Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cementon/Egypt: Basket party set for Oct. 27, 28

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Egypt, is hosting a basket party 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 28.

The drawing begins 2 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

There will be homemade food and baked goods for sale.

For more information, call 610-262-9315 or 610-533-2794.

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Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., invites everyone in the community to a prayer gathering 7-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 8

Police investigated a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of Oak Street.

Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person in the unit block of North Third Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of South Second Street was reported.

Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of North Ruch Street. A resident was concerned about his neighbor’s aggressive dog and the fence between yards.

The department performed a welfare check in the unit block of North Third Street.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Mourning the end of bar soap and more

This is not an obituary.

Nor is it a political commentary.

This Editor’s View mourns the death of things I and many others grew up with, including bar soap and top sheets.

Yes, that’s right. According to a recent news article, Generation Z individuals born between 1995 and 2010 and millennials born between 1981 and 1996 are changing the world as we know it — for those individuals have stated they no longer use bar soap, only liquid soap.

And, they don’t use top sheets.

Top sheets? Will a sheet set soon only come with a fitted sheet and pillowcases?

Northampton: Borough mayor proclaims Oct. 18 as Jack Frost Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 18 as Jack Frost Day in the borough, in recognition of the 70th annual event happening that night.

There will be goblins, ghosts and other scary characters to delight the children at the parade, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club.

Ralston Coleman, parade committee chairman, said the Exchange Club is marking the 70th anniversary with a string band in full Mummers regalia and a singing princess in the parade lineup.

Anthony C. Sodl

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of West Coplay Maennerchor

Anthony “Tony” C. Sodl, 96, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 8, 2018, at Whitehall Manor.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Wunderler) Sodl.

He was in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

He was an electrician. He managed Jordan Lanes, Whitehall, from 1958 to 1967. He was, for several years, a representative for Brunswick Corporation in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He moved to Florida where he was the proprietor of the T&J Lounge until he took retirement.

David H. Hallman

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Sarco Manufacturing

David H. Hallman, 66, of Allentown, died Sept. 29, 2018, in Allentown.

Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Pierce and Miriam (Erdman) Hallman.

He worked for Sarco Manufacturing, Allentown, for many years until he retired.

He is survived by a son, David E. and his wife Fanny; a grandson, David J. Hallman; and two brothers.

He was predeceased by a brother and a sister.

Contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, or to the Northampton Assembly of God, both c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Marion D. Kulhamer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 member

Marion D. Kulhamer, 89, of Whitehall, died Oct. 10, 2018. She was the wife of the late Vincent P. Kulhamer for 59 years.

Born in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Irene (Wescoe) Lindenmuth.

She was a seamstress at the former Fuller Sportswear.

She was a member of Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 and the Fullerton American Legion Post 367 auxiliaries.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Harriet I. Giaquinto

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Catasauqua

Harriet “Hattie” I. Giaquinto, 82, formerly of Catasauqua, died Oct. 1, 2018, at HCR ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Bill Giaquinto for six years.

Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Dora Fritz.

She worked for various factories in the Lehigh Valley.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Donald Koch; a daughter, Donna Dille; and three granddaughters, Nikki, Kimberly and Dawn Marie.

She was predeceased by a son, Gerald Koch; five sisters; and one brother.

Helen J. DeLong-Masonheimer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Helen J. DeLong-Masonheimer, 89, of Northampton, died Oct. 12, 2018, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Charles L. DeLong and the late William H. Masonheimer.

Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Anna (Palkovits) Zvikovits.

She was a test set maker for Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 13 years before she retired in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia L. Shipwash of Whitehall; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.