Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Tracey Lynn Heffelfinger

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Tracey Lynn Heffelfinger, 48, of Northampton, died May 27, 2018, from myeloid leukemia.

She was a daughter of Arthur “Tom” Heffelfinger and the late Sally A. (Brutchak) Heffelfinger.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a brother, Scott and his wife Audrey and their sons Zachary, Nicholas and Matthew; an aunt, Nancy and her husband Ronald Motsko; and cousins and their families.

Contributions may be made to the family.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Mary T. Danko

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Mary T. Danko, 94, of Coplay, died May 31, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Bernard J. Danko.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Rose (Klement) Anthony Sr.

She was a seamstress for various factories in the Lehigh Valley for many years. Before that, she was a hairdresser.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary-Beth; a son, James; and a sister, Anna Udicious, all of Coplay; nieces; and nephews.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel FC tie 0-0

Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the year in the scoreless affair.

Marlene D. Race

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Marlene D. (Hill) Race, 77, of Walnutport, died June 6, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of the late William B. Race Sr.

Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Royal O. and Arlene C. (Strohl) Hill.

She was a 1958 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She scheduled bus trips for several years while a member of the Palmerton Over 60 Club. She and her late husband were members of the Lehigh Valley Antique Car Club and showed previously their 1921 Willys Knight and their 1936 Buick.

Ramona D. Hoffman

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Ramona D. Hoffman, 55, of Allentown, died May 28, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of Richard G. Hoffman of Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Helene Neubauer and the late Julius Neubauer.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Kyle and Zachary; a daughter, Danielle Hoffman and her partner Chad Heiney; a brother, Thomas Neubauer; two sisters, Daniela Neubauer and Regina Currier; and a grandson, Abel.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Whitehall High School senior scholastic awards 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Awards and scholarships were presented to the following students during an awards program held last month.

Rasha Abdouche: Chris Attieh Humanitarian Scholarship; WHS Spanish National Honor Society Award

Morgan Anderson: Elizabeth M. Kloiber Memorial Scholarship; Moravian College Academic Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship

Cadeysa Andujar Jimenez: Porter Lodge No. 284 Masonic Student Assistance Award

Benjamin Antonchak: Patrick Sinatore Memorial Scholarship; Ryan Molchany Memorial Scholarship Award

Dabriel Ayala: Zephyr Football Club Award

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Me Too (and money?) bring change to Miss America contest

Miss America 2.0. Coming soon: New website. New show. New experience.

Previous winners of the popular pageant are casting their own votes now, after last week’s announcement that the Miss America organization will eliminate its swimsuit and evening gown contests from the 97-year-old event.

Gretchen Carlson, the newly named chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors and herself a winner of the pageant, also announced it was no longer to be considered a pageant, but rather a competition.

Education, programs are available

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer Support COMMUNITY

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials, lymphedema management, medical marijuana, budget planning, care giving, exercise, nutrition and more.

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.


The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.


Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The organization is looking for new members. The public is invited.