Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Frieda E. Andrews

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Frieda E. Andrews, 87, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 14, 2019, at Luther Crest Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Howard F. Andrews.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Ressler) Schrampf.

She was member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, where she was in the Altar and Rosary Society.

She took trips with Coplay Senior Citizens Club.

Anna Mae “Tootsie” Snyder

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Anna Mae “Tootsie” Snyder, 87, of Walnutport and formerly of Northampton, died Oct. 9, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of the late Frank C. Snyder.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Soldritch and Anna (Paukovits) Soldritch-Derkits.

She was a former crossing guard for the Northampton Police Department and previously employed by the former Cross Country Clothes, Northampton.

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

Anna M. Kemmerer

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Anna M. Kemmerer, 83, of Whitehall and formerly of Palmerton, died Oct. 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Millard “Sonny” A. Kemmerer.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Baldomero and Eva (Romanyshyn) Marino.

She worked in various mills throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than 20 years until she retired in 1998.

She was a member of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Palmerton, where she was active with the pierogie makers.

June M. Schlofer

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

June M. Schlofer, 93, formerly of North Catasauqua, died Oct. 12, 2019, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Schlofer.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Kline) Schubert.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She was a member of Coplay Saengerbund.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Temos and her husband Larry; two sons, John and his wife Sharon and Frank and his wife Fran; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Nicholas Oranczak

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Nicholas Oranczak, 88, formerly of Catasauqua, died Oct. 10, 2019, at home in Lehigh Township. He was the husband of Lois (Gillespie) Oranczak for 65 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Wasyl and Anastasia (Kubryn) Oranczak.

He was a 1949 Northampton High School graduate and furthered his education at the Williamsport Technical Institute and the Center for Degree Studies.

He was a design drafter with GATX, later Fuller Company, currently FLSmidth, for 45 years.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

Timothy J. Fatzinger

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Timothy J. Fatzinger, 50, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 11, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Nancy L. (Horvath) Richey and Robert O. Sr. and his wife Norma M. Fatzinger.

He worked at Hannaberry Electric and Kraft Foods. He was a bouncer and worked security for several local establishments.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Robert Jr., a nephew, Caden, and a niece, Emerson, all of Plainfield, Ill.; and cousins.

Services are private.

Arrangements were made by Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.

Catasauqua: Breakfast planned for Oct. 20 at Catasauqua Club

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 20.

There will be made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-171 or 610-554-8045.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 21.

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The Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade is set for Oct. 17, says Northampton mayor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 17 as Jack Frost Day in recognition of the 71st annual Jack Frost Parade, to be held 7 p.m. that night in the borough.

The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.

Reenock has also proclaimed Oct. 31 as trick-or-treat night in the borough. This annual Halloween event will run 6-8 p.m. Residents are encourage to participate by turning on their porch lights and greeting the costume-clad youth.

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Another View

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Let them work

The Supreme Court heard a few landmark cases for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community Oct. 8. Two of the cases dealt with alleged discrimination against gay employees. The third involved a transgender employee.

The first two cases involve the late Donald Zarda, an employee of a sky-diving company, and Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services coordinator, who were both terminated from their jobs allegedly after being identified as gay. Zarda made a reference regarding his sexual orientation to a client. Bostock joined a gay recreational softball league.