Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 23

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 24

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

THURSDAY 25

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Deborah A. Brobst

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Deborah A. Brobst, 59, of Allentown, died April 6, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice- Cedar Crest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William R. Brobst and Trudy Brobst, companion of Jack Myers.

She was employed at the former Qualex for many years.

She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She was involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation and volunteered with Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus; Itty Bitty Kitty, Allentown; and Pelican Man, Sarasota, Fla.

Virginia Mae Beck

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Virginia “Ginny” Mae (Gower) Beck, 91, of Allentown and formally of Kunkletown, died April 12, 2019.

She operated three restaurants in the late 1960s and was a waitress for many years in the Lehigh Valley. She worked for Rite-Aid for 23 years, until retiring at age of 80.

She was a volunteer at Lehigh Valley Active Life, Allentown, for many years. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Allentown. She was the coordinator of picnic and entertainment activities for the Towne House Apartments residents, where she lived for 11 years.

Dennis C. O’Brien

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Atlas Cement Company worker

Dennis C. O’Brien Sr., 81, of West Catasauqua, died April 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Susan D. O’Brien.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late George and Alfreda (Schaffer) O’Brien.

He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Boston, during peacetime, and was awarded the Royal Order of the Blue Nose in 1957.

He was a dock worker for Roadway Express, Tannersville, for 12 years before he retired in 1998. He worked previously for Atlas Cement Company for 25 years.

Carolyn A. Frey

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD custodian

Carolyn “Carol” A. (Reimer) Frey, 79, of Northampton, died April 10, 2019, in her home. She was the longtime companion of Roger Behler of Northampton.

A lifelong resident of Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Myrtle and Elwood Reimer.

She worked earlier in life at Miller’s Diner. She was a custodian in the Northampton School District until she retired after 20 years of service.

Robert A. Remer

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Robert A. Remer, 77, of Northampton, died April 13, 2019, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. He was the companion of the late Dorothy Schonerberger.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Hilda (Unger) Remer.

He was employed by the former A&B Meats for many years before it closed. He retired from Larson Manufacturing.

He is survived by two sons, John and Robert; a daughter, Jill and her husband Timothy Strella; a daughter-in-law, Toni Remer; four grandchildren, Kelly, Robert, Nicole and Kyle; and three great-grandchildren, Robert, Ava and Emma.