Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Hilda R. Burker

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Hilda R. Burker, 92, of Coplay, died Jan. 2, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Stephen F. Burker.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Keppel) Nickischer.

She was a seamstress for the former Clyde Clothing Manufacturing.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

She was a member of the Franciscan Friars of Easton.

She lived for her children. She was the family rock and, by example, taught her children how to love and believe.

Linda Lee Brunner

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Linda Lee Brunner, 74, of Northampton, died Jan. 10, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. She was the wife of Robert “Larry” Lawrence Brunner for 50 years.

Born in Pawnee City, Neb., she was a daughter of the late Herman and Mae Veora (Buman) Bausch.

She graduated from Junction City High School, Kansas; and Ozarks Technical Community College.

She worked at Mellon Bank, Stroudsburg.

Coplay: Breakfast planned for Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

***

The 150th anniversary committee is adding the finishing touches for the borough’s celebration, beginning with an April 6 kickoff banquet at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Coplay Public Library is accepting artifacts and memorabilia of the town’s history for its display. The collection, thus far, includes a Coplay High School Wildcats jersey, a CHS gym bag, a 1969 borough centennial wooden nickel, plates and photographs.

Patricia A. Petrasovits

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Patricia A. Petrasovits, 86, of Coplay, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late William J. Petrasovits for 35 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Earle G. and Genevieve (White) Proctor.

She was a secretary at the former First National Bank, Allentown, for 40 years before she retired in 1991.

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

Martin P. Cisco

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Martin P. Cisco, 88, formerly of Whitehall, died Feb. 1, 2019. He was the husband of the late Lillian Severynse Cisco.

Born in Lyndhurst, N.J., he was a son of the late William and Marion Diamond Cisco.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps, the U.S. Air Force and was retired from the U.S. Navy.

He was a New Jersey state trooper and a claims agent for New York Life and the New Jersey Transit Corporation.

He was a former member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.

Bath: Museums open to the public Saturday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Come out and explore the Bath Museum at its new location, 121 S. Walnut St. It will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Volunteers are always welcome.

***

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16.

Tours of the society’s campus are offered.

For more information, visit govwolf.org.

***

The Bath Republican Association, 146 N. Chestnut St., will be having an adult toy bingo 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Doors open 6 p.m.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 3

Officers responded to reports of criminal mischief on Hunter and Fifth streets.

Police investigated a suspicious vehicle at Front and Arch streets.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

Traffic stops were conducted at Main and Grove streets and Front and Arch streets.

FEB. 4

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A traffic stop was conducted at Second and Chapel streets.

Catasauqua: Gas House hosts burlesque show Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

House of Knight Burlesque will present “Love Stinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Feb. 16 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

Doors open 7:30 p.m., and the show starts 8 p.m.

There will be a performance by The Mysterious Magic Mike. Other performers include Jack Bewildered and DJ Turbine.

Miss China Doll will host the event, featuring Jersey G, Ms. Sassy Chassis, Satine Rouge, Trixie Deflair and Betsy Bombchelle.

There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door but are discounted if bought online. Tips are welcomed.

Robert T. Erkinger

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay American Legion member

Robert “Erk” T. Erkinger, 72, of North Catasauqua, died Feb. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Constance “Connie” J. (Snyder) Erkinger for 50 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Angela P. Erkinger.

He was a 1964 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a roofer for 30 years with the Roofers Union, Local 30, until he retired. He then worked part-time in maintenance at Precision Medical.

Lehigh Township: Bethany Wesleyan Church welcomes comedian March 9

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, is hosting comedian Andy Beningo 7 p.m. March 9.

His ability to find humor in subjects like growing up the middle child, his short-lived career as a middle school teacher and our society’s obsession with technology has made him a crowd favorite in audiences nationwide.

For more information, call 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.

***

Harris the III, award-winning illusionist and storyteller, will be performing 7 p.m. March 29 at Bethany Wesleyan Church.