Whitehall-Coplay Press

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MEM execs out on bail

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Two executives of Municipal Energy Managers Inc. (MEM), of Moscow, Lackawanna County, surrendered to authorities Thursday, Feb. 14.

Robert J. Kearns, president of MEM, and Patrick McLaine, secretary and treasurer of MEM, were arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking by District Judge Robert C. Halal on charges stemming from the alleged theft of more than $160,000 from the Borough of Coplay.

Kearns and McLaine were released on $250,000 unsecured bail.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

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· A disturbance between a man and woman brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

· Police responded to a complaint of noise in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

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· A report of theft brought police to the 100 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Church Street.

· Police responded to a parking dispute in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

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Anne Bodish

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Neff's Hotel co-proprietor

Anne Bodish, 69, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 4, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Douglas Bodish.

Born in Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Stampa) Flynn.

She was the former co-proprietor of Neff's Hotel, Neffs.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

Thomas W. Paxson

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Allentown Central Catholic grad

Thomas W. Paxson, 74, of Allentown, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Cedarbrook. He was the husband of Maryrose (Donahue) Paxson for 52 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William A. and Hilda E. (Roth) Paxson.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Cathoilic High School.

He was in the U.S Army.

He was a technician in the plating department of General Electric, Allentown. He retired in 2000 from the former Southeastern Clinical Laboratories where he was a courier.

Allow your children to amaze you

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.

All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.

I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.

The photo included my husband and me as well as my mother-in-law, our daughter and her fiance, and our youngest son and his girlfriend.

Louis Szilavagyi Jr.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

draftsman, designer

Louis Szilvagyi Jr., 79, of Fullerton, died Feb. 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Magdalena (Mandi) Szilvagyi for 52 years.

Born in Szombathely, Hungary, he was a son of the late Louis Sr. and Ana (Horvath) Szilvagyi.

He was a draftsman and designer for International Custom Built Homes, Fogelsville, for 30 years.

Andrew C. Schwartz

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

played for champion baseball team

Andrew C. Schwartz, 71, of Whitehall, died Feb. 9, 2013, at home.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Mary (Marx) Schwartz.

He was an assembler for the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 40 years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, and of its Holy Name Society.

He played for the 1960 Coplay American Legion state baseball champion team. He was a member of the West Coplay Mannerchor and the Coplay Saengerbund.

Margaret Wilding

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Margaret Wilding, 98, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of the late Oliver J. Wilding.

Born in Olyphant, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Helen (Cool) Craig.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynne W. Yurgel of Upper Macungie Township and Sharon and her husband Nelson Greer of Nazareth; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Rose Gartner-Marx

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired sewing machine operator

Rose Gartner-Marx, 96, of Northampton, died Feb. 10, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Rudolph S. Gartner and the late Carl Marx.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Kogelman) Gilly.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former D&D Shirt Company, Northampton, for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and of the German Altar and Rosary Society.