Paul “Augie” L. Hirschel, 92, of Whitehall, died March 28, 2018. He was the husband of Pearl E. P. (Coombs) Hirschel for 69 years.
Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Lillian (Crabtree) Hirschel.
He was a 1943 graduate of Whitehall High School.
He was a sonar man aboard the USS Pert in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
He was retired from his position as a supervisor at the Mack Trucks 5C plant. Earlier in life, he was a salesman for PPG.
Thursday, April 12: Elem. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. Premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, garbanzo beans, chilled peaches, banana.
An oil or other combustible liquid spill on Second Street brought out Stations 40 and 3501.
Stations 37, 38, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 3 Maryland Circle.
A system malfunction at 2520 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3503.
Station 36 was on the scene of an unintentional smoke detector activation at 1715 Plaza Lane.
Stations 36, 37 and 3503 found no incident after being dispatched to 2225 N. First Ave.
Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.
Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.
The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.
All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged to attend.
Darlene S. (Sommers) Newell, 70, of Allentown, died March 30, 2018, at home.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Nettie (Kemmerer) Sommers.
She previously worked for Alcon Industries for many years.
She is survived by a daughter, Theresa and her husband of Michael Sywensky; three grandchildren, Richard, Brittany and Stephanie; a great-grandson, Nikolai; a niece, Kelly and her husband Brian Pinky; two brothers, Paul and Timothy Sommers; and a sister, Robin Sommers.
As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is this April 12 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Joseph “Duff” R. Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died April 1, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind for 65 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.
He worked with his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton. He and his wife then opened J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.
Earth Day will be celebrated April 22.
Please be conscious of what you may be able to do to help the environment on this special day. Plant a tree, or help capture and dispose of litter in a local park.
We can also all be more conscious of energy use.
As we wait for warmer weather to arrive, there are plenty of fun things to do and see this spring in our community and nearby.
Catch a show at one of the local high schools, where wonderful productions are taking place. There is fantastic talent in our area.
The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early-morning below-freezing temperatures.
Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.
Twigs and branches lay scattered across the back yard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.