Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. Saturday at Catasauqua Park, Church and St. John streets.
The celebration will be held in the large pavilion next to the pool. Trees will be dedicated to individuals who have made a difference in the community.
There is plenty of free parking in the main parking lot.
This program is an annual public service program of the borough by the Shade Tree Commission and the mayor.
Refreshments will be served.
Suzan J. Dreisbach, 61, of Northampton, died April 1, 2017, in the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Timothy C. Dreisbach for 37 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Prickler and Rose Ann (Reiter) Prickler of Northampton.
She was a lab registrar at Sacred Heart Medical, Northampton, a subsidiary of Sacred Heart Hospital, for many years until she retired in 2011.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church.
Elizabeth (Linsky) Strasser, 102, formerly of Cementon, died April 8, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Strasser.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Fetchko) Linsky.
She was a seamstress for the former Garren Garment Company, Allentown, for more than 40 years until she retired in 1976.
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Allentown.
She is survived by nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Elizabeth T. Hartman, 87, formerly of Whitehall, died April 6, 2017, at Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Edmund J. Hartman Sr.
Born in Dudley, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ernestine Giacobbe.
She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, formerly St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police responded to a noise complaint in the 100 block of Second Street.
A report of harassment brought officers to the 600 block of Front Street.
Police were called to the 300 block of Walnut Street to investigate a report of theft.
A domestic call brought officers to the unit block of Second Street.
Police were called to the 700 block of Second Street to investigate a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident.
Frank J. Recker, 81, of Coplay, died March 31, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Carolyn E. (Stettler) Recker for 60 years.
Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Ignatius and Johanna (Kurter) Recker.
He retired from Lafarge after more than 25 years of employment.
He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church.
Catherine “Katie” Burch, 94, died April 14, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of George L. Burch for 67 years.
Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Paraschak) Gresser.
She was a lifelong Catholic.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, George P. and his wife Bernadine; a daughter, Kathy and her husband Michael Carey; three granddaughters, Megan and her fiance Tom Collins and Lauren and Taylor Carey; a sister, Stella Halal; and a stepgrandson, Thomas and his wife Jami Lipe.
Joseph R. Purvis, 85, died April 11, 2017. He was the husband of Jane (Zardus) Purvis for 60 years.
He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.
He was in the U.S. Navy.
He was a senior engineer at Western Electric, from which he retired in 1987.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will host a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 23.
In addition to the usual menu, this month’s special is creamed chipped beef on toast.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, call 610-262-2559.