Northampton Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Josephine Porcelli

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Fullerton Village

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.

William Ambrose

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William Ambrose, 87, of Whitehall, died June 22, 2019. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Groller) Ambrose for 52 years.

He was a son of the late Edward and Ann (White) Ambrose.

He worked at GATX and Fuller Company before retiring.

He is survived by three children, Sandy and her husband Robert Rex and Jeffrey and his wife Sharon; and two granddaughters, Carolyn Vinal and Olivia Ambrose.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, c/o the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Catasauqua: Salem sets community lunch

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be offering its next free community lunch 11 a.m. July 1.

All are invited.


Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on everything in the store until July 6.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of clean, used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operating hours.

Alfonso C. Abruzzi

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fellowship Villa

Alfonso C. Abruzzi, 95, of Fellowship Villa, Whitehall, and formerly of Coplay, died June 17, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Caroline B. (Sabatino) Abruzzi for 71 years.

He was a graduate of Pen Argyl High School.

He was an U.S. Army World War II veteran and earned a rank of technician fourth grade. He saw combat at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a driver and steward for the former Modern Transfer, Allentown, for 24 years.

Ronald A. Hollinger

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allen Township

Ronald A. Hollinger, 78, of Allen Township, died June 20, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Susan M. (Hill) Hollinger for 37 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Harry and Estelle Hollinger.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked in the maintenance department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem plant, for 20 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Raccoon Club and a past member of the former Goodwill Fire Company, Bethlehem.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a crash involving a DUI on South Church Street.

Domestic offenses against family on MacArthur Road and Maryland Circle were investigated.

Officers responded to mental health calls on Alta Drive and Red Bud Drive East.

Thefts occurred on North Ruch Street and MacArthur Road.

A suspicious vehicle on Mickley Road was reported.

The department investigated a suspicious person in the 5600 block of Main Street.

Nancy L. Ueberroth

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Nancy L. Ueberroth, 84, of Walnutport, died June 17, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Norma (Dreher) Schaffer.

She worked at Sears in Whitehall for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl and her husband Joseph Hildebrant; a granddaughter, Jennifer; a half brother, William Schaffer; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, 19004.

Allen/East Allen townships: NASD car show to be held July 27

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The fifth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 27 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane, East Allen Township.

Registration is 9 a.m.-noon. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 preregistered cars. Awards will be presented 3 p.m.

All makes, models and years of cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors are welcome. The event will also include door prizes, a tricky tray, food, a deejay, craft show and flea market. All proceeds benefit NASD Student Council.

Another View

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Are cellphones safe for our health?

Everywhere one goes, young children to adults can be seen using cellphones.

After seeing a WFMZ 69 News report about researchers in Queensland, Australia, finding evidence of horn-like bone spurs growing at the base of the skulls of young adults, I searched the Internet to learn more.

I found a June 20 Fortune article titled “Cell Phones Might Be Causing Horns to Grow on Young People’s Skulls: Study” by Chris Morris.