Northampton Press

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Joanne L. Miller

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bath

Joanne L. Miller, 87, of Bath, died Jan. 25, 2020, at Bethlehem Manor. She was the wife of the late Donald Miller.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Irene (Shelley) Stettler.

She was the proprietor of Saylors Mobile Home Park, Allentown, for many years.

She is survived by three sons, Scott and his wife Janet, Thomas and his wife Sandra and Daniel; two grandchildren, Katrina and Eric; two great-grandsons, Joshua and Zachary; and a sister, Mary Stein.

Thomas C. Beil

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

1971 Whitehall High School graduate

Thomas C. Beil, 66, of Allentown, died Jan. 22, 2020, in his home. He was the husband of Karen L. Beil for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas O. and Helen L. (Tacker) Beil.

He was a 1971 graduate of Whitehall High School. He earned an associate degree from Williamsport Area Community College.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel and then for B. Braun Medical Inc. for more than 15 years.

Mary C. (Kovalchick) Hallman

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

Mary C. (Kovalchick) Hallman, 87, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late John and Susan Kovalchick.

She was a Catasauqua High School graduate.

She was a seamstress for the former Fuller Sportswear.

She attended the former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Elizabeth D. MacHose

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

former president of YMCA board

Elizabeth “Bette” D. MacHose, 95, died Jan. 19, 2020, at Lehigh Center, Macungie.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Alma (Fatzinger) Deemer.

She was a Catasauqua High School graduate.

She worked in the trust department of First National Bank, Allentown.

She was a lifetime member of the former St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She was a president of both the Women’s Club of Catasauqua and the YMCA board.

William A. Hoenscheid

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Egypt

William A. Hoenscheid, 78, of Egypt, died Jan. 25, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Kolodich) Hoenscheid for 52 years.

Born in New York, N.Y., he was a son of the late Philip T. and Catherine (Seier) Hoenscheid.

He was a 1958 graduate of William Cullen Bryant High School, Queens, where he was a city champion in track.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban missile crisis and the Vietnam era.

He was an assistant chief of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Cranford, N.J., and retired in 1995.

Joyce L. Kratzer

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Nazareth

Joyce L. Kratzer, 76, of Nazareth, died Jan. 19, 2020, at home.

Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Grace (Williamson) Young.

She was a production planner for Binney & Smith Company, Easton, for 34 years before retiring in 2004. She was a member of the 25-year club.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Belfast.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy K. Hughes with Gregory of Oradell, N.J.; a brother, Dale Young of Pen Argyl; a sister, Dawn Eckhart of Pen Argyl; and three grandchildren, Erin, Mackenzie and James.

Happenings

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 27

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 28

• What Are You Reading Now? book club meeting, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

JAN. 29

• Family board game night, 5:30-8 p.m., at the tables in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

JAN. 30

2020 Bach Fest offers youth performance opportunities

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The 2020 Bethlehem Bach Festival will offer two performance opportunities for young musicians with Zimmermann’s Coffee House and the Chaconne Project.

The Coffee House is part of the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival in May. Auditions for college and high school students are 1-5 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, Heckewelder House, Bach Choir offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.