Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Larry N. Merkle, M.D.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Larry N. Merkle, M.D., 78, of Nazareth, died April 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Brenda (Reinert) Merkle for 38 years.

Raised in Slatington, he was a son of the late Claude and Lillian (Rauch) Merkle.

He was a University of Pennsylvania graduate. He earned a medical degree from the Heidelberg University, Germany.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Peter P. Micolochick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Peter P. Micolochick, 74, of Walnutport, died April 8, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Carol A. (Buchert) Micolochick for 26 years.

Born in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Peter and Helen (Lander) Micolochick.

He attended Wilson High School.

He worked, since age 14, at the former Schafer Bologna Company, Wilson Borough, for 47 years. He retired as a plant manger in 2004 when the company was sold to Alderfer Meats.

Rose H. Williams

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall Manor

Rose H. Williams, 96, of Whitehall Manor, and formerly of Catasauqua, died April 6, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late David C. Williams.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecila (Fiedler) Hutter.

She worked for many years for Western Electric before taking retirement.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband Paul Maderic; a son, David J. and his wife Diane; six grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Weaver; nieces; and nephews.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A DUI arrest brought police to Third and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a fight at 11th and Race streets.

An open car door in the 800 block of Willow Drive was investigated.

The department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

A sewer backup at Second and Eugene streets was reported.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

College Corner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in

Casey named to ensemble cast

SUNY Potsdam

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is set to present the timeless Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” April 20 and 21. Both performances are 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The cast and crew includes Kimberly Casey, of Whitehall, who is a dance captain and member of the chorus.

Cementon/Egypt: Mennonite church to host breakfast

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Mennonite Church, 4138 Wilson St., Egypt, will hold a Dutch breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. April 21.

The meal is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, call 610-262-7013.


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church’s youth group is hosting a penny party April 22. Doors open noon, and games start 1 p.m. The church is located at 4331 Main St., Egypt.

Coplay: Borough anniversary committee to meet April 19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.

We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Contact Steve Burker at sjburker@rcn.com for more information.


Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

For more information, contact Brittany at 610-533-4141.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 19: Elem. — Popcorn chicken with dinner roll or PB&J, steamed corn, orange, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. Premium — Chicken taco wrap, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice.