Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

John J. Mishko

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

John “Jack” J. Mishko, Sr., 84, of Northampton, died Jan. 2, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Eileen (Heffelfinger) Mishko.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Zerosh) Mishko.

He was a graduate of Northampton High School. He continued his education at Albright University and East Stroudsburg University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education. He received his master’s degree from Temple University.

He was a teacher in the Easton School District for 29 years.

Frank R. Marth

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Frank R. Marth, 91, of Northampton, died Jan. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Annette M. (Dalla Palu) Marth for 32 years.

He was born in Northampton.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Angelican Church.

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

He was employed at Western Electric for 38 years, retiring as a supervisor.

Jean A. Schwartz

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Jean A. Schwartz, 75, of Whitehall, died Jan. 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John S. Schwartz for 53 years.

Born in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Angela (Stranzl) Tobitsch.

She worked as an artist and photographer.

Earlier in life, she worked in the defense department of AT&T in New York.

Lloyd J. Liggitt

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

Lloyd J. Liggitt, 88, of Walnutport, died Jan. 5, 2018, at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Jean R. (Dieter) Liggitt.

Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late Erwin and Margaret (Sly) Liggitt.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949.

He was a life insurance agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Bethlehem, for 25 years before retiring in 1985. While there, he earned the Metropolitan Life Insurance President’s Award.

He was the owner/operator of the former Northampton Lumber Company from 1978-1990.

Martin P. Bright

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Martin “Marty” P. Bright, 58, of Coplay and a guest at Westminster Village, Allentown, died Jan. 3, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Deutsch) for 32 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Joyce Bishop and the late Paul N. Bright.

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

He served his country in both the U.S. Navy and Marines.

He was a 1977 graduate of Liberty High School and attended Cedar Crest College.

District news: Bring Snack Pack Pals donation to Jan. 14 cash bingo at CFC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative’s (WAHI) cash bingo is set for Jan. 14 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., Coplay. Doors open 1 p.m., and bingo starts 2 p.m. All proceeds of the bingo will benefit WAHI.

The cost of a ticket includes two boards with 15 games. Bring your own bingo chips or dabber.

There will also be a cash 50/25/25 drawing. Extra specials will be available to purchase.

Come enjoy great food and baked goods as well.

Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 1

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive. A water pipe had burst and flooded a resident’s basement.

A carbon monoxide alarm in the 800 block of Catherine Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a complaint of snow not being shoveled in the unit block of South Third Street.

JAN. 2

Threats between tenants in the unit block of South Second Street were investigated.

Coplay library: Adult reading program to begin

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Sign up for our “Readers in the Rue Morgue” adult winter reading program. Registration begins Jan. 15.

We also have a book bingo challenge for you to take.

Reading logs and bingo challenges are due March 15 by 5 p.m. A small program wrap-up party will be held March 29. The time is to be determined.

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Story time and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25. All ages are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7351.

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Catasauqua: St. Mary’s plans bingo for Jan. 14

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bingo will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 122 Union St., starting 1 p.m. Jan. 14. The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out meals.

Call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.

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The George Taylor House volunteers will hold their next meeting 7-8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex meeting room.