Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

Consortium offering cooperative police testing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6. The physical agility test will be offered April 20.

Participating agencies include: police departments in the Boroughs of Catasauqua, Coplay, Coopersburg and Emmaus; and the townships of South Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Upper Saucon and Whitehall.

Patsy E. Prospal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary for former Whitehall Development

Patsy E. Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal.

Born Aug. 7, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull.

She was a secretary at the former Whitehall Development Inc. for several years before retiring.

Before that, she worked at Pepper Construction, Chicago.

Vernon H. Bailey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former state liquor store manager

Vernon H. Bailey, 91, formerly of Bechtelsville and Kempton, died March 9, 2019, in Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, Boyertown.

He and his wife Dorothy S. (Stauffer) Bailey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in April 2018.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Titus J. and Verna J. (Heffner) Bailey.

His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Earl and Irene (Bailey) Bond.

His twin brother, Titus H., was raised by the late Minnie and Howard Bailey, all of Kempton.

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

remembered for patience, kindness

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger.

Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson.

She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit, and who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.

Her survivors include her daughter Tanis Schertzinger of Ava, Mo.; and granddaughter Tana D. Krum and her husband, Travis, with whom she resided.

REAL IDs now available for Pennsylvania residents

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Upgrading to REAL ID-compliant license or ID card is optional

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.

A federally-accepted form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, a military ID, etc., must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after Oct. 1, 2020.

Edward J. Zuberka

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

printing press operator

Edward J. Zuberka, 79, of Breinigsville, died March 6, 2019, with his best friend and wife, Pat, by his side in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Patricia M. (Beck) Zuberka were married 59 years on Feb. 27.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Dorothy L. (Foulke) Zuberka.

He was a printing press operator for Packaging Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for 46 years.

He loved hunting at his cabin in Potter county and fishing trips to Canada.

Beatrice S. Hregician

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Beatrice S. (Bachman) Hregician, 84, of Schnecksville, died, March 5, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late John N. Hregician.

Born Aug. 3, 1934, in Slatedale, she was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Estella E. (Zimmerman) Bachman.

She was a licensed practical nurse working in the health care profession for 40 years before retiring in 1993.

After graduating from the former Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1953, she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital and the former Allentown General Hospital before concluding her career as a private duty nurse.

Naugle seeks re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Longtime County Clerk and employee, Andrea E. Naugle, has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.

Erwin R. Schmid

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ Lutheran Church

Erwin R. Schmid of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home.

Born June 25, 1921, in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid.

He left Germany at age 8 to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France, then moved to New York City at age 16 where he completed his high school education.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.