Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

R. Daniel Goodin

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

R. Daniel “Dan” Good- in, 77, of Whitehall, died July 24, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Maiatico) Goodin for 54 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Leonard F. and Beatrice Leamy Kleinhans Goodin.

He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was an optician with the family business, the former L.F. Goodin Optician, Allentown. He retired from Allentown Optical in 2016.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he was a choir member.

Donna M. Procanyn

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Area Senior High School graduate

Donna M. Procanyn, 50, of Dingmans Ferry, died July 28, 2018, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the fiancee of Edward S. Tudge, with whom she resided.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of William and Louise (Balliet) Procanyn of Northampton.

She was a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

She was a bookkeeper for over 15 years for Koch 33, Easton.

In addition to her fiance and parents, she is survived by three sons, Jared, Evan and Nicholas Tudge.

She was predeceased by an infant sister.

Janet W. Buss

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Grace United Church of Christ

Janet W. (Schaller) Buss, 78, of Coplay, died July 29, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Paul K. Buss Sr. for 59 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Walma (Keiser) Schaller.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Universal Pant Company, Northampton.

She attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Bath: Emmanuel’s plans Aug. 5 ice cream social

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having an ice cream social 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the fellowship hall.

Come and enjoy some ice cream with the Houston travelers as they celebrate and share stories of their time at the ELCA Youth Gathering.


Emmanuel’s also has several prayer shawls available in the church office. If you or anyone you know might want one, please help yourself!


Another view

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Share a beer with a friend on International Beer Day Aug. 3

“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day (IBD) will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.

According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007 and is celebrated globally in 200 cities across 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the world through beer.”

Coplay: Church picnic is planned for Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.

The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.

There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.

Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.

Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.

Emil Schanta Polka Band will provide the music 1-5 p.m., followed by Flirtin with the Mob band, 5:30-9:30 p.m.