Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Coplay: All-you-can-eat breakfast planned

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17.

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Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. Nov. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

The organization is open to anyone who wants to join its ranks.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is holding a blood drive Nov. 30 for Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

The drive starts 8 a.m. in the church social hall.

Donors must be at least 17 years old.

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N. Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 28

A road hazard and flooding in the area of Howertown Road and Liberty Street was addressed by police.

Officers responded to a report of damaged property in the 1400 block of Main Street.

Police performed a welfare check in the 1200 block of Second Street.

OCT. 28

Officers investigated an assault report in the 1100 block of Front Street.

Traffic stops were conducted on Main Street and at Grove Street and Howertown Road.

OCT. 29

Edward H. Randolph

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Edward H. Randolph, 81, of Whitehall, died Nov. 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Lorraine A. (Mason) Randolph for 58 years.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Artinger) Randolph.

He was in the National Guard.

He worked in production at Mack Trucks for more than 30 years before retiring. Before that, he worked a variety of jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for many years.

The Rev. Michael J. Bodnyk Sr.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor

The Rev. Michael J. Bodnyk Sr., 68, of Orefield, died peacefully Nov. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Sandra L. (Smith) Bodnyk, were married 44 years on Feb. 8.

Born Dec. 5, 1950, in Allentown, Pastor Mike, as he was known, was the son of the late Dorothy I. (Shankweiler) Bodnyk and the late Lt. Col. Metro Bodnyk, U.S.A.F., retired.

Francis J. Kucherich

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

local baseball coach

Francis J. Kucherich, 92, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Somishka) Kucherich.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Rochen) Kucherich.

He was a 1945 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an electrician for Mack Trucks for many years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles.

He coached Stiles AA and Coplay Connie Mack baseball. His team won the 1974 state championship.

David ‘Zeke’ Lyster Lahr

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

earned juris doctorate degree

David “Zeke” Lyster Lahr, 68, died Nov. 2, 2019, in Allentown.

He was a son of the late David Truman and Dorothy Lyster Lahr.

He was a 1969 Kutztown Area High School graduate. He attended William and Mary College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Kutztown University in 1975. He earned a juris doctorate degree at West Virginia University in 1981. He passed the Pennsylvania bar exam immediately after.

James J. Eline

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hickory Grove Greenhouses owner

James J. Eline, 66, of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Jann M. (Harakal) Eline for 40 years.

He was a son of the late Paul H. Sr. and Mildred A. (Barrett) Eline.

He was a 1971 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was the owner and president of Hickory Grove Greenhouses, North Catasauqua.