Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, January 17, 2020

District News: Gockley Elementary School schedules spirit day for Jan. 16

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

Spirit day at Gockley Elementary School is Jan. 16.

Join the fun on snowman day. Show your school spirit this month by wearing any clothing item that represents a snowman!

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Students will not have school Jan. 17 for a professional development day.

Whitehall-Coplay School District will then be closed Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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The end of the second marking period is Jan. 22. Be sure to stay up to date on your child’s progress.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact your child’s teacher.

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Coplay police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 29

Officers investigated reports that six vehicles in the 100 block of South Eighth Street were entered and various items were stolen.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse service in the unit block of North Front Street.

A neighbor complaint regarding garbage in the 100 block of North Second Street was addressed.

The department assisted Emmaus police with a protection-from-abuse service in the 1000 block of Bernice Drive.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic call in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

The department assisted Coplay police with a possible burglary in the 1000 block of Catherine Drive.

Traffic stops were conducted on Howertown Road and at Fourth and Cypress streets.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1400 block of Main Street.

DEC. 24

Officers were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 1300 block of Crane Street.

Margaret Hoffman

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

Margaret Hoffman, 91, formerly of Whitehall and in the care of Lehigh Commons, Macungie, died Jan. 1, 2020, after a struggle with dementia. She was the wife of the late Lewis Hoffman of Allentown.

Born in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Wilhelmina Bastian of South Williamsport.

She earned advanced education degrees from Penn State. She taught health, physical education, spelling and history. She also taught younger children with reading difficulties.

Coplay Public Library: Library board, staff thank patrons for continued support

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Happy New Year to all from the Coplay Public Library board and staff.

We are enormously grateful for the many kind and thoughtful expressions of support we have received from the community and our patrons.

With the new Spark circulation system and our participation in the Lehigh-Carbon Library Consortium, we have seen our library expand the resources we offer.

We look forward to bringing even more services and programming in the coming year.

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Kathryn L. Boldissar

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

nurse’s aide at Fellowship Community

Kathryn L. Boldissar, 66, of Hokendauqua, died Dec. 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Gabriel A. Boldissar Sr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William and Ann (Podorsky) Turick.

She was a 1971 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

She was a nurse’s aide at Phoebe Home, Allentown; and Whitehall Manor and Fellowship Community, both of Whitehall Township.

She attended Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.

John E. Schlosser

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

John E. Schlosser, 75, of Whitehall, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. He was the husband of Angela A. (Parillo) Schlosser for 53 years.

He was the son of the late John M. and Lillian (Leabold) Schlosser.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

He was an Airman 1st Class in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was a manager of information systems for 35 years for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, until he retired in 2009.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Donna A. Knoblach

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

NASD administrative assistant

Donna A. Knoblach, 61, of Northampton, died Dec. 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Donald A. Bilder Sr. and the late Barbara (Ondrejca) Bilder.

She was an administrative assistant to the special education department head for the Northampton Area School District for many years before retiring. She was a longtime member of the National Honor Society, NASD.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

Erna J. Weber

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Erna J. Weber, 93, of Whitehall, died Dec. 30, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Weber.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Gustav and Julia (Tapler) Hadl.

She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton.

She was an active member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Wendy D. Nahf

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Wendy D. Nahf, 76, of Northampton, died Dec. 29, 2019, at home. She was the wife of David L. Nahf for 54 years.

Born in Leicester, England, she was a daughter of the late James and Phyllis (Weeden) Sturgess.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Spencer and his wife Bethann, Corey and his wife Kim and Deborah; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul.

Services are private.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.