Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kevin J. Schlegel

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Kevin J. Schlegel, 37, of Whitehall, died Dec. 4, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Amanda (Collins) Schlegel of Northampton.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Gerald L. Schlegel of Schnecksville and Christine A. (Shade) Schlegel of Keller, Texas.

He was an inspection supervisor for SimplexGrinnell where he worked for the past 12 years.

Richard H. Deibert

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Richard H. Deibert, 89, of Walnutport, died Dec. 9, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Joyce J. (Christman) Deibert for 70 years.

Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Alma Deibert Hoffman.

He was a private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was last a forklift operator at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation until he retired in 1990. He worked there for 40 years.

Gertrude Kappes McGonigle

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former St. Lawrence Catholic Church member

Gertrude Kappes McGonigle, 86, formerly of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 5, 2017, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of the late Edward H. McGonigle.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Louise (Kern) Kappes.

She was an inspector at AT&T for over 30 years.

She was a member of the former St. Lawrence Catholic Church in North Catasauqua, where she also volunteered.

Steven R. Korn

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Steven R. Korn, 61, of Northampton, died Dec. 2, 2017, at home, after a fight with cancer. He was the husband of Eileen S. (Mersch) Korn for 37 years.

Born in New York, he was a son of the late Karl H. Korn and Giselheid O. (Neumann) Korn of Queens, N.Y.

He was an Eagle Scout.

He was a chemical engineer for the last 35 years.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived a daughter, Karla M. and her husband Christopher Hudock of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Timothy R. of Queens, N.Y., and Adam C. of Northampton; nieces; and nephews.

Northampton police

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 1

Suspicious activity in the unit block of East 21st Street brought police to the scene. The report said lug nuts on the driver-side rear wheel of a vehicle were loosened.

DEC. 2

A disturbance in the 100 block of East 21st Street was reported.

A reportable accident involving one vehicle occurred in the 900 block of Main Street.

DEC. 3

In the 1800 block of Evans Street, officers investigated a report of a male causing a disturbance.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 27

Police were on the scene for a fire in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue.

Reckless drivers on Second Street and at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center were reported.

Officers investigated a report of a missing juvenile in the unit block of Jazz Circle.

A robbery in the 100 block of Mickley Road was reported.

The department responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 200 block of Sixth Street.

A threat in the 1900 block of Presidential Drive was investigated.

NOV. 28

North Catasauqua: Borough hall is offering luminaria kits for Dec. 16 event

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Luminaria night will be Dec. 16 in the borough. Stop by borough hall during regular business hours to purchase your luminaria kits. Each purchase includes 10 bags, 10 candles, sand and directions. Lighting will begin 5 p.m. Do your part to create a peaceful, angelic glow on your street.

This is a fundraiser for the North Catasauqua We Sing! Community Chorus. Residents may also purchase luminarias to be placed around North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park and the borough to help the park and small Town USA shine on this special night.

Tribute planned

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

DMVA

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) in Washington, D.C., to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall — commonly referred to as The Wall.