Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 18

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 22

Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 23

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Book sale set for April 25-29

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

aAUW

The American Association of University Women, Bethlehem, will hold its annual book sale April 25-29 at the Bethlehem Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, 18017. There will be preview, half-price and bag days.

Checks and cash are accepted. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships and educational programs.

For information, schedules and hours, visit bethlehem-pa.aauw.net/.

Candidates’ night set for April 22

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton County

A candidates’ night will be held 7-9 p.m. April 22 at United Steelworkers Union (Van Bittner) Hall, 53 E. Lehigh St., Bethlehem.

It is free and open to the public.

The event will feature Northampton County candidates for judge, district attorney, county council, Bethlehem City Council and others.

Refreshments will be served.

The program is sponsored by Bethlehem NAACP.

Deborah A. Brobst

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Deborah A. Brobst, 59, of Allentown, died April 6, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice- Cedar Crest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William R. Brobst and Trudy Brobst, companion of Jack Myers.

She was employed at the former Qualex for many years.

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

She was involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation and volunteered with Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus; Itty Bitty Kitty, Allentown; and Pelican Man, Sarasota, Fla.

Virginia Mae Beck

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Virginia “Ginny” Mae (Gower) Beck, 91, of Allentown and formally of Kunkletown, died April 12, 2019.

She operated three restaurants in the late 1960s and was a waitress for many years in the Lehigh Valley. She worked for Rite-Aid for 23 years, until retiring at age of 80.

She was a volunteer at Lehigh Valley Active Life, Allentown, for many years. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Allentown. She was the coordinator of picnic and entertainment activities for the Towne House Apartments residents, where she lived for 11 years.

Dennis C. O’Brien

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Atlas Cement Company worker

Dennis C. O’Brien Sr., 81, of West Catasauqua, died April 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Susan D. O’Brien.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late George and Alfreda (Schaffer) O’Brien.

He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Boston, during peacetime, and was awarded the Royal Order of the Blue Nose in 1957.

He was a dock worker for Roadway Express, Tannersville, for 12 years before he retired in 1998. He worked previously for Atlas Cement Company for 25 years.

Carolyn A. Frey

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD custodian

Carolyn “Carol” A. (Reimer) Frey, 79, of Northampton, died April 10, 2019, in her home. She was the longtime companion of Roger Behler of Northampton.

A lifelong resident of Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Myrtle and Elwood Reimer.

She worked earlier in life at Miller’s Diner. She was a custodian in the Northampton School District until she retired after 20 years of service.