Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Coplay Public Library: Storytime set for April 18, 25

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Storytime with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. April 18 and 25 and May 2. After the readings, there will be time to work on a fun, seasonal take-home craft.

Children of all ages are welcome for this social and creative learning experience. No preregistration is required.


Free movie Saturday will be April 20.

The first film will be “The Croods” starting 11 a.m., followed by “The Book Thief” beginning 1 p.m.


District News: Reminder of calendar changes

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District calendar changes due to snow makeup days are as follows.

There will be school April 18.

May 10, which was a scheduled professional development day, will now be a school day for students.

The last day of school for students will now be June 12. Teachers will have a professional development day June 13.


Schools will be closed for spring break April 19-22. Schools will reopen April 23.


Deborah A. Brobst

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Deborah A. Brobst, 59, of Allentown, died April 6, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice- Cedar Crest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William R. Brobst and Trudy Brobst, companion of Jack Myers.

She was employed at the former Qualex for many years.

She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She was involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation and volunteered with Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus; Itty Bitty Kitty, Allentown; and Pelican Man, Sarasota, Fla.

Virginia Mae Beck

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Virginia “Ginny” Mae (Gower) Beck, 91, of Allentown and formally of Kunkletown, died April 12, 2019.

She operated three restaurants in the late 1960s and was a waitress for many years in the Lehigh Valley. She worked for Rite-Aid for 23 years, until retiring at age of 80.

She was a volunteer at Lehigh Valley Active Life, Allentown, for many years. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Allentown. She was the coordinator of picnic and entertainment activities for the Towne House Apartments residents, where she lived for 11 years.

Dennis C. O’Brien

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Atlas Cement Company worker

Dennis C. O’Brien Sr., 81, of West Catasauqua, died April 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Susan D. O’Brien.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late George and Alfreda (Schaffer) O’Brien.

He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Boston, during peacetime, and was awarded the Royal Order of the Blue Nose in 1957.

He was a dock worker for Roadway Express, Tannersville, for 12 years before he retired in 1998. He worked previously for Atlas Cement Company for 25 years.

Carolyn A. Frey

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD custodian

Carolyn “Carol” A. (Reimer) Frey, 79, of Northampton, died April 10, 2019, in her home. She was the longtime companion of Roger Behler of Northampton.

A lifelong resident of Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Myrtle and Elwood Reimer.

She worked earlier in life at Miller’s Diner. She was a custodian in the Northampton School District until she retired after 20 years of service.