Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Michael A. Tocci

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Michael A. Tocci, 67, of Northampton, died suddenly Sept. 24, 2019. He was the husband of Donna Tocci.

He was the son of Marjorie and the late Patrick Tocci.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Joshua and Jonathan; a daughter, Jodi Weiss; three grandchildren; five siblings Greg, Joe, Dave, Robert and Susan; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Patrick.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

Rudolph Raymond Mayo

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

longtime Catasauqua coach

Rudolph (Rudy) Raymond Mayo, 92, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 6, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Miriam “Tooty” (Schropp) Mayo.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Rocco and Lena Mazzocchetti.

He was in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

He was employed at the Bethlehem Steel for 40 years. He worked at Mayo Motors for many years.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

National Fire Prevention Week

I cannot think of a better week than this to emphasize the need for volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania — especially in the communities in which we live.

National Fire Prevention Week, celebrated this year Oct. 6-12, was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which more than 250 people died, some 100,000 were left homeless and more than 17,400 buildings burned.

The fire began Oct. 8 when, according to legend, Mrs. Catherine O’Leary’s cow kicked over an oil lamp. The blaze continued well into the next day.

Allen/East Allen townships: Historical society plans tavern night

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society’s monthly tavern night will be held Oct. 11 on the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. The campus opens 6:30 p.m., and music begins 7 p.m.

The featured band will be Mike Guldin and Rollin and Tumblin, performing oldies and rockabilly music.

Bring your own snacks and beverages. Complimentary non- alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available, and the Yummy Tummy food truck will be on site.

No advance reservations are needed. There is a cost.

Borough’s 150th anniversary to end Oct. 19 with Saengerbund event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.

The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

Officers assisted a citizen in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police investigated the theft of an electric saw in the unit block of North Third Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

SEPT. 24

A domestic dispute in the unit block of South Second Street was investigated.

Police were on the scene of a residential fire in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

Lost keys in the 100 block of South Fifth Street were reported.

District News: Homecoming football game is Oct. 11; dance set for Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in School

Come out to cheer on the Northampton Area High School football team during the Homecoming game 7 p.m. Oct. 11.

The Homecoming dance is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Oct. 12 at the high school gymnasium. Students may purchase tickets at school for this event.


Moore Elementary School’s fifth-grade class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and basket raffle fundraiser 3-7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive.

All proceeds go to raise funds for the annual class trip.



Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Northampton Area school board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


East Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m., as needed, in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Dawn DeLong

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Dawn DeLong, of Bath, died Oct. 4, 2019. She was the wife of Gene DeLong for 51 years.

Born in Hazelton, she was a daughter of the late Kay (Irvin) and David Kaufman.

She was a 1965 Salisbury High School graduate.

She was an artist and worked from home for 50 years. She owned Country Art by Dawn.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

She was a choir mother for several choral groups at Hope United Church of Christ for 20 years. She and her husband were chapter leaders for Compassionate Friends of the Lehigh Valley for 15 years.