Northampton Press

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William J. Kraynick

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

IBEW president

William "Bill" J. Kraynick, 79, of Whitehall, died Oct. 1, 2012. He was the husband of Jean K. (Keldsen) Kraynick for 54 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kremko) Kraynick.

He was in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War.

He worked for many years at Lucent Technologies, where he was president of the IBEW union.

He was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

He was one of the founding members of the First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Allentown.


Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Your newspaper will be there for you

A simple statement, but let's break it down a bit.

Your newspaper … That's right, all yours, assembled just for you, tailored to where you live, emphasizing the things that affect you, keeping track of the people and players in your community. Your newspaper is put together by people in a newsroom that was built for you, where people work to supply information that matters to you, from the details of that crash you passed by on Tuesday to biographies of the candidates for your school board to notices of what's on sale at your local supermarket.


Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade – 7 p.m., through Northampton. Sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club. Rain date Oct. 25. Information: Linda at 610-625-8886.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Charles V. Pizzo

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Retired Essroc supervisor

Charles V. Pizzo, 82, of Whitehall, died Sept. 25, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Irene (Kramer) Pizzo for 59 years.

Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was the son of the late Anthony and Santa (Re) Pizzo.

He was a Korean War veteran and was a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army.

He was a supervisor for Essroc Cement Company, Coplay and Nazareth for 35 years and retired in 1992.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Joseph F. Weber Sr.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired layout operator

Joseph F. Weber Sr., 72, of Bath, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Paulette M. (Sniscik) Weber for 45 years.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y.C., he was a son of the late Pauline (Weber) Miller.

He was a 1958 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era and had a rank of lance corporal.

He was a layout operator for the Agere Corporation, Allentown, for 43 years, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers responded to a burglary in the 200 block of Prospect Street.

· A report of harassment brought police to Catasauqua Auto Sales, 623 Howertown Road.

· Police were called to the 100 block of Pineapple Street to investigate a theft from a vehicle.

· Officers responded to a report of vehicle tires slashed in the 100 block of South Front Street.

· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.


Monica J. Gold

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

PPL retiree

Monica J. Gold, 65, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 13, 3012, in her home. She was the wife of Bruce J. Gold for 11 years and of the late Brian Brownmiller.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Helen (Yurasits) Frisch of Bethlehem and the late John Frisch.

She worked at PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 2002 as an administrative assistant.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.

She was a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, and with the Bethlehem Chapter of Meals on Wheels.