Whitehall-Coplay Press

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First honor society at Penn State LV

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the installation of the Alpha Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, during a ceremony at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.

It's the first education honor society to be established at the campus and only the third Kappa Delta Pi chapter in The Pennsylvania State University system.

More than 150 friends and family members attended the Dec. 2 event during which 28 students and seven faculty members were initiated.

State police

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police investigating armed robbery

Two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves robbed the Knights Inn, 1880 Steelstone Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

The incident took place Feb. 1 at 10:50 p.m. when the two men entered the lobby and pointed handguns at two victims, police said.

One of the men jumped over the lobby registration desk counter top and began searching through cabinets and drawers. The man stole an iPhone 3 and $427 from the cash register, police said.

John J. Lawlor

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

John J. Lawlor, 56, of Allentown, died Jan. 29, 2013.

He was a son of Florence Fermaintt of Whitehall and the late John Lawlor.

He is survived by a sister, Catherine M. Pappalardo; nieces; and nephew.

He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Lawlor.

Contributions may be made to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church memorial fund, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, 18052.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Larry L. Mayers

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired college landscaper

Larry L. Mayers, 72, of Hanover Township, died Jan. 30, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Culp) Mayers.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Charles and Sarah (Heffelfinger) Mayers.

He was a landscaper at Moravian College, Bethlehem, for 25 years before retiring in 2010.

He attended Valleyview Baptist Church, Northampton.

Unsung Heroes

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications being accepted

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17th S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a suspicious person checking vehicle doors brought officers to the 400 block of Race Street.

· Officers responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of Front Street.

· A disturbance between a man and two women brought police to the 400 block of Faith Drive.

· Officers assisted EMS in the unit block of Front Street.


· Police responded to an alarm in the 300 block of Tioga Street.

Leonard "Blackie" Martucci

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Martucci's Inn

Leonard "Blackie" "PopPop" Anthony Pasquale Martucci, 85, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital campus. He was the husband of Elsie Rose (Koefer) Martucci.

Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late Innocenzo Anotnio (James) Martucci and Antoinette (Dorothy) Cameron Martucci.

He was a graduate of Lehighton High School.

He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy Seabee. He was a ship's serviceman third class. He was awarded both the Pacific and American Theater Ribbons and the Victory Medal.

Albert P. Gehret

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Easton Buick retiree

Albert P. Gehret, 87, of Nazareth, died Jan.28, 2013, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Harvey Sr. and Ellen (Eyer) Gehret.

He was in the U.S Coast Guard during World War II.

He worked for Easton Buick for before retiring. Before that, he worked at the former City Service Station, Nazareth.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.

He was a past post commander of the American Legion Post 353, Northampton. He played in the post's drum and bugle corps.