R. Daniel “Dan” Good- in, 77, of Whitehall, died July 24, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Maiatico) Goodin for 54 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Leonard F. and Beatrice Leamy Kleinhans Goodin.
He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
He was an optician with the family business, the former L.F. Goodin Optician, Allentown. He retired from Allentown Optical in 2016.
He was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he was a choir member.
Donna M. Procanyn, 50, of Dingmans Ferry, died July 28, 2018, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the fiancee of Edward S. Tudge, with whom she resided.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of William and Louise (Balliet) Procanyn of Northampton.
She was a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.
She was a bookkeeper for over 15 years for Koch 33, Easton.
In addition to her fiance and parents, she is survived by three sons, Jared, Evan and Nicholas Tudge.
She was predeceased by an infant sister.
Janet W. (Schaller) Buss, 78, of Coplay, died July 29, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Paul K. Buss Sr. for 59 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Walma (Keiser) Schaller.
She was a sewing machine operator at the former Universal Pant Company, Northampton.
She attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.
Patricia M. Shank- weiler, 61, of North- ampton, died July 22, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Larry Shankweiler for 16 years.
Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Vreeland and Mary (Gallagher) Vreeland.
“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” — Edgar Allan Poe
Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day (IBD) will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.
According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007 and is celebrated globally in 200 cities across 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the world through beer.”
St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.
The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.
There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.
Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.
Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.
Emil Schanta Polka Band will provide the music 1-5 p.m., followed by Flirtin with the Mob band, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 3300 block of East Columbia Street.
Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road, Jefferson Street and Lehnert Road was reported.
Hazardous conditions on Mechanicsville and Coplay roads were addressed.
Officers responded to animal complaints on Sixth Avenue and at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.
Police were on the scene of a person driving under the influence in the 2300 block of North First Avenue.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police responded to a report of loud music in the 700 block of Grove Street.
A traffic stop was conducted at Second and Arch streets.
A person driving under the influence at Front and Second streets brought police to the scene.
Officers investigated the theft of scrap metal in the 1000 block of Buttonwood Street.
Police responded to a suspicious person report at Third and Arch streets.
A road hazard in the 1000 block of Limestone Street was reported.
To the Editor:
This letter is in response to a Northampton Press article in the July 26 edition titled “Council discusses options regarding fireworks laws.”
I voted against Act 43 of 2017, which expanded the types of fireworks Pennsylvania residents could purchase and use. The article implied I voted for the law, which is not correct.
While this law contained several new tax provisions, one of the main reasons I opposed it was due to the fireworks expansion. My office has heard from numerous constituents on this issue in the past several weeks.
Ruth Musselman, 86, of Whitehall, died July 23, 2018, at her residence. She was the wife of the late William W. Musselman.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Russell Davis and Esther (Krause) Davis.
She was a sewing machine operator for various mills throughout the Lehigh Valley for many years before she retired.
She was a former member of the Young at Heart group at the former St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.