Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fullerton: St. John’s hosts dinner theater

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will host a cruise ship dinner theater Oct. 13, featuring St. John’s Players.

The event, produced by the fundraising committee, starts 6 p.m. in Fox Hall. There will be a dinner buffet and live-action theater with some audience participation.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. Contact the church office at 610-264-8421 with questions.

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., is holding basketball and cheerleading registrations through Oct. 19.

Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who fought, or continue to fight, a brave battle against breast cancer.

Frank J. Bauer

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Frank “Fats” J. Bauer, 90, of Northampton, died Oct. 4, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Katherine (Bilder) Bauer for 69 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Ulrich Sr. and Elizabeth (Reiter) Bauer.

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

He worked at the former Sandora/Tarkett for many years.

He was a member of the former Our Lady of Hungary Church, presently Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

He was a member of the Friendly Fifties and Knights of Columbus and was a pierogi volunteer for the former St. Nicholas Ukrainian Club.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

In the 500 block of Wood Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

Police assisted adult probation at Pyramid Healthcare, 124 Bridge St.

At Apartments for the Elderly, 118 Bridge St., officers sought information regarding a case.

A suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Third Street was reported to the department. A stolen plate was recovered and the vehicle towed.

In the 200 block of Wood Street, a subject was detained on a warrant and taken to central booking.

John H. Marakovitz

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay American Legion member

John H. Marakovitz, 95, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Catherine A. (Breitfeller) Marakovitz.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John J. and Mary (Stubits) Marakovits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II. He received a Bronze Star Medal with the 324th Infantry.

He was a welder and fitter for 42 years at the former Bethlehem Steel until he took retirement in 1987. He was an Electrolux salesman until the age of 90.

Jean S. Raubenhold

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Jean S. Raubenhold, 93, of Allentown and formerly of Northampton, died Oct. 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Raubenhold.

She was a daughter of the late George S. and Elsie M. (Moyer) Sicher.

She was an order picker for the former Lehigh Candy and Tobacco Company. She also was a riveter for the former Vultee Aircraft Company, Allentown.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Edgar E.L. Silfies Jr.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace United Church of Christ member

Edgar E.L. Silfies Jr., 96, of Northampton, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Loretta June (Andrews) Silfies.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edgar E.L. Sr. and Helen (Grow) Silfies.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a packaging supervisor at Universal Atlas Cement, Northampton, for 40 years until he retired in 1980.

He attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Albert B. Polchik

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

Albert “Abby” B. Polchik, 89, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 2, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Barbara (Oleschak) Polchik for 60 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Joseph F. Sr. and Elizabeth (Chihuly) Polchik.

He was a member of Catasauqua High School Class of 1947.

He was with the military police in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean and other service medals.