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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Gerd August Jurgensen

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gerd “Jerry” August Jurgensen, 79, of Northampton, died June 5, 2020. He was the husband of Hilde (Hahn Dagrosa) Jurgensen.

Born in Westerholz, Germany, he was a son of the late Gustav and Erna (Petersen) Juergensen and the family later immigrated to Hankins, N.Y.

He graduated from Delaware Valley Central School, Callicoon, N.Y.

He later purchased a farm of his own in Damascus and sold hay for decades. He also worked in maintenance with Sullivan County Parks.

Raymond E. Keiper

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Raymond E. Keiper, 73, of Orefield, died June 16, 2020, in his residence. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Fillman) Keiper for more than 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Martha V. (Rothrock) and the late Ernest F. Keiper.

He was a 1965 graduate of Dieruff High School, Allentown.

He was a 1966-70 U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was employed at the Fuller Company and then on the production line of Mack Trucks, Allentown, for more than 17 years before retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua for many years.

Albert C. Superka Jr.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from GATX

Albert C. Superka Jr., 78, died June 16, 2020, at The Gardens for Memory Care of Easton.

He was a son of the late Albert C. Sr. and Ruth (Klingler) Superka.

He was a 1960 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He retired from GATX (formally Fuller Company).

He is survived by two brothers, Thomas and his wife Dolores and Robert and his wife Sandra; two nephews, Scott and Timothy; a niece, Beth Somishka; two great-nieces, Alison and Adrianna; and two great-nephews, Sean and Evan.

Donna M. Schneider

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Donna M. Schneider, 62, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2020, at her home. She was the wife of Joseph A. Schneider for 27 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Stoppi) Lichtenwalner.

She was a 1975 graduate of Salisbury High School.

She was a tax collector for 39 years for the Lehigh County Fiscal Office until she retired in 2014.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Ronald K. Lichtenwalner and his wife Victoria of Ashland; nieces; and nephews.

Suzanne E. Webb

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Suzanne E. Webb, 79, of Catasauqua, died June 18, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Olin S. Webb.

Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Albert A. and Margaret (Meekins) LeBlanc.

She worked part time at Agway and the Lehigh Valley Dairy.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where she worked with the youth group, Luther League, Morning Glories, choir and the altar guild.

She is survived by two daughters, Christine Webb and Terri Schrader; and a sister, Margaret Hefele.


Monday, June 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to order drive-thru halupki dinners, to be picked up 4-6 p.m. June 27 at the parish hall of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton. Information, cost and orders: Joan at 610-349-7791

• Do-it-yourself wands class, 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required): northamptonapl.org


• Book club chat (any fantasy book of your choice), 6-6:30 p.m., on Zoom. Information and to sign up: Coplay Public Library Facebook page

Article By: The Press

Friday, June 19, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC: ‘Military-Friendly’ designation given

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has received the designation, “Military- Friendly School,” from VIQTORY, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.

LCCC provides resources and support services to more than 350 active military and veteran students, including their spouses and dependents.

Resources include veterans’ lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses, preferred scheduling, scholarship opportunities and a Veterans Support Team to provide the resources needed to successfully transition to college.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Dept. of Health provides update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported, as of June 16, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 79,483.

There are 523,609 patients who have tested negative to date.

In Lehigh County, 3,973 positive cases and 19,124 negative cases have been reported.

In Northampton County, 3,250 positive cases and 18,565 negative cases have been reported.