Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Richard W. Stewart

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion Post 353 member

Richard W. Stewart, 86, of Northampton, died Aug. 12, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Helen B. (Broomhall) Stewart for 64 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Teeple) Stewart.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1953.

He was a computer programmer for more than 40 years at various companies, including The National Security Agency, Sandura and Phoenix Clothes of Whitehall. He finished his career at JN Davis Company, Evanston, Ill., and Ducks Unlimited Inc. He was, briefly, a life insurance salesman.

Bath: Send your suggestions for Bath Borough motto

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Borough of Bath is asking for the public’s help in creating a motto that will capture the importance and spirit of the borough. The competition for the new motto runs until Sept. 6 and is open to all members of the public, not just residents of Bath.

There is no limit to the number of mottos you submit; however, each motto must be no more than 10 words and not copied from another town.

To submit a motto, email it to or drop off your idea on paper to the borough’s municipal building. Each entry must include your name and connection to Bath.

William R. Brobst III

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Salvation Army employee

William “Billy” R. Brobst III, 25, of Whitehall, died Aug. 11, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of William R. Jr. and Angela (Hyrowich) Brobst of Whitehall.

He worked for the Salvation Army, Whitehall.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Trudy Brobst and her companion Jackson Myers of Ocala, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Linda Hyrowich and her companion Mark Bednar of Whitehall; aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 1200 block of Third Street.

Traffic stops were conducted at Fourth and Main streets and at Howertown Road and Grove Street.


A report of a con artist in the 1400 block of Main Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to an ordinance violation in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A barking dog in the 1200 block of Second Street was reported.

Catasauqua: YMCA registering children for fall

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Register your 4- or 5-year-old for one of Suburban North Family YMCA’s early childhood programs. The preschool program is geared for children ages 3 and 4. It is held 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and emphasizes social interaction, cooperation and cognitive development.

The pre-K program is held 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is for children ages 4 and 5.

Call the YMCA at 610-264-5221 for questions or to register your child. The programs begin the week of Sept. 4. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants.


Another view

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school time is upon us once again

It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 16, and Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton and Catasauqua schools begin classes Aug. 27.

Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.

According to, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.

Kathleen E. Mullins

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

WHS cafeteria worker

Kathleen E. (Schaffer) Mullins, 91, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Donald D. Mullins for 65 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Hilda (Phifer) Schaffer.

She was a Whitehall High School cafeteria worker for many years.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

She is survived by a daughter, Colleen M. Chryst of Fullerton; a son, Richard D. and his wife Barbara of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; four grandchildren, Abby, Allyson, Jennifer and John; and three great-grandchildren.

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo serving breakfast Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 19.

There is a cost.

The event is open to the public.


Horner’s Cemetery Historical Society will hold its 10-year anniversary festival 1-4 p.m. Sept. 22 at 4965 Nor- Bath Blvd. Activities will take place on the parsonage grounds and in the church yard and cemetery meadow.