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Friday, December 13, 2019

Dolores B. Schoemaker

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Community Center waitress

Dolores B. Schoemaker, 85, of Northampton, died Dec. 7, 2019. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Schoemaker.

She was an examiner for Modern Pants Factory for 30 years and for Cross Country Clothes for 10 years. She was a part-time waitress at the Northampton Community Center for several years.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah S. Bodnar of Northampton; and a sister, Dorothy Faut of Gilbertsville.

She was predeceased by a son-in-law, David G. Bodnar.

Dorothy R. Janscak

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s choir member

Dorothy R. Janscak, 88, died Nov. 30, 2019, at HCR ManorCare, Bethlehem, where she resided.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kacsur) Janscak.

She was an executive secretary for Chevron Corporation.

She sang on the choir at her church, St. Mary’s Annunciation BVM Church, Catasauqua.

She was close to a nephew, Mark; and two nieces, Kathy and Pat.

There will be a calling time 8:30-9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial 9 a.m., Dec. 14, at St. Mary’s Annunciation BVM Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua.

Jeanette D. Barr

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua thrift shop volunteer

Jeanette D. Barr, 96, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 6, 2019. She was the wife of the late Harold “Bud” W. Barr.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Sherman T. and Florence (Hoffman) Matchette.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She volunteered for the Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Breslin and her husband Tim; a son, Greggory and his fiancee Kerry Wagner; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, James Matchette; and a sister, Lydia Faust.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Are those Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals still available?

The date was Dec. 2, a Monday — and a particularly busy day for me at work.

I stayed focused on my to-do list, so I could head out the door on time. It was Cyber Monday, and I had a mission.

I rushed home from the office, opened my laptop and systematically attacked my family’s Christmas lists, finishing the orders before anyone else got home that afternoon. What a sense of accomplishment at having gotten such great deals!

Woman found dead in home after clothes catch fire

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

MOORE TOWNSHIP

Authorities are investigating the Nov. 22 death of a woman found unresponsive after her clothing apparently caught fire in a mobile home in Moore Township.

According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, 73-year-old Elizabeth Grube was found after police went to the Scotty’s Manufactured Homes park for ages 55 and older to check on her about 6:45 p.m. that night.

Lysek said Grube’s clothing had apparently caught fire but didn’t say whether that contributed to her death. The fire apparently had not spread to the home.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 10

Officers investigated reports of unwanted people on Grape and Main streets, MacArthur Road and Fernhill Lane.

Police responded to an animal case in the 1000 block of Sumner Avenue.

A disturbance in the 2900 block of MacArthur Road was reported.

NOV. 11

Police were on the scene of a drug investigation in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

Mental health calls on Mickley Run and Basswood Lane brought out police.

Kathleen M. Roth

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Nazareth

Kathleen M. Roth, 49, of Nazareth, died Dec. 1, 2019, at home after a long battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of Carl Roth for 18 years.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of Antonia Maida, husband of Theresa of Troy, and Renee (Brannan) Maida and her companion Clarence Buskirk of Easton.

She was an Easton High School graduate. She earned an associate degree in early childhood education from Northampton Community College.

She was a pre-K teacher with Third Street Alliance, Easton, for 24 years.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 1

Officers were on the scene of a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

Police performed security checks in the 1400 block of Main Street and the 1000 block of Milton Street.

Suspicious activity in the 400 block of Birch Street was reported.

DEC. 2

Police performed a security check on an open door in the 1100 block of Howertown Road.

Suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Howertown Road was investigated.