Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers investigated a report of debit card fraud in the unit block of West 21st Street.

A reportable accident, involving three vehicles, occurred at Howertown Road and East Fourth Street.

MAY 20

Police responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance in the 2300 block of Dewey Avenue.

MAY 22

Members of the department checked on the welfare of a female in the 2000 block of Center Street.

MAY 25

John P. Gaul

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Bethlehem

John P. Gaul, 68, died May 30, 2018. He was the husband of Margaret A. (Miner) Gaul for 46 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late James Emery and Josephine (Muscler) Gaul.

He earned an associate degree in history from Northampton Community College.

He was a district manager for The Morning Call newspaper for many years until he took retirement.

He was involved with the YMCA Indian Guides and Boy Scout Troop 329.

District news: School ends June 11; have a great summer, NASD students!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in School

There are early dismissals June 6, 7, 8 and 11, which is the last day of school for Northampton Area School District students. Teachers’ last day is June 12.

On these half days, no lunches will be served.

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The eighth-grade moving-up ceremony will be held June 11, starting 8:15 a.m. and ending 10:30 a.m. It will be held at Northampton Area Middle School.

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Mary Kreglow

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Mary (Shelak) Kreglow, 90, of Northampton, died May 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Rowland E. Kreglow.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Shelak and Theresa (Roman) Shelak.

She was a sewing machine operator for more than 40 years at Tama Manufacturing, Northampton.

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

The Reverend Monsignor Anthony D. Muntone

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary pastor emeritus

The Reverend Monsignor Anthony D. Muntone, 81, died May 30, 2018, at Holy Family Villa for Priests, Bethlehem.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Anthony and Assunta (Bruno) Muntone.

He was a graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah. He studied at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, and earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy.

He was ordained to the priesthood July 12, 1964, by the Most Reverend Filippo Pocci at the Church of the Twelve Apostles, Rome, Italy.

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

May 21

The department received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Center Street.

Police investigated a parking complaint in the unit block of South Third Street.

Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a female walking in the area of North Second and Chestnut streets.

Police were called to the 400 block of Chestnut Street for a residential alarm.

Members of the department investigated a parking complaint in the unit block of North Second Street.

Northampton Area Public Library: Meet the author event June 9

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join us 1 p.m. June 9 as Jeremy Vermeulen discusses his first book, “My Happiness Journey: 8 Guiding Principles to a Happy Life.” There will be a discussion about writing and self-publishing, as well as a question-and-answer session.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the author will be signing books.

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Learn and Play for preschoolers is 10 a.m. June 13. Play and explore with STEM toys and activities with your child.

The program is for children from age 3 to those entering kindergarten.

Registration is not required.

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Another view

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Think before speaking

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Before acting, I ponder this phrase taught to me by my mother years ago. If whatever I am about to say or do does not fit the framework of “something nice,” I simply refrain from putting it out to the world. This second look has stopped me from doing a lot of things I know I would have regretted.

“When anger rises, think of the consequences,” Confucius said.

John Joseph Spanitz Sr.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

John Joseph Spanitz Sr., 85, of Coplay, died May 30, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Kutchera) Spanitz.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He was employed by, and retired from, Exide Technologies, formerly Willard Battery, Allentown, where he served as a shop steward for many years.

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