in...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:10 PM
A notable Bethlehem man donated $1,000 to Rick Santorum's presidential campaign in July. A few weeks later he gave the same amount to a Santorum foe, Jon Huntsman.
Fickle? No. Former CEO of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Curtis "Hank" Barnette just has a few...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Nancy Lee Murphy, a veteran Baltimore County Democratic legislator who served in Maryland's House of Delegates and Senate, died Dec. 30 of a heart attack at St. Agnes Hospital the day before her 82nd birthday.
"It was certainly sad news to end the year...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 9:48 AM
Pop singer Billy Joel sang 25 years ago about how "we're living here in Allentown, and they're closing all the factories down." In a general sense, that's what happened to a lot of manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley. What Joel didn't sing about was the...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 10:13 AM
Almost overnight, the Sands BethWorks Casino will do something it has taken some of the area's biggest companies decades to do: become one of the Lehigh Valley's top 10 employers.
By the time the casino, hotel and shopping complex opens next year,...