Catasauqua Press

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rose H. Williams

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall Manor

Rose H. Williams, 96, of Whitehall Manor, and formerly of Catasauqua, died April 6, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late David C. Williams.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecila (Fiedler) Hutter.

She worked for many years for Western Electric before taking retirement.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband Paul Maderic; a son, David J. and his wife Diane; six grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Weaver; nieces; and nephews.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A DUI arrest brought police to Third and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a fight at 11th and Race streets.

An open car door in the 800 block of Willow Drive was investigated.

The department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

A sewer backup at Second and Eugene streets was reported.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

College Corner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in

Casey named to ensemble cast

SUNY Potsdam

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is set to present the timeless Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” April 20 and 21. Both performances are 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The cast and crew includes Kimberly Casey, of Whitehall, who is a dance captain and member of the chorus.

Coplay: Borough anniversary committee to meet April 19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.

We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Contact Steve Burker at for more information.


Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

For more information, contact Brittany at 610-533-4141.

Middle school: PSSA reward day is set for April 20

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

The math PSSA perfect attendance reward will be held April 20. Students will receive a snack while watching a movie. Also, PSSA makeups will be April 20.

On April 25 and 26, the science PSSA days will take place for eighth grade only.


If you have any school news or updates for this column, email the information to, and I’ll be sure to include it in an upcoming column.

Claire Rose Rantz

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Renaissance Home

Claire Rose Rantz, 84, of Renaissance Home, Northampton, died April 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Rantz.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Alice (McGinley) McGeehin.

She was a registered nurse for over 50 years at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City; various medical facilities in the Lehigh Valley; and Luther Crest, from which she retired.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield.

David J. Sterner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Red Hill

David J. Sterner, 40, of Red Hill, died April 12, 2018, in Allentown.

Born in Reading, he was a son of George K. Sterner, of Bechtelsville; and Linda D. (Dodson) Wojciechowski, wife of Gerald Wojciechowski, of Macungie.

He attended Boyertown School District and Lehigh Carbon Community College. He was formerly employed by Green Shadow Tree Service, Hellertown, as a tree trimmer.

High school: Prom tickets are on sale now in B116

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

CHS junior/senior prom tickets are officially on sale and can be purchased from Mr. Inman in B116. Please have your seating arrangements with you.

Tickets are $70, unless you sold hoagies for a discounted rate. Cash and checks, made payable to the Class of 2019, are acceptable forms of payment.


Reminder: Any student interested in attending West Point Military Academy can attend a West Point/ROTC information meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at Lehigh University. Fliers are available on the bulletin board outside the high school guidance office.