Northampton Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Donald A. Lobach

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Manor resident

Donald “Don” A. Lobach, 77, of Whitehall, died July 3, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Anna Lee (Waypa) for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Albert G. and Emma E. (Reiger) Lobach.

He was a 1959 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis aboard the U.S.S. Davis.

He owned Don’s Doors and Windows, Allentown, for over 20 years. He previously worked at Exide Batteries, Allentown.

Bath: Farmers market plans kids’ night

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Don’t forget to get what’s fresh at Bath Farmers Market, open 3-7 p.m. every Friday at Keystone Park, Route 329 and Green Street.

Don’t miss out on the next kids’ craft night tomorrow, July 20. There will be some slime involved!

You can stop by the information tent at the market to register for the next kids’ night.


The 13th annual Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party will be held July 21. The ride starts and ends at Bath Fire Social Hall, 135 S. Walnut St.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Learn the dangers of swimming

After the excessive heat wave in the Lehigh Valley, I overheard some of my neighbors talking about taking their kids to a local water park.

Shortly after hearing that conversation, I received an alert from about an article titled “July Is Peak Time for Illness from Feces in Pools.”

The article, dated June 28 and written by E.J. Mundell, talked about the safety of recreational swimming in summer.

Summer is a time when many Americans spend their days swimming at water parks, community and family pools, lakes and ponds.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Park Amphitheater presents live music

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Smith Compound Band 7-10 p.m. July 20.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.


The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

You are welcome to stop by for its weekly specials. There will be a half-price sale on a different type of clothing each week.

Margaret E. Jessup

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered technician

Margaret E. Jessup, 75, of Slatington, died July 16, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Howard E. Jessup Jr. for 55 years.

Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Mary E. (Cantwell) Scott.

A registered technician, she was the director of the neurophysiology lab at Lehigh Valley Health Network for 35 years before retiring in 2013.

Thomas L. Ringo

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Clim-A-Temp technician

Thomas L. Ringo, 64, of Whitehall, died July 4, 2018. He was the husband of Kathleen E. (Benner) Ringo.

He was a technician for Clim-A-Temp Inc, Catasauqua.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Sue and her husband Ron Geist; his father-in-law, Donald Benner; and extended family.

Contributions may be made payable to the funeral home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, 18052, to assist with funeral expenses.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc.

Alfred J. Chaputer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Alfred J. Chaputer, 87, of Coplay, died July 8, 2018.

Born in Meyersville, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Stefancik) Chaputer.

He was a farmer for all of his life.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

He is survived by two nieces, Barbara A. Supp and Carol K. and her husband David Rabenold; a sister-in-law, Janet Chaputer; and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Chaputer; and two sisters, Helen Toth and Marilyn Supp.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Eugene A. Shuxteau

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager

Eugene A. Shuxteau, 93, of Macungie, died June 28, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Marielies M. (Tauscher) Shuxteau.

Born in Downers Grove, Ill., he was the son of the late Andre and Vlasta (Novak) Shuxteau.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was a sales manager at Jefferson Smurfit Company for 40 years until retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Allentown, and was a former advisory board member of the Salvation Army for 25 years.

Allen/East Allen townships: Car show is coming to park

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The fourth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 28 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane (off Colony Drive), East Allen Township.

Time of the event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration 9 a.m.-noon. Awards will be distributed 3 p.m. The rain date is July 29.

Come on out and enjoy viewing cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors. All makes, models and years are welcome. There will be dash plaques for the first 100 preregistered cars.

Anna M. Blaukovitch

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Anna M. Blaukovitch, 97, of Northampton, died July 6, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Vincent H. Blaukovitch.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Jandrisovitz) Schuch.

She worked for Clyde Shirt Company and Regal Sportswear over the years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.

She volunteered for 20 years in the cafeteria of the former Our Lady of Hungary School.