Richard “Dick” R. Hamscher, 85, of Coplay, died June 17, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Marie (Deutsch) Hamscher for 61 years.
Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Russell and Irene (Miller) Hamscher.
He was a 1951 Emmaus High School graduate, where he was a multisport athlete.
He was an U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He worked for Coca-Cola and the Tasty Baking Company. He signed a professional baseball contract.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
A driver was cited in the 200 block of Race Street.
A theft from a vehicle took place in the 600 block of St. John Street.
In the 200 block of Howertown Road, police assisted a citizen who fell.
Officers marked vehicles in the 500 block of Pine Street.
A driver was cited and the vehicle towed in the 200 block of Race Street.
Police assisted Lehigh County Adult Probation at Pyramid Healthcare, 124 Bridge St.
A dispute between family members occurred on Covington Place.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police were on the scene of a DUI and drug call at Second and Eugene streets.
A report of a fight brought officers to the 300 block of Chapel Street.
The department investigated a civil matter in the 1000 block of Second Street.
Disturbances on Chapel and Second streets were investigated.
Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1100 block of Front Street.
An animal complaint in the 1400 block of Fourth Street was handled by police.
Larry W. Plotsko, 69, of Northampton, died June 22, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Kathleen (Eberhardt) Plotsko for 45 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Schloffer) Plotsko.
He was a graduate of Northampton High School.
He earned numerous decorations for service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a truck driver for Rock Hill Concrete Company.
These students were recognized as the top 20 in their classes at Northampton Area High School during the Class of 2019 commencement ceremony June 1.
Grade 11: Carmen Azar, Kennedy Bigelow, Nicholas Caiazzo, Zandra Dayoub, Zachary Gula, Pauline Francisco, Lena Kugelman, Broderick Lane, Leah McCann, Jordan McCarthy, Jonathan O’Rourke, John Sankari, Benjamin Schaffer, Miriam Tarkochev, Alex Tews, Dario Walnock, Emily Wegrzyn, Adeline Weitknecht, Stephanie Weller, Suhas Yalamarti
Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.
Concession stands will open 3 p.m.
WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live 3 p.m.
There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along 8:15 p.m.
More than 1,750 students have been named to the spring 2019 dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.6.
Bath: Brennen Sevire Berry
Catasauqua: Quinn Bachman, Shane P. Dolon, Jacquelyn Rae Garner, Kendra Rose O’Malley, Alexis Pursell
Coplay: Zoe Dougherty, Erik M. Gwozdz, Evangelia Hiotis, Justin J Porcino, Taylor Ann Prebula, Shelbey Ziegler
Danielsville: Sarah Danielle Schaffer
A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.
Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.
The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.
The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.
Josephine Porcelli, 96, formerly of Fullerton Village, Whitehall, and resident of Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, died June 23, 2019. She was the wife of the late John A. Porcelli.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence J. and his wife Carrie and Ronald J.; two granddaughters, Kayla and Leah Porcelli; two nieces, Janice and Karen; and two nephews, Vic and Tommy.
There will be a viewing noon, followed by a Mass of Christian burial 1 p.m., June 27 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall.