Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 22

A child custody case was investigated in the 1000 block of Main Street.

A report of tree limbs and leaves dumped on private property in the 300 block of Main Street was investigated.

Officers checked on the welfare of a male in the 1800 block of Canal Street.

In the 1000 block of Main Street, a disturbance occurred.

Police investigated a noise complaint in the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.

MAY 23

Theresia K. Stubits

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

practical nurse at former Hoff Hospital

Theresia K. Stubits, 96, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2020.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Samu) Stubits.

She was in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.

She was a practical nurse at the former Hoff Hospital, Northampton.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Marie Stubits; and nieces and nephews and their extended families.

John D. Matis

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

John D. Matis, of Whitehall, died June 13, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a son of the late John and Teresa (Kerbacher) Matis.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam War veteran.

He was self-employed for many years in California.

He spent many years enjoying the musical heritage and friendships at the Coplay Saengerbund.

He is survived by two sisters, Sylvia De Luca of Lititz and Lori Verzino of Aquashicola; a partner, Marge Billheimer of Allentown; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and close friends.

Gerd August Jurgensen

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gerd “Jerry” August Jurgensen, 79, of Northampton, died June 5, 2020. He was the husband of Hilde (Hahn Dagrosa) Jurgensen.

Born in Westerholz, Germany, he was a son of the late Gustav and Erna (Petersen) Juergensen and the family later immigrated to Hankins, N.Y.

He graduated from Delaware Valley Central School, Callicoon, N.Y.

He later purchased a farm of his own in Damascus and sold hay for decades. He also worked in maintenance with Sullivan County Parks.

Raymond E. Keiper

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Raymond E. Keiper, 73, of Orefield, died June 16, 2020, in his residence. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Fillman) Keiper for more than 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Martha V. (Rothrock) and the late Ernest F. Keiper.

He was a 1965 graduate of Dieruff High School, Allentown.

He was a 1966-70 U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was employed at the Fuller Company and then on the production line of Mack Trucks, Allentown, for more than 17 years before retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua for many years.

Albert C. Superka Jr.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from GATX

Albert C. Superka Jr., 78, died June 16, 2020, at The Gardens for Memory Care of Easton.

He was a son of the late Albert C. Sr. and Ruth (Klingler) Superka.

He was a 1960 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He retired from GATX (formally Fuller Company).

He is survived by two brothers, Thomas and his wife Dolores and Robert and his wife Sandra; two nephews, Scott and Timothy; a niece, Beth Somishka; two great-nieces, Alison and Adrianna; and two great-nephews, Sean and Evan.

Donna M. Schneider

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Donna M. Schneider, 62, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2020, at her home. She was the wife of Joseph A. Schneider for 27 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Stoppi) Lichtenwalner.

She was a 1975 graduate of Salisbury High School.

She was a tax collector for 39 years for the Lehigh County Fiscal Office until she retired in 2014.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Ronald K. Lichtenwalner and his wife Victoria of Ashland; nieces; and nephews.

Suzanne E. Webb

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Suzanne E. Webb, 79, of Catasauqua, died June 18, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Olin S. Webb.

Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of the late Albert A. and Margaret (Meekins) LeBlanc.

She worked part time at Agway and the Lehigh Valley Dairy.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where she worked with the youth group, Luther League, Morning Glories, choir and the altar guild.

She is survived by two daughters, Christine Webb and Terri Schrader; and a sister, Margaret Hefele.

Happenings

Monday, June 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 22

• Deadline to order drive-thru halupki dinners, to be picked up 4-6 p.m. June 27 at the parish hall of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton. Information, cost and orders: Joan at 610-349-7791

• Do-it-yourself wands class, 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required): northamptonapl.org

JUNE 24

• Book club chat (any fantasy book of your choice), 6-6:30 p.m., on Zoom. Information and to sign up: Coplay Public Library Facebook page