Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

In the 500 block of Wood Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

Police assisted adult probation at Pyramid Healthcare, 124 Bridge St.

At Apartments for the Elderly, 118 Bridge St., officers sought information regarding a case.

A suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Third Street was reported to the department. A stolen plate was recovered and the vehicle towed.

In the 200 block of Wood Street, a subject was detained on a warrant and taken to central booking.

John H. Marakovitz

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay American Legion member

John H. Marakovitz, 95, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Catherine A. (Breitfeller) Marakovitz.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John J. and Mary (Stubits) Marakovits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II. He received a Bronze Star Medal with the 324th Infantry.

He was a welder and fitter for 42 years at the former Bethlehem Steel until he took retirement in 1987. He was an Electrolux salesman until the age of 90.

Jean S. Raubenhold

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Jean S. Raubenhold, 93, of Allentown and formerly of Northampton, died Oct. 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Raubenhold.

She was a daughter of the late George S. and Elsie M. (Moyer) Sicher.

She was an order picker for the former Lehigh Candy and Tobacco Company. She also was a riveter for the former Vultee Aircraft Company, Allentown.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Edgar E.L. Silfies Jr.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace United Church of Christ member

Edgar E.L. Silfies Jr., 96, of Northampton, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Loretta June (Andrews) Silfies.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edgar E.L. Sr. and Helen (Grow) Silfies.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a packaging supervisor at Universal Atlas Cement, Northampton, for 40 years until he retired in 1980.

He attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Albert B. Polchik

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

Albert “Abby” B. Polchik, 89, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 2, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Barbara (Oleschak) Polchik for 60 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Joseph F. Sr. and Elizabeth (Chihuly) Polchik.

He was a member of Catasauqua High School Class of 1947.

He was with the military police in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean and other service medals.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

A drug investigation brought officers to Sixth Street.

Police investigated a report of a runaway in the 500 block of Second Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Eisenhower Circle, Columbia and North Second avenues and Broad, West Tyler and Columbia streets.

The department responded to disturbances on MacArthur Road, Grape Street and Schadt Avenue.

Officers investigated the theft of a motor vehicle in the 5500 block of Main Street.

Police continue to seek suspect

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

THIRD ST. SHOOTING

Whitehall Township Police Department continues to investigate a shooting Oct. 5 in the 900 block of Third Street.

According to the report, the incident occurred just after 8 p.m. inside Goodfellas barber shop, 927 Third St. One victim was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly in his 20s, standing about 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing dark clothes with a hood.

Roughies Report: Rough Rider car magnets are now available for purchase

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School’s National Honor Society is selling Rough Rider car magnets. The cost is $5 each.

If you are interested in purchasing a magnet, please speak to any National Honor Society member or stop by Mrs. Youwakim’s room, B122.

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Wilkes University is offering a nursing experience program Nov. 9 for CHS junior and senior students who are interested in the field of nursing. The day will include discussions on classes, rotations and a tour. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.