Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Barbara J. Caserta

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Barbara J. Caserta, 72, of Walnutport, died Aug. 10, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of William J. Caserta for 50 years.

Born in Englewood, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Edith (Ashe) Mattson.

She was employed by the Lehigh Valley Health Network in the patient education/administrative departments for 25 years. She and her husband owned and operated Business Services Unlimited, Emmaus, for 23 years, from which she retired in 2012.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 29

Officers investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of Livingston Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Chestnut Street and Spring Mill Road.

Animal complaints on East Columbia Street and MacArthur Road and at Whitehall Mall were addressed.

Police investigated a report of a missing adult in the 1100 block of West Tyler Street.

The department responded to suspicious activity on North First Avenue and Main Street.

A theft occurred in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

Angelina M. Borsetti

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Angelina M. Borsetti, 95, of North Catasauqua, died Aug. 12, 2018, at HCR ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Amadeo “Scotty” C. Borsetti.

Born in Canandaigua, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Lama) Pofi.

She worked for City View Diner, D&D Sports and Modern Universal Pants Factory and, most recently, Robinson & Robinson Inc. of Allentown.

She was a member of the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church of North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a son, Amedeo M.; nieces; and nephews.

Richard W. Stewart

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion Post 353 member

Richard W. Stewart, 86, of Northampton, died Aug. 12, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Helen B. (Broomhall) Stewart for 64 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Teeple) Stewart.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1953.

He was a computer programmer for more than 40 years at various companies, including The National Security Agency, Sandura and Phoenix Clothes of Whitehall. He finished his career at JN Davis Company, Evanston, Ill., and Ducks Unlimited Inc. He was, briefly, a life insurance salesman.

William R. Brobst III

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Salvation Army employee

William “Billy” R. Brobst III, 25, of Whitehall, died Aug. 11, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of William R. Jr. and Angela (Hyrowich) Brobst of Whitehall.

He worked for the Salvation Army, Whitehall.

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

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Trudy Brobst and her companion Jackson Myers of Ocala, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Linda Hyrowich and her companion Mark Bednar of Whitehall; aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 29

Officers investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Third Street.

Traffic stops were conducted at Fourth and Main streets and at Howertown Road and Grove Street.

JULY 30

A report of a con artist in the 1400 block of Main Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to an ordinance violation in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A barking dog in the 1200 block of Second Street was reported.

Catasauqua: YMCA registering children for fall

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Register your 4- or 5-year-old for one of Suburban North Family YMCA’s early childhood programs. The preschool program is geared for children ages 3 and 4. It is held 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and emphasizes social interaction, cooperation and cognitive development.

The pre-K program is held 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is for children ages 4 and 5.

Call the YMCA at 610-264-5221 for questions or to register your child. The programs begin the week of Sept. 4. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants.

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Another view

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school time is upon us once again

It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 16, and Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton and Catasauqua schools begin classes Aug. 27.

Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.

Kathleen E. Mullins

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

WHS cafeteria worker

Kathleen E. (Schaffer) Mullins, 91, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Donald D. Mullins for 65 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Hilda (Phifer) Schaffer.

She was a Whitehall High School cafeteria worker for many years.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

She is survived by a daughter, Colleen M. Chryst of Fullerton; a son, Richard D. and his wife Barbara of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; four grandchildren, Abby, Allyson, Jennifer and John; and three great-grandchildren.

Northampton: VFW Post 4714 hosts polka, karaoke nights through August

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities this month.

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24, 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K

Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side

Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

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