Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

Matthew A. Maitski

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Matthew A. Maitski, 64, of Walnutport, died Sept. 29, 2019, at Riverstone Manor.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary (Myster) Maitski.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

He is survived by five siblings, Michael and his wife Sharon, Jane and her husband Bill Geiger, Tim and his wife Lori, Margie and her husband Michael Sylvester and Fred; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Riverstone Manor, 1 Main St., P.O. Box 333, Walnutport, 18088.

Marion E. Laudenslager

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fullerton

Marion E. Laudenslager, 94, of Fullerton, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Laudenslager Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Lizzie (Miller) Druckenmiller.

She is survived by two sons, Bruce C. and his wife Karen of Whitehall and Barry E. and his wife Debra of Allentown; a daughter, Debra K. and her husband Raymond M. Bodenchuk Jr. of Coplay; a sister, Jean Oswald of Florida; a brother, Donald Druckenmiller of Allentown; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

Michael A. Tocci

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Michael A. Tocci, 67, of Northampton, died suddenly Sept. 24, 2019. He was the husband of Donna Tocci.

He was the son of Marjorie and the late Patrick Tocci.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Joshua and Jonathan; a daughter, Jodi Weiss; three grandchildren; five siblings Greg, Joe, Dave, Robert and Susan; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Patrick.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Rudolph Raymond Mayo

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

longtime Catasauqua coach

Rudolph (Rudy) Raymond Mayo, 92, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 6, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Miriam “Tooty” (Schropp) Mayo.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Rocco and Lena Mazzocchetti.

He was in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

He was employed at the Bethlehem Steel for 40 years. He worked at Mayo Motors for many years.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

National Fire Prevention Week

I cannot think of a better week than this to emphasize the need for volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania — especially in the communities in which we live.

National Fire Prevention Week, celebrated this year Oct. 6-12, was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which more than 250 people died, some 100,000 were left homeless and more than 17,400 buildings burned.

The fire began Oct. 8 when, according to legend, Mrs. Catherine O’Leary’s cow kicked over an oil lamp. The blaze continued well into the next day.

Borough’s 150th anniversary to end Oct. 19 with Saengerbund event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

COPLAY

A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.

The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

Officers assisted a citizen in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police investigated the theft of an electric saw in the unit block of North Third Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

SEPT. 24

A domestic dispute in the unit block of South Second Street was investigated.

Police were on the scene of a residential fire in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

Lost keys in the 100 block of South Fifth Street were reported.

Dawn DeLong

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Dawn DeLong, of Bath, died Oct. 4, 2019. She was the wife of Gene DeLong for 51 years.

Born in Hazelton, she was a daughter of the late Kay (Irvin) and David Kaufman.

She was a 1965 Salisbury High School graduate.

She was an artist and worked from home for 50 years. She owned Country Art by Dawn.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

She was a choir mother for several choral groups at Hope United Church of Christ for 20 years. She and her husband were chapter leaders for Compassionate Friends of the Lehigh Valley for 15 years.