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Violet Mae Bochrowski

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former shoe factory worker

Violet Mae Bochrowski, 92, of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 9, 2012, at Lehigh Center - Genesis Elder Care, Macungie. She was the wife of the late John Bochrowski.

Born in Ruchsville, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Bessie (Strauss) Bertsch.

She worked for the Quaker Shoe Factory, Allentown, for many years before retiring in 1982. Prior to that, she worked for Trojan Farms, South Whitehall Township.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Laureen Sassano

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

PROP co-founder

Laureen Sassano, 62, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 9, 2012, at home. She was the wife of Peter Sassano.

She was a nurse.

She helped found Parents Reaching Out to Parents (PROP), a self-help group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. She was a member of Compassionate Friends of the Lehigh Valley support group for grieving parents, where she helped collate the newsletter and wrote articles for many years.

Josephine J. Britt

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Josephine J. (Garbulinski) Britt, 70, of Walnutport, died Sept. 6, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of Stanley J. Britt for 49 years.

Born in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of John and Helen (Yanchunas) Garbulinski.

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

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Deborah Ann Aloia of Whitehall; three sisters, Rose Budurka of Nanticoke, Helen Bodek of Nuangola and Lori Wysocki of Swoyersville; nieces; and nephews.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 10

· Officers assisted a man in the 100 block of Wood Street.

· Police were called to the 700 block of Limestone Street to investigate a domestic dispute.

· Officers responded to a juvenile assault in the 100 block of Front Street.

· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 800 block of Mulberry Street.

SEPTEMBER 11

· Police responded to a parking complaint in the 200 block of Front Street.

Henry "Hank" R. Swasing

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Navy veteran

Henry "Hank" R. Swasing, 93, of Levittown, died Aug. 30, 2012, at Cornerstone Assisted Living, New Tripoli. He was the husband of the late Elsie A. (Kopp) Swasing.

Born in Rosebud, he was a son of the late Karl and Wilhemina (Bortz) Swasing.

He was a 1936 graduate of Beccaria Area Senior High School, Clearfield County.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a chief petty officer aboard the USS Saratoga, Henderson and Ranger in the Pacific theater.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 20

The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 25

Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

Whitehall-Coplay School board committee meetings – Education/Student Activities Committee 4 p.m.; Operations/Transportation Committee, 5:30 p.m.; Finance/Personnel committee, 6:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the WCSD Administration Building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Della "Tootsie" G. Smith

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Durkee Foods retiree

Della "Tootsie" G. Smith, 86, of Northampton, died Sept. 5, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. Smith.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Stancato) Basilone.

She was last employed at Durkee Foods, Bethlehem, in the coconut department, for several years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked for Pet Foods and Friehofers Bakery, both in Allentown.

She was of a Lutheran background.

Coplay police

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police issue DUI citation

A traffic stop by borough police Sept. 15 resulted in the arrest of Kyle Miller, 32, of 17 W. Tenth St., Northampton.

Miller was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported by police to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center, Allentown, for processing.

Tricycle stolen

Jonathan Schlager of 110 S. Seventh St., Coplay, reported on Sept. 15 the theft of a tricycle.

Described as a red and white Hendstrom tricycle, the tricycle was stolen off the back porch at the Seventh Street property.