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Dorothy F. Schwartz

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity church member

Dorothy F. Schwartz, 89, died Oct. 20, 2012, at Country Meadows, Upper Macungie. She was the wife of the late Louis S. Schwartz.

Born in Holtville, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Louise (Depopi) Destray.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy M. and her husband Raymond Mudrick of Macungie, Mary A. Schwartz of Allentown, and Catherine L. Byron Reed of New Tripoli; a son, Louis S. and his wife Lori Schwartz of Northampton; a brother, Walter Destray of Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Rougies Column

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

CHS band has successful 2012 season

Are you a Catasauqua High School student interested in entering the 2013 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest? If so, visit Mrs. Roseman in the guidance office or visit for more information. The contest is open to any student in grades 9 through 12. The first-place winner will receive $5,000 and a $5,000 college savings plan. The deadline for the contest is Jan. 5, 2013.


It's hard to believe, but the first marking period of the school year is already coming to an end on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Stanisla R. Tait

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Stanisla R. Tait, 81, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 23, 2012, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was married to the late William T. Tait.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Mary (Burits) Mondschein.

She was a member of St. Peter R.C. Church, Coplay.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna M. wife of Richard Fox of Whitehall; grandson, Zachary; brothers, Raymond and Peter Mondschein; sisters, Helen Mondschein and Rose Guzdzial.

She was predeceased by siblings, Frank, John, Joseph, William, George, Alfred, Mary, Emma and Theresa.


Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Craft show on Nov. 3, 4

Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will be having its 27th annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Swain School, Salisbury Township.

The show will feature more than 40 local artisans associated with the LVPGC along with selected others, each offering handmade high quality art and fine crafts made within the greater Lehigh Valley area.

Artisans will be on hand to discuss their work as they offer jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, photography and a variety of art for sale.

Richard W.M. Gerstenberg

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton VFW member

Richard W.M. Gerstenberg , 62, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 1, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Teresa (Micklo) Gerstenberg for 28 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Carrie (Miller) Gerstenberg of Bethlehem and the late Stanley W. Gerstenberg.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company and later by Bon-Ton.

He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

He belonged to the VFW Post 4714, Northampton.

CMS News

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in School

PTF seeks CMS parent volunteers

Catasauqua Middle School is currently looking for parents to get involved with the Parent Teacher Forum (PTF).

Members of this organization volunteer to chaperone dances, provide baked goods or drinks for social events and assist with fundraisers, school events and class activities. They also assist when needed in the main office or guidance department of the middle school. The students greatly benefit from PTF parent involvement.

The PTF meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the CMS library.


Alfred "Fritz" J. Mondschein

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former Coplay mayor

Alfred "Fritz" J. Mondschein, 84, of Coplay, died Oct. 20, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elsie E. (Domitrovits) Mondschein for 55 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Burits) Mondschein.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was a Korean War Navy veteran.

He was a lab technician for the former Bethlehem Steel at the Homer Research Labs. He was a former Borough of Coplay mayor.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.