What do Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, Tess Gerritsen and Michael Palmer have in common?
All are medical doctors and best-selling authors of medical thrillers. Along with Patricia Cornwell, who learned all she needed to know working in the chief medical examiner’s office in Richmond, Va., these five authors have the corner on the genre generally known as the medical thriller.
Help a senior this holiday season
The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.
All Catasauqua High School student athletes playing a winter sport are reminded they will not be allowed to practice until all of their necessary winter sports paperwork has been returned to the CHS athletic office.
This should be done as soon as possible as the first official day of the winter sports season was Nov. 18.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will again host a pre-Thanksgiving pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. Nov. 23.
Featured will be pumpkin and buttermilk pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Breakfast is dine in only.
Breakfast is by donation, as are the assorted baked pies, breads, etc. Proceeds benefit the discretionary fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Tickets are not required.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., still has tickets available for its delicious prime rib dinner scheduled for Dec. 14.
Walter “Tex” Torba Sr., 85, of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2019. He was the husband of Barbara (Mondrick) Torba for 47 years and of the late Marlene (Schultz) Torba.
Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Michael Torba and Mary (Meeko) Torba Yuhas.
He was a graduate of Whitehall High School.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He worked at Phoenix Forging Company, Catasauqua, for 45 years before retiring in 1998.
He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.
Naomi Belle Bevier, 94, formerly of resident of Moravia, N.Y., and recently of Danielsville, died Nov. 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Bevier.
Born in Marcellus, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle (Sevier) Slater Sr.
She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the Groton, N.Y., congregation and of the Northampton congregation.
Lois J. Hahn, 62, of Bath, died Nov. 13, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Randolph S. Hahn for 40 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Margaret (Kolb) Eberts.
She was a route organizer for MacIntosh Linen & Uniform, Bethlehem, for 40 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jay S. and his wife Jessica of Bushkill Township; two sisters, Carol Rappe and Louise Lack, both of Bath; two grandchildren, Kellan S. and Everly R.; a mother-in-law, Althea Hahn of Fogelsville; nieces; and nephews.
The 53rd annual ecumenical community Thanksgiving service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Redeemed Christian Church of God, 5 N. Third St.
St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church join Redeemed Christian Church of God for the service. There will be special music for the program.
The church will provide a full buffet following the service for those attending.
Coplay Public Library will have a game night 5-7 p.m. Nov. 25. The public is invited to participate for the free event.
William J. Procanyn, 85, of Northampton, died Nov. 11, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Louise (Balliet) Procanyn.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Ondush) Procanyn.
He was a private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He owned and operated Procanyn TV & Electronic Repair Shop, Northampton, for more than 35 years before he retired in 2000.
He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.