Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Golf tournament

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Hankee Fund

The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund will be holding its 10th annual Krysta Hankee Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 9 at Whitetail Golf Club, Bath. Shotgun starts are 7:40 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

The per-player fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.

Lunch will be provided by Carmel.

Tee time will be secured when payment is received. Whitetail tournament and seasonal sponsorships are available.

For cost, registration and other information, email krystafund@gmail.com or call 610-767-4154 and leave a message.

Donna R. Roman

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Catholic Church member

Donna R. Roman, 64, of Northampton, died June 12, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem.

She was a daughter of the late William Roman III and Rita Wallo.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

She taught country line dancing and helped at the Hampton House, Northampton.

She is survived by a daughter, Megan Moyer; a son, Brandon Moyer and his wife Alexis; two grandchildren, Gavyn and Ryken; and two brothers, William “Butch” Roman IV and Robert Roman.

Catasauqua: Historic association to host walking tour

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will hold a historic walking tour of industrial Front Street 4-6 p.m. June 24. The group will meet at Tony’s Top Cat, 607 Front St.

After the tour, there will be a taco meal at Tony’s. The cost includes your meal.

Cash or a check, made payable to HCPA, or credit payment via Square will be available.

Call Deb at 610-231-0603 for cost, reservations and other information.


Theresa R. Kuncio

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary office administrator

Theresa R. Kuncio, 87, formerly of Fullerton, died June 13, 2017. She was the wife of Stephen Kuncio for 50 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Yandrasits) Klucsarits.

She was a longtime office administrator of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, until she took retirement.

She was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a member of the choir.

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police conducted a welfare check in the 200 block of South Fourth Street.

Credit card fraud in the 1000 block of Bernice Drive was reported.

Officers conducted a security check in the 100 block of South Eighth Street.

The department received a report of bridge construction signs knocked over along the Ironton Rail Trail.

Officers responded to a parking complaint in the 200 block of South Front Street.

Police assisted an outside agency in the 1100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

Kelsy Lynn Thomson

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Kelsy Lynn (Pierson) Thomson, 35, of Whitehall, died June 7, 2017. She was a daughter of David Pierson (with Lisa Tillman) and Nancy (Milander) Pierson (with George Gezzer).

She was a 1999 graduate of Parkland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in business.

She worked with the human resources team at Amazon.

Bessie L. Kresge

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Bessie L. Kresge, 88, of Bethlehem and formerly of Northampton, died June 14, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Helen (Laudenschleger) Seyfried.

She is survived by a son, Kennard K. Kresge Jr. and his wife Barbara of Walnutport; two sisters, Emma and Nancy and her husband Donald; a sister-in-law, Gail; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by two sons, Harry F. and Norman P. Kresge.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Fullerton: Free breakfast program underway

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative’s free breakfast program, held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 835 Third St., for children in grades K-12 in the Whitehall-Coplay School District, is underway. The schedule is 8:30-10 a.m. through Aug. 25.

Besides breakfast, there will be games and activities, special theme weeks, crafts and fun reading programs, as well as a bagged lunch to take home.

For more information, contact Lana Snyder at 610-533-1357.