Catasauqua Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 13

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 14

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua: Toga Party Band comes to Catty park

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Toga Party Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!

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The Catasauqua High School Class of 1966 has completed its birthday party picnic plans. The picnic will take place 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

It’s a BYOB, and the class will provide soda and water. It will be catered by Cathy’s Creative Catering & Cafe, and a cake will be provided.

Larry Becker

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Larry Becker, 76, of Camp Hill and formerly of Catasauqua, died Aug. 1, 2018, at Elmcroft of Dillsburg. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Williams) Becker.

Born in Catasauqua, be was a son of the late Willard F. and Olive (Keller) Becker.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Betty A. Hall

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD cafeteria cashier

Betty A. Hall, 93, of Northampton, died July 30, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Richard Hall.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Spengler and the late Irma (Ritter) Spengler.

She was a cafeteria cashier for the Northampton School District for 16 years until she retired in 1985.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is it really worth driving around those barricades?

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks.

In the Lehigh Valley, 3-plus inches of rain had fallen from noon Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Margaret A. Moser-Schell

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethel

Margaret A. (Heckman) Moser-Schell, 94, of Bethel and formerly of Krumsville, died July 28, 2018, at Laurel Center Nursing and Rehab, Hamburg. She was the wife of the late Francis R. Moser and the late Robert G. Schell.

Born in Lower Nazareth Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert M. and Mabel (Seibold) Heckman.

She attended Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Krumsville.

Stephen J. Deutsch

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Stephen J. Deutsch, 91, of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2018, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Helen B. (Billig) Deutsch.

Born in Kreidersville, he was a son of the late Steffan and Mary (Stutzenberger) Deutsch.

He was a 1945 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a World War II veteran and was in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a supermarket refrigeration specialist and worked for 22 years for R.L. Eggert Refrigeration Company, Irvington, N.J., until he retired in 1992.

Dale T. Fenstermaker

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd volunteer

Dale T. Fenstermaker, 84, of Allentown, died July 29, 2018, in his home.

Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Tilghman and Hattie E. (Bear) Fenstermaker.

He was a laborer for Grim Sanitation Company, Ironton.

He attended Jordan United Church of Christ, Walberts.

He volunteered at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown.

He is survived by two sisters, Dolores M. and her husband Leroy Bogert of Germansville and Lois A. Muth of Northampton; nieces; nephews; and his caregiver, Debra K. Brueckner, with whom he resided.