Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 16

Police were on the scene of a DUI and drug call at Second and Eugene streets.

A report of a fight brought officers to the 300 block of Chapel Street.

The department investigated a civil matter in the 1000 block of Second Street.

Disturbances on Chapel and Second streets were investigated.

JUNE 17

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Front Street.

An animal complaint in the 1400 block of Fourth Street was handled by police.

Larry W. Plotsko

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Larry W. Plotsko, 69, of Northampton, died June 22, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Kathleen (Eberhardt) Plotsko for 45 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Schloffer) Plotsko.

He was a graduate of Northampton High School.

He earned numerous decorations for service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a truck driver for Rock Hill Concrete Company.

Fireworks planned for July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Breinigsville

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.

Concession stands will open 3 p.m.

WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live 3 p.m.

There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along 8:15 p.m.

COLLEGE CORNER

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in

Students named to dean’s list

Kutztown University

More than 1,750 students have been named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.6.

Bath: Brennen Sevire Berry

Catasauqua: Quinn Bachman, Shane P. Dolon, Jacquelyn Rae Garner, Kendra Rose O’Malley, Alexis Pursell

Coplay: Zoe Dougherty, Erik M. Gwozdz, Evangelia Hiotis, Justin J Porcino, Taylor Ann Prebula, Shelbey Ziegler

Danielsville: Sarah Danielle Schaffer

Northampton: Dip-N-Dance event planned for July 16

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Josephine Porcelli

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Fullerton Village

Josephine Porcelli, 96, formerly of Fullerton Village, Whitehall, and resident of Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, died June 23, 2019. She was the wife of the late John A. Porcelli.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence J. and his wife Carrie and Ronald J.; two granddaughters, Kayla and Leah Porcelli; two nieces, Janice and Karen; and two nephews, Vic and Tommy.

There will be a viewing noon, followed by a Mass of Christian burial 1 p.m., June 27 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall.

William Ambrose

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William Ambrose, 87, of Whitehall, died June 22, 2019. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Groller) Ambrose for 52 years.

He was a son of the late Edward and Ann (White) Ambrose.

He worked at GATX and Fuller Company before retiring.

He is survived by three children, Sandy and her husband Robert Rex and Jeffrey and his wife Sharon; and two granddaughters, Carolyn Vinal and Olivia Ambrose.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, c/o the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Catasauqua: Salem sets community lunch

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be offering its next free community lunch 11 a.m. July 1.

All are invited.

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Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on everything in the store until July 6.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of clean, used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operating hours.

Alfonso C. Abruzzi

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fellowship Villa

Alfonso C. Abruzzi, 95, of Fellowship Villa, Whitehall, and formerly of Coplay, died June 17, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Caroline B. (Sabatino) Abruzzi for 71 years.

He was a graduate of Pen Argyl High School.

He was an U.S. Army World War II veteran and earned a rank of technician fourth grade. He saw combat at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a driver and steward for the former Modern Transfer, Allentown, for 24 years.

Ronald A. Hollinger

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allen Township

Ronald A. Hollinger, 78, of Allen Township, died June 20, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Susan M. (Hill) Hollinger for 37 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Harry and Estelle Hollinger.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked in the maintenance department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem plant, for 20 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Raccoon Club and a past member of the former Goodwill Fire Company, Bethlehem.