Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 17

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 21

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

Lasagna dinner planned for Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s Church

All are invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a homemade lasagna dinner in the handicapped-accessible parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24. In addition to lasagna, salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.

There is a cost. Children 3 and under eat for free.

Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.

All profits will benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.

Allen/East Allen townships: Zion Stone UCC plans breakfast, basket social Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, is planning a breakfast and basket social 9 a.m. Oct. 19.

Breakfast will be served until 12:30 p.m. The menu includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, ham, cream chipped beef, toast, baked goods, coffee, tea, juice and water. There is a cost.

The drawing for the basket social will take place 1 p.m. Winners need not be present to win.

Proceeds from the events benefit the church’s bell tower repair fund.

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Richard C. Schleppy

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart Catholic Church member

Richard C. Schleppy, 73, of Moore Township, died Oct. 9, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Kathleen E. (Kohler) Schleppy for 54 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Papp) Schleppy.

He last worked in the maintenance department for Carpenter Manufacturing, Fogelsville, until he retired in 2007. He worked in maintenance for the former Tarkett Manufacturing, Whitehall, for 33 years.

Eric J. Bodish

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton High School graduate

Eric J. Bodish, 62, of Walnutport, died Oct. 5, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of Anne E. Von Neida of Walnutport.

He was the son of the late Julius A. and Helen (Sommers) Bodish.

He was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School. He was a 1986 graduate of Milton S. Hershey Medical School and had graduated from Temple with a bachelor’s degree in science.

He was an emergency room doctor in Level 1 trauma centers. He was, in 2002, named director of the emergency room at St. Luke’s Hospital, Coaldale.

Elsie L. Smith

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress/inspector

Elsie L. Smith, 89, of Bethlehem and formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late Wesley J. and Mary A. (Runk) Cramer.

In her earlier years, she worked as a seamstress/inspector for various mills in the Lehigh Valley. Before that, she was a machine operator for Hingham Ship Yard, Hingham, Mass.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethlehem, where she was an active member of the knitting group.

Philomena Bloomfield

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Philomena Bloomfield, 89, died Oct. 11, 2019. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Bloomfield.

She was a daughter of the late Lucy (Maredo) and Theodore John Fritz Sr.

She was a graduate of St. Ann’s High School, Lansford, and had been the class secretary.

She was a seamstress for 17 years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.