Catasauqua Press

Thursday, April 19, 2018

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Whitehall Mall.

“We have over 70 vendors scheduled to attend. There will be free blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes,” McNeill said. “Last year’s event drew more than 500 seniors, so you don’t want to miss out on this great free event.

Kathleen L. Mitchell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kathleen L. Mitchell, 59, of Catasauqua, died April 9, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Mel Fritz for many years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. and Alice B. (Steitz) Snyder.

She earned an associate degree in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She was a nurse at various locations for many years before staying home to raise her children.

Helen R. Herr

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Helen R. Herr, 93, of Northampton, died April 7, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Frank Herr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Brietfeller) Walakovits.

She worked at the former Universal Pants Factory for over 45 years before she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Doris Skubik

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hanover Township

Doris Skubik, 88, of Hanover Township and formerly of Northampton, died April 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Skubik.

Born in Allentown and raised in Hokendauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Myrl (Miller) Prong.

She was a reserve person for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, for 25 years until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She was a former member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 1

At Force 1, 403 Wood St., abandoned vehicles were tagged.

A domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend occurred in the 100 block of Howertown Road.

Suspicious activity on Church Street was reported. The report said a person was looking through cars.

In the 500 block of Race Street, a fight over domestic issues occurred.

Officers assisted Whitehall police in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

APRIL 2

Larry N. Merkle, M.D.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Larry N. Merkle, M.D., 78, of Nazareth, died April 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Brenda (Reinert) Merkle for 38 years.

Raised in Slatington, he was a son of the late Claude and Lillian (Rauch) Merkle.

He was a University of Pennsylvania graduate. He earned a medical degree from the Heidelberg University, Germany.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Peter P. Micolochick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Peter P. Micolochick, 74, of Walnutport, died April 8, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Carol A. (Buchert) Micolochick for 26 years.

Born in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Peter and Helen (Lander) Micolochick.

He attended Wilson High School.

He worked, since age 14, at the former Schafer Bologna Company, Wilson Borough, for 47 years. He retired as a plant manger in 2004 when the company was sold to Alderfer Meats.