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Olga Chaply

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian member

Olga Chaply, 88, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehab Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Chaply.

Born in Lvov, Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Stefan and Katerina Kuzyk.

She was a sewing machine operator for various garment mills in the Lehigh Valley until retiring in 1973.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Currently no candidates on Nov. ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Columns

There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.

The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-election in 2014, with the term beginning in 2015.

Family tree

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Descendants of Joseph and Peter Laubach gather at the Siegfried Station open house, where photographs and memorabilia highlight the Laubach Brothers. Pictured from left are Connie Laubach Nagy, Elizabeth Laubach, Richard Laubach, Pat Close, Petie Close, Andrew Close, Jendy Sell and Aiden Sell. Peter Laubach operated a lumber yard, saw mill, distillery, general store, coal and grist mills and was a blacksmith. Joseph Laubach became a state senator, a Northampton County judge and founded a local church. Laubach Avenue bears the family name.

Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

church organist

Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder, 90, formerly of Nazareth, died July 31, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Luther J. Snyder.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jane (Clayton) Minich.

She was an organist for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, for 25 years and for Faith Lutheran Church, Forks Township, for 14 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.

Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries


Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole died Aug. 9, 2012.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of John and Florence (Tigue) Toole.

He was a 1967 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. He earned a degree in finanace from the Universtiy of Miami.

He was with Fairmount Real Estate. He later founded Hallmark Real Estate. He owned O'Toole's, a billiard-themed bistro.

He is survived by a daughter, Erin Elizabeth of Bethlehem; and a sister, Jacqueline Griggs of Blandon, Fla.

Amateur radio: FCC test prep class offered

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will help operators prepare for the FCC test to earn an amateur radio license and begin talking on the radio with other amateur radio operators locally and around the world.

Free classes will start Sept. 4 and run for nine consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m., at Gracedale, near Nazareth.

For more information, call 610-432-8286 or email

Swain School: Walk-in Wednesdays continue

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in School

"Walk-In Wednesdays" continue at the Swain School through the month of August.

Visitors are invited to drop in at the school, located at 1100 South 24th St., Allentown, in Salisbury Township, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays Aug. 22 and Aug. 29. No appointments are needed.

"As always, we will continue to welcome visitors throughout the week," said Director of Admissions Leah Papp. "Contact us at 610-433-4542, ext. 119, to set up an appointment if you'd like to come on another day."

Alexander J. Wells

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries


Infant Alexander J. Wells died Aug. 1, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was a son of Andrew and Amber (Caley) Wells of Slatington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Elizabeth A., at home; maternal grandparents, Edward and Margaret Caley of Whitehall; paternal grandparents, Christopher and Terry Wells of Bath and Michael Wells of Emmaus; maternal great-grandmother, Judith Caley of Whitehall; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Fern Feathers of Emmaus; aunts; uncles; and cousins.