Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

John J. Schneck Sr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 member

John J. Schneck Sr., 87, of Northampton, died Jan. 4, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Jane (Keppel) Schneck for 54 years.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Aurel and Catherine (Nederostek) Schneck.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an inspector for Tarkett, Whitehall, for more than 40 years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 29

Officers investigated reports that six vehicles in the 100 block of South Eighth Street were entered and various items were stolen.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse service in the unit block of North Front Street.

A neighbor complaint regarding garbage in the 100 block of North Second Street was addressed.

The department assisted Emmaus police with a protection-from-abuse service in the 1000 block of Bernice Drive.

North Catasauqua: Senior group to meet

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.

Speaker Anne Grogan, owner of APG Elder Care Services, will present a program titled “Humor and Aging.”

Coffee and doughnuts will be served, and bingo will be played.

Dues for 2020 will be collected.

During the winter months, if schools in the Catasauqua Area School District are closed, no meeting will be held. If there is a two-hour delay, there will be a meeting.

Call Dorothy Vassa at 610-264-2853 with questions.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic call in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

The department assisted Coplay police with a possible burglary in the 1000 block of Catherine Drive.

Traffic stops were conducted on Howertown Road and at Fourth and Cypress streets.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1400 block of Main Street.

DEC. 24

Officers were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 1300 block of Crane Street.

Margaret Hoffman

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

Margaret Hoffman, 91, formerly of Whitehall and in the care of Lehigh Commons, Macungie, died Jan. 1, 2020, after a struggle with dementia. She was the wife of the late Lewis Hoffman of Allentown.

Born in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Wilhelmina Bastian of South Williamsport.

She earned advanced education degrees from Penn State. She taught health, physical education, spelling and history. She also taught younger children with reading difficulties.

Kathryn L. Boldissar

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

nurse’s aide at Fellowship Community

Kathryn L. Boldissar, 66, of Hokendauqua, died Dec. 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Gabriel A. Boldissar Sr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William and Ann (Podorsky) Turick.

She was a 1971 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

She was a nurse’s aide at Phoebe Home, Allentown; and Whitehall Manor and Fellowship Community, both of Whitehall Township.

She attended Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.

Sheckler News: Mobile dentist to visit

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

On Jan. 16 and 17, the mobile dentist will be at Sheckler Elementary School.

This service is provided for students if desired.

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Sheckler Home and School will not be holding a meeting for the month of January.

Meetings will resume in February.

As always, all parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

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The school year is just zooming by.

Jan. 17 is already the end of the second marking period.

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Schools in the Catasauqua Area School District will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

John E. Schlosser

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

John E. Schlosser, 75, of Whitehall, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. He was the husband of Angela A. (Parillo) Schlosser for 53 years.

He was the son of the late John M. and Lillian (Leabold) Schlosser.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

He was an Airman 1st Class in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was a manager of information systems for 35 years for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, until he retired in 2009.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Donna A. Knoblach

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

NASD administrative assistant

Donna A. Knoblach, 61, of Northampton, died Dec. 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Donald A. Bilder Sr. and the late Barbara (Ondrejca) Bilder.

She was an administrative assistant to the special education department head for the Northampton Area School District for many years before retiring. She was a longtime member of the National Honor Society, NASD.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.