Louis J. Chomo, 80, of Whitehall, died June 13, 3018, at home. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Lazur) Chomo for 56 years.
Born in Kelayres, he was a son of the late Louis R. and Palma (Dragonette) Chomo.
He was a 1955 graduate of McAdoo High School and a 1959 graduate of Lafayette College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
He was an electrical engineer for PPL, Allentown, for 34 years until he retired.
He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
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John A. Kozero Jr., 83, died June 10, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Marie (Huber) Kozero for 57 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Theresa (Hujsa) Kozero.
He was a Northampton High School graduate and had continuing education in metallurgy.
He was in the U.S. National Guard from 1957 to 1963 as a special task force sharpshooter, a meteorologist and in the Military Police.
He worked for many years at Bethlehem Steel and then at Mack Trucks Inc. for 24 years, until he retired.
Mary Janitz, 96, of Northampton, died June 15, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late John “Slim” F. Janitz.
Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late John and Suzana (Csernak) Novak.
She worked at various mills over the years and retired as a presser at the former Sportett Fashions.
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bath.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road and Highland and Fuller streets was reported.
Officers investigated a theft in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.
The department responded to a report of a wanted person on Kay Drive.
Animal complaints on Mickley Road and Hillside Avenue were addressed.
Disturbances on MacArthur Road and Mickley Avenue were investigated.
A suspicious person in the 2900 block of MacArthur Road was reported.
Phillip Sassano, 46, of Catasauqua, died June 13, 2018.
He was a son of Peter and the late Laureen Sassano.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.
He was a toy collector and an artist.
In addition to his father, he is survived by two sisters, Adriana and her husband Joseph DiNenno Jr. of Coatesville and Stefanie and her husband Erik Schrampf of Whitehall; and five nieces and nephews, Kennedy and Sadie DiNenno and Luke, Aiden and Claire Schrampf.
He was predeceased by a brother, Michael.
Services are private.
The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
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. The rain date is July 29.
Time of the event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration 9 a.m.-noon. Awards will be distributed 3 p.m.
Dr. Donald J. Chaputa, 83, of Allentown, died June 10, 2018, at Luther Crest personal care home, Allentown. He was the husband of Gloria I. (George) Chaputa for 59 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Julia (Shattuck) Chaputa.
He was a 1952 graduate of Whitehall High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in 1954 and a doctorate from the Pennsylvania School of Optometry, Philadelphia, in 1958.
He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961.