Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JULY

THURSDAY 18

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

TUESDAY 23

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

WEDNESDAY 24

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Nature program is July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Jolie Chylack, from Lehigh County Conservation District, will present the Buckets Full of Nature program about the sun and moon 10 a.m. July 18.

Everyone is invited to this program to learn more about these solar bodies.

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Dawn Sellers, from Center for Vision Loss, will be presenting four programs at the library this month.

• July 24, 11 a.m. — Eyes at the Library storytime for preschool and early elementary-age children to attend with their parents

• July 24, 2 p.m. — Teen Seen program about importance of eye care for students in grades 6-12

Richard L. Grammes

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Richard L. Grammes, 88, of Coplay, died July 8, 2019. He was the husband of the late Norma J. (Bieber) Grammes.

Born in Trexlertown, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Braim) Kressler.

He served during the Korean War as a U.S. Navy Airman. He served aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Intrepid as a F4U Corsair chief mechanic. He also served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flying on a Douglas JD-1 Invader.

He and his wife co-owned Norma J. Restaurant, Orefield, since 1967, which their family continues to operate.

Gertrude R. Scobey

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gertrude R. Scobey, 79, of Northampton, died July 8, 2019, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy (Allio) Reilly.

She worked in a tie factory for many years, holding various positions.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by a brother, Clifford and his wife JoAnn Reilly; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, James and Albert Jr.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Peter Kravchenko

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Peter Kravchenko, 83, of Northampton, died July 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Barbara (McDonald) Kravchenko for 59 years.

Born in Pancevo, Serbia, he was a son of the late Mihey and Elizabeth (Mogosh) Kravchenko.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He worked in the printing industry for many years.

Ronald V. Frommer Sr.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Ronald V. Frommer Sr., 76, of Lehigh Township, died July 14, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Maryann L. (Werner) Frommer for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Franklin Frommer and Alda F. (Supers) Handelong.

He retired in 2009 from McLane Company Inc. of Baldwinsville, N.Y., where he was a merchandise specialist.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a drummer for two polka bands, The Polka Dots and Freedom Airs.

He was a life member of the Blue Ridge Rod & Gun Club, Walnutport.

Kim Moyer

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

North Catasauqua chief of police

Kim Moyer, 68, died July 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Veronica L. (Poandl) Moyer for 22 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Gerald E. and Bernice G. (Smith) Moyer.

He was the current chief of police in North Catasauqua for more than 40 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer and Megan; a brother, Mark; a sister, Colleen Burgess; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Owen; and a sister, Pamela A. Nidlund.

Marian Elizabeth Drayer

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

resided in Bangor

Marian Elizabeth Drayer died July 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She resided in Bangor with her son, Daniel.

Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of Gordon and Mary Pierce and sibling of George, Albert, Bud and Virginia.

She is survived by her children, Roger and wife Tara of Catasauqua, David of Three Springs, Patricia of Bangor, Kelly and wife Amy of Saugertis, N.Y., Daniel of Bangor, Crystal of Roseta and Duane and wife Tori of Colorado Springs; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Louis I. Miksits

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

VFW Post 4714 member

Louis I. Miksits, 89, of Northampton, died July 8, 2019, at the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Carol Jean (Mather) Miksits, and the late Ann Machovic Miksits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Edward and Rose (Szoke) Miksits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Japanese occupation and the Korean conflict.

He was a mechanic for Capital and United Airlines.