Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catty library offers travel inspiration

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In anticipation of spring’s fair days, the library has recently added a resource for those of you who like to “get away from it all” for a day’s outing, a weekend mini-vacation or more. A Gateways Inc. kiosk that displays dozens of free promotional brochures on travel destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey , New York and New England is now a permanent library fixture. It’s a cornucopia of getaway possibilities!

Thor H. Bahrman

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Ellsworth V. Bahrman Inc.

Thor H. Bahrman Sr., 90, of Hanover Township, died March 4, 2017, at home. Born in Atlantic City, N.J., he was a son of the late Ellsworth V. and Mary (Miller) Bahrman Sr. He was the husband of Millie (Nosal) Bahrman for 62 years.

He attended Wyoming Seminary and was a graduate of Widener University.

He was machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was aboard the USS Duluth in the Pacific Theater.

He was the owner of Ellsworth V. Bahrman Inc., Bethlehem, serving the automotive and light industrial equipment markets.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 25

Officers were called to Summit Street for a disturbance.

A report of a motor vehicle accident summoned police to MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a report of a hazard on Ringer Road.

Police investigated a report of suspicious activity on Birch Street.

A report of an animal complaint brought officers to Eberhart Road.

Police were called to Main Street for a report of a theft.

FEB. 26

Officers responded to a report of a theft on MacArthur Road.

Grace E. Baker

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Kraft Foods

Grace E. Baker, 91, of Allentown, died March 8, 2017, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born in Greenwich Township, she was the daughter of the late Chester U. and Carrie (Derr) Kramer.

She and her late husband, Mark G. Baker, met as children while living on neighboring farms in Krumsville, and became high school sweethearts.

They married in in 1943, in Sherman, Texas, while he was serving in the U.S. Army.

They enjoyed 30 years together until his sudden death while answering a fire call with the Cetronia Volunteer Fire Company in 1973.

Helena Radakovits

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Hungary

Helena Radakovits, 95, died Feb. 27, 2017, of a long-term illness. She was the wife of the late Frank Geosits and the late Edward Radakovits.

She was born in Szentpetefa, Hungary.

She is survived by a daughter, Clara Mian; a stepdaughter, Linda Issowits and her husband John; a stepson-in-law, Fred Kedl; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a niece, Mary Silipovits; nephew, John Silipovits; two great-nieces, Rosemarie Schlenick and Susan Silipovits; and a goddaughter, Kathy Fargo.

High school: Got sneakers?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua High School SADD Club is holding a used athletic sneakers, shoes and cleats drive for the month of March. Many youth athletes don’t have the appropriate shoes for the sport that they play. This can sometimes affect their self-esteem and confidence and could even make them the target for being made fun of or bullied. Athletics is often a way for students to handle stress, cope, have fun and stay away from negative influences. Please donate your “Kicks For Kids” during homeroom to benefit Lehigh Valley youth.