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Coplay police

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Truck takes out traffic light

Borough police at 7:22 a.m. Jan. 17 received a report of traffic lights and poles down at the southeast corner of the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets.

Pierre Voisine of Lang Saint Basile in New Brunswick, Canada, was driving a tractor trailer when he cut the turn too close, knocking down the lights, poles and a business sign and pole for Raadical Restaurant. He pulled over following the incident, police said.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JANUARY 13

· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to Third and Chapel streets.

· Officers responded to a report of a theft on Berk Street.

JANUARY 14

· Officers assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Second Street.

· A report of an open door brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.

JANUARY 16

· Police were called to the 1100 block of Fifth Street to investigate a report of fraud.

JANUARY 17

Marie A. Jusulavage

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Marie A. Jusulavage, 87, of Coplay, died Jan. 9, 2013, in her daughter's home. She was the wife of the late Julius J. Jusulavage.

She is survived by four sons, Julius Jr., Michael, John and his wife Audrey and Gregory; a daughter, Maryann and her husband Terry Schmoyer; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

She was predeceased by a brother, William; and a sister, Genevieve.

Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 881 Marcon Blvd., Suite 3700, Allentown, 18109.

Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.

Gisella "Stella" A. Wiessner

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart church member

Gisella "Stella" A. Wiessner, 89, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 9, 2013, in Schuylkill Medical Center East, Pottsville. She was the wife of the late Raymond M. Wiessner.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Steier) Solderitch.

She was a meat packer for the former A&B Meats, Allentown.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Bath.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis E. of Mahanoy City and Thomas of Florida.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hilda Hanner.

Andrew M. Siska

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired pipefitter

Andrew M. Siska, 84, formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 9, 2013, in Northampton Village, Northampton. He was the husband of the late Bessie (Veranka) Siska for 53 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Frank and Katarina (Konopeus) Sisla.

He was a 20-year U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Vietnam War.

He was a pipefitter for Allentown State Hospital until he retired.

He was a member of St. John's Russian Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning.

He was a life member of Egypt Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293 and of the American Legion.

John Oscipok

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired turn foreman

John Oscipok, 96, a Fullerton resident for 60 years, died Jan. 13, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of the late Ann J. (Mankos) Oscipok for 61 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Kunsman) Oscipok.

He attended Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Army World War II and was a paratrooper with the 17th Airborne Division. He was in the first group to jump into Germany. He received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.

He was a turn foreman in air, water and steam for 42 years at Bethlehem Steel until he retired.

John J. Voortman Jr.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks retiree

John J. Voortman Jr., 82, of Center Valley, died Jan. 14, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mildred M. (Handwerk) Voortman for 31 years.

Born in Upper Saucon Township, he was a son of the late John and Gertrude (Snyder) Voortman.

He worked for Mack Trucks, Allentown, for 31 years until he retired in 1986. He had a lifelong love of farming.

Barry Lee Stephen

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Barry Lee Stephen, 60, of Schnecksville, died on Jan. 14, 2013, in Palmerton Hospital.

Born March 1, 1952, in Northampton, he was the son of Alice M. (Good) Stephen, with whom he resided, and the late Ernest C. Stephen.

He attended Haven House, Allentown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by siblings Richard A. of Bangor, Barbara A. DeFrain of Schnecksville, Janice L. Meinhart of New Tripoli, Jane M. Stephen of Allentown; several nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be recorded at heintzelmancares.com.