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Ellen E. Reppert

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Ellen E. Reppert, 86, of Macun-gie, died June 19, 2013, at Lehigh Center Genesis Elder Care, Macungie. She was the wife of Donald A. Reppert. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 23.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Ward) Ribacosky.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

She was a graduate of Northampton High School and earned an associate degree in English with one year at Kutztown College and one year at Moravian College.

Louis J. Deutsch

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Mack Trucks

Louis J. Deutsch, 73, of Fullerton, died June 21, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Leona R. (Bachman) Deutsch for 28 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Louis and Susan (Dolinsky) Deutsch Sr.

He was in the U.S Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks, Allentown and Macungie, for more than 32 years until retirement.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.

He was a life member of the Fullerton Fire Company, Porter Lodge 248 F&M, St. Aloysius Society and the Fearless and Woodlawn fire companies.

Joseph R. George

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries


Joseph R. George, 59, of Catasauqua, died July 1, 2013, at Good Shepherd–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Eliza (Somer) George.

He was a landscaper and delivery man for Colonial Landscaping for many years.

He is survived by a sister, Linda and her husband John Dundore; two nieces, Lori Mark and Jamie and her husband Ian Diefenderfer; a nephew, Robert and his wife Becky Shull; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.

Properties of Merit contest gearing up

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Coplay Town Watch Properties of Merit is getting ready for the 2013 contest.

Properties of Merit awards are tentatively set to be presented at a reception Oct. 12 at Samuel Owens Restaurant in Coplay.

Nominations for properties to be considered must be made by July 20.

Once the properties have been nominated, ballots will be printed and ballot boxes will be placed at 10 business locations in Coplay.

Voting takes place Aug. 4-25.

The results will be tabulated by Sept. 5.

Priscilla C. Eberhart

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired production controller

Priscilla C. Eberhart, 98, of North Catasauqua, died June 19, 2013, in her daughter's residence in North Catasauqua. She was the wife of the late Henry L. Eberhart.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Teckla (Rieker) Sperlbaum.

She was a production controller for the former Raub Supply Company, Allentown, until she retired in 1977. Before that, she had worked at the former General Ribbon Mill, Catasauqua.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Northampton police

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought police to the CVS Pharmacy, 28 W. 21st St.

· Officers responded to a report of three white ceramic mushroom law ornaments removed from the front lawn of a residence in the 100 block of Terrace Drive.


· A report of a vehicle keyed brought officers to the 2000 block of Washington Avenue.

· Officers responded to a report of a fence damaged in the rear of the 1300 block of Stewart Street.

James A. Gartner

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Salvation Army retiree

James A. Gartner, 68, of Allentown, died June 22, 2013. He was the husband of the late Ruth Cheryl (Garis) Gartner.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Anthony and Hedy (Hocht) Gartner.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for the Salvation Army, Allentown, until retirement.

He is survived by two daughters, Sabrina Leibenguth, at home, and Kristel Gartner of McAdoo; a sister, Constance and her husband Donald Davis; a brother, Richard O. and his wife Mary Gartner of Coplay; and three grand-children.

Customer beware: You don't know who you will find in the store dressing room

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I was trying on clothes at a local department store recently when I heard a male voice.

Putting my own clothing back on, I opened the stall door to find a young couple discussing clothing the woman was trying on. They were not just near the dressing room. They were well inside it.

"This is a woman's dressing room," I said. "You need to leave."

The man didn't argue but his girlfriend got angry and, when I refused to back down, she called me "crazy" and stormed out saying, "I guess I'll have to go change in the men's room."