Northampton Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Coplay: Parade set for Oct. 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community parade is set for Oct. 17.

First held in the mid-1950s, the parade has not missed a beat for more than six decades, as large crowds still gather on sidewalks along Second and Chestnut streets. Unlike some parades where judges award prizes to first-place recipients in various categories such as bands, floats and marching groups, Coplay Recreation & Welfare gives each entry a stipend for participation.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

‘We’re all still in this life together’

Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.

Thousands were at this sold-out three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars like Eric Church and Sam Hunt. Jason Aldean was on stage when the gunfire erupted. He is said to have called the scene “beyond horrific.”

Anna T. Miklos

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Anna T. Miklos, 82, of Walnutport and formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 3, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late William A. Miklos.

Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Anna (Ertl) Marx.

She worked in the garment industry in Northampton and Coplay for many years.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Northampton: Exchange Club plans craft fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will hold a fall craft fair and tricky tray 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

More than 70 crafters and direct sales vendors will have displays.

Admission and parking are free.

Luncheon foods and beverages will be available for purchase.

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The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors for the last time this year Oct. 15. Hours are 1-4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

Werner J. Greb

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1964 NHS graduate

Werner “Whitey” J. Greb, 71, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Forest Inn, died Aug. 19, 2017, at his home.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Werner and Rose Nickisher Greb.

He was a scholar athlete and a 1964 graduate of Northampton High School. He attended Lafayette College and graduated from Moravian College.

Arlene M. Butz

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Blue Grass Association member

Arlene M. Butz, 82, of Lower Nazareth Township, died Sept. 28, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Easton. She was the wife of Gerald S. Butz for 61 years.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Mildred (Kline) Shook.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, were she was a member of the Young At Heart senior group and was active with the Helping Hands committee.

She was a member of the Appalachian Fiddler Blue Grass Association.

Vendors sought for trick or treat

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

MIRACLE LEAGUE

Vendors are needed for the fifth annual Northampton County Miracle League trick-or-treat night, to be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Easton Rotary Field at Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Vendor spaces are free; participants are asked to bring goodies and treats to be handed out during the event.

Vendors are also asked to decorate their tents and dress up in costumes. Awards will be handed out to the best decorated tents.

Clair D. Hunsberger

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Whitehall Twp. commissioner

Clair D. Hunsberger, 86, of Fullerton, died Sept. 27, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Louise “Mary Lou” M. (Zondlo) Hunsberger for 55 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Franklin and Pearl (Diehl) Hunsberger.

He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was a corporal with the 82nd Airborne Division. He earned two bronze stars.

He was a machinist mechanic at the former Tarkett, Whitehall, for almost 48 years,

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.

Otto C. Saling

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Otto C. Saling, 84, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 3, 2017, at his residence.

Born in New York City, N.Y., he was a son of the late Ludwig and Louise (Hacker) Saling.

He was a combat engineer in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a pharmacy assistant for Hackensack Medical Center for many years until he retired.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by a niece, Tina Crossley; and two great-nieces, Kaitlynn and Jacqueline Crossley.

He was predeceased by a brother, Louis; and a nephew, Jesse Crossley.

Rosie McGinley

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Rosie McGinley, 82, of Northampton, died Oct. 2, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice. She was the wife of the late Charles R. McGinley.

Born in Kreidersville, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Stutzenberger) Deutsch.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a bookkeeper for the former Bennett Plymouth, Northampton, for 50 years before retiring.